Fellowship Corner – Funding Opportunities! {Vol. 14, Is. 04}

U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime FY 2014
Details: Program’s objective is to provide talented researchers with an opportunity, early in their career, to elevate independently generated research and ideas to the level of national discussion. Although the specific areas of focus vary each year, any research funded under this program should have direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. NIJ typically funds one fellow annually under this program for an amount up to $100,000. Candidates must have a terminal degree in any academic discipline and not yet have been awarded tenure.  Deadline is May 12, 2014.
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U.S. Department of Justice
BJA Visiting Fellows Program
Details: The program facilitates collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in survey methodology, statistics, economics, and social sciences. BJS visiting fellows have the unique opportunity to address some substantive, methodological, and analytic issues relevant to BJS programs, and to further knowledge and understanding of criminal justice system operations. Fellows conduct research at BJS or at their home site, use BJS data and facilities, and interact with BJS staff. This collaborative environment fosters mutual growth. Projects provide social science researchers and statisticians with a unique and challenging experience outside of their normal work environment, and BJS gains input and solutions from experts who possess the specialized training and experience needed for these efforts. Next deadline is June 4, 2014.
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American Institute of Indian Studies
Research Fellowship Programs
Details: Supports up to 35 scholars from all disciplines to conduct research in India. Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months. Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available both to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months. Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered. The dollar supplement is paid in full prior to departure for India. Each fellow receives one round-trip air ticket from the city of origin to the primary research site in India. Each fellow receives a monthly maintenance stipend; research and travel stipend and dollar supplement allowance. AIIS will also provide air tickets for 1.5 dependents accompanying a Long-term Fellow who is eligible for dependent allowances for two dependents. Short-term Fellows are not provided tickets or allowance for dependents. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2014.
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Funding Opportunities! {Vol. 14, Is. 04}

