Opportunities/Announcements – October 3, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

1. VCU Commercialization Fund
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
OVPRI is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fall 2018 Commercialization Fund. The Commercialization Fund has been established to support translational research and inventions created at VCU that have the potential to be commercialized and benefit society. A total of $150,000 in funding is available for awards up to $50,000 per project. The awards are intended to de-risk and advance VCU inventions to a more mature stage and thus improve their chances of being out-licensed and brought to market. Learn more about some of the past winners. Application opens on September 10, 2018 and closes on October 10, 2018.
More information: https://innovationgateway.vcu.edu/inventors/cof/

2. SOE Opportunities: Seed Funding for Faculty Research Initiatives
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This program seeks to provide seed funding or start-up resources for faculty and University and Academic Professionals (UAP) research projects and initiatives. This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months. Award amounts will vary based on project needs, up to a maximum of $7,000. Contact the SOE Research Office for application instructions or for more information. Funding for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.

3. SOE Opportunities: Faculty Scholarly Development Funds
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months for a maximum of $750. Requests under this area will typically fall outside Department-supported faculty activities (e.g., conference travel is typically not covered by this program). Contact the SOE Research Office for application instructions or for more information. Funding available for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.

External Competitions

4. Shakespeare in American Communities
National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Due Date:
Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest bringing performances and related educational activities to audiences across the country. The program supports high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays and related educational activities for middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States.
More information: https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/shakespeare

5. FY18 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program, N00014-18-S-F003
Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research
Due Date: November 10, 2018
This announcement explicitly encourages projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and workers. Submissions are encouraged to consider including active learning approaches and incorporating 21st century skill development. Projects must aim to increase student and worker engagement in STEM and enhance people with needed Naval STEM capabilities. ONR encourages applications to utilize current STEM educational research for informing project design and advancing our understanding of how and why people choose STEM careers and opportunities of naval relevance.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298739

6. Research Grants Program
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Due Date: October 17, 2018
The AERA Grants Program provides Research Grants to faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral­level scholars. The program supports highly competitive studies using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data. This research and training program is designed to advance knowledge and build research capacity in education and STEM education and learning. Since 1991, this AERA Program has been vital to both research and training at early career stages.
More information: http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Grants-Program/Research-Grants

7. MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO), NNH18ZHA008C-MIROG7
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Due Date: October 25, 2018 (NOI), December 17, 2018 (Proposal)
NASA has consolidated its education activities into the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). MUREP supports training and development of students and faculty in STEM at targeted colleges and universities, and provides opportunities for research and education to inspire and prepare increasing numbers of students for STEM careers.
More information: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7B682AE271-A92C-80C3-08AA-DCF36D90599F%7D&path=open


Funding Opportunities – Students

8. SOE Opportunities: Seed Funding for Graduate Student Initiatives
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This program seeks to provide seed funding or start-up resources for doctoral student research projects and initiatives. Initiatives that support the doctoral student experience will be reviewed and considered. This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months. Award amounts will vary based on project needs up to a maximum of $1500. Contact the SOE Research Office for application instructions or for more information. Funding for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.

9. CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Due Date: December 4, 2018
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences using original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year in amounts up to $25,000. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow receives an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience.
More information: https://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/applicantguidelines/

Opportunities/Announcements – September 26, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

1. VCU Commercialization Fund
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
OVPRI is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fall 2018 Commercialization Fund. The Commercialization Fund has been established to support translational research and inventions created at VCU that have the potential to be commercialized and benefit society. A total of $150,000 in funding is available for awards up to $50,000 per project. The awards are intended to de-risk and advance VCU inventions to a more mature stage and thus improve their chances of being out-licensed and brought to market. Learn more about some of the past winners. Application opens on September 10, 2018 and closes on October 10, 2018.
More information: https://innovationgateway.vcu.edu/inventors/cof/

External Competitions

2. Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5), HHS-2018-ACF-OCC-TP-1379
DHHS/Administration for Children and Families
Due Date: November 6, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Department of Education (ED), will be soliciting applications from eligible States and Territories to carry out the activities of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5). The new PDG B-5 grant seeks to empower State governments to develop, update, or implement a strategic plan to facilitate collaboration and coordination among early childhood care and education programs in a mixed delivery system to prepare low-income and disadvantaged children to transition into the local educational agency or elementary school.
More information: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2018-ACF-OCC-TP-1379

