Funding Opportunities – Faculty
1. VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund
Due Date: April 2, 2018
The VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund – the “Research Fund” – is grounded in the President’s commitment to develop and enhance faculty scholarship across the institution. Formally known as VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program (or PRIP), its goal is to afford all faculty internal funding opportunities to support new, emerging, or continuing research.
More information: https://research.vcu.edu/vpr/research_fund/
2. VCU Quest Commercialization Fund
Due Date: March 21, 2018
The Quest Commercialization Fund was designed to foster the growth of Virginia Commonwealth University’s culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. This funding is dedicated to advancing VCU inventions to a more mature stage, “de-risking” these technologies, and improving their chances of being brought to market.
More information: https://quest.vcu.edu/quest-innovation-fund/commercialization-fund/
3. Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)/National Veterans Sports Programs
Due Date: May 2, 2018
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Veterans with disabilities and Members of the Armed Forces (ASG Program) provides grant funding to organizations to increase and expand the quantity and quality of adaptive sport activities Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces have to participate in physical activity within their home communities, as well as more advanced Paralympic and adaptive sport programs at the regional and national levels.
More information: https://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/va_grant_program.asp
4. FY 2018 International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI), ECA-ECAPEC-18-102
Department of State/Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Due Date: April 30, 2018
The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities. Sports Diplomacy programs are an important tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through interaction with hard-to-reach groups such as at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301119
5. NIJ FY18 Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, NIJ-2018-14140
Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice
Due Date: May 7, 2018
The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) funds rigorous research to produce practical knowledge that can improve the safety of students and schools. The Initiative is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators, and other stakeholders; including law enforcement, behavioral and mental health professionals, courts, and other justice system professionals. Projects funded under the CSSI are designed to improve understanding that can be applied to schools and school districts across the nation for years to come. This solicitation includes five funding categories with different expectations and requirements to accomplish the purposes of the CSSI.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=301114
6. Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience, NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-2005455
Department of Commerce
Due Date: April 6, 2018
The goal of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is to support the education of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298495
7. W.E.B. Du Bois Program
United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Due Date: April 30, 2018
This program furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. In fiscal year 2016, NIJ expanded the W.E.B. Du Bois Program to fund both scholars who are advanced in their careers and seek to conduct research which advances the study of race and crime, as well as fellows who are early in their careers and seek the opportunity to elevate their research ideas to the level of national discussion.
More information: https://www.nij.gov/funding/fellowships/dubois-fellowship/pages/welcome.aspx
8. National Book Fund
Due Date: April 16, 2018
The National Book Fund makes grants for educational materials to adult literacy and adult basic education programs to help teach adults to read.
More information: https://www.proliteracy.org/What-We-Do/Programs-Projects/National-Book-Fund
Funding Opportunities – Students
9. Geography and Spatial Sciences Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI), NSF 17-567
National Science Foundation
Due Date: Proposals Accepted Anytime
The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they offer promise of enhancing fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17567/nsf17567.htm