Funding Opportunities – Faculty
1. 2017 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ)
Due Date: April 10, 2017
The Presidential Research Quest Fund’s goal is to afford all faculty an internal funding opportunity to support new, emerging, or continuing research. Proposals to the Research Fund are encouraged from all faculty regardless of current research support.
More information: http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/research_fund/index.htm
2. Economics Program
National Science Foundation
Due Date: August 18, 2017
The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437
3. Community Grants
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Due Date: July 1, 2017
Seed and program funding: to begin a promising new program or service or expand an existing one — available in the areas of Cultural Vitality, Economic Stability, Educational Success, Environmental Stewardship, and Health and Wellness.
Vibrant places funding: to build or improve area nonprofit facilities through major capital projects and capital campaign.
More information: http://www.hamptonroadscf.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant/Community-Grants
4. The William T. Grant Scholars Program
William T. Grant Foundation
Due Date: July 6, 2017
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration.
More information: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program
5. OVC FY 17 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration Project, OVC-2017-11964
Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime
Due Date: May 11, 2017
This solicitation seeks to address the enduring issue of child and youth victimization through state-level demonstration projects. Although many systems exist to respond to issues caused by child and youth victimization, these systems often fail to communicate and collaborate effectively to get to the root of the problem. The competitively awarded state-level demonstration sites will bring all of the relevant systems and professionals together to establish a coordinated approach.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292686
6. Paul P. Fidler Research Grant
National Research Center
Due Date: July 1, 2017
The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition. The grant is named in memory of Dr. Paul P. Fidler, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, whose pioneering research on student learning and success had a vital impact on work being done to promote the success of all students in transition.
For more information: http://sc.edu/fye/research/grant/index.html
7. Regular Programs (Social Inequality / Future of Work / Race, Ethnicity & Immigration / Behavioral Economics)
Russell Sage Foundation
Due Date: May 31, 2017 (Letters of inquiry due)
Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project, including overhead. Successful applications are externally reviewed and then approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Any requests up to $35,000 are processed as Presidential Award applications and cannot include any overhead/indirect costs. Successful applications are externally reviewed and then approved by the President. RSF is particularly interested in supporting research projects by early career scholars and encourages them to apply for these grants.
More information: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/application-deadlines
8. FY 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Comparative Public Policymaking, ECA-ECAAE-17-014
Department of State/Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Due Date: May 23, 2017
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of one (1) Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Comparative Public Policymaking to take place in summer 2018. Taking place over the course of six weeks at a U.S. academic institution, the Institute should be organized for a group of approximately 30 undergraduate students from Pakistan on the theme of Comparative Public Policymaking. The Institute will take place in summer 2018; further information on the scheduling of the Institute can be found in the solicitation. The Institute should include four weeks of academic residency followed by a two week integrated educational travel component that will expose participants to a different region of the United States. This component should conclude with a minimum of three days in Washington, D.C.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292709
9. Higher Education Challenge Grants Program, USDA-NIFA-CGP-006325
Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Due Date: May 30, 2017
Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292849
Funding Opportunities – Students
10. APF Graduate Student Scholarships
American Psychological Association (APA)/American Psychological Foundation (APF)
Due Date: June 30, 2017
Graduate students enrolled in an interim master’s program or doctoral program are eligible to apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master’s program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. Students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships.
More information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/cogdop.aspx?tab=1
11. Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant
African American Success Foundation
Due Date: June 2, 2017
This grant provides financial support to students and professionals who conduct research to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. It is offered to encourage the building of the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain high academic achievement. The research can focus upon early childhood education, student performance in the elementary, middle or high school years, as well as the attitudes and behaviors that help individuals finish college and graduate school. It can also focus upon parental behaviors that contribute to student success, as well as related home and community variables that promote excellence in educational performance.
More information: http://blacksuccessfoundation.org/grant-rules/
12. Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Department of Energy
Due Date: May 16, 2017
The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.
More information: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/
13. Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Due Date: May 2, 2017
Forward Promise aims to promote opportunities for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of chronic stress and trauma. Empowerment Projects seek to strengthen organizations that provide culturally relevant healing responses to trauma, and can partner with the youth-serving systems that touch BYMOC to advance new practices to prevent further traumatization. In doing so, it is important that the organizations use the stories of BYMOC’s resilience and healing to promote and inform their work, and that BYMOC themselves are the ones telling those stories.
More information: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/forward-promise–empowerment-projects.html?rid=xtLSUCq8Lg5Aha6f09k7I5LWJKleae3J&et_cid=854084