Opportunities/Announcements – December 6, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention (R01-Clinical Trial Required), RFA-MD-18-005
National Institutes of Health
Due Date: May 25, 2018
The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-005.html

2. Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R01-Clinical Trial Optional), PA-18-401
National Institutes of Health
Due Date: February 5, 2018 (R01), February 16 (PA-18-400, R21; PA-18-399, R03)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-401.html

3. Oral History Grants
Harvard University
Due Date: February 5, 2018
The Schlesinger Library invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States to apply for support of up to $3,000.
This grant stipulates that the interviews take place in accordance with guidelines of the Oral History Association, that consent is obtained from interviewees for their words to be viewed by researchers worldwide, and that true copies or transcripts of the original recording of the oral interviews, as well as copies of the consent forms, be deposited in the Schlesinger Library upon completion.
More information: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants

4. Vibrant Places Grant
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Due Date: January 15, 2018
We believe suitable nonprofit facilities are critical to successful programs and services. We also believe vibrant facilities that provide appropriate space and are efficiently and attractively designed bring important benefits to clients, staff and the community.
More information: http://www.hamptonroadscf.org/Nonprofits/Apply-for-a-Grant/Community-Grants#974133-vibrant-places


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Dissertation Grants
Harvard University
Due Date: February 5, 2018
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America offers a variety of research grants to support new scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality. The Schlesinger Library invites predoctoral scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library’s collections to apply for research support. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program in a relevant field and have an approved dissertation topic. Priority will be given to those whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.
More information: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants

Opportunities/Announcements – November 29, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Employment, HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-AREM-0238
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: January 16, 2018
The purpose of NIDILRR’s ARRT program, which is funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to provide advanced research training and experience to individuals with doctorates, or similar advanced degrees, who have clinical or other relevant experience. ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. ARRT projects must provide advanced research training to eligible individuals to enhance their capacity to conduct high-quality multidisciplinary disability and rehabilitation research to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities in NIDILRR’s major domain of employment.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298535

2. Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Community Living and Participation, HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-ARCP-0240
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: January 16, 2018
The purpose of NIDILRR’s ARRT program, which is funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to provide advanced research training and experience to individuals with doctorates, or similar advanced degrees, who have clinical or other relevant experience. ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. ARRT projects must provide advanced research training to eligible individuals to enhance their capacity to conduct high-quality multidisciplinary disability and rehabilitation research to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities in NIDILRR’s major domain of community living and participation.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298537

3. Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Health and Function, HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-ARHF-0241
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Community Living
Due Date: January 16, 2018
The purpose of NIDILRR’s ARRT program, which is funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to provide advanced research training and experience to individuals with doctorates, or similar advanced degrees, who have clinical or other relevant experience. ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. ARRT projects must provide advanced research training to eligible individuals to enhance their capacity to conduct high-quality multidisciplinary disability and rehabilitation research to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities in NIDILRR’s major domain of health and function.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298538

4. Research Grants
W.T. Grant Foundation
Due Date: January 10, May 2, 2018, and August 1, 2018
Research grants about reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Research grants about improving the use of research initiative will range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. This shift to a million dollar ceiling reflects our renewed commitment to this focus area and our interest in funding bold, large-scale studies to significantly advance the field. Projects involving secondary data analysis are at the lower end of the budget range, whereas projects involving new data collection and sample recruitment can be at the higher end. Proposals to launch experiments in which settings (e.g., classrooms, schools, youth programs) are randomly assigned to conditions sometimes have higher awards.
More information: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants

5. Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation, NSF 17-143
National Science Foundation
Due Date: Check applicable directorate/program
Scholars with research proposals that contribute to the Science of Broadening Participation should submit proposals to the most relevant programs of the SBE Directorate and designate the proposal as SBP by including “SBP” at the beginning of the proposal title. Information concerning SBE programs may be found on the following websites under each one’s respective Programs and Funding section: Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social and Economic Sciences, and SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17143/nsf17143.jsp

6. 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: September 28, 2018
The ONR seeks a broad range of applications for augmenting existing or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, or cultivate a diverse, world-class STEM workforce in order to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The goal of any proposed effort must provide solutions that will establish and maintain pathways of diverse U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian DoN (or Navy and Marine Corps) STEM workforce opportunities. As the capacity of the DoN Science and Technology (S&T) workforce is interconnected with the basic research enterprise and STEM education system, ONR recognizes the need to support efforts that can jointly improve STEM student outcomes and align educational efforts with Naval S&T current and future workforce needs. This announcement explicitly encourages projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and workers.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298739

