Highlighted External Funding Opportunities

Research program officers in Western Michigan University’s Office of the Vice President for Research are always on the lookout for interesting grants. Here are some of their highlighted choices followed by a listing of opportunities arranged by area of interest and application deadline. 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR June

Education Research and Training Grants, Special Education Research and Training Grants—Institute of Education Sciences

IES announced FY 19 funding opportunities in specific areas of Education Research, Education Research and Development Centers, Statistical and Research Methodology in Education, Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy, Special Education Research, Research Training Programs in Special Education, Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education. Application packages expected to be available on June 21 with transmittal deadlines in August.

Using Digital Marketing to Increase Participation in the Child Support Program—Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services

The ACF, Office of Child Support Enforcement forecasts a two-year grant program to collect and analyze data on how digital marketing may help the child support program more effectively reach and serve families. The program will test digital marketing approaches and partnerships to: Conduct outreach to families that could benefit from child support services; and Create or improve two-way digital communication and engagement with parents. Grantees will design at least three time-bound digital marketing interventions during the two-year project period. Examples of interventions may include, but are not limited to, launching a digital media campaign, testing specific approaches to Search engine optimization, or communicating through a new digital medium. Grantees will evaluate projects by pulling data analytics from the digital marketing tools used in the campaigns, both during and after each intervention. The evaluation of each intervention will use child support administrative data to analyze potential relationships between the analytics and child support data. Findings will be used to modify future interventions throughout the Learn, Innovate, Improve method.
Application deadline: July 2

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce—National Science Foundation

Notice seeking proposals to support education research and development projects focused on re- or up-skilling the existing workforce; developing the skilled technical workforce; and/or preparing those at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellow/early career levels. NSF encourages projects to partner with industry, public, and private sectors to define the needs of tomorrow’s workforce and develop educational and learning strategies to meet those needs.
Application deadline: July 2 for FY 2018 funding but program continues until Jan. 16, 2019

Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program—Department of Energy  

Notice seeking applications to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic and national security of the United States. This FOA is a broad open solicitation that covers a wide range of research areas to include: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics.
Application deadline: Sept. 30

Art Works—National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Limited submission: An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2019 Art Works guideline, with a few exceptions per applicant eligibility. Second cycle application deadline: July 12

 

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

Opportunities noted that OVPR added to this listing in May and June, 2018.

 

Arts/Humanities   

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions—National Archives and Records AdministrationFocus on major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. Two funding periods.  
Application deadline:  Cycle two draft due Aug. 1 and application due Oct. 4.

PARTNERSHIPS with MCC Program—Millennium Challenge Corporation
Concept papers due on May 31 or Nov. 8.

Learning  and Leadership Grants—National Endowment for the Arts
Application deadline:  June 1 and Oct. 15 

2018 Request for Proposals for Agencies Interested in Establishing a Group Respite or Early Memory Loss Program for Elders with Dementia—Brookdale Foundation Group.
Application deadline:  June 27

Documenting Human Migrations—National Geographic Society. OVPR added in May.
 Application deadline:  July 10

Art Works Project Grants—National Endowment for the Arts. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  July 12

NEA Our Town, FY2019—National Endowment for the Arts.
Application deadline:  Aug. 9

Public Engagement with Historical Records—National Archives and Records Administration. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  Oct. 4, optional drafts are due Aug. 3

Public Scholar ProgramNational Endowment for the Humanities. 
Application deadline:  Feb. 6, 2019

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

Language Resource Centers—Department of Education. Supports institutes of higher education for establishing, strengthening, and operating centers that improve capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development, assessment, and dissemination projects. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  June 25

North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2019 U.S. Standard Grants—U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  
Application deadline:  July 13 for Cycle 2. 

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program—Department of Education. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  July 26

Research and Scholar Funding—Russell Sage Foundation. Supports basic social science research to improve social policies: 1) Social Inequality; 2) Future of Work; 3) Race, Ethnicity & Immigration; and 4) Behavioral Economics. Annual deadlines for required LOIs 5/24/18 for areas 3 and 4; 8/20/18 for areas 1, 2 and 4. Additional program application deadlines include Grants for Computational Social Science 5/24 and 11/30; Visiting Scholar positions 6/28; and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance applications accepted anytime. 

Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families—Administration for Children and Families. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: optional letters of intent by June 3, applications due July 3

Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists 2018 Request for Proposals—National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Supports developing innovative educational opportunities and job experiences for youth and young adults.
Application deadline: June 21

Evaluation of Internet Crimes Against Children Training—Department of Justice. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 25

From Research to Practice: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor—Bureau of International Labor Affairs. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 26

Availability of Funds for Phase I Replicating Programs (Tier 1) Effective in the Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
Application deadline: June 29

National Officer Safety Initiatives—Bureau of Justice Assistance. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 2

Acquisition Research Program—Department of Defense. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: required white paper due July 5, full proposal due Sept. 5

Gear Up—Department of Education. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 13

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce—Directorate for Education & Human Resources.
Application deadline: Jan. 16, 2019 but proposals submitted by July 2, 2018 will be considered for FY 2018 funding.