Wenner Gren Foundation, The
International Collaborative Research Grant
Details: Grans supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG-funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues). By encouraging international collaborations, the grant contributes to the development of an international anthropology that values and incorporates different national perspectives and resources. By providing training funds, the grant helps to build capacity in countries were anthropology may be under-resourced. The grants are for a maximum of $30,000 for the research project. Proposals which include the optional training element can have an increased funding request up to a maximum of $35,000, of which no more than $10,000 can be for essential training purposes. Principal Investigators must hold a doctorate or equivalent in anthropology or a related discipline. The next deadline is June 1, 2014.
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Russell Sage Foundation
Research and Scholar Programs
Details: The program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities. We are especially interested in projects that might use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Economic Well-Being, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility; The Political Process and the Resulting Policies; Psychological and/or Cultural Change; Education; Labor Markets; Child Development and Child Outcomes; Neighborhoods and Communities; Families, Family Structure, and Family Formation and Other Forms of Inequality. The Foundation is interested in research that is broadly related to analyzing the causes and consequences of increased economic inequality. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. All applications should limit budget requests for no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project including overhead. Deadline is June 2, 2014.
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Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., The Camille and Henry
Special Grant Program in Chemical Sciences
Details: The Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences provides funding for innovative projects in any area consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. The purpose of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances. Initial Inquiry: A letter requesting permission to submit a full proposal should be submitted to the Foundation for an initial assessment no later than June 5, 2013. Proposal deadline is August 21, 2013.
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National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Projects for the Public
Details: The Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring humanities ideas alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The program 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). The next deadline is June 11, 2014.
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Film Festival Grants
Details: While the grants are awarded for a variety of programs, film festivals are encouraged to submit proposals that make festival events more accessible to the general public, provide greater access to minority and less visible filmmakers, and help strengthen the connection between the filmmaker and the public. Grants are available only to United States-based film festivals that have completed at least five festivals by the end of the year proceeding the application year. The 2014 Academy Film Festival Grants are for festivals occurring during the 2015 calendar year. Festivals with a cash budget of less than $100,000 can apply for a grant of up to 10% of their cash budget or $2500, whichever is higher. Festivals with cash budgets from $100,000 to less than $200,000 can apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Festivals with cash budgets from $200,000 to $600,000 can apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Festivals with cash budgets greater than $600,000 can apply for a grant of up to $30,000. Deadline is June 30, 2014.
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American Diabetes Association
Pathway to Stop Diabetes – Diabetes Research Accelerator (ACC)
Details: Awards are designed to support exceptional early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, independent diabetes research programs; and talented established investigators in fields other than diabetes who are interested in applying their skills and expertise to diabetes research. Awards are available to individuals with established records of independent productivity in research, in two distinct categories: Early Investigator: Early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. Applicants may currently hold independent NIH funding (K, U or R awards, including an initial R01/U01) but must not have applied for, or received, an R01/U01 renewal or a second R01/U01 award. Established Investigator New to Diabetes Research: Established investigators with exceptional productivity in fields other than diabetes research who would like to apply their expertise to innovative diabetes-related research topics. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity. Applicants cannot have previously received national grant support in diabetes research. Awards provide five years of research support at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs), for a total of $1,625,000. The deadline is July 1, 2014.
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ACPA (American College Personnel Association) Foundation
Grants Program
Details: Each year, the Foundation awards funds in response to research proposals that enhance the student affairs profession and disseminate knowledge about college students. The research grants usually range from $1,000 to $2,500 for one-year projects. Multi-year grants are also available. Deadline is July 1, 2013. The Foundation seeks philanthropic support for ACPA initiatives involving research and scholarship, professional development and leadership programs for student affairs professionals in higher education.
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Japan-United States Friendship Commission
JUSFC Grant Programs
Details: Supports reciprocal research programs between the U.S. and Japan in support of the continuation of close friendship and cooperation. Grants are awarded in the following categories: Arts & Culture; Education and Public Affairs; Exchanges and Scholarship; and Global Challenges. Grants range from $25,000 to $115,000, with the average grant being $35,000. Awards will be made on the basis of academic or professional excellence evaluated in relation to national and cultural needs and availability or lack of other sources of support. Next deadline to apply is July 1, 2014.
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National Science Foundation
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) {14-555}
Details: The program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pathways, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops, and (6) Science Learning+ Proposals. Normal limits for funding requests of AISL proposals are as follows: (1) Pathways projects: up to $300,000 with duration up to two years; (2) Research in Service to Practice projects: from $300,000 to $2,000,000 with a duration from two to five years; (3) Innovations in Development projects: $500,000 to $3,000,000 with duration up to five years; (4) Broad Implementation projects from $500,000 to $3,000,000 with a duration from two to five years; (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops projects up to $250,000 with a duration of up to two years; and (6) Science Learning+ Planning projects up to $115,000 for a duration of one year in 2015, and Partnership projects up to $2.4 million with a duration of up to five years in 2016. Deadline is July 10, 2014 for Science Learning and Planning Proposals.
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National Science Foundation
Linguistics {98-1311}
Details: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.
The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries. Next deadline is July 15, 2014.
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United States-Japan Foundation
Grant Programs
Details: Supports cooperation between the U.S. and Japan through three programs: Pre-College Education program supports innovative education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other’s society, culture, and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern. The Foundation focuses on K-12 education and throughout its history has been at the forefront of supporting teacher professional development projects that train US teachers to teach about Japan and Japanese teachers to teach about the United States. In addition, the Foundation funds projects that work directly with students, that develop top quality curriculum materials on America or Japan for educational audiences in the other country, that connect schools and classrooms in the US and Japan, and that develop and improve instruction in Japanese language. The Foundation supports projects that seek to enhance communication and mutual understanding between the American and Japanese people. Technology has evolved, and the institutions and topics of conversation keep changing, but the high value of greater awareness and communication among average citizens, as well as leaders in a variety of fields from our two countries is a constant. Communication and Public Opinion projects that not only raise awareness about Japan in the US and/or US in Japan, but also deal with concrete issues that affect the bilateral relationship (or are faced by the two nations) is accepted. As foreign policy increasingly is subject to public opinion (and is often influenced by non-governmental actors), there is a need in both countries for increased and more diversified coverage of international news and current events, as well as strong links between certain non-government organizations (NGOs) to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation. In addition, since mutual understanding between American and Japanese society requires deeper cultural knowledge, the Foundation occasionally supports documentary films, performances, exhibitions, and lectures that focus on Japanese/American culture. US-Japan Policy Studies supports US-Japan policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges that help address issues of significant mutual concern to the United States and Japan. The Foundation seeks to respond to policy-relevant needs as identified by experts and practitioners in US-Japan policy studies field and we are therefore open to innovative projects. Letter of Inquiry is required. Next deadline is July 15, 2014.
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Leakey Foundation
General Research Grants
Details: The program funds research related specifically to human origins and evolution, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, ecology and morphology, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Applicants must have a PhD or be advanced to candidacy (all but dissertation) in a PhD program. The maximum award for PhD Candidates is $15,000 per year. The maximum award for PhDs is $22,000 per year. Deadline is July 15, 2014.
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National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR)
Details: The program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (HCRR Foundations grants). Awards are for three years and are up to $350,000 for implementation grants and $40,000 for two years for Foundations grants. Deadline is July 17, 2014.
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American Heart Association
Summer 2014 -Scientist Development Grant
Details: To support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator. Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts. Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems. The applicant must hold a faculty/staff position up to and including the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent). Founders Affiliate award duration is three years with a total award amount of $231,000. National Affiliate award duration is four years with a total award amount of $308,000.The deadline to apply is July 23, 2014.
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National Endowment for the Arts
Art Works
Details: Supports activities to make the arts more widely available, especially in areas where the arts can strengthen communities and projects that extend to underserved populations, those limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. “Art Works” refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Through the projects supported in the Art Works category, we want to achieve the following four outcomes:  Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art; Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts. Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000.
Deadline is July 24, 2014.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization: Small Grants
Detail: supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience. This solicitation is for small grants of $100,000 or less. Deadline is Open.
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National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) {13-542}
Details: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. They features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. For summer REU projects, the total budget request–including all direct costs and indirect costs–is generally expected not to exceed $1,200 per student per week. The budget request for an academic-year REU project should be comparable on a pro rata basis. Deadline is August 27, 2014.
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Robert Bowne Foundation, The
Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants
Details: Four grants of $10,000 are awarded to support either original empirical research in or about community-based youth programs during the non-school hours or research syntheses or policy analyses of community-based youth programs. The grant has the following goals: 1. Generate and disseminate research about community-based organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours; 2. Build a network of scholars studying community based-organizations serving youth; and 3. Contribute to basic knowledge and the improvement of practice and policy in the area of youth programs during the out-of-school hours. Evaluations of individual youth programs will not be considered. Deadline to submit is September 2013.
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Film Scholars Program Agency
Details: To stimulate and support new and significant works of film scholarship, the Academy Film Scholars program awards grants of $25,000 to two individuals each year. Established scholars, writers and historians are awarded grants to research topics that may include cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures. A ceremony is held each year to honor the selected Scholars, and each Scholar presents his or her projects or findings in a lecture at the Academy following the completion of their work. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.
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American Psychological Foundation (APF)
The Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant
Details: The program provides graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Students should be advanced graduate students, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor with a demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues. A $12,000 grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy will be awarded. APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Deadline: November 1, 2014
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National Institutes of Health
Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology
Details: Supports pilot projects (R03) testing new techniques, secondary analyses of existing data, or innovative, high-risk projects that could provide a basis for more extended cancer epidemiologic research. High priority areas in cancer epidemiology research are methods and technologies; identification of modifiable risk factors; identification of host susceptibility factors; and clinical and translational epidemiology. The small grant is not renewable. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NCI before initiating the application. Deadline is July 22, 2014.
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Applied Social Issues Internship Program

