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 June

Education Research and Training Grants, Special Education Research and Training Grants—Institute of Education Sciences

IES announced FY 19 funding opportunities in specific areas of Education Research, Education Research and Development Centers, Statistical and Research Methodology in Education, Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy, Special Education Research, Research Training Programs in Special Education, Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education. Application packages expected to be available on June 21 with transmittal deadlines in August.

Using Digital Marketing to Increase Participation in the Child Support Program—Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services

The ACF, Office of Child Support Enforcement forecasts a two-year grant program to collect and analyze data on how digital marketing may help the child support program more effectively reach and serve families. The program will test digital marketing approaches and partnerships to: Conduct outreach to families that could benefit from child support services; and Create or improve two-way digital communication and engagement with parents. Grantees will design at least three time-bound digital marketing interventions during the two-year project period. Examples of interventions may include, but are not limited to, launching a digital media campaign, testing specific approaches to Search engine optimization, or communicating through a new digital medium. Grantees will evaluate projects by pulling data analytics from the digital marketing tools used in the campaigns, both during and after each intervention. The evaluation of each intervention will use child support administrative data to analyze potential relationships between the analytics and child support data. Findings will be used to modify future interventions throughout the Learn, Innovate, Improve method.

Application deadline: July 2

New Opportunities for May

Brady Education Foundation Grants—Brady Education Foundation

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement and resulting opportunity gap between children living in under-resourced and/or under-represented communities and other children. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of program evaluations in education that have the potential of informing public policy and private funding. The Foundation is particularly focused on the evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, accessible, effective and sustainable.
Application Deadline:   (Stage 1) August 1, (Stage 2, if invited) December 1 

Mental Health Awareness Training Grants—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year 2018 Mental Health Awareness Training grants. The purpose of this program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance; (2) establish linkages with school- and/or community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services; (3) train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, fire department personnel, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques; and (4) educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder. It is expected that this program will prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED.
Application Deadline:  June 8

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program—Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, established in fiscal year 1999, has supported research across the full range of science and medicine, with an underlying goal of enhancing the health and well-being of military Service members, Veterans, retirees, and their family members.  The PRMRP is committed to funding research that has the potential to profoundly impact the development and implementation of medical devices, drugs, and clinical guidance that will enhance the precision and efficacy of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment across a wide range of disciplines including cardiovascular health, autoimmune diseases and immunology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, neurological and psychological health, orthopedic and regenerative medicine, and respiratory health and injury. Program oversight is provided by a programmatic panel with joint military service and interagency representation. Congressional appropriations for the PRMRP totaled $1.67 billion through FY17 and have supported over 1150 awards in 134 different topic areas. Congress appropriated $330 million for the FY18 program to solicit proposals in 52 topic areas.
Application Deadlines vary by program June 12 to 19 for letter of intent or preproposal. 

Research GrantsEnvironmental Research and Education Foundation

Supports research and education on solid waste management, greater sustainability, environmental stewardship, efficiency and increased knowledge. Solicited proposals must respond to annual research agendas. Focus areas include: waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, bio-fuels, chemicals or other useful products; strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses; and land filling. Funds projects averaging $160,000.
Annual deadlines: Jan. 6 and June 1 for required pre-proposal. 

SOFIA Next Generation Instrumentation—NASA

This program element solicits proposals for scientific investigations that would develop and use scientific instrumentation capable of achieving the goals of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The intent is to select and execute development of one or more new SOFIA science instruments and/or upgrades to existing instruments.
Application deadline:  June 1 

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

Opportunities noted that OVPR added to this listing in April and May, 2018.

 

Arts/Humanities   

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.

Common Heritage—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  May 30

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 

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  June 5

Digital Projects for the Public—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  June 6

NEH Research and Development—National Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  June 7

Documentary Film Making for Social Activism—Department of State. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  June 11

2018 Request for Proposals for Agencies Interested in Establishing a Group Respite or Early Memory Loss Program for Elders with Dementia—Brookdale Foundation Group. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  June 27

Documenting Human Migrations—National Geographic Society. OVPR added in May.
 Application deadline:  July 10

Art Works Project Grants—National Endowment for the Arts. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  July 12

NEA Our Town, FY2019—National Endowment for the Arts. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  Aug. 9

Public Scholar ProgramNational Endowment for the Humanities. 
Application deadline:  Feb. 6, 2019

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2019 U.S. Standard Grants—U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  
Application deadline:  July 13 for Cycle 2. 

Research and Scholar Funding—Russell Sage Foundation. Supports basic social science research to improve social policies: 1) Social Inequality; 2) Future of Work; 3) Race, Ethnicity & Immigration; and 4) Behavioral Economics. Annual deadlines for required LOIs 5/24/18 for areas 3 and 4; 8/20/18 for areas 1, 2 and 4. Additional program application deadlines include Grants for Computational Social Science 5/24 and 11/30; Visiting Scholar positions 6/28; and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance applications accepted anytime. OVPR added in April.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood. OVPR added in April
Application deadline: letter of intent due May 31, full applications by invitation.

Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families—Administration for Children and Families. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: optional letters of intent by June 3, applications due July 3

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities—Administration for Community Living. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: June 4

Office of Innovation and Improvement: Education Innovation and Research Program: Early-phase Grants—Department of Education. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: June 5

Teacher Quality Partnership Program—Department of Education. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline not final yet. Anticipated deadline is June 7.

