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

Opportunities/Announcements – March 22, 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. Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program, HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-RG-1228
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families – ORR
Due Date: May 5, 2017
The overall goal of the Refugee MED Program is assist refugees to become economically self-sufficient by, 1) assisting refugees to establish microenterprise businesses through the provision of MED loans, training and technical assistance (T/TA), and 2) assisting refugees in building credit history and/or repairing their credit score. Allowable activities under the Refugee MED Program include providing technical assistance on loans, maintaining a revolving loan fund, provision of credit builder loans, and administrative costs associated with managing the MED Program.
More information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287953

3. Institutional Challenge Grant
William T. Grant Foundation
Due Date: September 12, 2017
The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
More information: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/institutional-challenge-grant

4. University Centers for Career Development (UCCD), RFA-263-17-000001
Agency for International Development/Egypt USAID-Cairo
Due Date: April 24, 2017
Under the U.S. – Egypt Higher Education Initiative, which, in part, aims to foster a 21st century competitive workforce, USAID/Egypt will issue a cooperative agreement award to establish a minimum of 20 operational and financially sustainable University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) in at least 12 Egyptian public universities in Greater Cairo, Upper Egypt and the Delta region. The activity will operate for four years and the total estimated amount is US $ 20 million. The UCCD will improve the long-term capacity of Egyptian public universities to assist students in their transition from college to work. Activities include career guidance, training, technical assistance, sub-grants, provision of equipment and supplies, and operational costs as well as equipment, software, and communications technology.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292092

5. Research and Evaluation, Demonstration, and Data Analysis and Utilization, FR-6000-N-29
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Due Date: April 11, 2017
The Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations, and Data Analysis and Utilization program (referred to as “HUDRD”) is managed by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of up to $2,900,000 in FY 2016 funding. The following projects are eligible for award in the amounts listed: 1) Accessible Housing and Technology Research and Demonstration (HUD may award 1-4 grants, with the sum total of all awards not to exceed $2,000,000).
2) Technical Assistance Assessment (1 award of approximately $900,000). NOTE: Applicants are not required to apply for both projects; however a separate application for each project is a requirement.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291738

6. OVC FY 17 Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities: A Seamless Approach from First Response to Healing, OVC-2017-11966
Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime
Due Date: May 2, 2017
The goal of this solicitation is to update and expand OVC’s resources to support crime victims with disabilities, particularly the following two resources: Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response DVD and Trainers Guide (published in 2009 and revised in 2011) and Victims with Disabilities: The Forensic Interview DVD and Trainer’s Guide (published 2007 and revised in 2011). Since these documents were first published, expansive work has been done on disabilities and the technology landscape of victimization has rapidly changed. In addition, there is a need for guidance on making services accessible and appropriate to crime victims with disabilities throughout the process from first response and forensic interviewing to healing.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292527

7. Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma, SM-17-009
Department of Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis
Due Date: May 17, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292576

8. OJJDP FY 17 Changing Minds: Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma, OJJDP-2017-11000
Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Due Date: May 2, 2017
To extend and continue the important work done to date in educating the public and in professional development on children exposed to violence, OJJDP invites applications to provide training, technical assistance, and resources to state, local, and tribal professionals who work with at-risk children and justice-involved youth in three discrete categories of funding, as described following: Category 1: Master Trainings/Training of Trainers on CEV and childhood trauma for educators and educational administrators in public school and correctional and alternative education settings based on the Changing Minds K-12 training institute; Category 2: Master Trainings/Training of Trainers on CEV and childhood trauma for law enforcement based on the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence curriculum and toolkit; and Category 3: Changing Minds Public Awareness Campaign expansion and enhancement phase 2.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292578


Funding Opportunities – Students

9. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI), NSF 14-604
National Science Foundation
Due Date: October 15, 2017
The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14604/nsf14604.htm

