ACADEMIC RESEARCH

CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Grant Seekers

This is a collection of grant opportunities and, if applicable, grant-related training opportunities that are currently available from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and other sources (February 18, 2015). Please note that they are divided by academic discipline and thus allow for easy navigation. The links listed below will change as new grant opportunities become available. In addition to checking the already existing external grant opportunities, do not hesitate to check this site on a regular basis.

 

AGRICULTURE

Deadline Date – April 13, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers & Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Description – The primary purpose of the program is to enhance the coordination of outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts, to reach socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner and to improve their participation in the full range of USDA programs. This program will assist eligible community-based and non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and tribal entities in providing outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers.

Size of Grant – 40 awards of $400,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.outreach.usda.gov/grants/index.htm

 

Deadline Date – April 9, 2015 Letter of Intent; July 16, 2015 Proposal

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

Description – NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $30 million

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html

 

Deadline Date – March 19, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Higher Education Institution Challenge Grants

Description – Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $4.8 million

Cost Sharing or Match – 25% 

Web - http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/higher_education_challenge.html

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Deadline Date – March 10, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Description – These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.

Size of Grant - $50,000 to $250,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/institutes-advanced-topics-in-the-digital-humanities

 

Deadline Date – June 25, 2015

Category – Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Description – NEH Humanities Initiatives are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

Size of Grant - $100,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-historically-black-colleges-and-universities

 

Deadline Date – June 25, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Description – NEH Humanities Initiatives are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

Size of Grant - $100,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web – http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-hispanic-serving-institutions

 

Deadline Date – June 25, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Humanities Initiatives at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Description – NEH Humanities Initiatives are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at Tribal Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

Size of Grant - $100,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-tribal-colleges-and-universities

 

Deadline Date – May 25, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Preservation and Access Education and Training

Description – The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing.

Size of Grant - $175,000 for 2 years

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Deadline Date – Varies with program

Grant Resource – Goldman Sachs Foundation

Category – Women, Small Business, Communities, Environment

Description – Applications for grants from the Goldman Sachs Foundation. The foundation's grant-making interests include advancing high academic achievement at secondary schools, nurturing the abilities of promising youths, developing future entrepreneurs and global leaders, and honoring veterans.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.goldmansachs.com/foundation/

 

Deadline Date – April 9, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Project Safe Neighborhoods

Description – Training and Technical Assistance

Size of Grant – 3 awards of $600,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - https://www.bja.gov/Funding/15PSNTTAsol.pdf

 

Deadline Date – March 27, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Interior National Park Service

Category – Route 66 Preservation

Description – The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is dedicated to preserving the diverse history of U.S. Highway 66. The program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive cost-share grants for buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor, covering, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Size of Grant – awards of $30,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes 

Web - http://www.cr.nps.gov/rt66/

 

Deadline Date – August 31, 2015

Grant Resource – Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Category – Civil Society; Environment; Poverty

Description – Letter of inquiry recommended.

Size of Grant - $15,000 to $250,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.mott.org/grantsandguidelines/ForGrantseekers/appprocedures

 

Deadline Date – Open

Grant Resource – National Anti-Vivisection Society's Sanctuary Fund

Category – Animal Care

Description – Grants will support animal shelters and rescue groups' emergency-intervention efforts on behalf of animals who are neglected or abused, including the cost of food, transportation, and vetcare.

Size of Grant - $5,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.navs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sanctuary_fund

 

Deadline Date – December 1, 2015

Grant Resource – American Society for the Prevention of Animals

Category – Equine Fund

Description – Grants will support housing and rehabilitation of equine victims of cruelty seizures; emergency feed, hay, and supplements; training programs; safety net programs; and capital improvements and expansion programs.

Size of Grant - $500 to $15,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.aspcapro.org/node/70007

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – American Humane Association

Category – Second Chance

Description – Grants will support animal-welfare organizations, public or private, that provide medical care for abused and neglected animals. Groups that are assisting animals abandoned because of Hurricane Katrina are also eligible. Applications must be received no later than six months following intake of the animal(s).

