Opportunities/Announcements – June 7, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Bridge to Independence Award Request for Applications
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Due Date: August 7, 2017
Grants awarded through the Bridge to Independence Award program are intended to invest in the next generation of top autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and facilitating their transition to an independent research career. This request for applications (RFA) is aimed at senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the 2017–18 academic year. Successful applicants will be notified that they are finalists in the Bridge to Independence Award program and will have one year to submit an approval application, which includes confirmation of a tenure-track professorship at a U.S. academic institution, review of the institution’s research environment and resources, and institutional signoff. After the Simons Foundation accepts the approval application, the finalist will become a grantee and receive a commitment of $150,000 per year over three years, awarded through their faculty appointment institution.
More information: https://sfari.org/funding/grants/bridge-to-independence-rfa/bridge-to-independence-award-request-for-applications

2. IES 2018 Research Grant Competitions
IES/US Department of Education
Due Dates: August 3, 2017 (84.305L), August 17, 2017 (84.305A, 84.305H), September 21, 2017 (84.305C)
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is releasing funding announcements for its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) competitions for grants from the National Center for Education Research (NCER). The NCER grant programs support a broad range of research designed to build greater understanding of the challenges in education, develop and test solutions, and provide opportunities that strengthen the education research field. Applications for FY 2018 NCER grants will be accepted in four general areas—Education Research (84.305A), Education Research and Development Centers (84.305C), Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (84.305H), and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (84.305L). The competitions have been announced in the Federal Register.
More information available at https://ies.ed.gov/funding/18rfas.asp

3. IES 2018 Grant Competitions in Special Education Research and Training
IES/US Department of Education
Due Dates: August 3, 2017 (84.324L), August 17, 2017 (84.324A, 84.324B), September 21, 2017 (84.324N)
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released funding announcements for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) grant competitions. NCSER supports research and research training programs aimed at promoting rigorous research on special education and early intervention for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with or at risk for disabilities. For FY 2018, NCSER has released four Requests for Applications (RFAs): (1) Special Education Research Grants (84.324A), (2) Research Training Programs in Special Education (84.324B), (3) Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (84.324L), and (4) Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education (Networks, 84.324N). Networks is a new research program aimed at creating a network of research teams focused on an issue of critical importance in special education; for the FY 2018 competition, the network teams must focus their research on integrated Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in elementary schools.
More information available at https://ies.ed.gov/funding/18rfas.asp


Funding Opportunities – Students

4. Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology
Society for Psychological Anthropology
Due Date: July 15, 2017
The Society for Psychological Anthropology solicits entries for the Richard G. Condon Prize for the best student essay in psychological anthropology. The winner will be awarded $500 and one year’s free membership in the Society for Psychological Anthropology. The winning essay will be published in Ethos after working with the Editor for final preparation of the manuscript.
More information: http://spa.americananthro.org/prizes-2/condon-prize-for-best-student-essay-in-psychological-anthropology/

Opportunities/Announcements – May 31, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. IES 2018 Research Grant Competitions
IES/US Department of Education
Due Dates: August 3, 2017 (84.305L), August 17, 2017 (84.305A, 84.305H), September 21, 2017 (84.305C)
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is releasing funding announcements for its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) competitions for grants from the National Center for Education Research (NCER). The NCER grant programs support a broad range of research designed to build greater understanding of the challenges in education, develop and test solutions, and provide opportunities that strengthen the education research field. Applications for FY 2018 NCER grants will be accepted in four general areas—Education Research (84.305A), Education Research and Development Centers (84.305C), Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (84.305H), and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (84.305L). The competitions have been announced in the Federal Register.
More information available at https://ies.ed.gov/funding/18rfas.asp