Opportunities/Announcements – March 15, 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. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (Partnership Grants), CFDA Number 84.334A , ED-GRANTS-031017-001
Department of Education/ Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Due Date: April 19, 2017
The GEAR UP Program is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for academic and related support services to eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities and English learners, to help them to obtain a secondary school diploma and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Under the GEAR UP Program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities: (1) States and (2) partnerships comprised, at minimum, of institutions of higher education (IHEs) and local educational agencies (LEAs).
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292348

3. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (State Grants), CFDA Number 84.334S , ED-GRANTS-031317-002
Department of Education/ Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Due Date: April 24, 2017
The GEAR UP Program is a discretionary grant program that provides funding for academic and related support services to eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities and English learners, to help them to obtain a secondary school diploma and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Under the GEAR UP Program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities: (1) States and (2) partnerships comprised, at minimum, of institutions of higher education (IHE)s and local educational agencies (LEAs). In this notice we invite applications for State grants only.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292432

4. Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25), PAR-17-221
Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health
Due Date: May 24, 2019
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292471

5. BJA FY 17 National Initiatives Adjudications: Training and Technical Assistance to Support Protection of Constitutional Rights Under the Sixth Amendment, BJA-2017-11620
Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance
Due Date: May 16, 2017
Funding to support several projects to support training and technical assistance to state and local governments, including any agent with responsibility thereof, to meet the obligations established by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, including the rights to a speedy public trial; impartial jury; effective assistance of Defense counsel; defendant notice of nature and cause of accusation; and to compel and cross examine witnesses. TTA activities will include dissemination of model information, best practices and research; support for defense systems strategic planning; and assistance with adopting and implementing a system and/or strategies for the administration of justice consistent with the Sixth Amendment, including the effective assistance of defense counsel.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292472

6. Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers Program, HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-DPTB-0204
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: May 9, 2017
The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living establishes a priority for the funding of a National Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers Program. The TBI Model System Centers must provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary services to individuals with traumatic brain injury and conduct research that contributes to evidence-based rehabilitation interventions and clinical and practice guidelines. The TBI Model System Centers must generate new knowledge that can be used to improve outcomes of individuals with traumatic brain injury in one or more of the domains identified.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290612

7. Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Financed Solely by 2017 Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF-2017), HHS-2017-ACL-AOA-CSSG-0207
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: May 12, 2017
The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forecasts the possible availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds to make three-year grants to approximately 6-8 entities to bring to scale and sustain evidence-based programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290899

8. NIJ FY17 New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), NIJ-2017-11363
Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice
Due Date: Mar 27, 2017
The NIJ New Investigator/Early Career Program provides support for non-tenured assistant professors to conduct applied research on topics relevant to NIJ in the social/behavioral and STEM sciences. Applications must propose research led by a Principal Investigator (PI) who: was awarded a terminal degree no more than four (4) years ago; holds a non-tenured assistant professor position at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States; and has not previously served as PI on an NIJ research grant or fellowship.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291438

9. Refugee Health Promotion, HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-RX-1222
DHHS/Administration for Children and Families
Due Date: May 15, 2017
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites States to submit applications for Refugee Health Promotion (RHP) discretionary grant funds. The purpose of the RHP grant is to support health and emotional wellness among refugees. The program is designed to coordinate and promote local health and mental health services and education. The funding should enhance access to health care services.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288031

10. National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), HHS-2017-ACL-AOA-ABRC-0213
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: June 15, 2017
ACL has identified the following core targets to establish a vision for activities of the NCEA as established in statute. At a minimum, applicants must identify how they propose to meet/carry-out the core targets for the NCEA. Applicants may propose additional targets that build upon or expand the core targets established by ACL. : The applicant must describe how it will carry out the following activities: Serve as a national authority and leader on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291744

11. Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network Collaborative Research Project, HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-DPAD-0201
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: May 9, 2017
The purpose of NIDILRR’s DRRPs, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by generating new knowledge or developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities. Under this priority, one DRRP grant will be awarded to serve as the NIDILRR American Disabilities Act (ADA) Research Collaborative.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290396

12. Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, HHS-2017-ACL-NIDILRR-DPKT-0202
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: May 9, 2017
The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290405

13. International Research Experiences for Students (IRES), NSF 12-551
National Science Foundation
Due Date: August 15, 2017
The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12551/nsf12551.htm

14. National Book Fund
Proliteracy
Due Date: April 14, 2017
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

15. The North Face Explore Fund
North Face
Due Date: April 5, 2017
The North Face Explore Fund provides $500,000 annually in grants to nonprofit organizations working in powerful and creative ways to encourage participants to experience outdoor activities and develop an enduring appreciation of the outdoors. Since its founding in 2010, the Explore Fund has provided nearly 500 grants to nonprofits that serve thousands of people in communities around the country. The Explore Fund reflects our commitment to introduce more people to the joy of exploring the outdoors and the natural world.
More information: https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/outdoor-exploration/explore-fund.html


Funding Opportunities – Students

16. F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
American Psychological Foundation
Due Date: June 1, 2017
APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective. Proposed research should be compatible with McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).
More information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/mcguigan-dissertation.aspx

17. Dissertation Research Grant
American Psychological Association (APA)/Educational Psychology, APA Division 15
Due Date: May 1, 2017
Division 15 invites graduate students who are members or affiliates of the division to apply for a Dissertation Research Grant. The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support for educational psychology doctoral students preparing to collect their dissertation data. Two grants will be awarded, each including a $1,000 stipend to be applied toward the student’s dissertation research. Announcement of the grant award winners will be made during the APA convention. To be eligible, applicants must be current graduate students who are members or student affiliates of Division 15. Applicants must have submitted or defended a dissertation proposal to their committee but must have not yet collected dissertation data. Submissions will be evaluated based on the importance of the research question, match with Division 15 goals, and quality of the proposed methodology.
More information: http://apadiv15.org/awards/dissertation-research-grants/

Opportunities/Announcements – March 8, 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. Understanding Teacher Change and Teachers as Learners in K-12 Classrooms
The James S McDonnell Foundation (JSMF)
Due Date: April 26, 2017 (Pre-proposal)
The James S McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) announces a new program in 2017 that will fund education research on the science of teaching and expand our understanding of teachers as learners and as agents of change in education. There is an urgent need to know how teachers think and work within complex, ever-changing educational systems to process, evaluate, and adopt “evidence-based” practices. There are numerous and ever growing lists of recommended evidence-based practices that teachers are encouraged to adopt, such as those identified in What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides from the U.S. Department of Education (ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/) and the Core Practice Consortium (corepracticeconsortium.com). But there is little research on how teachers view, interpret, or work to improve their use of such practices.
More information: https://www.jsmf.org/apply/teachers-as-learners/

3. The Statewide Data Infrastructure Project for Arts Education
National Endowment for the Arts
Due Date: April 12, 2017
Through the Statewide Data Infrastructure Project for Arts Education, the National Endowment for the Arts will support state-level extraction, analysis, and reporting of K-12 arts education data that is already being collected by states. The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (“Cooperator”) to design a structure to support this project.
More information: https://www.arts.gov/program-solicitation-statewide-data-infrastructure-project-arts-education

4. Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP): Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools CFDA Number 84.282M, ED-GRANTS-030117-003
Department of Education
Due Date: March 15, 2017
The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend charter schools and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; encourage States to provide facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter school authorizing process.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292121

5. NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System, NIJ-2017-11481
Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice
Due Date: March 23, 2017
The purpose of this solicitation is to promote multidisciplinary research in the area of safety, health, and wellness for the criminal justice community in support of the NIJ Safety, Health, and Wellness Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291029

6. Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR), HRSA-17-110
Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration
Due Date: March 20, 2017
This announcement solicits applications for the Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR). The purpose of this program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of community-based, primary care providers in addressing the mental/behavioral health conditions of their patients. The program supports continuing education in psychosocial developmental aspects of child health that emphasizes the practical challenges confronted by community-based, primary care practitioners.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291145


