Grant Opportunities Newsletter 06/05/2014




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June 5, 2014

Responsible Conduct of Research Training - REMINDER for PIs on NSF Research Grants: All undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students who will be participating in NSF-sponsored research this summer must complete RCR training within the first week of their summer work.
PIs/faculty mentors should select relevant CITI courses for student researchers or postdocs associated with their NSF grants - based on their research and role(s) - and inform them about how to access the training through Columbia University’s Rascal system. 
Upon completion of CITI coursework, each participant can print a certificate, which PIs should then to the Director of Sponsored Research.
PIs can click here for instructions about how to help students get started, and student researchers can click here for training instructions. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact Chris Johnson
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
Deadline Reminders
September 15, 2014 - Sloan Foundation Research Fellows (Sciences)
September 24, 2014 – ACLS Fellowships, including Ryskamp Research Fellowships and Digital Innovation Fellowships (Humanities)
October 15, 2014 – Fitch Mid-Career Fellow (Humanities, Arts, Design)
January 15, 2015 – NSF Social Psychology Grants (Sciences)
January 15, 2015 – NSF Sociology (Social Sciences)
February 2, 2015 – NSF Science, Technology, & Society (Social Sciences)
February 2, 2015 – NSF Science of Organizations (Social Sciences)
February 4, 2015 – NSF Law & Social Sciences (Social Sciences)
May 22, 2015 – NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Sciences)
July 2015 – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships (General)
General Interest
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - Research Grants
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is offering research grants to individuals of between $15,000 and $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years and “welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. …Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.”  New applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.
Open Society Foundations – Open Society Fellowship
Open Society Foundations has announced an August 4, 2014 deadline for the Open Society Fellowship program. The application system will be available on July 1, 2014. “The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.”
Arts & Humanities Funding
Grammy Foundation – Grant Program
The Grammy Foundation has announced an October 1, 2014 deadline for letters of inquiry for its grants program. “With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly.”
Social Sciences Funding
Journalists and Writers Foundation – Peace Projects
The Journalists and Writers Foundation has announced a September 30, 2014 deadline for proposals to their Peace Projects program. “The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) is soliciting proposals for innovative conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects focused on preventing, managing and/or resolving violent conflict and promoting peacebuilding, reconciliation and dialogue in communities experiencing conflict. JWF awards will support projects that apply a broad range of disciplines, skills and approaches.”
National Science Foundation – Cultural Anthropology
The NSF has announced an August 15, 2014 deadline for proposals from senior researchers and scholars for their Cultural Anthropology program. “The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.”
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Funding
National Science Foundation – Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
The NSF has announced late July deadlines for the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) . Deadlines range from July 21-23, 2014, dependent upon the discipline. “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”
National Science Foundation – Economics
The NSF has announced an August 18, 2014 deadline for proposals to their Economics program. “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. The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates.”
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation – Grants for Biomedical Research
The Mallinckrodt Foundation has announced an anticipated deadline of August 1, 2014 for their Grants for Biomedical Research. “The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. The funds are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained.  Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply. The regular grants provide $60,000 per year for a period of up to three years.  The grants are not renewable.  Institutions may submit a maximum of two proposals annually.  Accordingly, interested candidates should work through their research grants office in obtaining the appropriate sponsorship or approval from your institution.”
The NSF recently published an “Important Notice to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Awardee Organizations: NSF Abstracts and Titles” to clarify the policy on award abstracts and titles and ensure they clearly convey information to the public.