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Funding Opportunities Roundup: October 20-24

Limited Submission Opportunity:  Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) FY 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a fifth year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing Proposals to this topic area should target nanomanufacturing processes with a clear commercial relevance. The program particularly seeks proposals that include fundamental research in key, well-defined areas that are compellingly identified as roadblocks to scale-up. Both of these elements should be carefully explained and justified in proposals, since both the scientific novelty and the feasibility of the methods being researched will be important evaluation factors. Since Scalable Nanomanufacturing research will involve addressing multiple scientific challenges from materials science to engineering, an inter-disciplinary approach is strongly encouraged..

This is a limited submission opportunity. The NSF only allows The University of Tennessee – Knoxville (including UTSI) to submit one application. Interested individuals should submit a notification of interest to limitsub@utk.edu by 12 PM 10/31/2014. Notifications of interest received past this deadline will not be considered.

The subject heading of your email should state your name and the name of the limited submission opportunity (ex. PIERCE, Benjamin Franklin / POWE AWARD). In your email include:

  • Name and contact information of PI
  • Name and contact information of potential collaborators
  • Brief Description of Proposed Research (1 page max in PDF format)

Only individuals who have e-mailed their intent to propose by 12 PM 10/31/2014 may be allowed to participate if an internal competition is necessary.

For more information regarding UT limited submission guidelines, please see here. To receive announcements about limited submission opportunities subscribe to the limited submissions listserv here. To view current and past limited submission opportunities please see here.

Details: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15507/nsf15507.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


NSF: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The next NSF AISL program proposal deadline is 11/4/2014.  In a session at October’s 2014 Association of Science-Technology Centers annual conference, Program Directors from AISL presented an overview, guidelines and tips for submitting competitive proposals to the program, as well as information about other NSF funding opportunities.  The slides from that presentation are available on InformalScience.org.

NSF AISL Proposal Deadline: November 14, 2014.
Program Solicitation: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14555/nsf14555.htm


Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Community Grants

Wells Fargo Bank and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are partnering to offer financial assistance through Environmental Solutions for Communities, a grant program designed to help communities in the United States create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship. To that end, the program supports highly visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment.

Deadline: Dec. 10, 2014
Details: http://www.nfwf.org/environmentalsolutions/Pages/home.aspx#.VEavdfnF-VM


Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. Under this RFA, the EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
Details: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/resources/publications/grants/ej-smgrants-rfp-2015.pdf


NEA’s Our Town grant program

The National Endowment for the Arts provides grants to projects that invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve the local quality of life; encourage greater creative activity; foster stronger community identity and a sense of place; and revitalize economic development. Projects may include arts engagement, cultural planning, and design activities. All Our Town applications must reflect a partnership that will provide leadership for the project.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
Details: http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5117-nea-invites-creative-placemaking-proposals-for-our-town-grant-program