GO Newsletter 04/25/2014

BARNARD COLLEGE

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING

 

Grant Opportunities &

News You Can Use!

April 25, 2014

 
If you didn’t have the chance to join us for the “NSF Comes to Barnard” web presentation earlier this week, feel free to view the presentation slides here.
 
We’re archiving all newsletters on our site – check it out if you are looking for past opportunities or planning ahead for next year! As always, please feel free to send any comments or suggestions directly to us here.
 
If you are interested in seeking funding for your projects, please contact Chris Johnson or Curtis Harris. For individualized grant opportunity research, please contact Kaley Hanenkrat.
 
Thanks for reading!
 
Best wishes,
Kaley Hanenkrat

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
 
General Interest
 
Toyota Foundation – Research Grant Program: Exploring New Values for Society
The Toyota Foundation has announced a September 5, 2014 deadline for proposals for their Exploring New Values for Society grants. The program seeks ambitious projects that are creative and whose results “can help change people’s ways of thinking” and “can lead to actions that bring about solutions to the issues faced.”
 
Furthermore – Grants in Publishing
Furthermore has a September 1, 2014 deadline for their next grant cycle. Furthermore supports the publication process (writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding) of works of nonfiction about “the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues of the day.”
 
 
Arts & Humanities Funding
 
The Gladys Krieble Delmas FoundationHumanities & Performing Arts
The Foundation “promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit our cultural heritage. Programs in the following areas are eligible [for Humanities Program funding]: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship. The principal mission of the Performing Arts Program is to support organizations of quality in the fields of dance, music, and theater that perform or produce work in New York City. …There are neither application forms nor deadlines for sending applications.  Decisions are made throughout the year.” Application guidelines are here.
 
American Historical Association – James Henry Breasted Prize
The James Henry Breasted Prize is offered annually to “the best book in English in any field of history prior to CE 1000.” Submissions must bear the imprint of 2013 and must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2014 for consideration.
 
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation – Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellow
“Fitch Mid-Career Fellow grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields.” The deadline for proposals will be in mid-September 2014.
 
The Aaron Siskind Foundation - Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
The Aaron Siskind Foundation has a May 23, 2014 deadline for its Individual Photographer Fellowship program. The Foundation offers a limited number of these awards -- up to $10,000 -- for artists working in photography and photo-based art.
 
 
Social Sciences Funding
 
National Science Foundation – Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards
The National Science Foundation has announced an August 16, 2014 deadline for their Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards. “The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities.”
 
Institute for New Economic Thinking - Research Grants
The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) will soon be accepting proposals for their research grants program. The 2014 deadline has not been announced, but traditionally has been in mid-June. INET awards individual grants for original research that can’t get sponsored elsewhere and is generally interested in funding work “that breaks new ground in one or more of the following fields: sources and remedies of financial instability; institutional design for radical (Knightian) uncertainty; political economy of the state and public goods provision; political economy of income and wealth distribution; corporate governance in an age of economic globalization; human capability and economic development.”
 
American Council of Learned Societies - Fellowships
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has a late September deadline for fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences. Fellowships can be six to twelve months dedicated to full-time research and are available at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and full Professor levels.
 
 
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Funding
 
The Elsevier Foundation – New Scholars Program
The Elsevier Foundation will begin accepting first round of applications for their New Scholars Program soon. The official deadline has not been announced, but they will be posting official guidelines soon and, in the past, have held their first round from May through late June. The program supports projects “to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers.” One to three year grants are available for programs.
 
National Science Foundation – Dear Colleague Letter - Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII)
NSF released this program announcement and information item on April 22, 2014, which outlines its “aims to enhance the synergistic relationships between the mathematical sciences and other NSF-supported disciplines.”
To apply for MSII support, after submitting a proposal to a non-DMS program for a research project that involves mathematical scientists, or a supplement request to include new mathematical scientists in a research project supported by a non-DMS award, the Principal Investigator must send an e-mail message specifying the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the mathematical scientist(s) and the NSF proposal ID to [ DMScofunding@nsf.gov ]. Transmission of this e-mail message will constitute a request that DMS consider the proposal or supplement request for MSII funding.
MSII funding recommendations will be based on the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the proposed research, with particular emphasis on:

  • likely impact of the involvement of mathematical scientists in the project;
  • the extent to which the mathematical sciences play an essential role in the proposed research project;
  • novelty of the proposed collaboration or research topic; and
  • potential for impact of the research project in furthering mathematical sciences research.

Mathematical scientists are encouraged to consider establishing new research collaborations with researchers in other NSF-supported disciplines and to make collaborators aware of the possibility of MSII support for the activity.
 
National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Full Proposal Deadline:  August 27, 2014 (deadline for REU Site proposals except those requiring access to Antarctica) and fourth Wednesday in August, annually thereafter
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.
 
 
 
NEWS ITEMS
 
 
NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission  
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a change in policy on application submissions. Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.
 
The NIH time limit for accepting resubmission (A1) applications remains in effect (see NOT-OD-12-128 and NOT-OD-10-140). The NIH will not accept a resubmission (A1) application that is submitted later than 37 months after submission of the new (A0) application that it follows. The NIH policy for New Investigator R01 resubmission deadlines, described in Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-057, remains in effect. 
 
Please read the full announcement for more details on the background of this policy change and the policy details. 
 
 

Reminder: NSF Released New PAPPG

A reminder that The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a new version of its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 24, 2014. Please take a look for key changes and clarifications that address proposal format, project reporting and what to include under “Results from Prior NSF Support.”

 
 
Data Management: Looking for agency- and/or directorate-specific guidance on managing your project data and developing a robust data management plan? Columbia University’s Scholarly Communication Program offers a wealth of information as well as data management plan templates here.
 
 

National Science Board Statement on FIRST Act
The National Science Foundation’s governing board released a written statement yesterday in response to a Congressional proposal that it fears may impose “constraints that would compromise NSF’s ability to fulfill its statutory purpose” as well as “new, more inflexible, legislated requirements on NSF and our science and engineering communities.”