7. OVW FY 2018 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program, OVW-2018-13831
Department of Justice/Office on Violence Against Women
Due Date: January 26, 2018
The program was authorized to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Grant funds are used to provide enhanced services to underserved populations; build the capacity of both mainstream organizations and organizations serving underserved populations to provide culturally appropriate and inclusive services; and to increase training and outreach activities targeted at organizations providing services to underserved populations.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298794


Funding Opportunities – Students

8. Dissertation Grants
American Educational Research Association
Due Date: January 18, 2018
AERA invites education­-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1 year projects.
More information: http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Grants-Program/Dissertation-Grants

9. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program
Marquette University
Due Date: January 8, 2018
In 2002, Marquette established the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program, intended to increase the presence of underrepresented ethnic groups by supporting doctoral candidates in completing their final academic requirement, the dissertation. The fellowship provides a student from other U.S. universities with one year of financial support, including a stipend, fringe benefits, and research and travel funds. The fellow will be in residence at Marquette for an academic year, during which the recipient will teach one course in his or her area of specialization while completing his or her dissertation. The recipient will also participate in a formal mentoring program.
More information: http://www.marquette.edu/provost/mitchem-dissertation-program.php

10. AADS Dissertation Fellowship
Boston College
Due Date: January 16, 2018
Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field. This 2018/2019 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.
More information: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/sites/aads/special-programs/resources—opportunities/dissertation-fellowship.html

12. Steven A. Stahl Research Grant
International Literacy Association
Due Date: January 15, 2018
This US$1,000 award was established to honor the memory and work of Steven A. Stahl by encouraging and supporting promising graduate students in their research. This grant will be awarded annually to a recipient with at least three years of teaching experience who is conducting classroom research (including action research) focused on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement. Applicants must be ILA members.
More information: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants/ila-steven-a-stahl-research-grant

Opportunities/Announcements – November 15, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. NEA Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing, FY2019, 2018NEA03LFCW
National Endowment for the Arts
Due Date: March 7, 2018
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298531

2. Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience, NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-2005455
Department of Commerce
Due Date: April 6, 2018
The goal of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is to support the education of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Many U.S. communities are increasingly contending with issues related to preventing, withstanding, and recovering from disruptions caused by extreme weather and other environmental hazards (U.S. Department of Commerce FY2014-FY2018 Strategic Plan).
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298495

3. Public Humanities Projects, 20180110-GW
National Endowment for the Humanities
Due Date: January 10, 2018
Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298594

4. Methods and Technologies for Personalized Learning, Modeling and Assessment, BAA-RQKH-2015-0001
Department of Defense/Air Force Research Lab
Due Date: November 17, 2019
The Air Force Research Laboratories and 711th Human Performance Wing are soliciting white papers (and later technical and cost proposals) on the following research effort. This is an open ended BAA. The closing date for submission of White Papers is 17 Nov 2019.This program deals with science and technology development, experimentation, and demonstration in the areas of improving and personalizing individual, team, and larger group instructional training methods for airmen. The approaches relate to competency definition and requirements analysis, training and rehearsal strategies, and models and environments that support learning and proficiency achievement and sustainment during non-practice of under novel contexts.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271531


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars, HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YE-1208
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families
Due Date: April 2, 2018
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://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287555

Opportunities/Announcements – November 8, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. OVW Fiscal Year 2018 Justice for Families Program Solicitation, OVW-2018-13741
Department of Justice/Office on Violence Against Women
Due Date: December 20, 2017
The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 to improve the response of all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of communities and courts to respond to impacted families: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training and technical assistance for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; provision of resources in juvenile court matters; and development or promotion of legislation, model codes, policies, and best practices.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298378

2. NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program
NCAA
Due Date: December 1, 2017
The NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program supports research and data-driven pilot projects designed to enhance student-athlete psychosocial well-being and mental health. Research topics may include, but are not limited to, managing transitions (e.g., from recruit to first-year student; transferring between universities; adapting from youth sports to college sports environment; developing independence from parents), identity development, stress management, substance use, bystander intervention, cultivating healthy relationships, career exploration and sport exit strategies. Funded projects must demonstrate potential to result in campus-level programming that can positively impact the well-being of NCAA student-athletes at a range of member institutions.
More information: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/ncaa-innovations-research-and-practice-grant-program

3. FY 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators, ECA-ECAAE-18-009
Department of State/Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Due Date: December 22, 2017 (limited submission)
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators (administrators, curriculum developers, education ministry officials, teachers, teacher trainers, or textbook writers) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the United States at secondary schools and teacher training institutions abroad.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298152