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Details: Provides awards ranging from $300 to $2,500 to college seniors, graduate students, and first-year postdoctoral researchers in psychology, applied social science, and related areas, for social issues research in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group, or other not-for-profit organization that will benefit from the project. Eligibility is limited to SPSSI members. Cost sharing is desirable. Deadline: April 25, 2014. For More Information…

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department Of Black Studies

Dissertation Fellowship for 2014-15
Details: UC, Santa Barbara invites applications for two dissertation fellowship scholars for the academic year 2014-15. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. This fellowship is also open to international applicants. The department is interested in scholars whose research focuses on intersections of race, class, gender or sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies. The duration of the award is nine months beginning fall quarter of the 2014-15 academic year. The fellowship grant is $27,000.  Scholars are required to be in residence during the entire fellowship period. There is an expectation that the dissertation will be completed during the term of residency. Dissertation scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture. Deadline: March 10, 2014. For More Information…


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute
Details: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities. The program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a six-week session for 10 rising seniors (juniors in spring 2014, entering their senior year in fall 2014, graduating in 2015). The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students’ interest in the appropriate disciplines, and provide them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers and to reach their full potential. Eligibility: Students entering their senior year in fall 2014; U.S. citizens or permanent residents and a 3.0 GPA or higher. The Summer Institute will take place June 9 – July 18, 2014. Applications must be post-marked April 1, 2014. For More Information…


LCU Fund for Women’s Education, The (via Lehman College)

Housing Grants for College Women
Details: The mission of the LCU Fund for Women’s Education is to award grants that ease the burden of New York City housing costs for promising women students preparing for careers that serve the community. The LCU Fund for Women’s Education awards grants to college-level educational institutions within the five boroughs of New York City to provide housing support for women preparing for careers in the arts, education, social work, public administration, international development, criminal justice, religious studies and health care. Grant provides up to $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester). Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs to apply. Deadline: March 5, 2014.For More Information…


United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation

Prof. R. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists
Details: BSF is announcing the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country. The program is open to PhD students doing research that requires facilities or expertise that are not available in their home countries. The applicant is a young American or Israeli researcher, and the visit is to the other country. The applicant’s research is in any of the scientific fields supported by the BSF (full list is on the BSF website), regardless of the split program. The purpose of the trip is limited to the use of facilities, or acquiring expertise not available in the applicant’s home country. Deadline for application submission is April 10, 2014 at 5 pm Israel time. Grants will be $4,000 each. For More Information…


US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) {PAR-12-103}
Details: The purpose of this announcement is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all areas of research within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research to support the completion of the doctoral research project. Total allowable costs per year are the current fiscal year National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral stipend level and up to $15,000 for additional expenses such as fringe benefits (including health insurance for self and family members), travel to scientific meetings, and research costs of the dissertation in accordance with institutional policies. Applicants must have the goal of becoming successful researchers. Deadline: April 22, 2014. For More Information…


New York State Health Foundation

Special Projects Fund
Details: The foundation is accepting applications for initiatives that fall outside its three priority grant areas (expanding healthcare coverage, improving diabetes prevention, and advancing primary care) but advance its broader mission of improving the health of state residents. Through its Special Projects Fund, the foundation will award grants of up to $400,000 to nonprofit and for-profit organizations with a significant presence in New York State that are working on coordinated interventions over a specified period of time that achieve measurable results. Special projects typically fall within the $250,000 range. The foundation gives preference to projects that have a large-scale statewide or region-wide impact on New York State’s healthcare system. While projects that have impact within one organization or community are eligible, initiatives that have a large-scale state- or region-wide impact on the healthcare system will be given priority. Projects will be assessed for the appropriateness of budget as it relates to the proposed scope of work and timeline. Awards should be considered one-time, non-renewable funding opportunities. Prior to submitting a full application, applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form to determine whether their projects fit the funding criteria. Upon review, qualified projects will be invited to submit a full application by June 6, 2014. For More Information...