3. E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, CDC-RFA-CE19-1903
DHHS/Centers for Disease Control
Due Date: November 15, 2018
The purpose of this funding announcement is to support a cross-cutting (SV, IPV) peer learning violence prevention platform that uses multiple communication channels, including interactive web conferences, podcasts, interactive listserv, and social media to build and strengthen violence prevention systems and collaborative efforts at the national, state and local levels.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305733

4. STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C), PD18-005Y
National Science Foundation
Due Date: May 1, 2019
The STEM+C Program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within STEM teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. The STEM+C program supports research on how students learn to think computationally to solve interdisciplinary problems in science and mathematics.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505006


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Dissertation Grants
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Due Date: October 17, 2018
With support from the National Science Foundation, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program seeks proposals for Dissertation Grants. The AERA Grants Program provides advanced graduate students with research funding and professional development and training. The program supports highly competitive dissertation research using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data. The aim of the program is to advance fundamental knowledge of relevance to STEM policy, foster significant science using education data, and build research capacity in education and learning.
More information: http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Grants-Program/Dissertation-Grants

6. Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36), PA-16-443
National Institutes of Health
Due Date: October 16, 2018
The goal of this FOA is to enhance the diversity of the drug abuse research workforce by providing dissertation awards on topics related to the study of basic and clinical neuroscience, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, or women and sex/gender differences as they relate to drug abuse.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-443.html

Opportunities/Announcements – September 19, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

1. VCU Commercialization Fund
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
OVPRI is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fall 2018 Commercialization Fund. The Commercialization Fund has been established to support translational research and inventions created at VCU that have the potential to be commercialized and benefit society. A total of $150,000 in funding is available for awards up to $50,000 per project. The awards are intended to de-risk and advance VCU inventions to a more mature stage and thus improve their chances of being out-licensed and brought to market. Learn more about some of the past winners. Application opens on September 10, 2018 and closes on October 10, 2018.
More information: https://innovationgateway.vcu.edu/inventors/cof/

2. SOE Opportunities: Seed Funding for Faculty Research Initiatives
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This program seeks to provide seed funding or start-up resources for faculty and University and Academic Professionals (UAP) research projects and initiatives. This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months. Award amounts will vary based on project needs, up to a maximum of $7,000. See attached application instructions for more information. Funding for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.

3. SOE Opportunities: Faculty Scholarly Development Funds
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months for a maximum of $750. Requests under this area will typically fall outside Department-supported faculty activities (e.g., conference travel is typically not covered by this program). Funding available for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.

External Competitions

4. Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
National Science Foundation
Due Date: February 4, 2019
The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15506/nsf15506.htm

5. Jenkins Foundation Grants
Community Foundation of Richmond
Due Date: November 5, 2018
The Jenkins Foundation is focused on equitable access to primary health care, access to mental health care, and the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. The goal is a more efficient health care delivery system and a safer, healthier and more productive community.
More information: https://www.cfrichmond.org/Partnering-with-Us/For-Nonprofits/Community-Investments/Jenkins-Foundation


Funding Opportunities – Students

6. SOE Opportunities: Seed Funding for Graduate Student Initiatives
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This program seeks to provide seed funding or start-up resources for doctoral student research projects and initiatives. Initiatives that support the doctoral student experience will be reviewed and considered. This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months. Award amounts will vary based on project needs up to a maximum of $1500. Funding for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.

Opportunities/Announcements – September 12, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

1. VCU Commercialization Fund
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
OVPRI is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fall 2018 Commercialization Fund. The Commercialization Fund has been established to support translational research and inventions created at VCU that have the potential to be commercialized and benefit society. A total of $150,000 in funding is available for awards up to $50,000 per project. The awards are intended to de-risk and advance VCU inventions to a more mature stage and thus improve their chances of being out-licensed and brought to market. Learn more about some of the past winners. Application opens on September 10, 2018 and closes on October 10, 2018.
More information: https://innovationgateway.vcu.edu/inventors/cof/

External Competitions

2. Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)
National Science Foundation
Due Date: January 31, 2019
The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14574/nsf14574.htm

3. Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS), PD 98-1321
National Science Foundation
Due Date: January 18, 2019
The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

4. Political Science
National Science Foundation
Due Date: January 15, 2019
The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418

Opportunities/Announcements – September 5, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

