Highlighted External Funding Opportunities

Research program officers in Western Michigan University’s Office of the Vice President for Research are always on the lookout for interesting grants. Here are some of their highlighted choices followed by a listing of opportunities arranged by area of interest and application deadline. 

New Opportunities for January

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—National Science Foundation

The S-STEM program provides Institutions of Higher Education with funds for scholarships to encourage and enable low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need to enter the workforce or graduate study following completion of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM. Recognizing that scholarships alone cannot address low retention and graduation rates in STEM, the program also supports the implementation and testing of existing effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., evidence-based practices; professional and workforce development activities) featuring: (1) close involvement of STEM faculty, (2) student mentoring, (3) provisions of academic and student support, (4) adaptation of existing high quality evidence-based practices, and (5) recognition of S-STEM Scholars. Successful projects include involvement of the Offices of Financial Aid, Offices of Student Services, Offices of Institutional Research, and business and industry.

Application deadline:  March 28

Helping north Flint neighborhoods create and sustain opportunities to contribute and thriveRuth Mott Foundation

Grants must address youth, safety, economic opportunity, or neighborhoods—and specifically the themes within them that residents identified as most important. Youth: Youth development programs outside of school hours, Job training/ employment, Parenting education/ daycare. Public Safety: Blight, Community policing, Lighting. Economic Opportunity: Small business development/support, Job training, Ex-offender programs. Neighborhoods: Neighborhood centers/ community schools, Neighborhood engagement supports, Housing. We are committed to improving outcomes related to these priorities. We see a need within these areas to close racial disparities, which is critically important to our community. We also highly value community engagement and successful applicants will demonstrate how they are doing projects “with” rather than “to” the north Flint community. 

Application deadline:  April 6 and Aug. 10

KARSforKids Small Grant Program—KARSforKids is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of their communities.

The Small Grant Program supports educational initiatives and youth development programs in North America with grants ranging from $500 to $2,000. The program is especially interested in encouraging continued education outside of school and empowering future citizens and leaders of the community. Fundable activities include libraries, after school programs, mentoring, exercise programs, weekend programming, incentives for continued reading and math work, and anti-bullying initiatives. Rolling application deadlines.

Advancing Concrete Pavement Technology Solutions—Department of Transportation.

Notice seeking applications to advance and deploy technologies to improve concrete pavement performance. Approximately $8.74 million is available to support one award. Cost share of 20 percent is required.  

Application deadline:  Feb. 15 

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

Opportunities noted that OVPR added to this listing in Jan., 2018.

 

Arts/Humanities   

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  draft proposal due Jan. 15, applications due Feb 22

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants—National Endowment for the Humanities.  
Application deadline:  Jan. 16 

DRL Religious Freedom Programing Sri Lanka—Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor.   
Application deadline:  Jan. 21 

NEA Big Read—National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.   
Application deadline:  Jan. 24 

Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research—Agency for International Development. Seeking applications to identify new research questions, fund research activities, translate research results into development impact, and build capacity of local higher education institutions and researchers.   
Application deadline:  Jan. 24 

Promoting Freedom of Expression in UkraineBureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Application deadline:  Jan. 24 

Public Scholar Program—National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards go to individuals, not to institutions. 
Application deadline:  Feb. 1 

Learning  and Leadership Grants—National Endowment for the Arts
Application deadline:  Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 15, 2018

National Leadership Grants for Libraries—Institute of Museum and Library Services.   
Application deadline:  two-page preliminary proposal due Feb. 1, full proposals by invitation only.

Conservation Fund Research—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.   
Asian Elephant Conservation Fund—application deadline: Feb. 1 
Marine Turtle Conservation Fund—application deadline:  April 2 

Public Scholar Program—National Endowment for the Humanities.    
Application deadline:  Feb. 7 

Art Works—National Endowment for the Arts
Application deadline:  Feb. 15 and July 12, 2018

AHA Research Grants—American Historical Association grants for their association members.
Application deadline:  Feb. 15 

Save America's Treasures Grants—National Park Service. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  Feb. 21. 