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Math Improvement and Professional Development Grant
Details: The Council is inviting proposals from pre- K teachers seeking to improve their understanding and appreciation of mathematics by completing course work in school math content and pedagogy, working toward an advanced degree, and taking an active professional approach toward teaching mathematics. The proposal may outline a study plan for a one-, two-, or three-year program. The plan may take several forms, such as a multiyear sequence of summer(s) and evening course work, institutes, graduate programs in mathematics education, or leaves of absence. For 2015-16, a program grant of up to $24,000 will be awarded to a person who is teaching and has taught g mathematics for at least three years, and is teaching at least 50 percent of the time in classroom(s) at the pre-K-6 level. The applicant must be a current (on or before April 25, 2014) full individual member of NCTM or must teach at a school with a current (on or before April 25, 2014) NCTM pre-K-8 school membership. The applicant also must be teaching mathematics in pre-K-6 and intend to continue teaching in the next school year. Deadline: May 2, 2014. For More Information…


Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation

Grant Program
Details: Supports research and educational projects in floriculture and in allied fields, such as agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, entomology, molecular biology, plant breeding, plant pathology, and plant physiology related to floriculture. Every application for funding must carefully and clearly answer the question “What are the anticipated benefits to the Floriculture Industry?” Grants average $10,000 each. Grants are awarded on an annual basis, subject to review and renewal. Deadline: April 01, 2014. For More Information…


American Cancer Society

Research Grants for Independent Investigators
Details: The Society awards research grants and fellowships to promising early-career scientists with unique hypotheses for cancer prevention and study, fostering the next generation of cancer research and creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements. Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs). Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Deadline: April 01, 2014. For More Information…


US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative {RFM-RM-13-016}
Details: One of three new Common Fund initiatives that together aim to enhance diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce. Addressing a major leakage point in the research workforce pipeline, BUILD awards are intended to support the design and implementation of innovative programs, strategies and approaches to transform undergraduate research training and mentorship. BUILD awards will also support institutional and faculty development to further strengthen undergraduate research training environments. The initiative’s primary purpose is to provide opportunities and resources for eligible institutions to implement transformative, broad-based approaches to the training of students to undertake biomedical and behavioral research in matters relating to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. Through the BUILD initiative, eligible institutions will design and implement new models of biomedical and behavioral research training for students that emphasize attainment of hallmarks of success. Participating institutions should collectively consider all of the factors that are likely to prepare students to be successful in the NIH-funded workforce. Applications may request up to $3.0 million (total costs) in the first year. Applications may propose budget increases in year 2 through year 4 to support additional BUILD students, not to exceed $5.3 million (total costs) in any one year. Because the nature and scope of the proposed projects may vary among institutions, it is anticipated that the size of each award will also vary. The project period may not exceed 5 years. Deadline: April 02, 2014. For More Information…


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health
Details: Public Health Law Research (PHLR) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of this program is to build the evidence for and increase the use of effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions—whether statutes, regulations, case law or other policies—to protect and improve population health and the public health system. This program contributes to the Foundation’s commitment to creating a culture of health in our country by providing the best possible evidence and examples of the impact of legal strategies on health. Awards up to 18 months and up to $150,000 each will be funded through this round. Applicants may request up to $200,000 with strong justification for additional study expenses. Mapping studies–legal research that creates a multi-jurisdictional dataset of laws suitable for quantitative research–may also be funded in this category, but budgets for these mapping projects should not exceed $50,000 or 12-months duration. Deadline: April 15, 2014. For More Information…


Gotham Chamber Opera

Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music
Details: Gotham Chamber Opera and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation have announced the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music, a competitive biannual prize awarded in support of the creation of a new work for voice and chamber ensemble. The $15,000 prize will be awarded to support the creation of a new work for voice and chamber ensemble that is between fifteen and thirty minutes in length and involves between three and ten acoustic instruments. Given the inherent challenges of writing idiomatically for the human voice, a goal of the competition is to successfully enlarge the repertoire of works for voice and instruments. The winner’s completed work will be premiered under the aegis of Gotham Chamber Opera. After the award winner is announced on August 1, 2014, the composer will have nine months to complete his or her work. The premiere will be performed by a singer and instrumentalists associated with Gotham Chamber Opera within a year of the work’s completion. Limited assistance will be available to secure rights for published texts, if needed. In addition, a travel allowance will be provided for composers residing outside New York City to help underwrite the costs of attending the rehearsals and premiere of the award-winning work. The competition is open to emerging and established composers over the age of 21 and residing in the United States. Deadline: April 01, 2014.
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United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation

Transformative Science Program
Details: Transformative Science has been adopted from the NSF and is: “Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Transformative Science projects may be up to 3 years in duration, and will receive up to $100,000/year, which may be divided among the PIs, according to their preference. Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one Israeli and one American scientist, as required in all BSF programs. Applications to the Transformative Science program will be processed using a two tier submission process, starting with a short pre-proposal, followed by full proposals of selected applications. Pre-proposals will be submitted online using the relevant BSF submission system, not later than April 10, 2014. For More Information…


Surdna Foundation, The

Sustainable Environments Program
Details: The Program works to overhaul our country’s low performing infrastructure, much of it outdated and crumbling, with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Organizations are eligible for a maximum of three consecutive years of funding. The grant budget amount should relate directly to the size of your organization’s budget and the amount that is needed to successfully complete the project. Grants average $300,000, and as high as $600,000. There are no deadlines for letters of inquiry, they are accepted on a rolling basis through the foundation’s online application form and are reviewed by Foundation staff within 90 days. For More Information…