2. IES 2018 Grant Competitions in Special Education Research and Training
IES/US Department of Education
Due Dates: August 3, 2017 (84.324L), August 17, 2017 (84.324A, 84.324B), September 21, 2017 (84.324N)
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released funding announcements for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) grant competitions. NCSER supports research and research training programs aimed at promoting rigorous research on special education and early intervention for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with or at risk for disabilities. For FY 2018, NCSER has released four Requests for Applications (RFAs): (1) Special Education Research Grants (84.324A), (2) Research Training Programs in Special Education (84.324B), (3) Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (84.324L), and (4) Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education (Networks, 84.324N). Networks is a new research program aimed at creating a network of research teams focused on an issue of critical importance in special education; for the FY 2018 competition, the network teams must focus their research on integrated Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in elementary schools.
More information available at https://ies.ed.gov/funding/18rfas.asp

3. Lyle Spencer Research Awards
Spencer Foundation
Due Date: October 12, 2017 (Letters of Intent)
This program was introduced in 2014 as the successor to the Foundation’s long-standing Major Research Grants program. Its aim is to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects with budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000. This program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.
More information: http://www.spencer.org/lyle-spencer-research-awards

4. Program Solicitation: National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs
National Endowment for the Arts
Due Date: July 18, 2017
In recent years, the National Endowment for the Arts’ research agenda has focused on yielding new knowledge about the value and impact of the arts. Through the National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs (NEA Research Labs), we seek to extend this agenda and its impact by cultivating a series of transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization(s) (Cooperator) to undertake the National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs program.
More information: https://www.arts.gov/program-solicitation-national-endowment-arts-research-labs-may2017

5. Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Educational Materials in Accessible Formats for Children and Students with Visual Impairments and Print Disabilities CFDA Number 84.327D, D-GRANTS-052417-002
Department of Education/ OSERS/OSEP
Due Date: July 10, 2017
The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials (AEM) to students with disabilities in a timely manner.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294067

6. Research and Development Center on Developing Software to Adapt and Customize Instruction in Digital Learning Environments to Improve Results for Children with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.327A, ED-GRANTS-052417-003
Department of Education/ OSERS/OSEP
Due Date: July 10, 2017
The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294076

7. Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes, HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CX-1233
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children & Families
Due Date: July 14, 2017
FYSB is forecasting a funding opportunity announcement for the TLP and for MGH for a five year project period. The TLP and MGH projects will work to implement, enhance, and/or support promising intervention strategies for the effective transition of homeless youth (for the purposes of MGH projects, homeless youth and their dependent children to sustainable living. Both projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for up to 21 months and comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to stable living.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289165

8. Living Well-Model Approaches for Enhancing the Quality, Effectiveness and Monitoring of Home and Community Based Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, HHS-2017-ACL-AOD-DNIQ-0221
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: July 24, 2017
The purpose of this project is to increase community integration and independence of individuals with developmental disabilities and to improve the quality of home and community-based services (HCBS) by developing and testing one or more model approaches of a coordinated and comprehensive system that includes two interrelated core components for enhancing and assuring the independence, integration, safety, health, and well-being of individuals living in the community: (1) Community Monitoring and (2) Community Capacity Building.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292514

Opportunities/Announcements – May 24, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)
US Department of Education
Due Date: June 22, 2017
The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through provision of campus-based child care services.
More information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/23/2017-10568/applications-for-new-awards-child-care-access-means-parents-in-school-program

2. OJJDP FY 17 Juvenile Justice Systems Reform Promising Practices, OJJDP-2017-12320
Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Due Date: June 19, 2017
OJJDP envisions a nation where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the juvenile justice system, that contact should be rare, fair, and beneficial to them. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds justice-involved youth appropriately accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of youth and their families.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293877

3. Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01), RFA-MH-18-400
National Institutes of Health
Due Date: November 2, 2017
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to leverage data from existing basic, clinical, and intervention research on suicide risk and behaviors as well as social media and healthcare records data, by encouraging the integration of existing data sets for novel secondary analyses aimed at identifying potential biological, experiential, and other predictors and moderators of suicide risk. The use of dimensional variables and inclusion of multiple levels of analyses is particularly encouraged. A secondary goal of this FOA is to support innovative projects that will generate foundational work for research studies on suicide-related behaviors that inform a Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) approach in this area. Projects supported by this FOA will help address gaps identified in the 2014 Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-400.html