Graham Foundation—Development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Application deadline:  Feb. 25 

Phillips Fund for Native American Research—American Philosophical Society. Preference to support young scholars.    
Application deadline:  March 1 

Congressional Research Grants—The Dirksen Congressional Center. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  April 1 

Travel and Research Grants—American Musicological Society grants for their society members.
Application deadline:  April 2 

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions—National Archives and Records AdministrationFocus on major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. Two funding periods.  
Application deadline:  Cycle one draft due April 4 and application due June 13; Cycle two draft due Aug. 1 and application due Oct. 4.

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication—National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Supports research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  April 11 

Division of Research Programs—National Endowment for the Humanities. An application from an individual researcher must request an award period between six and twelve months. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  April 11

PARTNERSHIPS with MCC Program—Millennium Challenge Corporation
Concept papers due on Feb. 2, March 30, May 31 or Nov. 8.

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

Office of Mine Safety and Health Research—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Application deadline:  concept papers due by Jan. 16 

Research Grants—American Educational Research Association
Application deadline:  Jan. 17 

American Battlefield Protection Program Battlefield Preservation Planning Project Grants—National Park Service
Application deadline:  Jan. 18 

Offender Reentry Program—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  
Application deadline:  Jan. 26 

Southwest Border Resource Protection Program—National Park Service.   
Application deadline:  Jan. 26 

Early Career Research Awards—W. E. Upjohn Institute seeking proposals on all issues related to labor markets and public workforce policy.
Application deadline:  Jan. 26 

Partnerships for Innovation—National Science Foundation 18-511
Application deadline:  Feb. 1 

NCAA Choices Grant—The National Collegiate Athletic Association funds projects to partner athletics with other campus departments in the development and implementation of effective alcohol education. 
Application deadline:  Feb. 14 

North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2019 U.S. Standard Grants—U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  Feb. 23 for Cycle 1 and July 13 for Cycle 2.

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education InterventionsDepartment of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Application package available Jan. 11, 2018.  
Application deadline:  March 1 

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living PolicyAdministration for Community Living. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 5

OVW FY 2018 Research and Evaluation Initiative—Office on Violence Against Women. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 6 

Unsolicited Grant Opportunities—U.S. Department of Education. Supports unsolicited proposals for research, evaluation, statistics, and dissemination projects.  
Application deadline:  March 6 

Graduate Research Fellowship in Social and Behavioral Sciences—Department of Justice. Universities must apply, not the doctoral candidate. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 12 

Drug Free Communities - New—Department of Health and Human Services. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 29

 

Health

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)—National Institute of Health 15-346
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Feb. 13, March 10 or May 11 

Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances Impact—Center for Disease Control
Application deadline:  Jan. 16 

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training ProgramsAdministration for Community Living
Community Living and ParticipationEmploymentHealth and FunctionMinority-Serving Institutions
Application deadline:  applications due Jan. 16 

Alcohol Use Disorders: Behavioral Treatment, Services and Recovery Research (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-202. Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 16 or May 16 (R03)—National Institute of Health 18-201. Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 16 or May 16.

BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01)—National Institute of Health 18-010
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 19

Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV- Related Co-morbidities in Health Disparity Populations (R01)—National Institute of Health RFA-MD 18-002
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 21

NEI Audacious Goals Initiative: Translation-Enabling Models to Evaluate Survival and Integration of Regenerated Neurons in the Visual System (U24)—National Institute of Health 17-003.  
Letter of intent due Jan. 21

Systems Biology Approaches using Non-Mammalian Laboratory Animals to Uncover Causes of Neurodegeneration that Might Underlie Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-021
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 21

Enhancing Central Neural Control of Mobility in Aging (U01)National Institute of Health RFA-AG 18-019
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 21

Immunity in the Elderly (R01)National Institute of Health RFA-AI 17-037
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 22

Deciphering the Molecular Landscape of Lung Aging in Humans (U01)National Institute of Health RFA-HL-19-012.  
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Jan. 27

Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities—Department of Health and Human Services
Application deadline:  Jan. 31

Tissue Mapping Centers for the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (U54)National Institute of Health 17-027. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by Feb. 1

