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 July

Civil Infrastructure Systems—National Science Foundation 19-1631

Notice seeking proposals for fundamental and innovative research in the design, operation and management of civil infrastructure that contributes to creating smart, sustainable and resilient communities at local, national and international scales. This program focuses on civil infrastructure as a system in which interactions between spatially- and functionally- distributed components and intersystem connections exist. All critical civil infrastructure systems are of interest, including transportation, power, water, pipelines and others. 

Full proposals accepted anytime.

Enhancing Prosecutions of Wildlife Crime—US Department of State

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) seeks to enhance prosecutorial and judicial capacity in combating wildlife trafficking through the professional development of prosecutors, magistrates and judges handling wildlife-related cases. This project seeks to develop oral advocacy and mediation skills through mock trial competitions on complex cases related to wildlife trafficking. Where appropriate, law students in the local area may also participate as course observers.

Application deadline: Aug. 20 

Sampling and Monitoring Strategies for Opportunistic Pathogens in Drinking Water Distribution Systems—The Water Research Foundation

The goal of this project is to establish an optimized sampling and monitoring protocol providing a practical guideline for drinking water utilities to manage the detection of opportunistic pathogens in distribution systems.

Application deadline: Aug. 22

Lyle Spencer Research AwardSpencer Foundation

This program is intended to support intellectually ambitious research oriented to improving the practice of education, independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures. It supports projects with budgets up to $1 million. In this program, we envision a large-minded conception of educational practice that encompasses formal and informal learning as well as the institutional, policy, and normative frameworks that influence and are influenced by learning and developmental processes. Moreover, we recognize learning occurs across settings—from the classroom to the workplace and even onto the playing field—any of which may, in the right circumstance, provide the basis for rewarding study.

Application deadline: required letter of intent due Oct. 2

Early Childhood Welfare, Early Childhood Education and Play, Parenting Education—The Caplan Foundation.  

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from birth through age five. The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 30. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Application deadline:  letter of intent by Sept. 30

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

Opportunities noted that OVPR added to this listing in June and July, 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.  
 Application deadline:  July 10

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

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

NEA Documentary Sustainability Project—National Endowment for the Arts. OVPR added in July.
Application deadline:  Aug. 14

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program—Institute of Museum and Library Services. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  required preliminary proposals due Sept. 17. Invited proposals will be due March 20.

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

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives—National Archives and Records Administration. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline:  July 11, 2019

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

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.  
Application deadline: optional letters of intent by June 3, applications due July 3

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

Acquisition Research Program—Department of Defense.  
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

Education Research and Training Grants, Special Education Research and Training Grants—Institute of Education Sciences
Application packages available. Various application deadlines in August.

Brady Education Foundation Grants—Brady Education Foundation.  
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.  
Application deadlines: letter of intent due June 3, full application due July 3

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.  
Application deadline:  pre-application due June 25, full proposals due Sept. 27

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.  
Application deadline: July 3

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

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

Opioid Resource Grant Program—AmerisourceBergen Foundation. Areas of focus: Education around prevention and Innovative solutions.  
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.  
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

Elucidating the Functional Roles of Non-Coding RNAs in Viral Infectious Diseases (R21)—National Institutes of Health 18-025. OVPR added in July.
Application deadline: letter of intent due Oct. 15

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 

E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention—Centers for Disease Control. OVPR added in June.
Anticipated funding announcement in Aug. Estimated application deadline:  Oct. 12

High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24)—National Institute of Health 19-015. High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (R24)—National Institute of Health 19-016. Development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging. OVPR added in June.
Application deadline: letter of intent due Jan. 1, 2019, applications due Feb. 1, 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

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.  
Application deadline:  July 12 (optional letter of intent due by June 12)

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement—National Energy Technology Laboratory.  
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.  
Application deadline:  Aug. 23

Disaster Resilience Research Grants Program—National Institute of Standards and Technology. OVPR added in July.
Application deadline:  Aug. 27

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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Application deadline: white papers are accepted any time until May 9, 2019.

Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Institutional Research Training Program—National Institutes of Health. OVPR added in June.
Anticipated funding announcement in Oct. Estimated application deadline:  May 25, 2019

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce—National Science Foundation
Application deadline: July 2 for FY 2018 funding but program continues until Jan. 16, 2019

Energy-Water Desalination Hub—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. OVPR added in June.
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. OVPR added in July.
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. OVPR added in July.
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

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