Surdna Foundation, The

Strong Local Economies Program
Details: The goal of the Program is to support the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a wide range of businesses and access to quality jobs.  The Foundation aims to create opportunities for upward economic mobility among communities that have experienced historical economic barriers, including low-income people, communities of color, women, and immigrants.  The Foundation is guided by a strong commitment to social justice and equity. Program seeks to create just and sustainable economies in three ways: Business Development and Acceleration; Equitable Economic Development and Job Quality and Career Pathways. Organizations are eligible for a maximum of three consecutive years of funding. The grant budget amount should relate directly to the size of your organization’s budget and the amount that is needed to successfully complete the project. Grants average $200,000, and as high as $600,000. There are no deadlines for letters of inquiry, they are accepted on a rolling basis through the foundation’s online application form and are reviewed by Foundation staff within 90 days. For More Information…


National Endowment for the Humanities

Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Details: This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects. Awards can be used for a wide range of projects that are based on humanities research. Eligible projects include pursuing research in primary and secondary materials; producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources; and conducting basic research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course or the achievement of institutional or community research goals. Common to all applications—regardless of their outcome—must be humanities research supporting the goals of the project. Awards for Faculty are made to individuals, not to institutions. Awards for Faculty support continuous work for the equivalent of two to twelve full-time months. Awards may be held part time or full time, or in a combination of the two. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $4,200 per full-time month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for twelve full-time months (or the part-time equivalent). Deadline: April 15, 2014. For More Information…


National Endowment for the Humanities

Fellowships, Division of Research Programs
Details: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. The Fellowships program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $4,200 per month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. For More Information…

Fellowship Corner: Funding Opportunities (Vol. 14, Is 02)