4. STEM Higher Education
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Due Date: Letter of Inquiry Must Be Submitted to Sponsor
The Foundation believes that increases in human welfare are largely driven by increases in our understanding and mastery of the forces of nature and society. The health of the scientific enterprise is thus an issue of fundamental concern to us. This includes the quality of scientific training and inquiry, the structure of scientific careers, the diversity of the scientific workforce, the strength of scientific educational institutions, and the openness and accessibility of scientific education and training to all. The Foundation’s interests in scientific education focus exclusively on training at the college, graduate, and post-graduate level. Projects targeting K-12 science education or K-12 science educators are not considered.
More information: https://sloan.org/programs/higher-education

5. Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for children with Disabilities: National Center for Improving Teacher and Leader Performance to Better Serve Children with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.325A, ED-GRANTS-052217-003
Department of Education/OSERS/OSEP
Due Date: July 6, 2017
The purposes of this program are to: (1) Help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294031

6. National Center for the Development and Dissemination of Digital Open Educational Tools and Resources Supported by Evidence to Enhance Personnel Preparation and Professional Development for Educators of Students with Disabilities CFDA 84.325E, ED-GRANTS-052217-002
Department of Education/OSERS/OSEP
Due Date: July 6, 2017
The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294033

7. OJJDP FY 17 Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program, OJJDP-2017-11001
Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Due Date: June 29, 2017
This program will fund agencies that can support a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to provide intervention and supervision services for youth with sexual behavior problems and treatment services for their child victims and families. Award recipients will target services for youth with sexual behavior problems, their child victim(s), and parents/caregivers of the offending youth and child victims. Youth participating in this program must undergo a mental health evaluation to determine if they are amenable to community-based treatment and intervention. Youth targeted for program services should have no prior history of court involvement for sexual offenses. OJJDP must approve any deviation from this target population parameter prior to admission to the program.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293842

8. OJJDP FY 2017 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Systemwide Reform and Reinvestment Initiative, OJJDP-2017-10982
Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Due Date: June 29, 2017
This initiative is composed of three categories and eligibility are different for each category.Category 1: Training and Technical Assistance. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will provide funding to a national training and technical assistance (TTA) provider to deliver intensive TTA to states and localities that are utilizing a data-driven, collaborative, cross-disciplinary, multi-agency stakeholder committee approach to develop and implement an integrated strategic plan to strengthen and improve their juvenile justice policies, procedures, programs, and practices at the system-wide level. Eligible applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Category 2: State Planning Grants. OJJDP will provide funding to assist states in the development of statewide juvenile justice reform strategic plans. Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories and the District of Columbia).
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293864

9. Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program CFDA Number 84.206A, ED-GRANTS-051817-001
Department of Education/Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Due Date: June 22, 2017
The Javits program supports evidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted and talented (as defined in this notice) students and meet their special educational needs.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293914

10. Alternative Transitional Services for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-ZX-1206
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families – ORR
Due Date: July 26, 2017
This Alternative Transitional Services for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (ATS URM) project will provide time-limited transitional placement, benefits and services to assist eligible older youth to obtain the skills necessary for economic self-sufficiency and independent living, as quickly as possible. A range of possible placement options are anticipated; placements provided to youth under the age of 18 must be licensed according to state/local licensing regulations. Major program activities will include work readiness training and job placement and retention in a supportive environment. Beneficiaries will include older youth eligible for services under 8 USC 1522(d), including but not limited to Special Immigrant Juveniles and trafficking victims. Beneficiaries must be oriented towards entering the work force and obtaining independence in a short period of time.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289230

