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Funding Opportunities Roundup: March 6, 2015

Diversity Professional Development Fund for Staff

The new Diversity Professional Development Fund for Staff (formerly Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund) provides financial support to allow Knoxville-area staff to attend a diversity-related conference, seminar, or other program.

If you are an exempt or non-exempt staff member who would like to attend a diversity-related conference, seminar, or other program and need financial assistance to do so, please apply to the fund as soon as possible.

DEADLINE: The current deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.
DETAILS: http://diversity.utk.edu/about/diversity-professional-development-fund-for-staff/


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant Program

Who may apply:

  • Institutions of Higher Education
  • Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if s/he:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
  • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
  • Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

DEADLINE: April 28, 2015
DETAILS: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR: Register for webinar held March 11, 2015 from 1-3 PM 

Webinar instructions:


Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges

The Gates foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for the following grant programs – for more information please visit the grant opportunities page at www.grandchallenges.org.

  • Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data
    Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
  • Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering
    Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
  • Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control
    Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
  • New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
    Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
  • New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities Through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
    Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
  • Enable Merchant Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments
    Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
  • Saving Lives at Birth
    Application Deadline: March 27, 2015
  • All Children Reading
    Application Deadline: March 30, 2015
  • All Children Reading
    Application Deadline: April 1, 2015


NIH Opportunities

  • NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2)(RFA-CA-15-006)
  • NICHD/NIBIB Developing Paradigm-Shifting Innovations for in vivo Human Placental Assessment in Response to Environmental Influences (U01)(RFA-HD-15-034)
  • NCI/NICHD/NIEHS Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R03)(PA-15-124), Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R21) (PA-15-125), Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R01) (PA-15-126)

For more NIH news and opportunities, become part of the UT NIH Research Community. Contact Jennifer Webster at jwebster@utk.edu for more information.



Limited Submissions

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

Advancing Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Pakistan
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 program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Pakistan. After reviewing SOIs, selected organization will be invited to expand their ideas into full proposals at a later date.

The themes for this SOI are:

  • Strengthening Rule of Law
  • Supporting Democratic Processes
  • Addressing Sectarian Violence

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 3/11/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 4/7/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $2.8M total


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