US Department of Defense
Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Details: The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is a joint program of the United States Army, Navy and Air Force within the University Research Initiative (URI), designed to increase the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering important to defense goals. The fellowships are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 for third year fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included as part of the program. DoD awards approximately 100-150 new three-year graduate fellowships each year to individuals for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in, or closely related to, the disciplines of aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences; chemical engineering; chemistry; cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences; electrical engineering; geosciences; civil engineering; computer and computational sciences; materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering; oceanography; and physics. Deadline is December 20, 2013.
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American Psychological Association
APA Congressional Fellowship Program
Details: The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government. Fellows spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Activities may involve drafting legislation, conducting oversight work, assisting with congressional hearings and events, and preparing briefs and speeches. Awards range from $75,000 to $90,000. Deadline is January 3, 2014.
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William T. Grant Foundation
Distinguished Fellows Program
Details: The fellows program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings, and conversely gives prominent practitioners and policy makers the opportunity to work in research settings. Similarly, the program invites policy makers and practitioners to propose projects that will enhance their capacity to recognize and use high-quality research. The foundation currently supports research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. Specifically, the foundation funds studies that enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practices that affect youth, and how its use can be improved. To be eligible, applicants must be influential mid-career practitioners, policy makers, or researchers, and propose one or two tax-exempt private and governmental organization partners willing to “house” and mentor the fellow. For the purposes of this program, a mid-career professional is defined as having eight to twenty years of cumulative experience in his/her current role as a researcher, policy maker, or practitioner. Each fellow will receive up to $175,000 (including direct and indirect costs) for the total duration of the fellowship. Fellowships may range from six months to two years. The foundation also may provide a small grant of up to $25,000 to the fellowship site to defray the costs associated with hosting a fellow.
The next deadline is January 8, 2014.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Internship Programs (various)
Details: The Museum offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan’s departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. There are ten paid and one unpaid internship programs available. Eligibility, dates and compensation vary by program opportunity. The application deadline for all paid internships is January 9, 2014.
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Klingenstein (Esther A. & Joseph) Fund, Inc.
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences
Details: The fellowship supports, in the early stages of their careers, young investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Several areas within the neurosciences are of particular interest: Cellular and molecular neuroscience; Neural systems; and Clinical research. The award of $225,000 is payable over a three-year period beginning July 1. It may be used for salary support, research assistants, equipment, or for any other purpose which promotes the scientific activities of the fellow. Applications must be received by January 10, 2014.
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National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
Claire M. Fagin Fellow Award Program
Details:  The program focuses on building academic gerontological nursing capacity through the development of leaders in gerontological nursing. The program provides for a two-year fellowship for advanced research training and mentorship designed to assist doctoral prepared nurses committed to academic careers in gerontological nursing. Awards will total $120,000 ($60,000 per year) to each selected Fagin Fellow candidate with the requirement that 10% of that amount be contributed by the institution where the fellow is located. The institution’s contribution may be in the form of tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants-in-aid or scholarships. The Mayday Fund provides an additional $5,000 award to selected candidates whose research focuses on pain in older persons. Deadline to apply is January 13, 2014.
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National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
Patricia G. Archbold Predoctoral Scholar Award, 2014
Details: The program is committed to advancing qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to improve the nation’s ability to provide culturally inclusive care to its increasingly diverse aging population. Members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. This program is designed to support two years of doctoral work for nurses committed to careers in academic gerontological nursing. Awards will total $100,000 ($50,000 per year) to each selected Archbold Scholar with the requirement that 10% of that amount be contributed by the institution where the scholar is located. This contribution may be in the form of tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants-in-aid or scholarships. Deadline to apply is January 13, 2014.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Executive Nurse Fellows Program
Details: The Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care.  Executive Nurse Fellows awards are open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, or national professional, governmental, and policy organizations. Candidates Executive Nurse Fellow awards must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and have the support of their employing organization to fully engage in all curricular and action learning components of the program. The program will award up to 20 fellowships for the 2014 cohort. Each award will be up to $35,000 for each fellow over three years. Deadline to apply is January 14, 2014.
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American Psychological Association
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), Predoctoral
Details: Funded by a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MFP has created the Predoctoral MHSAS fellowship to support the training of practitioners in behavioral health services and prevention. This fellowship program is designed for students in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology doctoral students whose training prepares them for careers in behavioral health services. The principal aim of the MFP is to provide financial support, professional development activities, and guidance to promising doctoral students with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services. Next deadline is January 15, 2014.
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American Psychological Association
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), Postdoctoral
Details: Funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MFP has created the Postdoctoral MHSAS fellowship to support the specialized training of early career doctoral recipients who have primary interests in services or policy related to the behavioral health or psychological well-being of ethnic minorities. The principal aim of the MFP is to provide financial support, professional development activities, and guidance to promising postdoctoral trainees with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services. Next Deadline is January 15, 2014.
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Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
Details: Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered to scholars who have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for less than seven years. Senior Fellowships are offered to scholars who have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for seven years or more. The term is 3 to 12 months.* Both fellowships offer a stipend of $45,000 per year plus allowances. Earth and Planetary Studies – Senior and Postdoctoral – offer a stipend of $50,000 per year plus allowances. Predoctoral Fellowships are offered to doctoral candidates who have completed preliminary course work and examinations, and have been advanced to candidacy. Candidates must have the approval of their universities to conduct doctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution. The term is 3 to 12 months. The stipend is $30,000 per year plus allowances. Graduate Student Fellowships are offered to students formally enrolled in a graduate program, who have completed at least one semester and not yet been advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. Program. Applicants must submit a proposal for research in a discipline which is pursued at the Smithsonian. The term is 10 weeks; the stipend is $6,500. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2014.
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Institute of International Education
Boren Fellowships, Graduate
Details: Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. The deadline is January 28, 2014.
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American Sociological Association
Minority Fellowship Program in Sociology of Mental Health
Details: The program is primarily, but not solely, designed for minority students sufficiently advanced in their Ph.D. program to demonstrate their commitment to a research career. MFP applicants must be enrolled in (and have completed one full academic year) in a program that grants the PhD in Sociology. The American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Funded by generous annual contributions from organizations such as Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Association for Black Sociologists, Southwestern Sociological Association, as well as membership donations, MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society. The annual stipend for each award (August 1 – July 31) is $18,000. Next Deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.
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Research Fund of the American Otological Society, Inc.
American Otological Society (AOS) Training Fellowship
Details: The purpose is to foster the academic training of students and resident physicians in sciences related to the investigation of any topic related to ear disorders. Appropriate areas of research include diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of these diseases, as well as underlying processes. These can involve anatomical, physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, physical, genetic, environmental, psychological, pathological or audiological investigations. A maximum award request of a $35,000 stipend and $5,000 for supplies is allowed. Deadline is January 31, 2014.
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Funding Opportunities (Vol. 14, Is 02)

US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, The
Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence–iKnow Projects (R01) {PAR-13-323}
Details: NIAID, NIDA and NIMH support research (R01) that addresses one or both of the following objectives: devise optimal strategies to improve the identification of persons unaware of their HIV-1 infection and successfully link them to HIV testing, treatment, and prevention interventions; and develop and examine the feasibility and acceptability of novel integrated interventions of biomedical and behavioral strategies that substantially reduce the likelihood of onward HIV transmission in these populations. Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period is 5 years. Deadline is January 7, 2014.
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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The
‘Our Town’ Grant Program
Details: Through the program, the endowment will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities of all sizes and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. The program seeks to invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with local arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve their 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. These partnerships must involve two primary partners — a nonprofit organization and a local government entity. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged and may include an appropriate variety of entities such as state-level government agencies, foundations, arts organizations and artists, nonprofit organizations, design professionals and design centers, educational institutions, real estate developers, business leaders, and community organizations, as well as public and governmental entities. Grants range from $25,000 to $200,000. Deadline is January 13, 2014.
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Alexia Foundation
Professional Grant
Details: The Foundation grants were established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who also submit photographs that reflect the ability to execute their proposed project. One $20,000 will be awarded to enable a professional photographer or visual journalist to produce a substantial body of work that reflects the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Proposals are invited from photojournalists anywhere in the world. The award is for an individual photographer; collaborative applications will not be accepted. Deadline to submit is January 13, 2014.
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US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, The
Educational Programs for Demography and Population Science, Family Planning and Contraception, and Reproductive Research (R25) {PAR-11-292}
Details: Supports educational activities (R25) related to demography and population science, family planning and contraception, and reproductive research aimed at audiences that may include individuals from the upper undergraduate to the assistant professor level. NICHD encourages applications for educational programs for interdisciplinary approaches, methodology, and the dissemination and use of existing datasets. The overall objective is to increase the impact and breadth of population and reproductive science by facilitating cost-effective approaches. Program is not intended to support training activities that limit participation to a single institution. Although the size of award may vary with the scope of the research education program proposed, it is expected that applications will stay within the following budgetary guidelines: although total direct costs are not capped, budget requests of more than $175,000 per year must be fully justified. The total project period for an application submitted may not exceed five years. Next deadline is January 15, 2014.
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National Science Foundation, The
Social Psychology
Details: Supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations, group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, the social psychology of health, and the psycho-physiological correlates of social behavior. Grants range from $150,000 to $600,000 for five years. Deadline is January 15, 2014.
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National Science Foundation, The
Details: Supports basic research on all forms of human social organization: societies, institutions, groups, demography and processes of individual and institutional change. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psycho-physiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. Encourages investigations aimed at improving explanation of fundamental social processes, such as research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social groups and movements, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, and gender roles. Deadline is January 15, 2014.
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Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Grants Programs
Details: History of Art Grants Program. Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Conservation Grants Program. Supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events. Grants typically range from, $20,000 to $50,000, but can be as high as $100,000. The next deadline is January 15, 2014.
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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The
Big Read Community-Wide Reading Program
Details: The Big Read aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. The program provides competitive grants to support innovative reading programs in selected communities. Community organizations participating in the Big Read develop and produce reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse local audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community’s chosen book or poet. Activities must focus on a book or poet from the Big Read Library. Previous grantees must not use the same reading from their earlier participation(s). The program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop reading programs between September 2014 and June 2015. Organizations selected to participate receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000. Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis with non-federal funds. Grant funds may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental. Deadline is January 28, 2014.

