"Grant Writing Refugees"
*******SUMMER VACATION******** The next issue of Funding Highlights will be published on August 30th. INTERDISCIPLINARY Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSF) The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of nanoscale science and engineering. The goal of this program is to support fundamental research and catalyze synergistic science and engineering research and education in emerging areas of nanoscale science and technology, including: biosystems at the nanoscale; nanoscale structures, novel phenomena, and quantum control; device and system architecture; design tools and nanosystems specific software; nanoscale processes in the environment; multi-scale, multi-phenomena modeling and simulation at the nanoscale; manufacturing processes at the nanoscale; and studies on the societal implications of nanoscale science and engineering. This solicitation will provide support for: Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT), Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER), Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC) in the area of "Manufacturing processes at the nanoscale", and Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE). Internet: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02148/nsf02148.htm Contact: See announcement for relevant program area contact information Deadline: NIRT, NER and NUE Programs: proposals due October 24, 2002; NSEC Program: required preproposals due October 24, 2002, invited full proposals due February 14, 2003 MULTIDISCIPLINARY Global Security and Sustainability Program/Research and Writing Grants Competitions The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Global Security and Sustainability is soliciting grant applications for research and writing projects on either of two themes: Migration and Refugees; or Technological Change and Global Security and Sustainability. Grants for Research and Writing support creative work in many academic disciplines and professions, as well as projects conducted outside of traditional disciplinary and professional approaches. Internet: http://www.macfound.org/programs/gss/other_guidelines/rw_2002.htm Contact: The Foundation, Telephone: (312) 726-8000; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: February 3, 2003 International Research Fellowship Program (NSF) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting fellowship applications for their International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP). The objective of this program is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to research opportunities abroad. These awards are available for research in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. (See http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/publicat/nsf0203/start.html for a Guide to NSF Programs.) Internet: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02149/nsf02149.htm Contact: Susan L. Parris, Telephone: (703) 292-8711; Email: email@example.com Deadline: Second Tuesday in October AGRICULTURE Rural Entrepreneurial Program Outreach Initiative (USDA) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is soliciting cooperative agreement applications for outreach to small rural communities to promote programs that will develop future entrepreneurs and businesses in rural America in those communities that have the most economic need. This outreach initiative includes, but is not limited to, technical assistance in economic and community development, feasibility studies, research, market development, loan packaging, conducting workshops and seminars in the area of business and economic development, and developing and providing access to computer web sites in the targeted population and communities. (7/15 Federal Register) Internet: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html (under issue date type 7/15/2002; under search terms type "grants"; submit; then select #12) Contact: Mr. Edgar L. Lewis, Telephone: (202) 690-3407, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: August 29, 2002 ARTS and HUMANITIES Exemplary Education Projects in the Humanities (NEH) The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting applications for Exemplary Education Projects which allow educators to develop humanities curricula and materials and to disseminate humanities scholarship and teaching practices. Internet: www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html Contact: Staff, Telephone: (202) 606-8500; E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: October 15, 2002 Research into Human Origins (Leakey Foundation) The Leakey Foundation funds research projects in human origins. Recent priorities include: the environments, archeology, and human paleontology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; the behavior, morphology, and ecology of the great apes and other primate species; and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Priority is given to the exploratory phases of promising new research. Advanced doctoral students as well as established scientists are eligible to apply. Internet: http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/grants/g2.jsp Contact: The Foundation, Telephone: (415) 561-4646; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: August 15 and January 5, annually See also Contemporary Issues/The Sundance Documentary Fund EDUCATION Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NSF) The National Science Foundation is soliciting applications for its Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program which seeks to increase the opportunities for students and teachers to learn about, experience, and use information technologies within the context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including Information Technology (IT) courses. Project proposals may be submitted in any of the following program components (a) youth-based projects with strong emphases on career and educational paths; (b) comprehensive projects for students and teachers; and (c) Resource Center(s) that engage in research related to funded projects, provide technical support and have responsibilities for national dissemination of project models, instructional materials, and best practices. Internet: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02147/nsf02147.htm Contact: Sylvia M. James, E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: Preliminary Proposals (required): October 17, 2002; Full Proposals: January 31, 2003 Schools for a New Millennium Program (NEH) The National Endowment for the Humanities is soliciting applications for its Schools for a New Millennium program which provides K-12 educators an opportunity to improve the teaching of a humanities subject throughout their entire school by engaging teachers, administrators, students, scholars, and others in professional and curricular development and the use of new technology. Collaboration between schools, universities, libraries, museums, parents, and local businesses is encouraged. Internet: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/milschools.html Contact: NEH staff, Telephone (202) 