Opportunities/Announcements – November 1, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Accesslex Institute/AIR Research Grants
AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Due Date: November 30, 2017
Research grants of up $50,000 are available to faculty, practitioners, and scholars. The program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Preference is given to proposals that utilize regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets, although research that focuses on a single institution is acceptable. Preference is also given to proposals that specifically address legal education; however, proposals that study access, affordability and value of graduate and professional education more generally are also encouraged. Researchers may analyze pre-existing data or include the construction of a new dataset in their proposal.
More information: https://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/AccessLexInstitute.aspx

2. Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program, HHS-2018-ACF-ACYF-SR-1358
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children & Families
Due Date: May 25, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau announces the availability of funds under the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. The purpose of the SRAE Program is to fund projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. The services are targeted to participants that reside in areas with high rates of teen births and/or are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goals of SRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298222

3. Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R01-Clinical Trial Optional), PA-18-316
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/NIH
Due Date: February 5, 2018
The purpose of this FOA is to support investigator-initiated R01 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-316.html

4. Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R21-Clinical Trial Optional), PA -18-328
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/NIH
Due Date: February 16, 2018
The purpose of this FOA is to support investigator-initiated R21 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-328.html


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Accesslex Institute/AIR Doctoral Grants
AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Due Date: November 30, 2017
Dissertation grants of up to $25,000 are available to doctoral students to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor. The program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Preference is given to proposals that utilize regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets, although research that focuses on a single institution is acceptable. Preference is also given to proposals that specifically address legal education; however, proposals that study access, affordability and value of graduate and professional education more generally are also encouraged. Researchers may analyze pre-existing data or include the construction of a new dataset in their proposal.
More information: https://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/AccessLexInstitute.aspx

Opportunities/Announcements – October 25, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Mind & Life 1440 Grants for Contemplative Education Research
Mind and Life Institute
Due Date: February 9, 2018
Through a partnership with the 1440 Foundation, the Mind & Life Institute is pleased to offer the Mind & Life 1440 Grants for Contemplative Education Research, specifically geared towards the investigation of social, relational, and academic outcomes of contemplative practice in K-12 educational settings. These grants are intended to promote research that evaluates the effectiveness of mindfulness, compassion, or other contemplative interventions in K-12 classrooms, with a focus on evaluating inner well-being and healthy relationships for students and teachers.
More information: https://www.mindandlife.org/1440-grants/

2. DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact, CDC-RFA-CE18-1801
Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control
Due Date: January 16, 2018
The purpose of this NOFO is to bring about decreases in IPV risk factors and increases in IPV protective factors by increasing strategic data-driven planning and sustainable use of community and societal level primary prevention activities that address the social determinants of health (SDOH) and are based on the best available evidence. In addition, the NOFO will help to further develop the evidence-base for community and societal-level programs and policy efforts to prevent IPV by increasing the use of evaluation and existing surveillance data at the state and local level.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=297628

3. Troops to Teachers Program, H98210-BAA-18-0001
Department of Defense
Due Date: January 26, 2018
Congress enacted the Troops to Teachers (TTT) Program in 1993 to assist eligible current and former members of the armed forces to transition into second careers as teachers. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness, Force Education, is responsible for program policy, funding and oversight. The TTT National Office, located within the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), is responsible for day-to-day operations and management of the program. Authorizing statute in 10 USC 1154(h) (2) (A), permits the Secretary of Defense to make grants to states or consortia of such states in order to support efforts of recruiting eligible current and former members of the armed forces for participation in the TTT Program and facilitating the employment of participants as elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, and career or technical teachers.
https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=298022


Funding Opportunities – Students

4. General Information Sessions about National Scholarship Opportunities
VCU National Scholarship Office
These info sessions will introduce students to a range of (inter)nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. We will also share with students how the NSO can support them during the application process. A third component of these info sessions focuses on steps that students can take to make themselves more competitive candidates for these awards. These sessions are geared specifically to first- and second-year undergraduates, transfer students, and new graduate students.
Both information sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) here at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) at the following times:
Friday, October 27, at 12-12:50pm, and
Tuesday, October 31, 2-2:50pm.
https://nso.vcu.edu

Opportunities/Announcements – October 18, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Conference Grants for Advancing Education Research: Creating and Sustaining Equitable Educational Spaces
Spencer Foundation
Due Date: December 1, 2017
The Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant program is designed to provide support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. The conference grant program intends to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research. Through this grant program, the Foundation rotates the area of focus periodically to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on pressing educational challenges. This grant program supports conference proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.
More information: http://www.spencer.org/conference-grants-advancing-education-research

