Funding Opportunities – Faculty
1. VCU Commercialization Fund
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Due Date: October 10, 2018
OVPRI is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Fall 2018 Commercialization Fund. The Commercialization Fund has been established to support translational research and inventions created at VCU that have the potential to be commercialized and benefit society. A total of $150,000 in funding is available for awards up to $50,000 per project. The awards are intended to de-risk and advance VCU inventions to a more mature stage and thus improve their chances of being out-licensed and brought to market. Learn more about some of the past winners. Application opens on September 10, 2018 and closes on October 10, 2018.
More information: https://innovationgateway.vcu.edu/inventors/cof/
2. SOE Opportunities: Seed Funding for Faculty Research Initiatives
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This program seeks to provide seed funding or start-up resources for faculty and University and Academic Professionals (UAP) research projects and initiatives. This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months. Award amounts will vary based on project needs, up to a maximum of $7,000. Contact the SOE Research Office for application instructions or for more information. Funding for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.
3. SOE Opportunities: Faculty Scholarly Development Funds
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months for a maximum of $750. Requests under this area will typically fall outside Department-supported faculty activities (e.g., conference travel is typically not covered by this program). Contact the SOE Research Office for application instructions or for more information. Funding available for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.
4. Shakespeare in American Communities
National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest bringing performances and related educational activities to audiences across the country. The program supports high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays and related educational activities for middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States.
More information: https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/shakespeare
5. FY18 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program, N00014-18-S-F003
Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research
Due Date: November 10, 2018
This announcement explicitly encourages projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and workers. Submissions are encouraged to consider including active learning approaches and incorporating 21st century skill development. Projects must aim to increase student and worker engagement in STEM and enhance people with needed Naval STEM capabilities. ONR encourages applications to utilize current STEM educational research for informing project design and advancing our understanding of how and why people choose STEM careers and opportunities of naval relevance.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298739
6. Research Grants Program
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Due Date: October 17, 2018
The AERA Grants Program provides Research Grants to faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctorallevel scholars. The program supports highly competitive studies using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data. This research and training program is designed to advance knowledge and build research capacity in education and STEM education and learning. Since 1991, this AERA Program has been vital to both research and training at early career stages.
More information: http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Grants-Program/Research-Grants
7. MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO), NNH18ZHA008C-MIROG7
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Due Date: October 25, 2018 (NOI), December 17, 2018 (Proposal)
NASA has consolidated its education activities into the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). MUREP supports training and development of students and faculty in STEM at targeted colleges and universities, and provides opportunities for research and education to inspire and prepare increasing numbers of students for STEM careers.
More information: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7B682AE271-A92C-80C3-08AA-DCF36D90599F%7D&path=open
Funding Opportunities – Students
8. SOE Opportunities: Seed Funding for Graduate Student Initiatives
Due Date: Rolling submissions
This program seeks to provide seed funding or start-up resources for doctoral student research projects and initiatives. Initiatives that support the doctoral student experience will be reviewed and considered. This mechanism will provide funding for a period of 12 months. Award amounts will vary based on project needs up to a maximum of $1500. Contact the SOE Research Office for application instructions or for more information. Funding for this program will be monitored to ensure availability throughout the academic year.
9. CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Due Date: December 4, 2018
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences using original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year in amounts up to $25,000. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow receives an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience.
More information: https://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/applicantguidelines/