Community Policing Development Program—Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 7

Let’s Get Serious: Comic Videos to Promote Study in the U.S.—U.S. Mission to India. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: June 11

Centers for International Business Education Program—Department of Education. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 13

Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy—Bureau of Justice Assistance. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 14

Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program—Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 14

Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund—funds for early career psychologist no more than ten years post-doctoral. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: June 15

Global Innovations for Character Development—Templeton World Charity Foundation. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 15

Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research—Dept of the Army. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 15

Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists 2018 Request for Proposals—National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Supports developing innovative educational opportunities and job experiences for youth and young adults. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: June 21

Evaluation of Internet Crimes Against Children Training—Department of Justice. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 25

From Research to Practice: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor—Bureau of International Labor Affairs. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 26

Availability of Funds for Phase I Replicating Programs (Tier 1) Effective in the Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: June 29

Acquisition Research Program—Department of Defense. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: required white paper due July 5, full proposal due Sept. 5

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce—Directorate for Education & Human Resources. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: Jan. 16, 2019 but proposals submitted by July 2, 2018 will be considered for FY 2018 funding.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives—National Institute of Justice. Proposals for rigorous research to examine reentry initiatives for adult or juvenile offenders that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: Aug. 6

 

Health

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

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

Breast Cancer Research Program Innovator Award, Breakthrough Awards Level 3 and 4, Distinguished Investigator Award—Department of Defense. 
Application deadlines: preproposal due May 15, invited applications only by Aug. 14

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

Breast Cancer Research Program Era of Hope Scholar Award, Breakthrough Awards Level 1 and 2, Fellowship Award—Department of Defense.  
Application deadlines: letter of intent due May 16

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-030. OVPR added in May.
Application deadlines: letter of intent due June 3, full application due July 3

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

Mental Health Awareness Training Grants—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  OVPR added in April.
Application deadlines: June 8

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  OVPR added in May.
Application deadlines: letter of intent due June 11

Promoting, Strengthening and Enhancing Disease Prevention by Collaboration with Targeted Stakeholders—Centers for Disease Control. OVPR added in April.
Application deadlines: June 11

Exploration of HL7 FHIR Standards for Clinical Research and Post-market Surveillance—U.S. Food and Drug Administration. OVPR added in April. 
Application deadlines: June 11

Research Program Award (R35)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in May.
Application deadlines: letter of intent due June 13

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

Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development—Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  letter of intent by June 22

Workshops on the Use of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Data (R25)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  letter of intent due June 25, full proposal due July 25

Tick-Borne Disease Awards: Career Development, Idea, Investigator-Initiated Research—Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  pre-application due June 25, full proposals due Sept. 27

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

Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias Research (R03-Clinical trial optional), (R03-clinical trial not allowed)—National Institute of Health. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: July 3

Direct Services for Survivors of Torture—Administration for Children and Families. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: July 3

Alzheimer's Disease Programs to States and Communities—Administration for Community Living. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: July 16

Physical Therapy Research Grants—Foundation for Physical Therapy. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: Aug. 2

Collaborative Cross Mouse Model Generation and Discovery of Immunoregulatory Mechanisms (R21)—National Institute of Health 18-781.  OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  Letter of intent by Aug. 4

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

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

ROSES 2018: Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science—NASA. 
Application deadline:  May 18

NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure—National Science Foundation. 
Application deadline:  May 22

Smart and Connected Health—National Science Foundation. 
Application deadline:  May 22 (and Dec. 11 annually)

Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 Young Investigator Research Program—Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  June 1

Structures Engineering Research Program—Department of Defense, Air Force Research Lab. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  June 8 (optional intents to propose are due May 21)

Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative—Army, Department of Defense. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline: optional inquiries and questions are due June 15. White papers are due June 29

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances—Environmental Protection Agency. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: June 18

STEM + Computing K-12 Education—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in April.
Application deadline:  July 2

Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance for Techno-Economic Studies of Pumped-Storage Hydropower—Department of Energy, Golden Field Office. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  July 12 (optional letter of intent due by June 12)

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement—National Energy Technology Laboratory. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  July 13

ROSES 2018: Land Cover Land Use Change—NASA. 
Application deadline:  Aug. 1

Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies—Department of Energy, Golden Field Office. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  Aug. 23

ROSES 2018: Rosetta Data Analysis ProgramNASA. 
Application deadline:  Aug. 30

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

ROSES 2018: NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study—NASA. 
Application deadline:  Sept. 27

STEM Grants—General Motors. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  Sept. 30

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 

E-Team Grants—VentureWell. Informational webinar on July 10. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: Oct 3 or Feb. 6, 2019

Bilateral Academic Research Initiative Pilot Program—Dept of the Army - Materiel Command. The BARI program supports STEM research from interactive collaborative efforts between U.S. institutions of higher education and U.K. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline:  not set yet. Advance notice is provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. 

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems—Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, National Science Foundation.
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.
Pre-proposals or white papers are accepted at any time before January 31, 2019. Full proposals are due by invitation only.

NRL Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Research—Navy, Department of Defense. OVPR added in May.
Application deadline: white papers are accepted any time until May 9, 2019.

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