Transformative Technology Development for the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (UG3/UH3)National Institute of Health 17-025OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by Feb. 1

Harnessing Big Data to Halt HIV (R01)—National Institute of Health 15-273
Application deadline:  Feb. 5

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01)National Institute of Health PA18-135.
Application deadline: Feb. 5

Another Look—The Donaghue Foundation. Provides funding for health-related research that can improve quality of care and life for the elderly population. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline: Feb. 5

HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-063.
Application deadlines:  Feb. 5 and June 5

Understanding Immunopathogenesis of Tuberculosis in HIV-1 Infected and Exposed Children (R01)—National Institute of Health 17-039.  
Application deadline: Feb. 14

Exploiting RNA as a Target for HIV Interventions (R21)—National Institute of Health 15-272. 
Application deadline:  Feb. 16

Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control (R21)National Institute of Health 18-018. 
Application deadline: Feb. 16

Discovery and Biological Signatures of Diet-Derived Microbial Metabolites (R01)—National Institute of Health 8-003. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 19

From Association to Function in the Alzheimer’s Disease Post-Genomics Era (R01)National Institute of Health RFA-AG-10-026.  
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 26

Consequences of amyloid protein polymorphisms in Alzheimer's disease (R01)National Institute of Health 18-025. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 26

The Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum—Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.  
Application deadline:  Feb. 28

Centers of Excellence for Translational Research (U19)—National Institute of Health 17-042.  
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 28

Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21)—National Institute of Health 15-317.
Application deadline: Feb. 16 or June 16

Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in:
Urologic Disorders (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-001. Application deadline: Feb. 16
Kidney Diseases (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-100. Application deadline: Feb. 16

Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R34)—National Institute of Health 18-068. 
Application deadline: Feb. 16

Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-052. 
Application deadline: Feb. 16

Small Research Grant Program (R03)—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Application deadline:  Feb. 16 and June 16

Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies—Health Resources and Services Administration.
Application deadline: Feb. 20 

Exosomes: From Biogenesis and Secretion to the Early Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease (R01)—National Institute of Health  FRA-AG-18-027.  
Application deadline:  letter of intent by Feb. 23

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-009
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by March 15

Identification of Biomarkers of HIV-1 Pathogenesis and Substance Abuse Comorbidity (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-023. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by March 17

Evaluation of Policies for the Primary Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 21

Announcement of the Anticipated Availability of Funds for Research on Research Integrity—Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.  Foster innovative approaches for research on research integrity and preventing misconduct. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 23

Summer Research Education Experience Programs (R25)—National Institutes of Health
Application deadline:  March 23 

Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Complex Biology of Resilience to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (R01)—National Institutes of Health 18-029. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 26

Announcement of the Anticipated Availability of Funds for Conferences on Research Integrity—Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.  Office of Research Integrity seeks to support conferences to develop networks to build upon existing evidence-based research and stimulate innovative approaches to preventing research misconduct and promoting research integrity. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 26

Various Open Funding Opportunities—Administration for Community Living. OVPR added in Jan.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation for People with Serious Mental Illness. Application deadline:  Feb. 20
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics. Application deadline:  Feb. 20
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. Application deadline:  Feb. 20
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for People with Long-Term Physical Disabilities. Application deadline:  Feb. 20
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living Policy. Application deadline:  March 5
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program: RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions. Application deadline:  pptional letters of intent due Fe. 15, applications due March 12
Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund
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 Application deadline:  April 30

Switzer Research Fellowships Program Merit Fellowship—for those in earlier stage career in research and have either advanced professional training or experience in independent study in an area which is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. Application deadline:  Feb. 12. Distinguished Fellowship—for individuals with seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to research on rehabilitation, independent living and other experiences and outcomes of individuals with disabilities, and has a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. Application deadline:  Feb. 12

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-331. 
Letter of intent by May 6, Dec. 8 or May 7, 2019

Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research (U01)—National Institute of Health 18-552. OVPR added in Jan.
Letter of intent by May 8

Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1)—National Institute of Health 18-226. The award supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies.  
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Sept. 19

 

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math–STEM  

Real-Time Intelligent Traveler Wayfinding—Department of Homeland Security
Application deadlines:  April 18, July 17 and Oct. 18