Size of Grant - $2,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web - http://www.americanhumane.org/secondchance

 

Deadline Date – March 30, 2015

Grant Resource – Allstate Foundation

Category – economic empowerment; safe and vital communities; and tolerance, inclusion, and diversity

Cost Sharing or Match –  

Web – http://www.allstatefoundation.org

 

Deadline Date – April 2, 2015

Grant Resource – Petfinder Foundation, Pedigree Foundation

Category – Pet shelters and rescue groups

Description – Grants will support basic operation costs such as facilities, medical programs, transportation, and spaying and neutering programs.

Size of Grant - $1,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.petfinderfoundation.com/for-shelters/apply-for-a-grant/

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – American Kennel Club

Category – Humane Fund

Description – The American Kennel Club's Humane Fund offers grants to nonprofit organizations that serve pets and pet owners in the wake of natural disasters. The fund also awards grants to domestic abuse shelters that welcome victims of domestic violence along with their pets.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.akchumanefund.org/forms/womens_shelters_grant

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Pollination Project

Category – Social Entrepreneurs

Description – The Pollination Project makes seed grants to social entrepreneurs with a practical vision for doing good in the world. The organizations will make one grant every day for a year for projects in the environment, justice, human rights, arts and culture, animal rights and welfare, and community health and wellness.

Size of Grant - $1,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.thepollinationproject.org

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Deadline Date – Ongoing for Letter of Inquiry

Grant Resource – Public Welfare Foundation

Category – End Criminalization and Excessive Incarceration of Youth

Description – The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Program supports groups working to end overincarceration of adult offenders in America, with a specific aim to reduce racial disparity.  In particular, the Program makes grants to groups that are working to:

Reduce the number of people jailed unnecessarily pending trial by promoting the use of risk assessment tools and pretrial release policies and practices;

Reduce lengths of criminal sentences through reform of charging, sentencing, and supervision policies and practices; and

Reduce jail populations through the use of diversion at the front end of the criminal justice system that connects individuals with substance abuse disorders and mental illness to the public health system.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://publicwelfare.org/

 

Deadline Date – March 18, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life

Description – The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.

Size of Grant – 8 awards of $400,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencies%3DUSDOJ%7CDepartment%20of%20
Justice

 

Deadline Date – April 15, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Research and Evaluation Examining Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Domestic Violence, Homicide, Intimate Partner Violence, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence

Description – NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation that will examine violence and victimization experienced by American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) women living in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages to produce a deeper understanding of the issues faced by Native American women and help formulate public policies and prevention strategies to decrease the incidence of violent crimes committed against AI and AN women. NIJ is especially interested in research and evaluation related to violence against AI and AN women in the areas of domestic violence, homicide, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence.

Size of Grant – 2 awards of $500,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencies%3DUSDOJ%7CDepartment%20of%20
Justice

 

Deadline Date – April 22, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Research and Evaluation on White-Collar Crime and Public Corruption

Description – NIJ is seeking proposals for social and behavioral science research and program evaluations that inform efforts to detect, investigate, prosecute, and otherwise combat and prevent white-collar crime and public corruption. NIJ is particularly interested in proposals for research related to public corruption.

Size of Grant – 3 awards of $350,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencies%3DUSDOJ%7CDepartment%20of%
20Justice

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Deadline Date – April 8, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence

Description – NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. Such violence may include children who are direct victims and/or bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community, including but not limited to peer victimization, bullying, harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence.

Size of Grant – 3 awards totaling $1 million each

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001143.pdf

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Draper Richards Foundation

Category – Entrepreneurship

Description – Applications are available for fellowships from the Draper Richards Foundation to help entrepreneurs start nonprofit organizations.

Size of Grant – 6 fellowship of $300,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.drkfoundation.org/our-grants.html

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Maddie’s Fund

Category – Animal Shelters

Description – Maddie's Fund offers grants to adoption guarantee shelters for the purchase of new medical equipment. Any adoption guarantee shelter that is located in the United States and employs at least one full-time veterinarian who spends at least 50 percent of his time caring for animals in its shelter is eligible to apply. An adoption guarantee shelter saves all the healthy and treatable animals under its care, with euthanasia reserved only for unhealthy and untreatable animals. An adoption guarantee organization can be an animal shelter, rescue group, foster care organization, or sanctuary.

