Funding Opportunities Announcement & Upcoming Deadlines Announcements National Institutes of Health

Funding Opportunities Announcement & Upcoming Deadlines
February 25, 2013
Announcements
National Institutes of Health
Deadlines coming up in February and March:
R15, new, revision, resubmission
R01, renewal, resubmission, revision
R03 and R21, renewal, resubmission, revision
February 25
March 5
March 16
REMEMBER: All faculty wishing to submit applications to the NIH must take the Financial Conflict of
Interest (FCOI) training before submittal. Also, for each application it is required that PIs and all key
personnel submit Disclosures of Significant Financial Interests before the application is submitted –
otherwise, the Office of Sponsored Programs will not be able to submit the application. For additional information, see the information on our NIH FCOI site: http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/
Research-and-Scholarship/Office-of-Sponsored-Programs/New-NIH-FCOI-Regulations.html
NSF Wants Investigators to Use Research.gov Before Mandatory Shift March 15
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13041/nsf13041.jsp?org=NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is asking investigators to “stop submitting new project reports through FastLane,” the agency’s electronic grants management portal, as of Feb. 1, it said in a
“Dear Colleague” letter. “We also urge submission to NSF of any due or overdue project reports prior
to this date. Any reports that are prepared in FastLane prior to February 1st, but are not submitted,
may need to be re-entered into Research.gov.” After March 15, only Research.gov will be available as
NSF moves the filing of interim, annual and final reports to the new website. In addition, NSF said,
“awardee institutions must use Research.gov to access all online financial services required for
grants management.”
Request for Proposals
National Institutes of Health
Economics of Retirement (R01, R03, R21)
Deadline:
R01 Deadlines: June 5, 2013
R03 and R21 Deadlines: June16, 2013
Link to RFP
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic and healthrelated factors that influence older persons’ choices on labor force participation as they near typical
retirement age and throughout the later stages of life.
Although this funding opportunity uses the R01 mechanism, it runs in parallel with two program announcements of identical scientific scope: PA-11-139, for Small Research Grants (R03) and PA-11140, that uses the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism.
Health Effects Institute
Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
Deadline:
Letter of Intent—May 1, 2013
Full Proposal—June 4, 2013
Link to RFP
The Health Effects Institute requests applications for the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award.
The purpose of this award is to bring new, creative investigators into active research on the health effects
of air pollution. It will provide three years of funding for a small project relevant to HEI’s research interests
to a new investigator with outstanding promise at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level. HEI expects
to provide one or more awards from this RFA each year, depending on the number and quality of applications.
Each award will be up to $150,000 per year with a maximum of $450,000 for three years in total costs to
support a research project.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Digging into Data Challenge
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Link to RFP
Now going into the third round of the competition, the Digging into Data Challenge has funded a wide variety of projects that explore how computationally intensive research methods can be used to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world. To encourage innovative research from across the globe,
Digging into Data is sponsored by ten international research funding organizations that are working together to focus the attention of the social sciences, humanities, library, archival, information, computer,
mathematical, and statistical science communities on large-scale data analysis and its potential applications.
The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Now that we have massive databases of materials available for research in the
humanities and the social sciences--ranging from digitized books, newspapers, and music to information
generated by Internet-based activities and mobile communications, administrative data from public agencies, and customer databases from private sector organizations-—what new, computationally-based research methods might we apply? As the world becomes increasingly digital, new techniques will be needed
to search, analyze, and understand these materials. Digging into Data challenges the research community
to help create the new research infrastructure for 21st-century scholarship.
Applicants will form international teams from at least two of the participating countries. Winning teams
will receive grants from two or more of the funding agencies and, two years later, will be invited to show
off their work at a special conference sponsored by the ten funders.
Applicants must apply as an international research project partnership. Each project is a partnership
among two to four national teams. Each team represents one of the four nations participating in the Digging into Data Challenge (Canada, the US, the UK, or the Netherlands). Each national team must be led by an
eligible institution (e.g. a university) with a designated principal investigator.
If more than one institution from the same country is participating, they must work together and designate
one of the institutions as the team “lead.” Teams can only receive grants from a funder from their own
country. However, please note that each funder has its own restrictions on the eligibility of potential applicants.
National Institutes of Health
Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01, R03, R21) -AIDS
Deadlines:
R01 Deadlines: Feb. 5, Jun. 5, Oct. 5.
R03 and R21 Deadlines: Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16.
AIDS Deadlines: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7.