Research and Development for Next Generation Nuclear Physics Accelerator Facilities—Department of Energy Office of Science.  
Application deadline:  Jan. 19

Advanced Components for 65% Combined-Cycle Efficiency, SCO2 Power Cycles and Advanced Modular Hybrid Heat Engines—National Energy Technology Laboratory
Application deadline:  Jan. 24

Multi-Source Exploitation Assistant for the Digital Enterprise—Department of Defense. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  white papers only by Jan. 29 for fiscal year 2018, March 30 for fiscal year 2019.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure—National Science Foundation 15-508
Application deadline:  Jan. 30

Tissue Mapping Centers for the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (U54)National Institute of Health 17-027. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by Feb. 1

Transformative Technology Development for the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (UG3/UH3)National Institute of Health 17-025OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by Feb. 1

Energy Frontier Research Centers—Department of Energy.   
Application deadline:  required pre-applications due Jan. 3. Applications due April 11.

International Research Experiences for Students—National Science Foundation 15-505
Application deadline for Track I: IRES Sites Jan. 30 and Sept. 18  
Application deadline for Track II: Advaned Studies Institutes Feb. 6 and Sept. 11
Application deadline for Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience Feb. 13 and Sept. 25

Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools—National Science Foundation 18-506
Application deadline:  Feb. 1, 2018

Nascent Light-Matter Interactions—Defense Sciences Office.  
Application deadline:  Feb. 7

15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet—Environmental Protechtino Agency. EPA-G2018-P3-Q1 - Air Quality, EPA-G2018-P3-Q2 - Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, EPA-G2018-P3-Q3 - Sustainable and Healthy Communities, EPA-G2018-P3-Q4 - Chemical Safety. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  Feb. 7

DOE Open 2018—Department of Energy. Seeking applications to support development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. 
Application deadline:  Feb. 12

Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth—National Science Foundation 18-514
Application deadline:  Feb. 12

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program—National Institute of Standards and Technology.  
Application deadline:  Required Letter of Intent by Jan. 30, application due Feb. 12

Advancing Concrete Pavement Technology Solutions—Department of Transportation.  
Application deadline:  Feb. 15

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots—National Science Foundation 18-518.  
Application deadline:  Feb. 20

Advanced Plant Technologies—Biological Technologies Office. Poster Day for this opportunity.  
Application deadline:  Feb. 21

Defense Enterprise Science InitiativeDepartment of Defense
Application deadline:  Feb. 28

Precision Measurement Grant Program—National Institute of Standards and Technology
Application deadline:  Abbreviated applications are due Feb. 2. Invited full applications are due May 18. 

Smart and Connected Communities—National Science Foundation 18-520.  
Application deadline:  Required Letters of Intent by Jan. 30, application due Feb. 28

Dimensions of Biodiversity—National Science Foundation 18-512
Application deadline:  Feb. 28

Advanced Technology Innovation Broad Agency Announcement for the Missile Defense Agency Advanced Technology—Missile Defense Agency
Application deadline:  Feb. 28

Atmospheric System Research—Department of Energy, Office of Science
Application deadline:  Feb. 28

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes—National Science Foundation 18-523.  
Application deadline:  March 7

NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative—Department of Commerce. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  March 12

Climate and Societal Interactions—Department of Commerce.  
Application deadline: March 16

Earth System Model Development and Analysis—Department of Energy, Office of Science.  
Application deadline: March 19

Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Education and Workforce Program—Office of Naval Research
Applicaion deadline:  required white papers are due between April 2 and July 31

Early Career Research ProgramDepartment of Energy, Office of Science. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  April 4

Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network—National Science Foundation
Application deadline:  April 16

US Special Operations Command Broad Agency Announcement—Dept. of the Army. Projects must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding. OVPR added in Jan.
Application deadline:  May 4

Innovative Cross-Domain Cyber Reactive Information Sharing—Department of Defense
Accepting white papers only until Sept. 30

Dual Use Technology Development Cooperative Agreement Notice—NASA Stennis Space Center.  
Application deadline:  Sept. 30 

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