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.maddiesfund.org/medical-equipment-grants.htm

 

FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline Date – April 30, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Fellowships

Description – Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Size of Grant - $50,400

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/fellowships-may-1-2014-edit.pdf

 

Deadline Date – April 15, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Faculty Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Description – This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.

Size of Grant - $50,400

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/awards-faculty-hbcu-apr-15-2015.pdf

 

Deadline Date – April 15, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Faculty Awards at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Description – This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic Serving Institutions pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.

Size of Grant - $50,400

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/awards-faculty-
hispanic-serving-institutions

 

Deadline Date – April 15, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Faculty Awards at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Description – This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.

Size of Grant - $50,400 

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/awards-faculty-tcu-apr-15-2015.pdf

 

GERONTOLOGY

Deadline Date – April 6, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Law Enforcement and Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Description – This grant announcement focuses on developing community partnerships to assist law enforcement in locating and working with missing persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Size of Grant – 5 awards of $120,000

Cost Sharing or Match – 25% of salary of 1 full time staff person 

Web - https://www.bja.gov/Funding/15LE-AlzheimersSol.pdf

 

GLOBALIZATION

Deadline Date – varied dates depending on the program

Grant Resource – United Kingdom

Category – Horizon 2020

Description – If you are new to Horizon 2020, or even if you already know the potential opportunities for U.S. researchers, this workshop will provide:  (1) an introduction to this €80 billion ($90 billion) research program funded by the European Commission, and (2) hands-on training in finding appropriate funding opportunities, registering your institution in the electronic system, and suggestions for resolving common issues in the grant agreement.  Finally, like any government grant program, there are restrictions on who can apply and how the money can be spent.  This workshop will answer all of these questions as well as provide an opportunity to meet with European research managers who are very experienced in dealing with European Commission grants.  Many calls require a team of at least three partners. The research is in the areas of business, health and consumer protection, all in partnership with a research in the UK. See http://www.ncura.edu/Global/BilatUSA20Horizon2020/LearningaboutHorizon2020TheOpportunitiesandHands-OnKnowledge.aspx for information on a workshop on assistance with seeking Horizon 2020 funding. 

Size of Grant – awards totaling $90 billion over 5 years

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html

 

HEALTH FIELDS

Deadline Date – April 14, 2015 (March 13, 2015 – applicant webinar)

Grant Resource – Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

Category – Accelerating Payment and Delivery System Reform Efforts

Description – This program will support an organization to serve as a technical resource and expertise center that will facilitate customized assistance for immediate challenges, identify and share solutions, and engage in re-granting to support payment reform efforts poised to make substantial change. The center is intended to serve as a payment and delivery system reform “accelerator” with special emphasis on addressing safety-net provider challenges.

Size of Grant - $1,400,000 each

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/funding-opportunities/2015/accelerating-implementation-and-spread-of-high-value-payment-and.html?rid=h_TCzTKSYxwYCzJ02AIv01XYXWlRNl
AH&et_cid=185252

 

Deadline Date – April 14, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Colorectal Cancer Screening

Description – The purpose of the program is to increase CRC screening rates among an applicant-defined target population of persons 50-75 years of age within partner health system(s), defined geographical areas, or disparate populations.

Size of Grant – 35 awards of $1 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing for Letter of Inquiry

Grant Resource – RGJ Foundation

Category – Education, Community, ALS

Description – Grants from the RGK Foundation are available for education, community, and health and medicine. The foundation's primary interests include formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. The foundation's community grants support a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The foundation's current interests in health and medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

Size of Grant - $25,000

Cost Sharing or Match – 

Web - http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines

 

Deadline Date – November 1, 2015

Grant Resource – Cigna Foundation

Category – Health Disparities

Description – Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that work in one of the following areas: the elimination of ethnic and gender disparities in health care; the health of women, children, and families; mental-health services for needy children; obesity prevention; and improving communication between patients and doctors, as well as the promotion of health literacy.

