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Funding Opportunities Roundup: May 1

2015 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for submission of applications is May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 55 new fellowships in the Fall of 2015. The Fellowship Program provides up to $44,000 per year of support per fellowship. Master’s level students may receive a maximum of two years of support ($88,000). Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years ($132,000), usable over a period of five years.

See full RFP for details.

DEADLINES:
Current Closing Date for Applications:  May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM
Estimated Total Program Funding:  Up to $44,000/year


Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award from AMTA 

The purpose of the award is to encourage, promote and fund music therapy research and to explore new and innovative music therapy treatments. The fund seeks to support research in the field of music therapy in the following areas:
– Clinical research – To assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and to help define best practice
– Health services research – To assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging health care delivery models

See full RFP for details

DEADLINES:
Closing Date for Application: 5:00 pm EST on May 8, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000


Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency STEM Outreach BEST Robotics Grant

MDA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) OutreachMissile Defense Agency (MDA) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach’s goal is to increase the awareness of K-12 and college students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), in order to enhance the number of U.S. scientists and engineers capable of solving future Missile Defense challenges in the Government, industry, and academia.

See full RFP for details.

DEADLINES:
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 8, 2015


Department of Education – Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program CFDA Number 84.200A

The GAANN Program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to support graduate fellowships for students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution.

See full RFP for details.

DEADLINES:
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,200 per month (up to eight months).


Department of State – Cultural Programming in Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat, Mazar-e Sharif and Bamyan

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a Cooperative Agreement to implement cultural programming in Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Bamyan over the course of one year, in close cooperation with U.S. Embassy Kabul. The programs will engage the general public and target audiences by addressing a series of issues that are priorities for the United States government and Afghanistan.

The U.S. Embassy Kabul is looking for a partner to implement high-impact cultural projects in Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Bamyan to promote peace and the rule of law. A competent and reliable partner should have the capacity to design, organize, and implement cultural and educational programs in all five locations.

See full RFP for details.

DEADLINES:
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 18, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $175,000 – $200,000


Library of Congress – The Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection. The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials that represent Lomax’s lifetime of work to document and analyze traditional music, dance, storytelling and other expressive genres that arise from cultural groups in many parts of the world, particularly the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean. Lomax (1915-2002) was one of the greatest documenters of traditional culture during the twentieth century.

See full RFP for details.

DEADLINES:
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,200 per month (up to eight months).


NIH Opportunities

For more NIH Opportunities, join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIMHD Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43)/(R44) (RFA-MD-15-009)
  • NIMHD Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42) (RFA-MD-15-008)


Limited Submissions

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.


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