11. Veterans Upward bound Program CFDA Number 84.047V, ED-GRANTS-052217-001
Department of Education/ Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Due Date: June 21, 2017
The Upward Bound (UB) Program is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs. The UB Program is a discretionary grant program that supports projects designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter into, and succeed in, a program of postsecondary education. There are three types of grants under the UB Program: UB; Veterans UB; and UB Math and Science (UBMS) grants. In this notice we invite applications for Veterans UB (VUB) grants only. The invitations to apply for UB and UBMS grants were published in an earlier issue of the Federal Register. The VUB Program supports projects designed to prepare, motivate, and assist military veterans in the development of academic and other skills necessary for acceptance into and success in a program of postsecondary education.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294011

Opportunities/Announcements – May 17, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program CFDA Number 84.371C, ED-GRANTS-051617-001
Department of Education
Due Date: July 17, 2017
The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program awards competitive grants to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners, and children with disabilities.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293870

2. National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition, CNCS-05-16-2017
Corporation for National and Community Service
Due Date: July 11, 2017
This grant funds research on civic infrastructure and civic engagement and related concepets. For 2017 the three broad priority areas include how civic infrastructure and civic engagement are defined measured developed and hindered, how individuals civic engagement changes over the course of a lifetime, impacts associated with civic engagement, volunteering or national service. This competition is only open to institutions of higher education and funds projects in two categories -dissertation and scholars. Award amounts are expected to be in the range of $20,000 to $150,000 up to 2 years.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293872

3. National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CY-1238
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children & Families – ACYF/FYSB
Due Date: July 10, 2017
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award one cooperative agreement on a competitive basis for a period of three years to operate the Runaway and Homeless Youth National Communication System (NCS) Program.The NCS Program is a dedicated toll-free, U.S. national communication system that provides information, referral services, crisis intervention, prevention approaches, and communication services to vulnerable, at-risk, and runaway and homeless youth and their families or legal guardians.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289859

4. Engineering Science & Technology (BEST) Robotics Grant: Higher Education Agency (HEA) Local Hub Teacher Professional Development (LHTPD) 2017, MDA-2017-DACV-STEM-0002
Department of Defense/Missile Defense Agency
Due Date: June 30, 2017
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach’s goal is to increase the awareness of K-12 and college students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, in order to enhance the number of U.S. scientists and engineers capable of solving future Missile Defense challenges in the Government, industry, and academia.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293594

5. National Training and Development Initiative for Foster/Adoptive Parents, HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CO-1266
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families
Due Date: July 10, 2017
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to award one cooperative agreement to an organization to develop a state-of-the-art foster/adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and development components that reflect the capacities required of successful foster/adoptive parents. This is intended to be a product that could be utilized free of charge by all states, tribes, and territories and consistently applied wherever implemented. Development of this program would include research on the common characteristics of foster/adoptive families that have succeeded in terms of well-being and stability.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291975


Funding Opportunities – Students

6. National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition, CNCS-05-16-2017
Corporation for National and Community Service
Due Date: July 11, 2017
This grant funds research on civic infrastructure and civic engagement and related concepets. For 2017 the three broad priority areas include how civic infrastructure and civic engagement are defined measured developed and hindered, how individuals civic engagement changes over the course of a lifetime, impacts associated with civic engagement, volunteering or national service. This competition is only open to institutions of higher education and funds projects in two categories -dissertation and scholars. Award amounts are expected to be in the range of $20,000 to $150,000 up to 2 years.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293872

Opportunities/Announcements – May 10, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Skatepark Grants
Tony Hawk Foundation
Due Date: June 14, 2017
The primary mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high quality, public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States, and to support International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Only organizations seeking to build free, public skateparks in low-income communities in the United States may apply for a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. International projects are considered on an invitation-only basis.
More information: http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/grant-application/

2. Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) Supporting Effective Educator Development Program CFDA Number 84.423A, ED-GRANTS-042017-001
Department of Education
Due Date: June 21, 2017
The SEED Program, established under section 2242 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 6672), provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based, and practices that prepare, develop, or enhance educators. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models that can be sustained and disseminated.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293288