1. VCU Commercialization Fund
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
OVPRI is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fall 2018 Commercialization Fund. The Commercialization Fund has been established to support translational research and inventions created at VCU that have the potential to be commercialized and benefit society. A total of $150,000 in funding is available for awards up to $50,000 per project. The awards are intended to de-risk and advance VCU inventions to a more mature stage and thus improve their chances of being out-licensed and brought to market. Learn more about some of the past winners. Application opens on September 10, 2018 and closes on October 10, 2018.
More information: https://innovationgateway.vcu.edu/inventors/cof/

External Competitions

2. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements
National Science Foundation
Due Date: August 28, 2019
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13542/nsf13542.htm


Funding Opportunities – Students

3. Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Due Date: November 1, 2018
This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
More information: http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Minority-Dissertation-Fellowship-Program

4. Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Due Date: October 15, 2018
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, militarism and the education of American women, and the relationship between family commitments and women’s work mobility.
More information: https://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/

Opportunities/Announcements – August 29, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C), PD 18-005Y
National Science Foundation
Due Date: June 3, 2019
The STEM+C Program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within STEM teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. The STEM+C program supports research on how students learn to think computationally to solve interdisciplinary problems in science and mathematics.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505006

2. Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
National Science Foundation
Due Date: September 21, 2018 (LOI); November 19, 2018 (full proposal)
IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The primary goal of the IUSE: GEOPATHS funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18583/nsf18583.htm


Funding Opportunities – Students

3. Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Due Date: November 15, 2018
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
More information: https://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

Opportunities/Announcements – August 22, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), NSF 17-565
National Science Foundation
Due Date: August 14, 2019
The aim of the ITEST program is to advance understanding of how to foster PreK-12 student interest and capacities to participate in the STEM and ICT workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports research on the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in technology-rich experiences that make them aware of STEM and ICT careers, and motivate them to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17565/nsf17565.htm

2. State Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Services and Results for Children who are Deaf-Blind and National Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center for Children who are Deaf-Blind, CFDA Number 84.326T
Department of Education/OSERS-OSEP
Due Date: September 20, 2018
Two Department of Education (Department) programs fund this competition: the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (TA&D) program and the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (PD) program.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308411

3. Mary McMullan Grants
National Art Education Association
Due Date: October 1, 2018
As an independent, philanthropic organization, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) supports a wide variety of professional activities, including support for visual art educators to participate in professional development programs; the promotion of visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum; the exploration of new models of visual arts instruction in public and private K-16 schools; the promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, management, or discipline; the purchase of equipment and/or instructional resources; and conducting research in visual arts education.
More information: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/national-art-education-foundation

4. Career Development Grants
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Due Date: November 15, 2018
AAUW’s Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields.
More information: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/cdg-application/

5. Research Grants
NACADA
Due Date: November 1, 2018
NACADA research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome, as is research from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Program assessment is not funded. Successful proposals will clearly describe the development, implementation, analysis, and reporting of rigorous inquiry that investigates academic advising’s impact, context, or theoretical basis.
More information: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Research-Related/ResearchGrant.aspx


Funding Opportunities – Students

6. Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy
American Psychological Association
Due Date: October 1, 2018
The APF Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy supports dissertation research on public policy, which has the potential to improve services for children and families facing psychosocial issues such as prevention of child abuse, school programs for children with psychological issues, services for youth in the criminal justice system, healthy parenting, math and science education, and contributing to the adoption of sound policy affecting children, youth and families.
More information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/rickel-foundation.aspx

Opportunities/Announcements – August 15, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. CCTR Endowment Fund
VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR)
Due Date: November 1, 2018
The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences are pleased to announce the creation of the CCTR Endowment Fund that will support meritorious pilot and feasibility research.
More information: https://cctr.vcu.edu/resources/funding.html

2. KL2 Scholars Program Announcement
VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR)
Due Date: September 20, 2018
The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research is pleased to announce the KL2 scholars program for 2018 and will be accepting applications for KL2 scholarships this summer.
During the 3-year award, KL2 scholars will have 75% protected time and will be enrolled in a personalized curriculum that includes required and elective course-work, workshops (e.g. community engaged research, Informatics, Team Science), innovative externships, grant writing and review opportunities, hands-on research including managing finances, presentations/publications and team-science designed to lead to research independence and career/project mentorship.
More information: https://rampages.us/vcucctr/2018/08/13/kl2-scholars-program-accepting-applications-through-september-20/