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language—Department of Education. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 26

Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children with Disabilities who have High-Intensity Needs—Department of Education. Focus area A, Focus area BRelated Services Leadership PersonnelOVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 30

Brady Education Foundation Grants—Brady Education Foundation. OVPR added in May.
Application Deadline:  (stage 1) August 1, (stage 2, if invited) December 1 

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives—National Institute of Justice. Proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives for adult or juvenile offenders that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs.
Application deadline: Aug. 6

i6 Challenge and Seed Fund Support Program—U.S. Economic Development Administration. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Aug. 29

 

Health

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-030. OVPR added in May.
Application deadlines: letter of intent due June 3, full application due July 3

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program—Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Application Deadlines vary by program June 12 to 19 for letter of intent or preproposal. OVPR added in May.

Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development—Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by June 22

Workshops on the Use of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Data (R25)—National Institute of Health.
Application deadline:  letter of intent due June 25, full proposal due July 25

Tick-Borne Disease Awards: Career Development, Idea, Investigator-Initiated Research—Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  pre-application due June 25, full proposals due Sept. 27

Training Modules to Enhance the Rigor and Reproducibility of Biomedical Research (R25)—National Institute of Health.
Application deadline: June 29

Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias Research (R03-Clinical trial optional), (R03-clinical trial not allowed)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: July 3

Direct Services for Survivors of Torture—Administration for Children and Families. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: July 3

Alzheimer's Disease Programs to States and Communities—Administration for Community Living. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: July 16

Opioid Resource Grant Program—AmerisourceBergen Foundation. Areas of focus: Education around prevention and Innovative solutions. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: letter of intent by July 3, full proposals by invitation.

Hearing Restoration Research Program—Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Translational Research Award and Focused Applied Research Award. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: pre-application due July 17

NIOSH Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program (R21)—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 19

Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis. The purpose is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment through ensuring the education and training of students in nurse practitioner fields. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 25

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning—Health Resources and Services Administration. Allegan, Branch and St. Joseph counties qualify. Parts of Barry, Calhoun, Cass and VanBuren counties qualify. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: July 30

Physical Therapy Research Grants—Foundation for Physical Therapy. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: Aug. 2

Collaborative Cross Mouse Model Generation and Discovery of Immunoregulatory Mechanisms (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-781.  OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Aug. 4

Information and Planning: Understanding the Capacity of the Aging Network—Administration for Community Living. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Aug. 6

NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2)—National Institute of Health 18-008. Supports early stage investigators. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Sept. 10

Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1)—National Institute of Health 18-226. The award supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies.  
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Sept. 19

Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Partnership AwardConvergence Science Research AwardNew Investigator Research AwardQuality of Life Research Award—Dept. of the Army. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Required pre-applications due Sept. 20

Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods (R61/R33)—National Institutes of Health 19-015. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: letter of intent due Oct. 6

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-331. 
Letter of intent by Dec. 8 or May 7, 2019 

 

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math–STEM  

Real-Time Intelligent Traveler Wayfinding—Department of Homeland Security
Application deadlines: July 17 and Oct. 18

Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program—Office of Naval Research
Application deadline:  required white papers are due by July 31

Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative—Army, Department of Defense.
Application deadline: optional inquiries and questions are due June 15. White papers are due June 29

STEM + Computing K-12 Education—National Science Foundation.
Application deadline:  July 2

Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance for Techno-Economic Studies of Pumped-Storage Hydropower—Department of Energy, Golden Field Office. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  July 12 (optional letter of intent due by June 12)

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement—National Energy Technology Laboratory. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  July 13

SuperCablesArmy, Department of DefenseOVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  July 24

ROSES 2018: Land Cover Land Use Change—NASA. 
Application deadline:  Aug. 1

Minerva Research Initiative—Department of Defense. Supports research providing fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  Aug. 14

Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  Aug. 15

Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies—Department of Energy, Golden Field Office. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  Aug. 23

ROSES 2018: Rosetta Data Analysis ProgramNASA. 
Application deadline:  Aug. 30

Sloan Research Fellowships—Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. For tenure track Ph.D. awarded after Sept. 2012. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Sept. 17

International Research Experiences for Students—National Science Foundation 15-505
Application deadline for Track II: Advaned Studies Institutes Sept. 11
Application deadline for Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience: Sept. 25

ROSES 2018: NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study—NASA. 
Application deadline:  Sept. 27

STEM Grants—General Motors. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  Sept. 30

Innovative Cross-Domain Cyber Reactive Information Sharing—Department of Defense
Accepting white papers only until Sept. 30

Dual Use Technology Development Cooperative Agreement Notice—NASA Stennis Space Center.  
Application deadline:  Sept. 30 

Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program—Department of Energy. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  Sept. 30 

E-Team Grants—VentureWell. Informational webinar on July 10. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: Oct. 3 or Feb. 6, 2019

Environmental Engineering—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Oct. 1-22

Environmental Sustainability—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Oct. 1-22

Fluid Dynamics—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: Oct. 1-22

Topology—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  Nov. 6

Bilateral Academic Research Initiative Pilot Program—Dept of the Army - Materiel Command. The BARI program supports STEM research from interactive collaborative efforts between U.S. institutions of higher education and U.K. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  not set yet. Advance notice is provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. 

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems—Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, National Science Foundation.
Application deadline:  letters of intent by Feb. 20, Dec. 7 and Jan. 8, 2019.

2018 Engineer Research and Development Center Broad Agency Announcement—Department of Defense, U.S. Army Engineer Research.
Pre-proposals or white papers are accepted at any time before January 31, 2019. Full proposals are due by invitation only.

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Research—Navy, Department of Defense. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: white papers are accepted any time until May 9, 2019.

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