2. Fellowship Program
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Due Date: December 1, 2017
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities.
More information: http://virginiahumanities.org/fellowships/

3. Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program, HHS-2018-ACF-ORR-RG-1337
Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families
Due Date: June 15, 2018
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for funding under the Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Project (RFCCMED). Through the RFCCMED program, ORR will provide funding for applicants which, through internal capacity and partnerships, will provide refugee participants with training and technical assistance in professional child care, microenterprise development, and financial literacy; assist refugee participants in navigating the child care licensing process; and provide direct financial assistance as needed to enable participants to prepare their homes for child care business operation.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298031

Opportunities/Announcements – October 11, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
Due Date: November 3, 2017
The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences.
More information: https://casbs.stanford.edu/fellowships

2. Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
National Endowment for the Humanities
Due Date: December 5, 2017
The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to natural and man-made disasters.
More information: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-cultural-heritage-collections

3. Collaborative Research Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
Due Date: December 6, 2017
Debate, exchange of ideas, and working together—all are basic activities that advance humanities knowledge and foster rich scholarship that would not be possible by researchers working on their own. The Collaborative Research grant program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for scholarly audiences and/or general audiences.
More information: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants

4. Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
Due Date: December 6, 2017
Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.
More information: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants


Funding Opportunities – Students

5. Pre-Doc Fellowship
The Carter G. Woodson Institute/UVA
Due Date: December 1, 2017
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year pre-doctoral research fellowship. The fellowship covers two years (beginning August 1, 2018, and ending July 31, 2020) and carries an annual stipend of $20,000, plus health insurance. Applicants for the pre-doctoral fellowship must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation prior to August 1, 2018. Please note: individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in the same year.
More information: http://woodson.as.virginia.edu/pre-doctoral-fellowship

Opportunities/Announcements – October 4, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. Dear Colleague Letter: Discovery Research PreK-12: Advancing STEM+Computing, NSF 17-149
National Science Foundation
Due Date: November 14, 2017
The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12), in its effort to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science by preK-12 students and teachers, is encouraging investigators through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to submit proposals studying the integration of computing and/or computational thinking within disciplinary STEM learning and teaching in formal STEM education.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17149/nsf17149.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

2. Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, DRLA-DRLAQM-18-011
Department of State/Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Due Date: October 27, 2017
The Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=297674

3. DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact, CDC-RFA-CE18-1801
Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control – NCIPC
Due Date: January 15, 2018
The DELTA program funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions (SDVCs) to implement statewide IPV prevention efforts, while also providing assistance and funding for local communities to implement IPV prevention activities. Different iterations of DELTA have focused funding on increasing organizational capacity, implementation and evaluation of IPV primary prevention activities.The purpose of this NOFO is to bring about decreases in IPV risk factors and increases in IPV protective factors by increasing strategic data-driven planning and sustainable use of community and societal level primary prevention activities that address the social determinants of health (SDOH) and are based on the best available evidence.
More information: https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=297628


Funding Opportunities – Students

4. Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships
Williams College
Due Date: November 15, 2017
he Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. MFA candidates must be recent recipients of the degree; only those with degrees granted in 2017, or to be granted in 2018, are eligible to apply.
More information: https://faculty.williams.edu/graduate-fellowships-2/graduate-fellowships/

Opportunities/Announcements – September 27, 2017

Funding Opportunities – Faculty

External Competitions

1. NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25), PAR-17-339
National Institutes of Health
Due Date: November 20, 2017 (Limited Submission)
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.
More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-339.html

2. EHR Core Research (ECR), NSF 15-509
National Science Foundation
Due Date: September 13, 2018
The EHR Core Research (ECR) program of fundamental research in STEM education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15509/nsf15509.htm

3. Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier, NSF 17-598
National Science Foundation
Due Date: January 8, 2018
The purpose of the Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17598/nsf17598.htm

4. Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR), NSF 17-590
National Science Foundation
Due Date: December 12, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in development and implementation of efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States. Through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments. The IUSE: EHR program is a core NSF undergraduate STEM education program that seeks to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate STEM education for both majors and non-majors.
More information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17590/nsf17590.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_29&WT.mc_ev=click

5. School In-Service Training Grants (9-12)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Due Date: May 4, 2018 (limited to schools)
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to secondary schools for in-service education in mathematics. For 2018-2019, grants of a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to secondary schools. Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations.
More information: http://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/School-In-Service-Training-Grants-(9-12)/


Funding Opportunities – Students

6. Sociology Program – 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