GO Newsletter 05/08/2014




Grant Opportunities &

News You Can Use!

May 8, 2014


The academic year is coming to a close, but we are excited to continue sharing grant opportunities bi-weekly throughout the summer!
Keep an eye out for our special fellowship edition, which will be sent out in the next few weeks.
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. As always, please feel free to send any comments or suggestions directly to us here.
Thanks for reading!
Best wishes,
Kaley Hanenkrat



General Interest
American Academy in Rome – Rome Prize
The American Academy in Rome has announced a November 1, 2014 deadline for the Rome Prize. The Prize is awarded annually to approximately 30 emerging artists and scholars “who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives.” The disciplines eligible to apply are: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.
National Resource Center – Paul P. Fidler Research Grant
The National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition has announced a July 1, 2014 deadline for applications to the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant Program. The program is “designed to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition.” A $5,000 stipend, travel expenses to two national conferences, and priority consideration for publication will be given to the top proposal.
Arts & Humanities Funding
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – 2014 Creative Art Exchanges
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has announced a May 29, 2014 deadline for projects to be part of the FY2014 Creative Arts Exchanges (CAE). “In support of U.S. foreign policy objectives, Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development opportunities that foster mutual understanding between American and international participants. Under the 2014 Creative Arts Exchange, the ECA Bureau will award one Cooperative Agreement under each theme, not to exceed the given amount for each of the following programs: American Music Abroad ($1,500,000); American Film Showcase ($1,500,000); and DanceMotion USA ($1,300,000).”
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Building Bridges 2014-15 Grants Program
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced an “electronic postcard” deadline of June 27, 2014 for their Building Bridges Grants Program with an LOI deadline of August 15, 2014. The program is intended to support nonprofit organizations in “their work to plan and implement cultural programs or projects intended to increase public knowledge and understanding of current day Muslim societies through arts or media-based experiences.” Webinars will be held for applicants on July 16 and August 6.
Open Society Foundations – Documentary Photography Project: Audience Engagement Program
Open Society Foundations has announced a July 8, 2014 deadline for their Audience Engagement Program as part of their Documentary Photography Project. The program will support documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners in either project development or project implementation to go “beyond documenting a human rights or social justice issue to enacting change.”
Social Sciences Funding
National Science Foundation – Law & Social Sciences
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced an August 1, 2014 deadline for applications to the Law & Social Sciences Program (LSS). “The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.  The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.  Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.  Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.”
National Science Foundation – Science of Organizations
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a September 3, 2014 deadline for their Science of Organizations Program (SoO). “SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.”
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Funding
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation – Sloan Research Fellows
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced a September 15, 2014 deadline for applications for Sloan Research Fellowships. The disciplines supported through this fellowship are chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. The two year fellowships, “seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.” Fellows must hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position and be no more than six years from completing their most recent PhD (or equivalent).
National Science Foundation – Social Psychology
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a July 15, 2014 deadline for proposals to their Social Psychology Program. “The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior.”
National Institutes of Health – 2014 Regional Seminar
“The NIH Regional Seminar involves approximately 35 NIH and HHS staff who are brought to a central location in order to educate, share, and listen to attendees over the course of two days. This seminar is your opportunity to make direct contact with NIH policy officials, grants management, program and review staff, and eRA Commons experts, as well as representatives from the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and Office of Research Integrity (ORI). In addition, take advantage of networking opportunities to learn from fellow attendees from around the world.”
National Science Foundation – Panelist and Reviewer Opportunities in Biological Sciences
One of the best ways to gain a better understanding of how the NSF application selection process works is to serve as a reviewer or panelist in your program area. NSF uses the skills and expertise of the research community to guide funding decisions and you can take part in that. For more information on current reviewer or panelist opportunities, please call or email the Program Director in your subfield. Currently Biological Sciences is seeking reviewers and panelists, but all programs have openings periodically.