Link to RFP
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages the submission of research project grant applications
from institutions/ organizations that propose to: (1) improve the measurement of racial /ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/
analytical techniques; (2) to enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in
health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes
among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and (3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic
health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States (U.S.).
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award
mechanism and runs in parallel with FOAs of identical scientific scope, PA-11-163 and PA-11-164, which
encourage applications under the R21 and R03 mechanisms, respectively.
National Institutes of Health
Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01, R03, R21)
Deadline:
R01 Deadlines: June 5, 2013
R03 and R21 Deadlines: June 16, 2013
Link to RFP
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research
(NINR) with participation from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the Eunice Kennedy
Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM), and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation
strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced
and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity and/or participating in healthy relationships. Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning
tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media. Topics to be addressed in
this announcement include: effective, sustainable processes for influencing young people to make healthy
behavior choices; identification of the appropriate stage of influence for learning sustainable lifelong health
behaviors; the role of technology and new media in promoting healthy behavior; identification of factors
that support healthy behavior development in vulnerable populations, identification of barriers to healthy
behaviors; and, identification of mechanisms and mediators that are common to the development of a
range of habitual health behaviors. Given the many factors involved in developing sustainable health behaviors, applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. The ultimate goal of this FOA
is to promote research that identifies and enhances processes that promote sustainable positive behavior
or changes social and cultural norms that influence health and future health behaviors.
Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. Budgets for
direct costs of up to $500,000 per year and duration of up to five years, may be requested. Applicants who
request $500,000 or more direct costs per year must follow the instruction in Section IV.6.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Residency Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Link to RFP
For 2013, one Fellow will be assigned to each of the participating National Archives facilities, for a total of
six Fellowships. Each Fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend to assist with travel and research expenses. The
Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Riverside, CA; San
Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO. Researchers can explore overlooked records and experience what many
researchers have discovered: that it is not necessary to go to Washington, DC, to do research at the National Archives.
The Fellowship recipients are expected to complete a research project that results in a publishable product. Each recipient will also prepare a short report (within one year of receiving the Fellowship) for publication by the National Archives that describes the research experience: the discovery, method, and use of
the records. The National Archives encourages its Fellowship recipients to use social media to talk about
their experience. At the end of their research visit, Fellows will also conduct a staff briefing to share their
discoveries.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Challenge Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Link to RFP
NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations
secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources.
Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or
enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support ongoing
program activities. Challenge grants may also provide capital directly supporting the procurement of
long-lasting objects, such as acquisitions for archives and collections, the purchase of equipment, and
the construction or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities. Funds spent directly
must be shown to bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly.
Grantee institutions may also expend up to 10 percent of grant funds to defray costs of fundraising to
meet the NEH challenge.
Because of the matching requirement, these NEH grants also strengthen the humanities by encouraging nonfederal sources of support. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit entities. Programs that involve collaboration
among multiple institutions are eligible as well, but one institution must serve as the lead agent and
formal applicant of record.
Institutions may apply for only one NEH challenge grant in a calendar year. An institution is eligible
to apply for a subsequent challenge grant beginning in the third year after the closing date of its most
recent NEH challenge grant. Thus, anyone intending to submit a proposal from any part of the University must notify the Office of Sponsored Programs, per the Nomination Procedures found at http://
www.pacific.edu/Academics/Research-and-Scholarship/Office-of-Sponsored-Programs/PoliciesForms-and-Publications.html
NEH will offer successful applicants a matching grant. The requested grant amount should be appropriate to the humanities needs and the fundraising capacity of the institution. The federal portions of
NEH challenge grants have ranged in recent years from $30,000 to $1 million, the maximum amount
that may be requested. Requests over $500,000, however, are unlikely to be funded at the requested
level, and in recent years the maximum grant has ranged between $425,000 and $500,000. Applicants wishing to apply for a grant of more than $500,000 should consult with NEH staff about the size
of their requests. Smaller grants for sharply defined purposes are encouraged.
National Institutes of Health
High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)
Deadline: September 13, 2013
Link to RFP
The ORIP High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) program encourages applications from groups of
NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical
research that costs at least $750,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, biomedical imaging systems, NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, electron microscopes and supercomputers.
There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit provided the applications
are for different types of equipment. Anyone intending to submit a proposal from any part of the University must notify the Office of Sponsored Programs, per the Nomination Procedures found at
http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Research-and-Scholarship/Office-of-Sponsored-Programs/
Policies-Forms-and-Publications.html
Applications will be accepted that request a single, commercially available instrument or integrated
system which costs at least $750,000. There is no upper limit on the cost of the instrument, but the
maximum award is $2,000,000.