3. University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Diversity Fellowships, HHS-2017-ACL-AOD-DDUC-0220
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: July 11, 2017
This opportunity will fund up to eleven UCEDD Diversity fellowship grants to continue to address the disparities experienced by historically underrepresented communities. Funds will be used to support the recruitment and retention of trainees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in a fellowship experience at the UCEDD with opportunities to make systemic change through a capstone project in community based activities.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292505

4. Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, HRSA-17-070
Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration
Due Date: June 12, 2017
Professional Track Accredited institutions of higher education or accredited behavioral health professional training programs in behavioral pediatrics, social work, school social work, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, school counseling, or professional counseling. Programs must require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health as part of the training and a prerequisite for graduation. Accredited schools of masters or doctoral-level training in psychiatry, psychiatric- nursing programs. APA-accredited doctoral level schools and programs in health service psychology or school psychology programs with a practicum of ten or more hours per week for two semesters, and APA-accredited doctoral internship programs in professional psychology.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293172

5. Behavioral Interventions Scholars, HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PD-1201
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families
Due Date: July 3, 2017
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is soliciting applications for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using behavioral science approaches to examine specific research questions of relevance to social service programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284799

6. Diversity and Inclusion Training Action Plan Implementation Grant, HHS-2017-ACL-AOD-DDTI-0219
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: July 10, 2017
Funds will be used for the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion training program developed by a consortium of UCEDDs in FY2017. The Diversity and Inclusion training program implementation will equip all levels of UCEDDs with the skills, knowledge, strategies and methods to guide the work of sustaining diversity and cultural and linguistic competence within programs concerned with developmental disabilities.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292433

7. Engineering Science & Technology (BEST) Robotics Grant: Higher Education Agency (HEA) Local Hub Teacher Professional Development (LHTPD) 2017, MDA-2017-DACV-STEM-0002
Department of Defense/Missile Defense Agency
Due Date: June 9, 2017
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach’s goal is to increase the awareness of K-12 and college students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, in order to enhance the number of U.S. scientists and engineers capable of solving future Missile Defense challenges in the Government, industry, and academia.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293594


Funding Opportunities – Students

8. Dissertation Grants
Charles Koch Foundation
Due Date: Continuous
The Foundation is accepting research grant proposals from current doctoral students writing dissertations that investigate free societies and the ideas, values, and institutions that maximize well-being. Proposals will be considered for dissertations across a variety of disciplines that examine foundational, system-level, and applied research questions. Accepted dissertation proposals may be awarded up to $5,000 in grant funding with the possibility of renewal as well as additional resources to expand doctoral candidates’ educational opportunities and career development.
More information: https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/graduate-students/dissertation-grants/

9. NCAA Division I Degree Completion Award Program
NCAA
Due Date: May 19, 2017
The NCAA Division I Degree-Completion Award Program was established in 1989 to assist student-athletes who could not complete their education during their five-year eligibility period. To be eligible to apply for the program, a student-athlete must have competed at an NCAA Division I institution, have received athletics-related financial aid, and be within 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of completion of his or her degree.
More information: http://www.ncaa.org/ncaa-division-i-degree-completion-award-program

Opportunities/Announcements – May 3, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: National Technical Assistance Center for Inclusive Practices and Policies CFDA Number 84.326Y, ED-GRANTS-050217-001
Department of Education/ OSERS-OSEP
Due Date: June 16, 2017
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=293540

2. Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01), PAR-17-265
Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health
Due Date: January 7, 2018
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293563

3. Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34), PAR-17-266
Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health
Due Date: January 7, 2018
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293564

4. Centers for Independent Living Competition, HHS-2017-ACL-AOD-IL-0222
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: June 30, 2017
The objectives of this new funding opportunity is to provide financial assistance to the territories of Guam, American Samoa and to the state of Pennsylvania to provide, expand and improve the provision of independent living services in each respective territory and state and to support statewide networks of centers for independent living.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292559

5. Scaling Up Women’s Entrepreneurship in India, ND-NOFO-17-102
Department of State/U.S. Mission to India
Due Date: June 30, 2017
To promote sustainable enterprises, small businesses and innovation in India by connecting women entrepreneurs in India with American and Indian mentors through a series of skill development workshops and mentoring networks.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293532