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US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, The
NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergrad Education {PAR-12-016}
Details: Supports research (R25) applications from institutions that propose innovative research education programs to diversify the workforce in aging by supporting undergraduate competency and completion in medicine, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (MSTEM), and application and transition to graduate study that advances a cadre of students from diverse backgrounds into NIA MSTEM fields. Partnership with R15-eligible institutions encouraged. Next deadline to apply is January 25, 2014.
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US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, The
NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Details: Supports (DP5) exceptional junior scientists, who have already established a record of innovation and research productivity, to launch an independent research program. Support is provided to institutions that propose to appoint and support exceptional, early career scientists directly following the completion of their Ph.D. or M.D. into an independent academic research position, thereby omitting the traditional postdoctoral period from their career path. Limited submission: only two submissions per institution. In FY 14, $4 million is available to fund 10 awards. Deadline is January 31, 2014.
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US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, The
Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01) {PAR-12-257}
Details: NIDDK, NIA, NCI, NICHD and OBSSR support research (R01) to evaluate a new policy or program expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. Funding will be awarded within three to four months. This announcement establishes an accelerated review/award process to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. This program is intended to support research where opportunities for empirical study are, by their very nature, only available through expedited review and funding. All applications must demonstrate that the evaluation of an obesity related policy and /or program offers an uncommon and scientifically compelling research opportunity that will only be available if the research is initiated with minimum delay. For these reasons, applications in response to this time-sensitive announcement are eligible for only one submission. It is intended that eligible applications selected for funding will be awarded within 3-4 months after the application submission/receipt date. However, administrative requirements and other unforeseen circumstances may delay issuance dates beyond that timeline. Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is five years. Next deadline is February 11, 2014.
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W. M. Keck Foundation
Research Grant Program
Details: The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their ideas for grants in the form of single-page concept papers during the pre-application counseling period (between January 1 and February 15, 2014).
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), The; Office of Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
Details: This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital-humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Awards are for one to three years. Awards range from $100,000 to $325,000. Deadline to apply is February 19, 2014.
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Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Macy Faculty Scholars Program
Details: The program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Macy Scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities. Chosen scholars will receive salary support of $100,000 per year for two years, at least 50% protected time for two years to pursue educational projects, active mentorship by a senior faculty member at their institution, and access to the program’s national advisory committee. In addition, Macy Scholars will receive opportunities to participate in Macy conferences and other national meetings. Candidates must be a faculty member for more than five years in a United States accredited nursing school, allopathic medical school, or osteopathic medical school. In addition, candidates must be nominated by the dean of the school, and there can be no more than one nominee per school. Nominees also must have a faculty mentor who will advise them on their educational innovation project and on their career development, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories. Deadline is February 26, 2014.
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Carnegie Corporation of New York
Urban and Higher Education Program
Details: The program’s goals are centered on creating pathways to educational and economic opportunity by generating systemic change across a K-16 continuum, with particular emphasis on secondary and higher education. Grant-making in this program concentrates on three main areas 1) supporting a push for common core standards and next generation assessments; 2) investing in innovation in human capital preparation and management; and 3) new designs for innovation in classrooms, schools, colleges and systems in K-16. The program integrates these three areas through efforts to improve policy, and thus create stronger conditions and platforms for accountability, innovation, and systemic reform. These following key levers of change are central to the Corporation’s Urban and Higher Education Program: Standards and Assessments; Innovation in Teaching and Human Capital Management; New Designs: Innovation in Classroom, School, College and System Design; and Improving Policy: Creating Better Conditions and Platforms for Accountability, Innovation, and Systemic Reform. Grants range from $300,000 to $1,000,000. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines.
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Funding Opportunities (Vol. 14, Is 01)

US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) {RFA-RM-13-007}
Details:  Supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The New Innovator Award initiative complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. Awards are multi-year funded and will be for up to the equivalent of $300,000 in Direct Costs each year for five years, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The maximum project period is 5 years. Deadline is October 25, 2013.