Funding Opportunities – Students

3. Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed), PAR-18-894
National Institutes of Health
Due Date: December 06, 2018
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to improve the research career preparedness of individuals from underrepresented groups by providing funding support to complete the dissertation, which falls at a particularly critical juncture in doctoral training, and a period during which institutional support may decline or terminate altogether. This FOA provides support to complete mental health-related dissertation research and includes funds not readily or sufficiently available in NRSA predoctoral (F31) awards, which limit support to stipends, tuition and fees, and institutional allowance.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-894.html

Opportunities/Announcements – August 8, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Research: Art Works
National Endowment for the Arts
Due Date: October 9, 2018
The National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.
More information: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works

2. Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, CDC-RFA-DD19-1901
Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control
Due Date: October 1, 2018
The project will fund sites to participate in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and will enhance surveillance activities at both prior and newly participating sites through two funding components. Component A is required for all applicants, while applying for Component B funding is optional. Component A funds surveillance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 4-year-old and 8-year-old children. Component A activities include: adhere to standardized ADDM Network methodology; renew or establish agreements for access to BOTH health and education data sources (electronic and paper records); staff training and continued education; report clean, de-identified data with vital records/census linkages to CDC; submit at least two manuscripts; engage partners and stakeholders in activities aimed at increasing use of ADDM data; and create and implement a strategic plan for performance monitoring and evaluation. Component B funds conducting follow-up at age 16 years of children abstracted for ASD at age 8 years in 2010 and 2012, including collecting data on characteristics, functioning, and educational service delivery (including transition planning). These data will inform public health strategies to improve identification and services for children with ASD.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307813

3. Open Textbooks Pilot Program CFDA Number 84.116T, D-GRANTS-073018-001
Department of Education/Office of Postsecondary Education
Due Date: August 29, 2018
The Open Textbooks Pilot program supports projects at institutions of higher education (IHEs) that create new open textbooks (as defined in this notice) or expand their use of open textbooks while maintaining or improving instruction and student learning outcomes. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that demonstrate the greatest potential to achieve the highest level of savings for students through sustainable, expanded use of open textbooks in high-enrollment courses (as defined in this notice) or in programs that prepare individuals for in-demand fields.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307729

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Funding Opportunities – Students

4. American Fellowships Dissertation
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Due Date: November 1, 2018
AAUW’s American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.
More information: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/af-dissertation-application/

5. American Fellowships Short-Term Research Publication Grants
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Due Date: November 1, 2018
Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
More information: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/af-research-publication-grants-application/

Opportunities/Announcements – August 1, 2018

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports CFDA Number 84.326S, ED-GRANTS-072518-001
Department of Education/OSERS-OSEP
Due Date: August 24, 2018
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307541

2. School Climate Transformation Grant Program: State Educational Agency Grants CFDA Number 84.184F, ED-GRANTS-072618-001
Department of Education/Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Due Date: August 27, 2018
The School Climate Transformation Grant Program–State Educational Agency Grants provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to develop, enhance, or expand statewide systems of support for, and technical assistance to, local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools implementing an evidence-based (as defined in this notice), multitiered behavioral framework for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307595

3. Learning & Leadership Grants
NEA Foundation
Due Date: October 15, 2018
Educators frequently need outside resources to engage in meaningful professional development due to limited district funding. Through our Learning & Leadership grants, we support the professional development of NEA members.
More information: https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/learning-and-leadership-grants/

4. Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing; transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development.
More information: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/systems-for-action–systems-and-services-research-to-build-a-cul.html?rid=0034400001rm4JcAAI&et_cid=1307307


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Dissertation Fellowship Program
NAEd/Spencer Foundation
Due Date: October 4, 2018
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
More information: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/

6. PhD Students Research Grant
The International Olympic Committee
Due date: September 28, 2018
The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched the 2018 PhD students research grant programme intended for doctoral students engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic movement, its history, and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture. All current postgraduate students enrolled in a PhD programme within the human and social sciences and having Olympism, Olympic sports or the Olympic Games as one of their research topics.
More information: https://www.olympic.org/news/launch-of-the-2019-phd-students-and-early-career-academics-research-grant-programme-20-years-encouraging-olympic-related-academic-research