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 February

Inequality Research—William T. Grant Foundation

The foundation funds research that increases understanding in one of our two focus areas: 

We seek research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence in these two areas. We intend for the research we support to inform change. While we do not expect that any one study will create that change, the research should contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people. 

Application deadline: letter of inquiry by May 2

Information Operations and Information Technology System ResearchNavy, Department of Defense, SPAWAR SYSTEMS CENTER

Notice seeking cooperative agreement applications with the intent of conducting research and development into technologies that can be used for the information warfare operational environment. Funds support projects in nine separate topic areas under the broad umbrella of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.

Application deadline: May 14

Fund for Documentary Film Outreach and Engagement—The Fledgling Fund

Fledgling grants support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the health and well-being of the most vulnerable. Review of proposals on a rolling basis.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence—The U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Justice Programs-National Institute of Justice

The goals of the Violence Against Women program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of intimate partner and dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence through science to best prevent and respond to these violent crimes. This call for proposals is tied to Department of Justice priorities related to reducing violent crime, responding to victimization, protecting police officers, enhancing investigations and prosecution, and strengthening immigration enforcement. NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women, promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses to such crimes. 

Further goals of the program of research are to promote the safety of women and girls and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system’s response to these crimes. The program seeks to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking in order to reduce these violent crimes and enhance criminal justice engagement with victims through the following objectives: 1. Estimating the scope of the problem; 2. Identifying the causes and consequences of VAW; 3. Evaluating promising prevention and intervention programs; 4. Communicating research results rapidly; and 5. Supporting effective collaboration among a multidisciplinary set of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the conduct of research.

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

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

 

Arts/Humanities  

Save America's Treasures Grants—National Park Service.  
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 

Increase Citizen Access to Objective Information in Jordan—Department of State. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  March 12 

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants—National Endowment for the Humanities.  
Application deadline:  March 15 

Funding for English Language, STEAM & Entrepreneurship Programs in Costa Rica—Department of State, U.S. Mission to Costa Rica. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  March 30 

Congressional Research Grants—The Dirksen Congressional Center.  
Application deadline:  April 1 

2018 AmeriCorps State and National Grants - Targeted Priority—Corporation for National and Community Service. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  April 2 

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

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.  
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.  
Application deadline:  April 11

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grant—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  May 1

PARTNERSHIPS with MCC Program—Millennium Challenge Corporation
Concept papers due on May 31 or Nov. 8.

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

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2019 U.S. Standard Grants—U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  
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 deadline:  March 1 

Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program—Department of Veterans Affairs. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  March 4

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

OVW FY 2018 Research and Evaluation Initiative—Office on Violence Against Women.  
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.  
Application deadline:  March 12 

Environmental Education Local Grants Program for Region 5—Environmental Protection Agency.  
Application deadline:  March 15 

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

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence—National Institute of Justice. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  April 12

2019 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program—United States Department of Agriculture. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  April 30

 

Health

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

HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-063.
Application deadlines: 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.  
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 19

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program: RERC on Individual Mobility and Manipulation—Administration for Community Living,  
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 22, full application due March 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.  
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

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

Development of Cell and Tissue Platforms to Detect Adverse Biological Consequences of Somatic Cell Gene Editing (U01)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by March 3, applications due April 3.

Expanding the Human Genome Editing Repertoire (U01)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by March 3, applications due April 3.

Innovative Technologies to Deliver Genome Editing Machinery to Disease-relevant Cells and Tissues (UG3/UH3)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by March 3, applications due April 3.

Rodent Testing Centers for Development of Reporter Systems and Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools (U42)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by March 3, applications due April 3.

Pediatric Device Consortia Grants Program—Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.  
Application deadline:  March 7

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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Application deadline:  March 26

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program: College and Career Success for Students with Serious Mental Illness or Traumatic Brain Injury—Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  April 9

Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01)—National Institutes of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  April 17

Various Open Funding Opportunities—Administration for Community Living.  
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 on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions. Application deadline:  optional letters of intent due Feb. 15, applications due March 12
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities. Application deadline:  optional letters of intent due March 1, applications due March 26. OVPR added in Feb.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities. Application deadline:  March 26. OVPR added in Feb.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program on Physical Access and Transportation. Application deadline:  optional letters of intent due March 8, applications due April 2. OVPR added in Feb.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program on Universally Accessible Information TechnologyApplication deadline:  optional letters of intent due March 8, applications due April 2. OVPR added in Feb. 

Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Application deadline:  April 30

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P30)—National Institute of Health
Application deadline: letter of intent May 4, application due June 4

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.  
Letter of intent by May 8

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

Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (R35)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Letter of intent by May 20

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

 

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

Training Modules to Enhance the Rigor and Reproducibility of Biomedical Research (R25)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline: June 29

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

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

FY 2018 Joint Technology Transfer Initiative—Department of Commerce. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline: letter of intent by Feb. 19, full application due April 9.

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

Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—Department of Justice.  Universities must apply, not the doctoral candidate. 
Application deadline:  March 12

NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative—Department of Commerce.  
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

NASA Education Fellowship Activity, 2018—NASA. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline: March 20

Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays—Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline: March 26

Stewardship Science Academic Alliances—Department of Energy. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline: March 26

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—National Science Foundation. Program also supports the implementation and testing of existing effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities.  
Application deadline:  March 28

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.  
Application deadline:  April 4

FY 2018 Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment in the Southeast U. S. (VORTEX-SE), and Infrasound Detection of Tornadoes—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  April 12

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM—National Science Foundation.  
Application deadline:  April 17

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation—National Science Foundation.  
Application deadline:  April 18

Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network—National Science Foundation
Application deadline:  white papers accepted anytime but recommended by Feb. 10.  

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.  
Application deadline:  May 4

US-EU Internet Core & Edge Technologies—Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering. OVPR aded in Feb.
Application deadline:  May 7

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 

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems—Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, National Science Foundation. OVPR added in Feb.
Application deadline:  letters of intent by Feb. 20, Dec. 7 and Jan. 8, 2019.

2018 Engineer Research and Development Center Broad Agency Announcement—Department of Defense, U.S. Army Engineer Research. OVPR added in Feb.
Pre-proposals or white papers are accepted at any time before January 31, 2019. Full proposals are due by invitation only.

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