6. Innovative Mental Health Services Research Not Involving Clinical Trials (R01), PAR-17-264
Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health
Due Date: September 7, 2020
The purpose of this funding announcement is to encourage innovative research that will inform and support the delivery of high-quality, continuously improving mental health services to benefit the greatest number of individuals with, or at risk for developing, a mental illness. This announcement invites applications for non-clinical trial R01-level projects that address NIMH strategic priorities for mental health services research.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293493

7. DRL- Engaging Youth in Promoting Tolerance, Pluralism, and the Human Rights of Marginalized Populations, DRLA-DRLAQM-17-071
Department of State/Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Due Date: June 16, 2017
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support policy objective to promote religious tolerance, pluralism, and the human rights of marginalized populations through engaging youth.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293498

Opportunities/Announcements – April 26, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Early Childhood Systems Technical Assistance Center CFDA Number 84.326P, ED-GRANTS-041917-002
Department of Education/OSERS/OSEP
Due Date: June 5, 2017
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=293296

2. Supporting Effective Educator Development Program, United States Department of Education (ED), ED-GRANTS-122116-001
Department of Education/Office of Innovation and Improvement
Due Date: NOI Due May 5, 2017, Application June 19, 2017
The SEED Program, established under section 2242 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 6672), provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based practices that prepare, develop, or enhance educators. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models that can be sustained and disseminated.
More information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/20/2017-08042/applications-for-new-awards-supporting-effective-educator-development-program

3. Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), NSF 15-599
National Science Foundation
Due Date: August 9, 2017
ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM and ICT careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15599/nsf15599.htm

4. Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology Implementation CFDA Number 84.327S, ED-GRANTS-042117-001
Department of Education/ OSERS/OSEP
Due Date: June 5, 2017
The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293366


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Soros Foundation
Due Date: November 1, 2017
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years.
More information: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply

Opportunities/Announcements – April 19, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Assistance for Arts Education Programs: Professional Development for Arts Educators Grants CFDA Number 84.351C, ED-GRANTS-032817-001
Department of Education/ Office of Innovation and Improvement
Due date: May 30, 2017
This program is intended to enrich the academic experiences by promoting arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities. The Professional Development for Arts Educators grant (PDAE) specifically supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) in which 50 percent or more of the students are from low-income families.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292803

2. Young Scholars Program (YSP)
Foundation for Child Development (FCD
Due Date: June 5, 2017
The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation’s children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion. YSP encourages applications from scholars who are:
Themselves from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, e.g., first-generation college graduates and those from low-income communities. Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches.
More information: https://www.fcd-us.org/about-us/young-scholars-program/

3. Employment Retention Inventory Research Project, 17CS07
Department of Justice/National Institute of Corrections
Due Date: June 10, 2017
The goal of this project is to determine whether the ERI effectively identifies the precursors, obstacles, and personality traits that influence an offender’s separation from the workforce. In addition, this project will explore the relationship between offender employment retention and recidivism. The major deliverables of this project include (1) the use of a system to capture and evaluate data and (2) a written report that summarizes project findings, recommendations, and potential next steps. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Community Services Division.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293131

4. Reentry Employment Series- Training and Coaching Facilitation, 17CS08
Department of Justice/National Institute of Corrections
Due Date: June 10, 2017
In order to assist justice involved adults with maintaining long-term attachments to the workforce, practitioners must be able to assess those at high risk for job loss, identify specific criminogenic risks, and develop programming in response to identified risk/need areas. In addition, practitioners must maintain a communication style that supports exploration of the values, thoughts and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism. The Reentry Employment Series provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist justice involved adults as they explore the values, thoughts and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293123