606-8500; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: October 1, 2002 Special Education Personnel Preparation and Media Services (ED) The Department of Education's (ED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is inviting applications to fund various priorities under two programs: Personnel Preparation Program to establish doctoral training programs that focus on large-scale research methodology in early intervention, special education and related services; and Technology and Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities Program which focuses on captioning and video description activities for television access of national and local news and public information programs, Spanish language programs, and children's television programs. (7/8 Federal Register) Internet: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/ (click Announcements; then look under July 8) Contact: Department of Education, Telephone: (202) 205-8207 Deadline: August 8, 2002 Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED) The Department of Education's (ED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is inviting award applications for 12 centers to improve services and results for children with disabilities in the areas of: research and innovation; personnel preparation; and technical assistance and information dissemination . (7/16 Federal Register) Internet: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/ (click Announcements; then look under July 16) Contact: The Department of Education, Telephone: (202) 260-9182 Deadline: October 1, 2002 ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT Centennial Refuge Legacy Awards (NFWF) In recognition of the 2003 centennial anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Wildlife Refuge System have announced a special request for proposals. The Centennial Refuge Legacy awards will support projects that will enhance the fish, wildlife, and plant habitats of the National Wildlife Refuge system country-wide; engage people in the work of the refuge through partnerships, new collaborations, and alliances; and enhance compatible wildlife-dependent recreation to include, hunting, fishing, wildlife photography and observation, and environmental education and interpretation. Internet: http://www.nfwf.org/programs/centennial.htm Contact: Cheree Peterson, Telephone: (202) 857-0166; E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: August 1, 2002, and December 1, 2002 North American Wetlands Conservation Small Grants (DOI/FWS) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the Department of the Interior (DOI) is accepting grant applications for proposals that support the North American Wetlands Conservation Act's (NAWCA) principal conservation actions of acquisition, creation, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and wetland-associated uplands. (7/8 Federal Register) Internet: http://grants.fws.gov Contact: Telephone: (703) 358-1784; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: November 29, 2002 ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS and PHYSICAL SCIENCES Collaborative Research in Chemistry (NSF) The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Collaborative Research in Chemistry (CRC) program invites proposals that will involve three or more independent investigators with complementary expertise. Investigators may include, in addition to chemists, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. Projects should be scientifically focused in areas supported by the Division of Chemistry, limited in duration, and substantial in their scope and impact. Internet: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf02157 Contact: Katharine J Covert, Telephone: (703) 292-4950, E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: Letter of Intent (required): September 20, 2002; Full Proposal: October 28, 2002 See also Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NSF) HEALTH and LIFE SCIENCES Biomedical Sciences and Infectious Disease (Burroughs Wellcome Fund) The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announces funding opportunities in two of its award programs. The Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences support biomedical researchers making the transition from postdoctoral positions to independent researchers. The award program for Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease is intended for outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of their career to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and pathogen biology. Internet: http://www.bwfund.org/programsMain.htm Contact: For Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences, Martin Ionescu-Pioggia, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; For Investigators in Pathogenesis, Victoria McGovern, E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences: October 1, 2002; Investigators in Pathogenesis: November 1, 2002 Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (ED) The Education Department's (ED) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is inviting applications for two new project awards. One project will focus on Persons Aging With Hearing and Vision Loss; the other project will focus on the Evaluation of the Changing Universe of Disability and Systems Change Activities. (7/16 Federal Register) Internet: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister (click on Announcements; look under July 16) Contact: Donna Nangle, Telephone: (202) 205-5880; Donna.Nangle@ed.gov Deadline: August 15, 2002 Emergency Medical Career Grants (EMS) The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) awards funds for career development to support the development of research in emergency medicine. Funds may be used for any combination of salary support for faculty "release time" and seed money. Internet: http://www.acep.org/1,153,0.html (in search box type career development grant) Contact: Janet S. McEwen, Telephone: (800) 798-1822, ext. 3215; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: January 15, 2003 Family Planning Clinical Specialty Training Projects (HHS) The Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting applications to support two clinical specialty training programs which will be responsible for the design and delivery of specialty training of health care practitioners and registered professional nurses in the area of family planning and reproductive health services for Title X-funded projects. (7/3 Federal Register) Internet: www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html (under issue date type 7/3/2002; under search term type "grants"; submit; then select #1) Contact: Kathleen Woodall, Telephone: (301) 594-4008 Deadline: August 12, 2002 Parkinson's Research (MJFF) The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has announced funding for two new research programs. The Fast Track 2002 grants program considers a broad range of research applications relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, or improved treatment of Parkinson's disease. This annual program aims to stimulate novel, innovative, and/or high- impact approaches to the field. The Protein Degradation grants program is designed to study the role of protein degradation or "handling" in the process of neurodegeneration that underlies Parkinson's disease. Internet: http://www.michaeljfox.org/ Contact: The Foundation, E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: Fast Track 2002 grants: August 16, 2002; Protein Degradation grants: August 2, 2002 Urologic Research Fellowships (AFUD) The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) under its Research Scholar Program is now accepting applications for post-residency and post-doctoral Research Fellowships to begin in 2003. Internet: http://www.afud.org/ Contact: Kym Liddick, Telephone: (410) 468-1812; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: September 1, 2002 War-Related Mental Health and Trauma Assessment Program (CDC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces funds for a cooperative agreement program to conduct innovative assessments to increase the understanding of war-related mental health and trauma morbidity in countries which have experienced complex emergencies. This program will help to establish an improved understanding of the burden of war-related trauma and mental health morbidity in refugee populations, and how these effects may be mitigated. (7/8 Federal Register) Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/ (click on funding; then grants; then environmental health) Contact: Lopes Cardozo, Telephone: (770) 488-4138; E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: August 9, 2002 NIH Guide - Week Of July 12, 2002 Hepatotoxicity Clinical Research Network (RFA-DK-02-033) Network on the Neurobiology and Genetics of Autism: Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism (CPEA) Data Coordinating Center (RFA-HD-02-015) Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (supercedes PA-99-087) (PA-02-127) Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms (R01) (PA-02-128) Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for the Year 2003 (PAR-02-126) NIH Guide - Week Of July 19, 2002 Alcohol Research Center Grants (RFA-AA-03-001) Asthma Clinical Research Network (RFA-HL-02-029) Neuroscience Scholars Program (RFA-NS-03-002) Dissemination and Implementation Research in Mental Health (PA-02-131) Collaborative Neurological Sciences (CNS) Award (PAR-02-130) Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dyskinesias in Parkinson's Disease (PAS-02-129) SOCIAL SCIENCES Multisystem Decisionmaking Training and Technical Assistance Project (OJJDP) The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) invites applications for its Multisystem Decisionmaking Training and Technical Assistance Project (MSDMTTA) . The purpose of the MSDMTTA Project is to build capacity in communities, initially and primarily Safe Start initiative communities, to collaboratively conduct a comprehensive, data-driven, decisionmaking model for improving services and systems for agencies serving children exposed to violence and their families. Grantees will provide training and technical assistance to help communities conduct multisystem case analysis and develop structured decisionmaking tools to inform their systems improvement. (7/19 Federal Register) Internet: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html (for issue date type 7/19/2002; for search terms type "grants"; submit; select #9) Contact: Kristen Kracke, Telephone: (202) 616-3649; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: August 19, 2002 See also Contemporary Issues/The Sundance Documentary Fund See also Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (ED) See also War-Related Mental Health and Trauma Assessment Program (CDC) MISCELLANEOUS Contemporary Issues/The Sundance Documentary Fund The Sundance Institute’s International Program announces the creation of The Sundance Documentary Fund, formerly the Soros Documentary Fund of the Open Society Institute. The Sundance Documentary Fund is dedicated to supporting international documentary films and videos focused on current and significant issues and movements in contemporary human rights, freedom of expression, social justice, and civil liberties. Internet: http://www.sundance.org/ (click on Programs; then The Sundance Documentary Fund) Contact: The Institute, E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: None International Projects (ECA) The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is soliciting proposals for cooperative international projects that introduce American and foreign participants to each others' social, economic, and political structures and international interests. Projects must be chosen from a wide range of themes, regions and countries which are described in the announcement. (7/11 Federal Register) Internet: http://exchanges.state.gov/education/RFGPs/ Contact: See announcement for relevant program area contact information Deadline: October 4, 2002 Women's Educational Equity Program (ED) The Department of Education (ED) is inviting applications for financial assistance to promote equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex and race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability or age. (7/5 Federal Register) Internet: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister (click Announcements; then look under July 5) Contact: Diane Austin, Telephone: (202) 260-1393; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: Notice of intent: August 5, 2002; Applications: August 19, 2002 STUDENTS Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research in Minority Communities (HHS) The Department of Health and Human Services announces an amendment to its program for Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research in Minority Communities (program announcement 02152). The notice is amended primarily to (1) open the program for all doctoral candidates for violence-related injury prevention research (2) change the application submission and deadline to August 7, 2002, (3) adjust the Evaluation Criteria section, and (4) emphasize the targeted minority population. Doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs including, but not limited to public health, health care, criminal justice, and behavioral and social sciences, are encouraged to apply, to conduct violence-related injury prevention research. (7/8 Federal Register) Internet: www.cdc.gov (click Funding; then Grants; then Injury and Violence Prevention and Control) Contact: Melinda Williams, Telephone: (770) 488-4647; E-mail: email@example.com Deadline: August 7, 2002 See also Research into Human Origins (Leakey Foundation) GRANT WRITING RESOURCES For additional links to information to assist you with your grant writing efforts, please click here and you can go to these documents for help: A Guide to Proposal Writing (NSF in PDF Format) The Original How to Write a Research Grant Application (NIH in PDF* format) How to Improve Your Score When Submitting a Grant Proposal (D. Hemenway) A Practical Guide for Writing Proposals (Alice N. T. Reid) A Guide to Proposal Planning & Writing (Lynn E. Miner) Writing from the Winner's Circle: A Guide to Preparing Competitive Grant Proposals (Dr. David Stanley) Polaris Grants Central