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Except for RETA awards, an organization is limited to one application as lead institution for any of the Partnership categories. NSF 08-525
The PI must be the university provost or equivalent and, given the focus on institutional integration, an institution may submit only one proposal to the I 3 competition in only one program.
For IGERT Traineeship proposals: There is a limit of four preliminary proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institution preliminary proposal. For IGERT Traineeship proposals: Any given individual may participate as PI or co-PI in only one proposal submission. NSF 08-540</P>
An institution may nominate up to two candidates for the award; however, institutions that nominate a female candidate will be allowed three nominations and an additional nomination is allowed for an African-American, Hispanic, or Native American candidate.
Only one proposal may be submitted by a U.S. academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A U.S. academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NSF 08-544 (GG 2/14/08)
The Office of Citizen Exchanges welcomes proposals in an open competition for the Ngwang Choepel Fellows program that focus on the themes of Cultural Preservation and Economic Self-sufficiency. The Office seeks proposals that train and assist Tibetans living in Tibetan communities in China by providing professional experience and exposure to American society and culture through internships, workshops and other learning activities hosted by U.S. institutions. Applicants may propose programming for Tibetans who travel to the United States and/or for Americans who travel to Tibet. Applicants may not submit more than one proposal for this competition. ECA/PE/C/WHA/EAP-08-53 (FR 3/6/08)
Research Opportunity Awards from the Research Corporation are for scientists of demonstrated productivity seeking to explore a new area of research. The chair of a Ph.D. granting astronomy, chemistry, or physics department may annually nominate up to two tenured faculty who are without major research funding.
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. The new Faculty Award Program is open to all academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering. Institutions may make only one nomination annually for the New Faculty Award Program.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) solicits grant applications for recently established interdisciplinary research training programs that integrate the biomedical sciences with the physical sciences and/or engineering. By fostering these interdisciplinary training programs in their critical early years, we expect to develop highly effective interdisciplinary curricula, coursework and laboratory research. It is anticipated that this will lead to an increase in the number of interdisciplinary researchers working at the intersection of these disciplines and a transformation of institutional programs to support interdisciplinary training. Applicant institutions, whether they are applying as a single entity or representing a multi-institutional consortium, may submit only one application in response to this RFA. RFA-EB-08-003 (NIHG 3/21/08)
Creativity and Aging in America is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to actively engage older Americans in quality arts programs. Through this initiative, the Arts Endowment will support exemplary projects in the disciplines of literature and music. Projects must be conducted by professional artists and engage older adults as students, artists, and/or teachers. For the purposes of these guidelines, older adults are age 65 and above. Recent research supported by the National Institutes of Health, AARP, International Foundation for Music Research, and the National Endowment for the Arts found that older adults who actively participated in ongoing, community-based arts programs, conducted by professional artists, experienced more physical and mental benefits than participants in non-arts activities. Activities may take place in a variety of settings such as senior centers, community centers, retirement centers, museums, literary centers, performing arts centers, libraries, schools, and healthcare facilities. Projects must be planned in cooperation with the target population including local organizations that address aging-related issues. Organizations are limited to one Creativity and Aging application per year. 2208NEA01CA (GG4/1/08)
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate invites applications from colleges and universities with established homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula to establish scientific career development awards to students in priority HS-STEM programs of study. DHS intends to establish an HS_STEM Career Development grants (CDG) program to enable colleges and universities to award scholarships and fellowships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students in HS-STEM disciplines who intend to pursue homeland security professional and scientific careers. Research areas eligible for support include: 1) Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response; 2) Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; 3) Risk and Decision Sciences; 4) Human Factors Aspects of Technology; 5) Chemical Threats and Countermeasures; 6) Biological Threats and Countermeasures; 7) Food and Agriculture Security; 8) Transportation Security; 9) Border Security; 10) Immigration Studies; 11) Maritime and Port Security; 12) Infrastructure Protection; 13) Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies; 14) Emergency Preparedness and Response; 15) Communications and Interoperability; and 16) Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization. DHS intends to give preference to institutions included in the existing DHS Homeland Security Centers of Excellence program and its affiliated academic institutions. Each institution may submit only one application per department. DHS-2008-ST-104-001 (GG 4/11/08)
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) encourages the submission of individual animal resource improvement grant applications from biomedical research institutions. The major objective of this program is to upgrade animal facilities to support the conduct of Public Health Service (PHS) supported biomedical and behavioral research. Institutions may submit only one application for developing and improving institutional animal resources (G20) in the same federal fiscal year. PAR-07-342
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation established the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program to strengthen the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program was designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers. The award is given with an emphasis on teaching, mentorship, and the nominees' accomplishments in research and teaching with undergraduates. Institutions may make only one nomination annually for the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program.
The National Science Foundation supports International Materials Institutes (IMIs) in order to enhance international collaboration between U.S. researchers and educators and their counterparts worldwide. These Institutes advance fundamental materials research by coordinating international research and education projects involving condensed matter and materials physics, solid state and materials chemistry, polymers, metals, ceramics, electronic materials, biomaterials and, in general, the design, synthesis, and characterization of and phenomena in materials to meet global and regional needs. The Institutes must be university-based and provide a research environment that will attract leading scientists and engineers. A critically important aspect of an IMI is its potential impact on advancing materials research on an international scale and developing an internationally competitive generation of materials researchers, and this distinguishes an IMI from other materials research centers that NSF supports. An organization may not be the lead organization in more than one proposal. NSF 08-558
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports 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 conducing high quality research and are seeking to further develop their skills and research program. Studies from these Scholars contribute to theory and policy/practice for improving the everyday settings of youth. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development; are grounded in theory and sound research methods; and provide evidence for appropriate mentoring from senior investigators. Only one applicant may be nominated form a major division of an institution each year (e.g. College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School).
The purpose of this announcement is to invite applications for U.S. and developing country institutions for programs to provide infectious disease (excluding HIV/AIDS) research training to scientists and health professionals in order to build sustainable research capacity at institutions in low- and middle-income endemic countries. Eligible PDs/PIs include individuals from U.S. or developing country institutions, with a demonstrable history of research collaboration with the proposed partner institutions, and who are designated as the PD/PI on at least one active infectious disease research grant (with at least 18 months of support remaining at the time of application) from the NIH or other national or international granting organizations. Only one application may be submitted from an institution proposing research training on a particular infectious disease or working at a particular developing country institution. PAR-08-154 (NIHG 4/18/08).
Sloan Research Fellowships is by far the oldest program of the Sloan Foundation, although those who receive grants are among the youngest researchers the Foundation assists. The Sloan Research Fellowships were established to provide support and recognition to early-career scientists and scholars, often in their first appointments to university faculties, who were endeavoring to set up laboratories and establish their independent research projects with little or no outside support. Over the first 17 years of the program, Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Additional fields were added in subsequent years: neuroscience in 1972, economics in 1980, computer science in 1993, and computational and evolutionary molecular biology in 2002. More than one candidate from a department may be nominated but Sloan recommends no more than three. (GA 6/08)
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. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM. An institution that awards baccalaureate degrees is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. An institution that awards associate degrees, and does not award baccalaureate degrees, is allowed to be the lead institution on only one Type 1 proposal, and, in addition, may be a partner on one or more Type 1 proposals. There are no restrictions on the number of Type 2 proposals that an individual or organization may submit. NSF 98-569 (GG 6/13/08)
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Research and Development Center (P30) grant applications in the areas of demography and economics of aging, including relevant interdisciplinary areas rooted in population-based social science research. Center grant applications must include two mandatory cores and may choose among four optional cores. Applicants may submit only one application to this FOA. RFA-AG-09-005 (NIHG 6/13/08)
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) award is intended to support the physician scientist (M.D.; M.D., Ph.D; D.V.M.; D.V.M., PhD.; D.D.S.; D.D.S, Ph.D., etc) during the final one or two years of a mentored position and then allow the physician scientist to carry that support to an independent position. BWF believes that this bridging award, supporting the last year(s) of a mentored position in addition to supporting the beginning years of an independent position, will facilitate the transition to a career in research and buy time from service commitments. An institution may nominate five candidates, 6 if a woman or underrepresented minority is included.
In many areas of research, a key to making advances is the ability of scientists and engineers to manipulate extremely large quantities of information. At the largest scales, the resources needed to work with huge volumes of digital information are expensive and scarce. In recent years, the research community, with support from NSF, has developed the TeraGrid as a way of providing wide access to these scare, expensive resources. The need for such widely shared, national resources continues to grow and as the currently funded phase of TeraGrid operations approaches its close, NSF is inviting innovative proposals for a new infrastructure to deliver the next generation of high-end digital services, as national resources, that will provide researchers and educators with the capability to work with extremely large amounts of digitally represented information. A proposing organization may submit (or be a sub-awardee on) either a proposal for a single one of the four services listed in the Integrating Services section of the Program Description (Section II of this soliciation), or a proposal for the XD Coordination and Management Service (CMS) and one or more of the other three Integrating services. NSF 08-571
December44-3 International Science and Education Grants Program (USDA) CSREES requests applications for the International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program (ISE) for fiscal year (FY) 2009 to support research, extension, and teaching activities that will enhance the capabilities of American colleges and universities to conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching. ISE projects are to strengthen the global competence and competitiveness of American colleges, universities and businesses in the food, agriculture, and related sectors. Proposals should demonstrate how the proposed work responds to the specific needs and strengths of the university or college in addressing one or both of the following areas: 1) Strengthening the Global Competence of Students, Faculty, and Staff in Agriculture and Related Areas; and 2) Enhancing Business Performance in International Agriculture and Related Sectors. Each institution may submit no more than two proposals as the lead institution. No institution acting as the principal or lead institution will receive more than one grant during the current competition. USDA-CSREES-SERDIP-001905 (GG 11/17/08) * URL: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/intl_science.html Deadline: Internal 12/3/2008; Applications 1/16/2009
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 raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to support five types of MSP awards plus EHR-wide projects: 1) Targeted Partnerships focus on studying and solving teaching and learning issues within a specific grade range or at a critical juncture in education, and/or within a specific disciplinary focus in mathematics or the sciences; 2) Institute Partnerships-Teacher Institutes for the 21st Century focus on meeting national needs for teacher leaders/master teachers who have deep knowledge of disciplinary content for teaching and are fully prepared to be school- or district-based intellectual leaders in mathematics or the sciences; 3) MSP-Start Partnerships for awardees new to the MSP program, especially from minority-serving institutions, community colleges and primarily undergraduate institutions, to support the necessary data analysis, project design, evaluation and team building activities needed to develop a full MSP Targeted or Institute Partnership; 4) Phase II Partnerships for prior MSP Partnership awardees focus on specific innovative areas of their work where evidence of the potential for significant positive impact is clearly documented. 5) Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) projects directly support the work of the Partnerships by conducting methodologically rigorous studies of the impacts of MSP activities on student or teacher learning. Longitudinal and cross-site studies are particularly encouraged as are those that test innovative methodologies; and 6) Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable faculty, administrators, and others in institutions to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed through programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (HER), but not limited to those awards. For Fiscal Year 2009, proposals are being solicited in nine HER programs that advance I3 goals: CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LSAMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE, AND TCUP. An institution of higher education may be the Lead partner in only one proposal per Partnership category--Targeted, Institute, MSP-Start and Phase II. RETA proposers may submit one or more RETA proposals. Only one application per deadline is allowed for the Innovation through Institutional Integration (I 3 ) competition. NSF 09-507
These awards are intended to support planning for long-term partnerships to strengthen the capacity of African higher education institutions in the areas of 1) agriculture, environment, and natural resources, 2) health, 3) science and technology, 4) engineering, 5) education and teacher training/preparation, and 6) business, management and economics. They are also intended to increase the engagement of U.S. higher education institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. A U.S. institution may be the the lead U/S. contracting institution responsible for fiscal administration and reporting on two application. African institutions may be included as the principal partner in up to 3 applications. AEG-A-00-05-00007-00
The Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, or basic research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders, paving the way for a cure. Each year the BRAINS program will focus on a specific area of research and research career development need. In this inaugural year the focus of the BRAINS program is neurodevelopment. Only one application per school or college within a university will be accepted. RFA-MH-09-100 (NIHG 10/31/08)
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