Funding Opportunities – Students
7. Small Awards in Behavioral Economics
Russell Sage Foundation
Due Date: Rolling submissions
There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any topic in behavioral economics. However, projects must contribute to the Foundation’s mission to improve the social and living conditions in the U.S. Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the research design and the preparation of the results.
More information: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/small-grants-behavioral-economics

8. Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36), PAR-17-025
NIH/ National Institute on Aging
Due Date: June 16, 2017
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide dissertation awards in all areas of research within NIA’s strategic priorities to increase diversity of the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-025.html

9. Fellowships
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Due Date: May 15, 2017
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. These fellowships support scholars who intend to conduct research at archives in New York City.
More information: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/fellowships

Opportunities/Announcements – February 22, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

Internal Competitions

1. VCU Community Engagement Grants
Due Date: February 24, 2017
With support from the Office of the Provost and the Vice President for Health Sciences, the Council for Community Engagement (CCE) provides one-year Community Engagement Grants and one-year Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Partnership Development Grants that will enhance and increase university engagement with the greater Richmond community and will contribute to the research and teaching of VCU units.
For more information visit: http://community.vcu.edu/council/community-engagement-grants/

Internal Competitions

2. Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Due Date: November 3, 2017
The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. For 2018-19, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers* currently teaching mathematics at the grades Pre-K-6 level. The research must be a collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades Pre-K-6 classroom teachers.
More information: http://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Pre-K-6-Classroom-Research-Grants/

3. Impact Grants
IDEA
Due Date: March 31, 2017 (Limited submission)
With our IDEA Impact Grants, IDEA seeks to promote new knowledge in higher education in the fields of teaching, learning, and campus climate. IDEA Impact Grants are designed to promote effective student learning by carefully exploring and systematically documenting the efficacy of various teaching practices, learning environments, and institutional policies.
More information: http://www.ideaedu.org/Giving-Grantmaking/Grantmaking/Grant-Guidelines

4. Monticello College Foundation Grant
Monticello College Foundation
Due Date: February 28, 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

5. National Professional Development (NPD) Program CFDA Number 84.365Z, ED-GRANTS-022117-001
Department of Education/Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
Due Date: April 24, 2017
The National Professional Development (NPD) program, authorized by section 3131(c)(1)(C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (hereafter in this notice referred to as the ESEA), awards grants on a competitive basis, for a period of not more than five years, to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or public or private entities with relevant experience and capacity, in consortia with State educational agencies (SEAs) or local educational agencies (LEAs). The purpose of these grants is to provide professional development activities that will improve classroom instruction for English learners (ELs) and assist educational personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards, including standards for certification and licensure as teachers who work in language instruction educational programs or serve ELs.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291942

6. Federal TRIO Programs: Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program CFDA Number 84.217A, ED-GRANTS-022117-002
Department of Education/Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Due Date: April 7, 2017
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program is one of the eight programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs, which provides postsecondary educational support for qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The McNair Program awards discretionary grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291943


Funding Opportunities – Students

7. Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowships
Princeton University
Due Date: March 1, 2017
The Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellowship program is intended to recognize and support post-generals graduate students with distinguished academic records in any discipline whose dissertation research centrally involves the critical study of human values. In addition to providing tangible support, a main purpose is to enable people working on topics in human values to engage with each other both informally and in the faculty-led fellows’ seminar, where they present their work in progress.
More information: http://uchv.princeton.edu/fellowships-awards/graduate-prize-fellowships

8. The Clara Mayo Grants
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Due Date: May 15, 2017
The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.
More information: http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=727

9. The Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Travel Grant
Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
Due Date: April 1, 2017
The Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Travel Grant is awarded annually to support graduate-level research conducted at member repositories of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). An award of up to $1500 may be used to underwrite travel, lodging, copying and other research expenses incurred from July 1- June 1 of the award year.
More information: https://acsc.wildapricot.org/awards/