US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Conference Grant Program (R13) {PA-13-017}
Details: The AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The types of conferences eligible for support include: 1) Research development – conferences where issues or challenges in the practice and delivery of health care are defined and a research agenda or strategy for studying them is developed; 2) Research design and methodology – conferences where methodological and technical issues of major importance in the field of health services research are addressed or new designs and methodologies are developed; 3) Dissemination and implementation conferences – conferences where research findings and evidence-based information and tools are summarized, communicated and used by organizations and individuals that have the capability to use the information to improve the outcomes, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services; and/or, 4) Research training, infrastructure and career development – conferences where faculty, trainees and students are brought together with stakeholders to develop, share or disseminate research products, experiences, curricula, syllabi, training competencies.  These types of conferences are not for the training of individuals in health services research. Grant awards will not exceed $35,000 annually. Although it is anticipated that most applications will request a project period which does not exceed one year, AHRQ will accept applications that request a project period of up to three years and that support the same conference on an annual basis if proposed by a permanently sponsoring organization. The next deadline is November 1, 2013. More information.

American Chemical Society
Petroleum Research Fund Grant Programs
Details: Supports fundamental research and education in the petroleum and energy fields. Research areas supported include chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science. Multiple funding opportunities exist for experienced and new researchers from undergraduate and Ph.D.-granting institutions. ACS membership is not required. Deadline is November 1, 2013. More information.

National Science Foundation
CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)
Details: Supports Institutional Infrastructure (awardee and collaborating institutions) awards and Community Infrastructure (broad-based communities of researchers and educators that extend well beyond the awardee institutions) awards for the creation, enhancement, and operation of research infrastructure that enables discovery and learning in the computing disciplines. Projects should ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions have access to such infrastructure. Deadline is November 4, 2013. More information.

William T. Grant Foundation
Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice
Details: Supports high-quality empirical research with the goal of improving the lives of youth between 8 and 25 years of age in the United States. The foundation is interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth in the U.S. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, mental health, and youth programs. The foundation will consider applications for newly initiated studies as well as add-on studies to existing projects. The foundation encourages interdisciplinary projects and welcomes applications from researchers in various fields and disciplines, including anthropology, communications, economics, education, family studies, human development, organizational studies, political science, prevention research, psychology, public administration, public policy, public health, social work, and sociology.  Awards range from $100,000 to $600,000 over two to three years. Deadline is January 8, 2014. More information.

US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) {PAR-13-333}
Details: Supports research education programs intended to enhance the pool of community college students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. Key strategies are to increase transfer and increase retention to BA/BS graduation in biomedical and behavioral sciences. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree. Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year. Scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period is 5 years. Next deadline is October 18, 2013. More information.

Fellowship Corner (Vol. 14, Is 01)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Details: Program consists of two components: the NASA Postdoctoral Research Program and the NASA Postdoctoral Management Program. Each provides talented new and senior Ph.D. with opportunities to participate in NASA mission-related activities as guests at NASA Centers, Headquarters, and other NASA-approved sites. Stipend rates for Postdoctoral Fellows start at $50,000 per year for up to three years. Deadline is November 1, 2013. More information.

National Research Council
Research Associateship Program
Details: Supports basic and applied research by graduate students, recent Ph.D.’s and senior researchers at federal laboratories and research facilities. Stipends support research in chemistry; earth and atmospheric sciences; engineering and applied sciences; biological, health, and behavioral sciences; neuroscience; biotechnology; math; space and planetary sciences; and physics. Not all laboratories participate in all four rounds. Deadline is November 1, 2013. More information.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
Details: These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. The fellows receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2013. More information.

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Undergraduate & Graduate Research Roundup (Vol. 14, Is 01)

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
Details: Supports graduate fellowships at any NPSC member institution in any field of the physical sciences. Supports the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer sponsoring the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years, for a maximum duration of six years with an annual stipend of $20,000. Special emphasis is put on underrepresented minorities and women. Deadline is November 30, 2013. More information.

Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Details: Based on academic excellence and need, the fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Through the fellowship program, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, and logistical and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convening. Candidates should have an excellent academic record and a demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector; excellent research and writing skills; demonstrated financial need; and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the fall and spring intern, while approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the summer intern. Deadline to apply is November 22, 2013. More information.

US Department of State, Institute of International Education
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Details: Provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Applications close October 15, 2013More information.

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Intramural Funding Opportunities (Vol. 14, Is 01)

CUNY Opportunities

  • CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program – October 23, 2013
  • CUNY Diversity Projects Development Fund – October 23, 2013
  • CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science – December 3, 2013
  • PSC-CUNY Round 45 – December 2013 (TBA)

Lehman Opportunities

  • Lehman Integration of Research & Teaching Program – November 8, 2013

Undergraduate Opportunities

  • Lehman Global Research in Singapore – October 4, 2013

*Dates are subject to change; please check the ORSP website for final information.