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 September

National Summer Transportation Institute—MI DOT

Notice seeking applications to create awareness and stimulates interest in middle and high school students about educational and career opportunities in transportation. The program is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focused program for middle and high school students. Approximately $2.7 million is available to support 56 awards for one year.

Multiyear solicitation for FY 2018 thru FY 2020. The closing date each year will be as promulgated by the applicable FHWA Division Office for each State or Territory, but no later than the 1st business day after November 30th.

Art Works—National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Research & Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Two tracks are being offered for Art Works this year.

Application deadline: October 19, 2018

Practical Methods to Analyze and Treat Emerging Contaminants (PFAS) in Solid Waste—EPA

EPA-G2018-STAR-B1, Practical Methods to Analyze and Treat Emerging Contaminants (PFAS) in Solid Waste, Landfills, Wastewater/Leachates, Soils, and Groundwater to Protect Human Health and the Environment
EPA-G2018-STAR-B2, Early Career: Practical Methods to Analyze and Treat Emerging Contaminants (PFAS) in Solid Waste, Landfills, Wastewater/Leachates, Soils, and Groundwater to Protect Human Health and the Environment

Application deadline: October 2

 

ongoing opportunities by subject Area

 

date driven opportunities by Subject area

Opportunities noted that OVPR added to this listing in Aug.and Sept., 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 two draft due Aug. 1 and application due Oct. 4.

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 

NEA Research: Art Works, FY2019—National Endowment for the Arts. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline:  Oct. 9

Humanities Connections Planning Grants and Humanities Connections Implementation Grants—National Endowment for the Humanities. Supports innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among faculty in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs.  
Application deadline:  Oct. 17

Public Engagement with Historical Records—National Archives and Records Administration. 
Application deadline:  Oct. 4 

Collaborative Research GrantsNational Endowment for the Humanities. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Dec. 5

Beckman Center Fellowships—The Science History Institute. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Jan. 2, 2019

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

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R01)—National Institute of Health 18-090. (R21) 18-091. (R61/R33) 18-015. Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement. OVPR added in Sept.
Estimated application deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives—National Archives and Records Administration.
Application deadline:  July 11, 2019

 

Education/Economic and Community Development  

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 Aug. 20 for areas 1, 2 and 4. Additional program application deadlines include Grants for Computational Social Science Nov. 30 and Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics/Consumer Finance applications accepted anytime. 

Early Childhood Welfare, Early Childhood Education and Play, Parenting Education—The Caplan Foundation.  
Application deadline:  letter of intent by Sept. 30

Lyle Spencer Research AwardSpencer Foundation.  
Application deadline: required letter of intent due Oct. 2

Bureau-wide National Conservation Lands Scientific Studies Support Program—Bureau of Land Management. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: Oct. 15

The Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program—Geological Survey. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline:  Nov. 6

Course Hero Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching—Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Fellowships for tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions.  OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 9

Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 14

E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention—Centers for Disease Control. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 15

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program for Fiscal Year 2019—Bureau of Reclamation. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Dec. 13

Water Conservation Field Services Program—Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: Dec. 31

Education Grants—National League for Nursing. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Feb. 4, 2019

Collaborative Approach for Youth Engagement in Sports—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Anticipated application deadline:  March 29, 2019

 

Health

Eating Disorders Research: Junior Faculty—The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: Sept. 28

Alzheimer's Disease Research Grants—Bright Focus Foundation.  
Application deadline: Oct. 2

Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods (R61/R33)—National Institutes of Health 19-015.
Application deadline: letter of intent due Oct. 6

Elucidating the Functional Roles of Non-Coding RNAs in Viral Infectious Diseases (R21)—National Institutes of Health 18-025.  
Application deadline: letter of intent due Oct. 15

Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 14

Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept. 
Application deadline: Nov. 14

E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention—Centers for Disease Control. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 15

Lost Wages Support for Living Organ Donors Demonstration Project—Health Resources and Services Administration. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: Nov. 27

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

Discovery and Validation of Novel Targets for Safe and Effective Pain Treatment (R01)—National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Estimated application deadline:  Nov. 27