National Institutes of Health
Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)
Deadline: April 2, 2013
Link to RFP
The purpose of the NIH Summer Research Experience Program (referred to as the “Summer Research Program”) is to provide a high quality research experience for high school and college students and for science
teachers during the summer academic break. The NIH expects that such programs will: help attract young
students to careers in science; provide opportunities for college students to gain valuable research experience to help prepare them for graduate school; and enhance the skills of science teachers and enable them
to more effectively communicate the nature of the scientific process to their students. The programs would
also contribute to enhancing overall science literacy. Summer Research Programs that expand and complement existing summer educational and training programs are encouraged. Note: Not all participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) support all aspects of this program. Therefore, prospective applicants must consult
the Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts in this announcement to determine if your application will be accepted for review, and should contact staff at the relevant IC (see also
Section VII) to discuss the proposed Program.
John Templeton Foundation Funding for Core Areas
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Link to RFP
The John Templeton Foundation has two grantmaking cycles during the calendar year. During both cycles
we accept Online Funding Inquiries related to our Core Funding Areas and our Funding Priorities. If the
Foundation approves your Online Funding Inquiry, we will ask for a more detailed Full Proposal. Please
note that Full Proposals are by invitation only. Core funding areas/priorities are: Science and the Big
Questions, Character Development, Freedom and Free Enterprise, Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius,
and Genetics.
All grant applications must be completed and submitted electronically through the Templeton Portal,
which can be reached by clicking the Apply for Funding button at right. No applications will be accepted by
mail or e-mail.
The John Templeton Foundation accepts Online Funding Inquiries twice a year and reviews them in relation to all other funding requests received during the same submission window.
Baxter Bioscience Grants
Deadlines: March 30, June 30, September 30, 2013*
Link to RFP
The BioScience Grants program was established to foster advances in scientific research and medical
education. With an emphasis on the patient as a priority, the Grants Program is designed to support
novel therapeutic discoveries. The BioScience Grants team oversees the review, award, and progress
of investigator initiated research studies and medical education grants from around the world. The
Grants Team works closely with the regional and global Medical Affairs teams and cross functional
resources in Hemophilia, BioTherapeutics, and BioSurgery, to critically assess each grant request.
Grant proposals demonstrating exceptional scientific merit and therapeutic alignment are given priority for funding and product awards.
The value of the program is measured with the deliverables from each activity we support. For medical education programs this is the educational assessment completed by program attendees. For investigator initiated studies the deliverable is the final study report, manuscript or abstract submitted
for publication.
In 2011 the program will have awarded more than $5 million in grants supporting investigatorinitiated research and educational initiatives. We encourage investigators and other requestors to
submit applications for funding to help expand the body of scientific knowledge to benefit healthcare
practitioners and their patients worldwide.
Our areas of interest are constantly evolving; potential applicants with additional questions are encouraged to contact a member of our Global Clinical and Medical Affairs staff to discuss our grant program initiatives.
*Before applying to this company, contact Scott Biedermann, Foundation and Corporate Development, 209.946.2166.
Department of Energy
Systems Biology Enabled Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling
Deadlines:
REQUIRED Pre-Application: Mar. 4, 2013
Application: Apr. 19, 2013
Link to RFP
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Genomic Science research program (http://genomicscience.energy.gov). In this Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA), applications are solicited for: i.) systems biology studies on regulatory and metabolic networks of microbes, microbial consortia, and microbe-plant interactions involved in biogeochemical cycling of carbon, ii.) development of -omics approaches to investigate microbial community functional processes involved in carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, and iii.)
development of -omics enabled methods and technologies for imaging and analysis of microbiallymediated carbon cycling processes in terrestrial ecosystems.
It is anticipated that up to $8 million total will be available for multiple awards to be made in FY 2013
for Genomics Enabled Research on the Role of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycling. The number
of awards will be contingent on satisfactory peer review, the availability of appropriated funds, and
the size of the awards. Multiple year funding is expected. Applicants may request project support for
up to three years, with out-year support contingent on the availability of funds, progress of the research, and programmatic needs. Annual budgets are expected to range from $250,000 to $1,000,000
in total costs.
National Institutes of Health
Cancer Education Grants Program (R25)
Deadlines: May 25, 2013
Link to RFP
The purpose of this FOA is to support innovative educational efforts that would help to reduce cancer
incidence, morbidity, and mortality, and that would improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Education Grants Program (CEGP) was initiated in 1994
to support innovative educational efforts that would reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality, and that would promise improvement in the quality of life of cancer patients. The CEGP continues
to provide support for innovative cancer education programs that translate the knowledge gained
from research into public health applications. The CEGP is intended for biomedical researchers;
health care professionals; medical, dental, nursing, and other health professional students; graduate
and undergraduate students; and members of the lay community.
Short-term Educational Programs include workshops or courses that provide novel cancer-focused
state-of-the-art research or methodological knowledge, or evidence-based cancer prevention and
control interventions. Applicants must demonstrate how the proposed educational experience will
improve the research skills or capabilities of the participants. Applicants must provide an assessment
of or rationale for the need for the program. The duration of short-term programs may not exceed 15
weeks.
The NCI CEGP provides up to $300,000 (direct costs/year, exclusive of third party F&A if applicable)
for up to five years to support Short-term Educational Programs, Short-term Research Experience
Programs, and Institutional Curriculum Development Projects.
U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation
Transformative Science Grants
Pre-proposal Deadline: May 7, 2013
Link to RFP
A new program in 'Transformative Science' was launched in 2010. This is a small program of up to 2
awards annually that will receive larger grants than in our regular program. To be awarded a grant in
the program, a proposal must be 'transformative', in the sense that if successful, it is expected to
make a very significant scientific breakthrough. BSF has adopted the NSF definition for
'Transformative Science', which is: "Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change
our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a
new field of science. Such research is characterized by its challenge to current understanding or by its
pathways to new frontiers".
Because the program is small, and since a relatively large number of submitted proposals is expected,
the program will have a pre-proposal stage that will require less effort in submission than the regular
BSF applications. Also, the BSF realizes that the identification of those ideas that may lead to scientific
breakthroughs is quite difficult. In addition, new ideas that are not consistent with existing conventions often fare low in the external review process. Therefore, the BSF will try to find ways that will,
at least partially, overcome these problems. To this end, the BSF has formed an expert panel consisting of three Americans and three Israelis, mostly with interdisciplinary research interests, that will
process the applications.
Applicants will not be allowed to submit a pre-proposal to the program in consecutive years. Applicants to the 2012 round are not eligible to submit this year.
Transformative Science projects may be up to 3 years in duration, and will receive up to $100,000/
year, which may be divided among the PIs, according to their preference.
National Institutes of Health
School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R01, R03, R21)
Deadlines:
R01 Deadlines: June 5, 2013
R03 and R21 Deadlines: June 16, 2013
Link to RFP
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institutes of Health's
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the Office of
Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). The FOA encourages Research Project Grant (R01)
applications that propose to: (1) foster multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies
(federal, state and school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ obesogenic behaviors (e.g., nutrition and physical activity behaviors), and weight outcomes; (2) understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels (e.g., federal, state, school district, and
school); and (3) understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical
activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight.
National Institutes of Health
Disorders of Human Communication: Effectiveness, Outcomes and Health Services Research (R01, R21)
Deadlines:
R01 Deadlines: June 5, 2013
R21 Deadlines: June 16, 2013
Link to RFP
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support effectiveness, outcomes
and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice,
speech and language. Although this funding opportunity uses the R01 mechanism, it runs in parallel
with a program announcement of identical scientific scope, PA-13-103, which uses the exploratory/
developmental (R21) grant mechanism.
Applications are expected to be multidisciplinary and may focus on the population or individual across the
lifespan in diverse real-world settings. Applicants are encouraged to utilize community-based participatory
research methods (i.e., alignments with patient, provider, or advocacy groups). Applications integrating
economic analysis into currently funded research or conducting secondary analyses utilizing existing database resources are also encouraged.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Link to RFP
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums,
historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and
colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections.
These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and
photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative
and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects,
and digital materials.
Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are
related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities that are the focus of their projects.
Within the conservation field, for example, conservators usually specialize in the care of specific
types of collections, such as objects, paper, or paintings. Applicants should therefore choose a conservator whose specialty is appropriate for the nature of their collections. Similarly, when assessing the
preservation needs of archival holdings, applicants must seek a consultant specifically knowledgeable
about archives and preservation. Because the organization and the preservation of archival collections must be approached in tandem, an archival consultant should also provide advice about the
management and processing needs of such holdings as part of a preservation assessment that includes long-term plans for the arrangement and description of archival collections.
Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded.
Only one application for a Preservation Assistance Grant may be submitted annually by an institution, although distinct collecting entities of a larger organization may apply in the same
year, such as the library and museum of a university or two historic sites within a historical
society. Thus, anyone intending to submit a proposal from any part of the University must notify the
Office of Sponsored Programs, per the Nomination Procedures found at
http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Research-and-Scholarship/Office-of-SponsoredPrograms/Policies-Forms-and-Publications.html
Department of Justice
NIJ FY 13 Social Science Research on Forensic Science
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Link to RFP
NIJ is seeking applications for funding social science research on forensic science. Some of the forensic disciplines, particularly in the area of DNA, have experienced numerous advances over the last decade. NIJ is
interested in stimulating research to examine the impact of these forensic advances on the criminal justice
system and changes in policies to adapt to the greater use of forensic evidence.
NIJ anticipates that up to a total of $2.5 million may become available for multiple awards made through
this solicitation. One million will go towards Familial DNA Searching Research, $500,000 towards Further
Research on the Rate of Wrongful Conviction, and one million for SAMFE Research or any other forensicsrelated topics proposed. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. NIJ funding for an individual research project rarely exceeds $500,000, though total funding for projects requiring multiple years to complete has
exceeded $1 million in some cases.
National Science Foundation
Water Sustainability and Climate
Deadline: September 10, 2013
Link to RFP
The goal of the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation is to enhance the understanding
and predict the interactions between the water system and land use changes (including agriculture,
managed forest and rangeland systems), the built environment, ecosystem function and services and
climate change/variability through place-based research and integrative models. Studies of the water
system using models and/or observations at specific sites, singly or in combination, that allow for
spatial and temporal extrapolation to other regions, as well as integration across the different processes in that system are encouraged, especially to the extent that they advance the development of
theoretical frameworks and predictive understanding.
Specific topics of interest include:
Developing theoretical frameworks and models that incorporate the linkages and feedbacks among atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, oceanic, biotic and social processes that can be used to predict the potential impact of (1) climate variability and change, (2) land use and (3) human activity (including
population change) on water systems on decadal to centennial scales in order to provide a basis for
adaptive management of water resources.
Determining the inputs, outputs, and potential changes in water budgets and water quality in response
to (1) climate variability and change, (2) land use and (3) human activity (including population
change), and the effect of these changes on biogeochemical cycles, water quality, long-term chemical
transport and transformation, terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems, landscape evolution and human settlements and behavior.
Determining how our built water systems and our governance systems can be made more reliable, resilient and sustainable to meet diverse and often conflicting needs, such as optimizing consumption of
water for energy generation, industrial and agricultural/forest rangeland production and built environment requirements, reuse for both potable and non-potable needs, ecosystem protection, and flood
control and storm water management.
This activity enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium--water sustainability -- how it is likely to affect our world, and how we can proactively plan for
its consequences. It allows the partner agencies -- National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United
States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) - to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support
their respective missions, while eliminating duplication of effort and fostering collaboration between
agencies and the investigators they support.
Successful proposals are expected to study water systems in their entirety and to enable a new interdisciplinary paradigm in water research. Proposals that do not broadly integrate across the biological
sciences, geosciences, engineering, and social sciences may be returned without review. Projects supported under this solicitation may establish new observational sites or utilize existing observational
sites and facilities already supported by NSF (National Science Foundation) or other federal and state
agencies (e.g. USGS (US Geological Survey), USEPA (US Environmental Protection Agency),
USDA/ARS/FS (US Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Station/Forest Service), NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)). See also specific guidance on the collection of
new data for each category.
American Educational Research Association
Research Using Large Scale Data Sets
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Link to RFP
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Educational Research Association has
announced the continuation of the AERA Grants program, which provides small grants and training for researchers conducting studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods, including the
analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics
and NSF. Support is available in two categories: 1. Research grants are available for faculty at institutions
of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education, sociology, economics, psychology,
demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or
non-U.S. citizens and must be working at a U.S. institution. Approximately fifteen grants of up to $20,000
for one-year projects, or up to $35,000 for two-year projects, will be awarded. 2. Dissertation grants are
available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student in the writing of his/her
dissertation. AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education,
sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens, and must be working at a U.S. institution. Approximately fifteen grants of up to $20,000 each for one-year projects will be awarded. Click here for more information
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