Increasingly funding sources are including in their program announcements limits on the number of applications an organization can submit to the program. For current programs ORSP has identified as having organizational limits, an Internal Deadline has been established in the event that an internal competition to select applicants is necessary. This listing is not all-inclusive. If you are aware of new announcements that include organizational limits, please notify Beverly Page, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, 532-5045, email@example.com, so that an announcement with an internal deadline can be included in the Funding Bulletin and included on this list.
This funding opportunity will support integrated research education and research training programs that provide interdisciplinary training in basic neuroscience and theoretical and technological approaches of computational neuroscience. This funding opportunity will use the T90 mechanism that includes linked research education and research training programs. Applicants will submit a single unified grant application and if selected for funding, two separate awards may be issued, an R90-research education award and a T90-research training award, based on distinct research education and research training-related funding authorities. An institution may submit only a single application in response to this funding opportunity. RFA-DA-06-010 (NIHG 12/16/05)
Towards the goal of catalyzing the production of a scientific workforce capable of integrative research crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries, the National Institutes of Health invites applications for developing and implementing novel training programs focused on interdisciplinary science. These programs will support a variety of new and innovative didactic and research experiences designed to provide students with the knowledge and research experiences necessary to develop interdisciplinary solutions to complex health problems and to increase quality and years of a healthy life and eliminate health disparities. Applicant organizations may submit no more than one application. RFA-RM-06-006 (NIHG 12/16/05)
David Downing, University of Kansas, has announced his retirement as Director of the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program and Kansas Space Grant Consortium in the Spring, 2006. Kansas Regents' Institutions are invited to submit the nomination of an individual from their institution to assume the position of KSGC/KNEP Director and to assure willingness to assume the position of Lead Institution if their nominee is selected. The KSU nomination process will be coordinated by Jim Guikema. The nomination deadline is 1/20/2006. Contact Dr. Guikema (firstname.lastname@example.org)by 1/18/2006 if you are interested in being nominated.
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for grants that support exchanges and build relationships between U.S. non-profit organizations and civil society groups in Africa, East Asia, Eurasia, Europe, the Near East, North Africa, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. Projects should promote mutual understanding and partnerships between key professional groups in the United States and counterpart groups in other countries through multi-phased exchanges taking place over one to three years. Thematic areas include: 1) Responsible Governance; 2) Developing Professional Standards in Media; 3) Creating Economic Growth to Fight Poverty and Strengthen Democracy. An organization may submit no more than four applications. ECA-PE-C-06-01 (FG 12/9/05)
The Undergraduate Research Collaboratives (URC) Program seeks new models and partnerships with the potential 1) to expand the reach of undergraduate research to include first and second year college students; 2) to broaden participation and increase diversity in the student talent pool from which the nation's future technical workforce will be drawn; and 3) to enhance the research capacity, infrastructure, and culture of participating institutions. For this program, research should be in the chemical sciences or inter-disciplinary areas supported by the chemical sciences. No institution may submit more than one proposal as a lead institution. NSF 06-521 (Posted 12/20/05)
The Robert Noyce Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high need K-12 schools. An institution, on its own or as a member of a consortium, may submit no more than one proposal per competition. NSF 06-528 (Posted 1/3/06)
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. An individual may participate as PI or co-PI in only one proposal submission. An organization is limited to four required preproposal submissions. Full proposals are by invitation only. NSF 06-525 (Posted 12/23/2005)
The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program considers proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. For this year, proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, and on ethical issues that arise in research or graduate research education in those fields, particularly in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts. An organization may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. NSF 06-524 (Posted 12/23/2006)
Through its Geoscience Teacher Training (GEO-Teach) program, the Directorate for Geosciences at NSF will support projects designed to improve the quality of geoscience instruction, primarily at middle and high school levels. GEO-Teach projects will provide teachers with easy access to high-quality curricular materials as well as the current state of knowledge, and will implement pre-service teacher training and in-service professional development programs designed to enhance middle and high school students' understanding of and appreciation for the importance of the geosciences. Letters of Intent are required. An organization or principal investigator may serve as the lead organization or lead investigator respectively on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation. NSF 06-526 (Posted 12/23/2005)
This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. NSF 06-527 (Posted 1/3/06)
The ISE program invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences designed to increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as projects that advance knowledge and practice of informal science education. Projects may target either public audiences or professionals whose work directly affects informal STEM learning. An institution or organization may serve as lead in no more than the following numbers of proposals under ISE construction at the same time: three Preliminary Proposals and three Full Proposals for Project Grants; three proposals in total for Planning Grants and/or Conference, Symposia, and Workshop Grants. A proposal that is substantially similar to another proposal from the same institution or organization that is under consideration by ISE or other NSF program will be returned without review. NSF 06-520 (Posted 12/21/06)
The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to both raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. In this solicitation, NSF seeks to support two types of MSP projects: Institute Partnerships--Teacher Institutes for the 21st Century, especially for the science disciplines in the secondary grades and for elementary science specialists; and a focused set of Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) projects that directly support the work of the Institutes or engage the national disciplinary and professional societies in MSP work. For this competition an institution of higher education may submit only one proposal as LEAD partner in an Institute Partnership. NSF 06-539 (Posted 2/15/06)
This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate education. The focus is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the social, economic, and ethical issues that surround nanotechnology. Only one proposal may be submitted by any U.S. academic institution as the lead with the following exception: an institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental implications of nanoscale science and engineering; two proposals focused on these areas are not allowed. NSF 06-538 (Posted 2/15/06)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications from extramural investigators for Small Animal Imaging Resources (SAIRs). These grants will support: a) shared imaging resources to be used by cancer investigators; b) research related to small animal imaging technology or methodology; and c) training of both professional and technical support personnel interested in the science and techniques of small animal imaging. SAIRS will enhance capabilities for conducting basic, translational, and clinical cancer research relevant to the mission of the NCI. Each institution may submit only one SAIR application in response to this funding opportunity. RFA-CA-07-004 (NIHG 2/10/06)
This program provides funding to graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to acquire additional skills that will broadly prepare them for professional and scientific careers in the 21st century. Through interactions with teachers in K-12 schools, graduate students can improve communication and teaching skills while enriching STEM instruction in K-12 schools. The GK-12 program is transitioning to offering only non-renewable 5 year awards. Graduate students pursuing degrees in science education are not eligible. Fellows can be supported on the grant for no more than 2 years. Only one proposal per institution is allowed. NSF 06-556 (Posted 3/20/06)
Computing Community Consortium (CCC): Defining the Large-Scale Infrastructure Needs of the Computing Research Community (NSF)
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is calling for the computing research community to unite in the establishment of a Computing Community Consortium (CCC). CISE will support the CCC as a community proxy responsible for facilitating the conceptualization and design of promising infrastructure-intensive projects identified by the computing research community to address compelling scientific grand challenges in computing. A CCC proposal must be submitted by an organization that is a consortium or that represents a consortium, with a stake in basic research and education in computing. Such an organization may submit only one CCC proposal. The consortium is expected to be broad-based, with members that are institutions of higher education as well as other private and public sector organizations, including industry. NSF 06-551 (Posted 3/10/06)
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to support the scholarly activity of new faculty with an award designed to help initiate their independent research programs. The New Faculty Award provides an unrestricted research grant of $50,000 that is generally made before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointment, and is based on institutional nomination.An institution is allowed to make only one nomination annually.
Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) (NSF)
Information technology (IT)-enabled systems, tools, and services have had profound impact on the practice of science and engineering research and education. Integrated to create a national cyberinfrastructure, these systems, tools and services are enabling individuals, groups and organizations to advance science and engineering in ways that revolutionize who can participate, what they can do, and how they do it. To harness the full power of cyberinfrastructure, and the promise it portends for discovery, learning and innovation across and within all areas of science and engineering, requires investments in the in the preparation of a science and engineering workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to create, advance and take advantage of cyberinfrastructure over the long-term. The FY06 expanded CI-TEAM solicitation seeks two types of project proposals: the Demonstration Project is exploratory in nature and may be somewhat limited in scope and scale. The Implementation Project is generally larger in scope or scale and draws on prior experience with the activities or the teams proposed. Implementation projects that are expected to deliver sustainable learning and workforce development activities that complement ongoing NSF investment in cyberinfra-structure. An organization may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. NSF 06-548 (Posted 3/7/06)
The goals of the Partnerships for Innovation Program are to: 1) stimulate the transformation of knowledge created by the research and education enterprise into innovations that create new wealth, build strong local, regional and national economies and improve the national well-being; 2) broaden the participation of all types of academic institutions and all citizens in NSF activities to meet the broad workforce needs of the national innovation enterprise and; 3) catalyze or enhance enabling infrastructure necessary to foster and sustain innovation in the long-term. A senior institutional administrator (dean or higher) at the lead institution must serve as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator. No organization may be a partner in more than two Partnership proposals per competition. An eligible U.S. academic institution may submit only one Partnership proposal as a lead institution. NSF 06-550 (Posted 3/8/06)
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports, over a five-year period, promising early career researchers from diverse disciplines. The award is intended to facilitate the professional development of early career scholars who have some demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop their skills and research program. Studies from these Scholars deepen and broaden the knowledge base on how to make a difference in the lives of young people. Applicants must be within seven years of receipt of their terminal degree at the time of application. Scholars must be nominated with only one nomination allowed per year from each major division of an institution (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences).
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Projects may involve a single institution, collaboration with business and industrial partners, or collaboration among several institutions. An institution is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal or be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. Please contact Jim Guikema by the internal deadline date if you wish to submit a Type 1 proposal. Type 2 proposals that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM are also solicited. There is no limit on submission of Type 2 proposals. NSF 06-502
Leadership-Class System Acquisition - Creating a Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering (NSF)
NSF's goal for high performance computing (HPC) in the period 2006-2011 is to enable petascale science and engineering through the deployment and support of a world-class HPC environment comprising the most capable combination of HPC assets available to the academic community. The petascale HPC environment will enable investigations of computationally challenging problems that require computing systems capable of delivering sustained performance 10 15 floating point operations per second (petaflops) on real applications, that consume large amounts of memory, and/or that work with very large data sets. HPC Resource Providers-- those organizations willing to acquire, deploy and operate HPC systems in service to the broad science and engineering research and education community--play a key role in the provision and support of a national HPC environment. With this solicitation, NSF requests proposals from organizations, or groups of organizations, willing to serve as a petascale HPC Resource provider, and who propose to acquire and deploy a new, state-of-the-art, petascale HPC system. An eligible organization may submit only one preliminary proposal to this competition. NSF 06-573 (Posted 6/5/06)
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation makes grants to nonprofit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. The Beckman Young Investigator Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences. Applicants should not have completed more than three years in a tenure-track research appointment. Only two applicants per institution may apply.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences are intended to foster the development and productivity of biomedical researchers who are early in their careers and to help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators. The program provides five years of support to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the early years of faculty service. A U.S. or Canadian institution, including its medical school, graduate schools, and all affiliated hospitals and research institutes, may nominate up to six candidates. Candidates must have completed at least 12 months, but not more than 48 months, of postdoctoral research training by the October 3 application deadline.
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) seeks to catalyze a cultural change in U.S. institutions by establishing innovative models for international collaborative research and education. The program will enable U.S. institutions to establish collaborative relationships with international groups or institutions in order to engender new knowledge and discoveries at the frontier and to promote the development of a globally-engaged, U.S. scientific and engineering workforce. The program supports forward-looking research whose successful outcome results from all partners-- U.S. and foreign--providing unique contributions to the research endeavor. It is also intended to facilitate greater student preparation for and participation in international research collaboration, and to contribute to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce. Only three (3) preliminary proposals per eligible institution are allowed. NSF 06-589 (Posted 7/24/06)
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseas program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. These accomplished investigators still early in their careers will study the pathogenesis of infectious disease at its most fundamental level--the points where human and microbial systems connect. BWF is particularly interested in work focused on the host, as well as host-pathogen studies originating in viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasite systems. Each institution may nominate up to two candidates. A third nomination is allowed if a researcher holds the D.V.M
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grants (T32) to eligible institutions to support predoctoral research trainees at the behavioral sciences-biomedical sciences interface. These programs must provide an interdisciplinary research training experience and curriculum for predoctoral trainees that integrates both behavioral and biomedical perspectives, approaches and methodologies and must include coursework, laboratory rotations and programmatic activities that reinforce training at this interface. Significant participation by faculty and leadership from both behavioral and biomedical science departments is required, as is co-mentoring of trainees by faculty from both components. An institution may submit only one application. PAR-06-503 (NIHG 8/4/06)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of active nanostructures, nanosystems, and on the long-term societal change associated with these innovations. Active nanostructures change or evolve their structure, property, or function during their operation. The goal of this program is to support fundamental research and catalyze synergistic science and engineering research and education in several emerging areas of nanoscale science and engineering, including: Active nanostructures; Nanosystems with improved functionality and new architectures; Heirarchical nanomanufacturing; and Long-term societal and educational implications of scientific and technological advances on the nanoscale. This solicitation provides support for Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT) and Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER). Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT): An organization, a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university - may submit no more than two (2) proposals on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER): An organization, a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university - may submit no more than two (2) proposals on which it is the lead organization in response to this NER solicitation. An exception is made for an additional NER proposal that may be submitted in Societal and Educational Issues Associated with Long-term Research Science and Engineering Advances. NSF 06-595 (Posted 8/9/06)
32-6 High-Performance Computing for Science and Engineering Research and Education: Operations (User Support, System Administration and Maintenance) (HPCOPS) (NSF)
This solicitation seeks to support research and education in science and engineering that requires the use of high-performance computing systems by providing support for the operation of existing HPC systems. This solicitation is a competitive opportunity for institutions that have significant HPC systems with an expected useful life that extends beyond 2007 and which they wish to make available, through the TeraGrid, to the science and engineering community without restriction to discipline. The limit on the number of proposals per organization is 1. NSF 06-599 (Posted 8/29/06)
32-11 Short Term Educational Experiences for Research (STEER) in the Environmental Health Sciences for Undergraduates and High School Students (R25) (NIH)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Research Education Project (R25) grant applications from organizations that propose an organized short term program for high school and undergraduate students of research experiences and informational exchanges designed to impart to participants an appreciation of research on the environmental impacts on human health. Only one application may be submitted per school or college within a university in response to this FOA. RFA-ES-06-009 (NIHG 9/1/06)
The Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs to our increasingly technological society. The SFS program is composed of two tracks: The Scholarship Track provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to students in the information assurance and computer security fields for the final two years of undergraduate study, or for two years of master's-level study, or for the final two years of Ph.D. level study. The Capacity Building Track provides funds to improve the quality and increase the production of information assurance and computer security professionals. Professional development of information assurance faculty and development of academic programs can be funded under this track. The lead institution in a proposing consortium must either: 1) have a CAE/IAE designation or 2) have an information assurance program that meets criteria equivalent to those necessary for CAE/IAE designation. An organization may submit no more than one proposal per track per round of competition. NSF 07-512 (Posted 10/27/06)
The Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program makes resources available to increase the participation and achievement of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. The Demonstration, Enrichment, and Information Dissemination (RDE-DEI) program track provides support to institutionalize accessible products and educational materials, enhance STEM learning experiences for students with disabilities, and disseminate information about effective products, pedagogical approaches, teaching practices, and research for broadening the participation of people with disabilities in STEM. Promising research efforts are developed under the Focused Research Initiatives (RDE-FRI) program track via awards to encourage assistive technology development, technology use in educational environments, and investigations of effective instructional methods and practices for people with disabilities in STEM. The Regional Alliances for Persons with Disabilities in STEM Education (RDE-RAD) program track provides support for comprehensive, multidisciplinary networks that increase the quality and quantity of students with disabilities completing associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in STEM who are well prepared for the science and engineering research, education and professional workforce. An institution or organization may be included in only one RDE proposal, either as a lead institution or as a partner organization. Only one RDE proposal may be submitted by a PI or Co-PI to each year's competition. NSF 07-511 (Posted 10/27/06)
This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. NSF 07-524 (Posted 11/17/06)