Size of Grant – Pilot Grants for $100,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - https://secure17.easymatch.com/cignagive/applications/agency/default.aspx?Skip=MultiLanding

 

Deadline Date – November 2015

Grant Resource – Commonwealth Fund

Category – Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program

Description – Grants will support projects designed to improve the quality of primary health care in the United States, including efforts to center care around the needs and preferences of patients and their families. The program supports efforts to strengthen primary care by promoting the collection and dissemination of information on patients' health-care experiences and on physician office systems and practices that are associated with high-quality patient-centered care; assist primary care practices with the adoption of practices, models, and tools that can help them both become more patient-centered and coordinate more closely with hospitals, specialists, and other public and private healthcare providers in their communities; and inform the development of policies to encourage patient- and family-centered care in medical homes.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Grants-and-Programs.aspx

 

Deadline Date – 4th Thursday of each month for Concept Papers

Grant Resource – DentaQuest Foundation

Category – Innovation for Oral Health

Description – The mission of the DentaQuest Foundation is to improve the oral health of all. To achieve that mission, the Foundation makes strategic investments to impact the oral health of populations and support collaboration among local, state, and national partners. Through a systems approach, the Foundation invests in programs and initiatives that positively impact four key systems that influence oral health. Those interdependent systems include:

 Public policy that supports improved oral health;

 Increased public and private financing for oral health initiatives;

 Strengthening the delivery of oral health care and prevention

 Expanded community engagement on oral health issues.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.dentaquestfoundation.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Innovation%20Fund%20for%20 Oral%20Health%
20RFP-2013.pdf

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Deadline Date – April 14, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Justice and Mental Health Collaboration

Description – The program supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program.

Size of Grant – 30 awards of $250,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web – https://www.bja.gov/Funding/15JMHCPsol.pdf

 

SCIENCES

Deadline Date – Ongoing for pre-application

Grant Resource – National Geographic Society

Category – Environmental Science

Description – Applications are requested for Conservation Trust grants from the National Geographic Society for conservation and research programs that promote the sustainable use and preservation of the earth's biological, cultural, and historical resources. The Trust encourages projects with a strong emphasis on conservation science. In particular, it seeks to support those projects that test and critically evaluate alternative approaches to conservation. Projects that hold potential as media subject matter are also encouraged, as National Geographic’s vast audience offers our grantees opportunities to make a broad public impact.

Size of Grant - $20,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Encouraged

Web - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/conservation-trust

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Energy Foundation

Category – Energy related projects

Description – The Energy Foundation awards grants according to initiatives in the electric power, buildings, transportation, and climate sectors.

Size of Grant -

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.ef.org/

 

Deadline Date – March 1, 2015 for Letter of Inquiry

Grant Resource – Royal Caribbean

Category – Marine Conservation

Description – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises, established the Ocean Fund in 1996 to support marine conservation organizations in conserving the world's oceans. The mission of the Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life. Ocean Fund grants are made annually to a variety of nonprofit groups and institutions conducting activities directly related to marine conservation. These activities cover ocean science and conservation projects that related to climate change, key marine species, technology and targeted education.        

Size of Grant - $20,000 to $40,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.royalcaribbean.com/ourCompany/environment/oceanFund.do

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Sunlight Foundation

Category – OpenGov Grants

Description – Applications for grants through the OpenGov Grants program from the Sunlight Foundation, with support from Google.org, to support individuals and organizations for open-source projects that use technology to foster more effective democratic participation. Awards are available to support the development of civic innovation tools, apps, or Web sites; tools that facilitate data sharing with the public; efforts to collect government data at all levels; and projects that extend the capabilities and reach of the foundation's own tools or data. Priority will be given to projects that develop open-source software or data.

Size of Grant - $10,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://sunlightfoundation.com/about/grants/opengovgrants

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Cisco Networking Solutions

Category – Equipment and Hardware

Description – Applications to receive donations of Cisco networking-solutions software, through a program sponsored by Cisco and TechSoup. Organizations receive equipment and hardware necessary to create a functioning network, and free technical support for five years from SmartNet, a Cisco-authorized technical-support organization. Cisco will donate other networking components as well.

Size of Grant - Varies

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.techsoup.org/stock/cisco

 

Deadline Date – Ongoing

Grant Resource – Microsoft

Category – Community-Based Learning Centers

Description – Applications for noncash support from the Microsoft Corporation to create community-based technology and learning centers in order to bridge the "digital divide" and eliminate technology illiteracy. Organizations must have the computer hardware needed to run the requested Microsoft software and must have staff members or technology-assistance providers capable of installing and maintaining the software.

Size of Grant – Noncash support

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/citizenship/giving/apply

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