5. Outcome Measures for Use in Treatment Trials of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (R01), PAR-16-216
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/NIH
Due Date: June 5, 2017
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, validate, and/or calibrate informative outcome measures for use in clinical trials for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This FOA will address a significant need in the field, one that is especially apparent in efforts to develop pharmacological treatments for these populations. Potential applicants may also be interested in the FOA “Preclinical Research on Model Organisms to Predict Treatment Outcomes for Disorders Associated with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (R01).”
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-216.html

6. Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS), USDA-NIFA-WAMS-006350
Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Due Date: June 8, 2017
This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293110

7. Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes, NSF 17-553
National Science Foundation
Due Date: March 14, 2019
Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes are national resources that aim to advance research in the mathematical sciences through programs supporting discovery and dissemination of knowledge in mathematics and statistics and enhancing connections to related fields in which the mathematical sciences can play important roles. Institute activities help focus the attention of some of the best mathematical minds on problems of particular importance and timeliness. Institutes are also community resources that involve a broad segment of U.S.-based mathematical sciences researchers in their activities. The goals of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes program include advancing research in the mathematical sciences, increasing the impact of the mathematical sciences in other disciplines, and expanding the talent base engaged in mathematical research in the United States.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293241

8. Monticello College Foundation grant
Monticello College Foundation
Due Date: August 31, 2017
To be eligible for a Monticello College Foundation grant, a project must have the potential to make a genuine, effective contribution to the advancement of education for women. Where applicable, the grant recipient should be able to assure continuance of a successful project after the termination of the grant. More information: http://monticellofound.org/grants.cfm


Funding Opportunities – Students

9. 2017 Dissertation Award
Upjohn Institute
Due Date: July 7, 2017
The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.
More information: http://www.upjohn.org/about-us/news-information/dissertation-award

10. Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars, HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YE-1208
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Due Date: Letter of intent May 15, 2017; Application due June 12, 2017
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is soliciting applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students.
More information: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YE-1208

11. Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YR-1219

Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Due Date: Letter of intent May 15, 2017; Application due June 12, 2017
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is soliciting applications for the Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, state, or federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education practices.
More information: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/index.cfm?switch=foa&fon=HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YR-1219

Opportunities/Announcements – April 5, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

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

External Competitions

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

Opportunities/Announcements – March 29, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

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

External Competitions

2. 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: April 21, 2017
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for disabled Veterans 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 disabled Veterans 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

3. YouthPower Learning Grants
Making Cents International
Due Date: April 13, 2017
YouthPower uses a positive youth development approach to implement programs within and across sectors. YouthPower seeks to improve the capacity of youth-led and youth-serving institutions and engage young people, their families and communities so that youth can reach their full potential.
More information: http://www.youthpower.org/resources/youthpower-learning-grants-request-application-rfa-003-2017-advancing-evidence-base-youth

4. New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Due Date: May 16, 2017
New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results.
More information: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/new-connections–increasing-diversity-of-rwjf-programming.html

5. 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

6. FY 2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program, ECA-ECAPEC-17-031
Department of State/Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Due Date: May 24, 2017
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Sports Diplomacy Division, of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the FY 2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to implement Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy international exchanges. The Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy programs support U.S. foreign policy goals and promote key U.S. values, on and off the field, and an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts from which they arise. These programs are an effective way to engage priority audiences, including at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. Sports Visitor Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches are ineligible to submit proposals to this solicitation (see full announcement).
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292731

7. Research and Development, 20170608-PR
National Endowment for the Humanities
Due Date: June 8, 2017
The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials. This program recognizes that finding solutions to complex problems often requires forming interdisciplinary project teams, bringing together participants with expertise in the humanities; in preservation; and in information, computer, and natural science. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292772

8. Assistance for Arts Education Programs: Professional Development for Arts Educators Grants CFDA Number84.351C, ED-GRANTS-032817-001
Department of Education/Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)
Due Date: May 30, 2017
The Assistance for Arts Education program is intended to enrich the academic experiences by promoting arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities. The Professional Development for Arts Educators grant (PDAE) specifically supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) in which 50 percent or more of the students are from low-income families.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292803

9. Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
National Science Foundation
Due Date: December 8, 2017
The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm