OFFICE OF RESEARCH
                                                                                                                 MARCH 2009

         he North Carolina State University         State. CHASS defines “early” as within the first                     UEEED Seed Grant
         Alumni Association recognizes the im-      four years of employment here on campus (at any        The Office of Extension, Engagement, and Eco-
         portance of NC State faculty research      rank). However, applications from all tenured/      nomic Development sponsors the University Ex-
         achievements. The Alumni Association       tenure-track faculty members are welcome.           tension, Engagement, and Economic Develop-
will support three research awards ($3,000 each)    Those seeking to apply must obtain submission       ment Seed Grant Program. This program is aimed
to be announced each year at the spring com-        forms and information at:      at encouraging faculty and students to become
mencement.                                          sparcs/frpd/frpd_ind.html.                          more engaged in addressing the needs of North
                                                       Although the criteria describe scientific pro-   Carolina citizens, communities, schools, busi-
                                                    posals, humanities proposals are also encour-       nesses, industries, and governments. The funds
   The NC State University Alumni Association
                                                    aged. Please note that FRPD proposals are           are available through the Office of Extension,
recognizes the importance of honoring faculty
                                                    routed through the PINS system and should be in     Engagement, and Economic Development and
members for service and support in graduate
                                                    the College Research Office by March 23, 2009.      must be used or encumbered by June 30, 2010 or
education through the Alumni Association Distin-
                                                                                                        they will revert. A final report will be due by Sep-
guished Graduate Professorship (AADGP). The                         FRPD - Interdisciplinary
                                                                                                        tember 15, 2010.
award is for two years at $3,000 per year.             FRPD multi-disciplinary research proposals are
                                                                                                           The emphasis of the University Extension, En-
   The CHASS Office of Research will submit its     intended to stimulate the ideology of members of
                                                                                                        gagement, and Economic Development Grant
nomination to the Graduate School by February       the faculty from different colleges and depart-
                                                                                                        funds is to provide seed money to develop strate-
27, 2009. The guidelines for submitting nomina-     ments to develop research proposals with the
                                                                                                        gies to address critical issues facing North Caro-
tions of graduate faculty from CHASS are at         potential to lead to funded projects from extra-
                                                                                                        lina.                mural sources.
                                                                                                           Faculty do not need an extension appointment
friends/award.html.                                    It is anticipated that awards will not exceed
                                                                                                        to submit a proposal but the proposals must be
                                                    $20,000. (The pool of funds for this program
                  FRPD - Individual                                                                     directly related to work with constituencies exter-
                                                    comes from a partnership between the Vice
  The University Research Committee is pleased                                                          nal to the university. CHASS faculty should please
                                                    Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
to announce the continuation of the Faculty Re-                                                         contact the Interim Associate Dean for Research
                                                    and the Deans of each college wherein RGS pro-
search and Professional Development program                                                             at if interested in this pro-
                                                    vides 15K and the colleges 5K for each award.
funded by Research and Graduate Studies and                                                             gram.
                                                    Three awards are anticipated in 2009)
the College Dean’s Offices.
                                                       The original proposal package should be sub-
  The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
                                                    mitted to the College/School Research Office by
(CHASS) will make awards of $2,000-$6,000
                                                    April 30, 2009 via the PINS utility for internal
each, not to exceed $16,000 total for all funded
                                                    approvals. The sponsor name within PINS is Re-
proposals. The number of the funded proposals
as well as the amount of each award will be de-
                                                    search and Grad. Studies – FRPD Interdiscipli-
cided based on the proposal quality and budget                                                                Awards
justification. Only tenure-track faculty members                                                              Funding Opportunities
                                                      Please contact Joyce Jones with any questions
with an appointment date prior to October 1,                                                                  Announcements
                                                    about PINS or FRPD.
2008, are eligible to apply. Priority is given to
faculty members early in their careers at NC


    NEA has announced a new cycle of opportunities across a wide variety of programs. To explore available funding opportunities, visit and click on the artistic discipline or field below that is most relevant to your project. In most areas, funding
    is limited to organizations so please contact our office before. (Direct awards to individuals are made only through Literature Fellowships, NEA
    Jazz Masters Fellowships, NEA Opera Honors, and NEA National Heritage Fellowships in the Folk & Traditional Arts.)

    Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Title: Scholarly Communications
    Deadline: Continuous
    Abstract: As part of the Mellon Foundation's support for higher education, this program focuses broadly on all stages in the life cycle of scholarly
    resources. The program complements fellowships and other kinds of support for research and teaching at research universities, liberal arts col-
    leges, independent research centers, libraries, and museums by promoting the cost-effective creation, dissemination, accessibility, and preserva-
    tion of high-quality scholarly resources in humanistic studies broadly defined.
    URL for more info:

    Sponsor: United States Department of Education
    Title: International Research and Studies Program—84.017A
    Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
    Abstract: The International Research and Studies program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional materials to improve and
    strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. The program also provides funds for the development
    of foreign language materials designed to improve and strengthen foreign language and area and related studies in the U.S. education system.
    URL for more info:

    Sponsor: United States Department of Education
    Title: Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Aboard Fellowships Program—84.019A
    Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
    Abstract: The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program offers opportunities to faculty of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to
    engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. For FY 2009, the department will only consider applications that meet the
    following priority. This priority is a research project that focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas:
    1. Africa
    2. East Asia
    3. Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
    4. South Asia
    URL for more info:

    Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
    Title: ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships
    Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
    Abstract: This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Ap-
    propriate fields of specialization include, but are not limited to, American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; clas-
    sics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychol-
    ogy; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies.
    URL for more info:
Sponsor: Center for Theology & Natural Sciences (CTNS)
Title: Planning and Research Grants
Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
Abstract: The program seeks to sponsor research by small teams of scientists and humanities scholars on the ways science, in light of philosophical and
theological reflection, points towards the nature, character, and meaning of ultimate reality. Priority will be given to young scientists with outstanding
potential who are relatively new to interdisciplinary research.
URL for more info:

Sponsor: Wabash College
Title: Project Grants
Abstract: The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion provides these grants for activities that enhance teaching and learning
in the fields of religion and theology. Proposals need to demonstrate that the project improves practical application of teaching and learning methods,
creates a supportive environment for teachers, promotes a sustained conversation of pedagogy, or supports research and study of pedagogical issues.
URL for more info:

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Political Science Program
Abstract: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and poli-
tics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substan-
tive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political be-
havior, political economy, and political institutions.
URL for more info:

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Social Psychology Program
Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
Abstract: The Social Psychology Program supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the
life span. Among the many research topics supported are attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations
and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social
URL for more info:

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Political Science Program
Abstract: DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related
to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and
the underlying developmental processes that support learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to
take productive roles as workers and as citizens. Among the many research topics supported by DLS are developmental cognitive neuroscience; develop-
ment of higher-order cognitive processes; transfer of knowledge from one domain or situation to another; use of molecular genetics to study continuities
and discontinuities in development; development of peer relations and family interactions; multiple influences on development, including the impact of
family, school, community, social institutions, and the media; adolescents' preparation for entry into the workforce; cross-cultural research on develop-
ment and learning; and the role of cultural influences and demographic characteristics on development. Additional priorities include research that: in-
corporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods, models, and theories for studying learn-
ing and development; and integrates different processes (e.g., learning, memory, emotion), levels of analysis (e.g., behavioral, social, neural), and time
scales (e.g. infancy, middle childhood, adolescence).
URL for more info:
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development
Title: Young Scholars Program
Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
Abstract: The goal of the program is to stimulate both basic and policy-relevant research about the early education, health and well-being of children
living in immigrant families from birth to age ten, particularly those who are living in low-income families. The program will support young investigators,
from the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field, who are untenured but in tenure-track positions or who have received tenure in
the last four years from a college or university in the United States.
URL for more info:

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Sociology Program
Deadline: Regular proposals are due January 15 and August 15.
Abstract: This program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization - societies, institutions, groups, and demography - and proc-
esses of individual and institutional change. The program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation
of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social
groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and tech-
nology. The program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodo-
logical tools.
URL for more info:

Sponsor: United States—Israel Binational Science Foundation
Title: Travel Grant for Young Scientist
Deadline: A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed
Abstract: The Binational Science Foundation (BSF) is announcing the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists
to the other country. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their merit in light of the overall aim of the program, and the qualification of the appli-
cant. The grant will be awarded through the institute that submits the application.
URL for more info:

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 Here’s just a sample of recent awards:

            •    Timothy Stinson, English, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $10,000
            •    Patricia McCall, Sociology & Anthropology, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, $33,926
            •    Elvira Vilches, Foreign Languages & Literature, Folger Institute, $2,500

          Dr. Mary Wyer, Interim Associate Dean for Research                                   Paula Cherry, Research Manager
               Email:                                                               Phone: 919 513-1837
          Carolyn Phillips, Interim Director of Research Administration
              Phone: 919 513-1306                                                              Joyce Jones, Pre-award Specialist
              Email:                                                          Phone: 919 513-2649

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                                               2008 – 2009

 February 13         UEEED Outstanding Extension Service Award Due to College
 February 16         AAORA Nominations due to College Research Office
 February 19         UEEED Outstanding Extension Service Award Due to VC EEED
 February 27         AADGP Nominations Due from College to Graduate Dean
 March 23            FRPD – Faculty Research & Professional Development proposals due to College
 March 16            AAORA Nominations due to Dr. Lomax’s Office
 March 13            UEEED Seed Grant proposals due to UEEED by NOON
 March 18            UEEED Outstanding Extension Service Award – Awardees Notified
 April 30            FRPD Multidisciplinary proposal due through PINS to SPARCS
 April 30            FRPD Individual College Winner information to SPARCS
 April 23            UEEED Seed Awardees announced

                     * Spring Commencement – AADGP Awardees announced
                     * Spring Commencement – Individual FRPD

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