HEAL Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network Advanced Analytics and Methodology Center—National Institute on Drug Abuse 18-036. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Estimated application deadline:  Dec. 1

High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24)—National Institute of Health 19-015. High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (R24)—National Institute of Health 19-016. Development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging.
Application deadline: letter of intent due Jan. 1, 2019, applications due Feb. 1, 2019

Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award—Department of the Army. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: Jan. 2, 2019

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award—Damon Runyon Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: March 15, 2019

Novel Mechanism Research on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimers Dementia (R21)—NIH 19-511, (R01)—NIH 19-510. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: March 19, 2019

Graduate Research Initiative for Student Enhancement G-RISE (T32)—National Institute of Health 18-029. OVPR added in Aug.
Anticipated funding. Anticipated application deadline:  May 28, 2019

Undergraduate Research Initiative for Student Enhancement U-RISE (T32)—National Institute of Health 18-030. OVPR added in Aug.
Anticipated funding. Anticipated application deadline:  May 28, 2019

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (T34)—National Institute of Health 18-031. OVPR added in Aug.
Anticipated funding. Anticipated application deadline:  May 28, 2019

 

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math–STEM  

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

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience—National Science Foundation 18-583. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: letter of intent due Sept. 21, full proposal due Nov. 19

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

STEM Grants—General Motors.  
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 

Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program—Department of Energy.
Application deadline:  Sept. 30 

New Approaches for Manufacturing Gut Microbial BiotherapeuticsBill & Melinda Gates Foundation. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 14

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

Environmental Engineering—National Science Foundation. 
Application deadline: Oct. 1-22

Environmental Sustainability—National Science Foundation. 
Application deadline: Oct. 1-22

Fluid Dynamics—National Science Foundation. 
Application deadline: Oct. 1-22

Early Career: Practical Methods to Analyze and Treat Emerging Contaminants (PFAS) in Solid Waste, Landfills, Wastewater/Leachates, Soils, and Groundwater to Protect Human Health and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Protection Agency. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline:  Oct. 2

Naval Engineering Education Consortium—Navy, Department of Defense. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline:  Oct. 31

Topology—National Science Foundation.
Application deadline:  Nov. 6

Faculty Grants—Venturewell. Fund new or modify existing courses and programs in STEM entrepreneurship. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline:  Nov. 7

Advanced Informal STEM Learning—National Science Foundation 17-573.  OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline:  Nov. 7, 2018 and Nov. 6, 2019

3D Elevation Program—Geological Survey. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline:  Proposals for lidar acquisition are due Nov. 9, 2018. Proposals received after the initial due date will be considered for review until Sept. 30, 2019

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure: Research Core Program—National Science Foundation 18-567.  
Application deadline: Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2018 and Oct. 31 to Nov. 14, 2019.

NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35)—National Institutes of Health 19-005. OVPR added in Sept.
Deadline: Required letter of intent due Nov. 5

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience—National Science Foundation 18-591. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline:  Nov. 27

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research—National Science Foundation 18-588. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Nov. 28

Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science—American Association of University Women. OVPR added in Aug.
Application deadline: Dec. 1

Concrete Research Grant—Concrete Research Council. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Dec. 1

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers—National Science Foundation. OVPR added in Aug.
Deadline: Required letter of intent due Dec. 14

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.  
Application deadline: white papers are accepted any time until May 9, 2019.

Formal Methods in the Field—for computer and information science and engineering to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees—National Science Foundation 18-596. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce—National Science Foundation
Application deadline: Jan. 16, 2019

Information Innovation Office (I2O)Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. OVPR added in Sept.
Application deadline: Aug. 30, 2019

Anticipated Funding

Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Institutional Research Training Program—National Institutes of Health. 
Anticipated funding announcement in Oct. Estimated application deadline:  May 25, 2019

Energy-Water Desalination Hub—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

Advanced Solar Systems Integration Technologies—Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding. Application deadline:  TBD

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.  
Application deadline:  not set yet. Advance notice is provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications. 

Phase I: Research on Research Integrity—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. OVPR added in Sept.
Anticipated funding announcement in Dec. Estimated application deadline:  March 29, 2019

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