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Grant Opportunities Newsletter 07/25/2014



Grant Opportunities &

News You Can Use!

July 25, 2014


Greetings Faculty,
If you missed our newsletter on fellowships last week, you can check it out here. There will be another special fellowship newsletter in the late fall for spring deadlines.
For individualized grant opportunity research, please contact Kaley Hanenkrat. As always, feel free to send any comments or suggestions directly to us here.
Thanks for reading!
Best wishes,
Kaley Hanenkrat
Deadline Reminders
August 1, 2014 – Fulbright Scholar Program (General)
August 8, 2014 – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Individual Fellowships (Sciences)
September 15, 2014 - Sloan Foundation Research Fellows (Sciences)
September 24, 2014 – ACLS Fellowships, including Ryskamp Research Fellowships and Digital Innovation Fellowships (Humanities)
October 1, 2014 – Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Research Fellowships (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)
October 1, 2014 – Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowships (Humanities)
October 15, 2014 – National Humanities Center Fellowships (Humanities)
October 15, 2014 – Fitch Mid-Career Fellow (Humanities, Arts, Design)
October 15, 2014 – Penn Humanities Forum (Humanities, Social Sciences)
November 1, 2014 - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Research Fellowships (Mathematics, Natural Sciences)
November 14, 2014 – School for Advanced Research Fellowships (Humanities)

January 29, 2015 – NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (Sciences)

January 6, 2015 – William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants (Social Science)
January 15, 2015 – NSF Cultural Anthropology (Social Sciences)
January 15, 2015 – NSF Political Science (Social Science)
January 15, 2015 – NSF Sociology (Social Sciences)
January 18, 2015 – NSF Economics (Sciences)
February 2, 2015 – NSF Science of Organizations (Social Sciences)
February 2, 2015 – Open Society Foundation Fellowships (General)
February 2, 2015 – NSF Science, Technology, & Society (Social Sciences)
February 2, 2015 – Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowships (General)
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)

September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Catalysis (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Synthesis (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – Simons Foundation Math and Theoretical Physics Fellowships (Sciences)

Arts & Humanities Funding
National Endowment for the Humanities – Summer Stipends
To be nominated as an applicant to the NEH for their Summer Stipend program, you must submit a preliminary application by Tuesday, September 16, 2014 to Curtis Harris in Sponsored Research. For more information on the process, please see Provost Linda Bell’s letter here. From the NEH website: “Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars.”
National Endowment for the Humanities – Funding Opportunity Workshop
On September 19, 2014, Siena College will be hosting a grant workshop with the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Dr. Russell Wyland, Deputy Director of NEH Research Programs, will discuss NEH funding opportunities and offer tips for writing competitive proposals. He will also conduct a mock Proposal Review Panel in which participants read, discuss and rank proposals to better understand how proposals are evaluated and recommended for NEH funding.” During the afternoon, presenters from several organizations will discuss their programs. The workshop will be held at Siena College and is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please RSVP to NEHworkshop@siena.edu.
Ucross Foundation – Residency Program
The Ucross Foundation has announced an October 1, 2014 deadline for its Residency Program, which “provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year.  Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks.  At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers.”
Social Sciences Funding
National Endowment for Democracy – Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
The NED has announced an October 15, 2014 deadline for their Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows program. “The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship Program is an international exchange program named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell. Funded by the U.S. Congress, the fellowship program supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to undertake independent research on democratic challenges worldwide.” Interested faculty members can apply through the Scholar Track. “Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows spend five months in residence at the NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during Fall (October 1–February 28) or Spring (March 1–July 31), where they participate in the following activities:

  • conduct independent research and writing while reflecting on lessons learned;
  • engage in capacity-building seminars and workshops;
  • exchange ideas and establish contacts with counterparts in Washington, D.C.; and
  • impact democratic development in their country, region or field through presentations, projects and products.”

“Fellowships include a monthly stipend, health insurance, office space, research support, and round-trip travel to Washington, DC. The program does not provide financial assistance for accompanying family or other dependents.”
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) – Abe Fellowship
The SSRC has announced a September 1, 2014 deadline for their Abe Fellowship. “The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving.”
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Funding
NSF Grants Conference – Arlington, VA
“The first National Science Foundation Grants Conference of fiscal year 2015, will be hosted by George Washington University on October 6-7, 2014.
Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference. The conference is considered a must, particularly for new faculty, researchers, educators and administrators who want to gain insight into a wide range of important and timely issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; the proposal and award process; and current and recently updated policies and procedures.
Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to NSF;
  • NSF's proposal preparation and merit review process;
  • Award management;
  • Conflict of interest policies;
  • New programs and initiatives;
  • Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs; and
  • Breakout sessions by discipline.”

National Science Foundation –Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
“The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators.”
National Science Foundation - Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI)
The NSF has announced an October 31, 2014 deadline for their Chemical Measurement and Imaging program. “The Chemical Measurement and Imaging Program supports research focusing on chemically-relevant measurement science and imaging, targeting both improved understanding of new and existing methods and development of innovative approaches and instruments.  Research areas include but are not limited to sampling and separation science; electrochemistry; spectrometry; frequency- and time-domain spectroscopy; sensors and bioassays; and microscopy.  Chemical (as opposed to morphological) imaging and measurement tools probing chemical properties and processes across a wide range of spatial scales - from macroscopic structures down to single molecules - are supported, as are innovations enabling the monitoring and imaging of rapid chemical and electronic processes and new approaches to data analysis and interpretation, including chemometrics.”
National Science Foundation - Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP)
The NSF has announced an October 31, 2014 deadline for their Chemistry of Life Processes program. “The Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Program supports investigations at the interface of Chemistry and Biology in which the primary knowledge contributions and innovations are in the chemistry aspects of the project; for example, in the study of molecular structure and reaction mechanism of biologically important systems.  The research supported by CLP addresses the fundamental chemistry involved in the function of biomolecules and that of molecules used in probing biological systems. Projects typically employ experimental and/or theoretical approaches to study the chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates or lipids.  The scope of the research and the methods used to conduct the research are intrinsically interdisciplinary.”
National Science Foundation - Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)
The NSF has announced an October 31, 2014 deadline for their Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) program. “The Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) Program supports basic research in chemistry that promotes the understanding of natural and anthropogenic chemical processes in our environment.  Projects supported by this program enable fundamentally new avenues of basic research and transformative technologies. The program is particularly interested in studying molecular phenomena on surfaces and interfaces in order to understand the inherently complex and heterogeneous environment.”
National Science Foundation - Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN)
The NSF has announced an October 31, 2014 deadline for their Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) program. “The Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) Program focuses on basic research that addresses fundamental questions regarding the chemistry of macromolecular, supramolecular and nanoscopic species and other organized structures and that advances chemistry knowledge in these areas.  Research of interest to this program will explore novel chemistry concepts in the following topics: (1) The development of novel synthetic approaches to clusters, nanoparticles, polymers, and supramolecular architectures; innovative surface functionalization methodologies; surface monolayer chemistry; and template-directed synthesis.  (2) The study of molecular-scale interactions that give rise to macromolecular, supramolecular or nanoparticulate self-assembly into discrete structures; and the study of chemical forces and dynamics that are responsible for spatial organization in discrete organic, inorganic, or hybrid systems (excluding extended solids).  (3) Investigations that utilize advanced experimental or computational methods to understand or to predict the chemical structure, unique chemical and physicochemical properties, and chemical reactivities that result from the organized or nanoscopic structures.  Research in which theory advances experiment and experiment advances theory synergistically is of special interest.”
National Science Foundation Seeks to Improve NSF.gov - Online Survey
From the NSF: “The National Science Foundation (NSF) is working to improve our web site, NSF.gov. We are initially focusing on the pages that provide Directorate- and Division-specific information. NSF is divided into seven Directorates that support broad areas of science and engineering research and education. Each Directorate is divided into several Divisions, which focus on more specialized disciplines (see the NSF Organization List). Help guide the future direction of the NSF web site by completing our online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nsfwebsitesurvey by August 19. It should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is anonymous.”