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 (December 19, 2014). 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 – February 20, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Category – Tribal Colleges Research Grants

Description – This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems in any discipline of food or agricultural sciences. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $1.7 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

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

 

Deadline Date – February 18, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Minor Crop Pest Management Research

Description – The purpose of the IR-4 program is to enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops.

Size of Grant - $4.8 million

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

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

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Deadline Date – February 19, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Arts

Category – Art Works

Description – The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration. The NEA recognizes these catalytic effects of excellent art, and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing them. We welcome projects that: • Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art; • Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and • Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.

Size of Grant - $100,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes  

Web - http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/grant-program-description

 

Deadline

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Arts

Category – NEA Challenge America

Description – The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved. An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2016 categories: Art Works or Challenge America.

Size of Grant - $10,000

Cost Sharing or Match – $1 to $1

Web - http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

 

CHILD CARE

Deadline Date – January 15, 2015

Grant Resource – Lego Children’s Fund

Category – Youth Creativity for Disadvantaged Youth

Description – The Lego Children's Fund is accepting grant proposals for programs dedicated to inspiring and encouraging youth creativity. The fund supports programs serving in children from birth to age 14, with priority consideration for disadvantaged or at-risk youth.

Size of Grant - $5,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.legochildrensfund.org

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Deadline Date – January 16, 2015

Grant Resource – Kerr Foundation

Category – Projects Thant Enhance Youth

Description – The Kerr Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation also considers requests from organizations in the surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as organizations located in Washington, DC. The Foundation offers grants to organizations that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for youth, which address the following areas of interest: education, health, cultural development, and community services.

Size of Grant - $50,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

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

 

Deadline Date – January 16, 2015

Grant Resource – BUILD Health Challenge

Category – Healthy Neighborhoods

Description – The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. Specifically, the Challenge provides awards to strengthen partnerships among hospitals, nonprofit organizations, local health departments, and other community organizations to improve the health of low-income neighborhoods within cities with populations greater than 150,000. Of special concern are people whose circumstances have made them vulnerable to poor health, whether that’s because of limited access to healthy, affordable food, safe places to walk and play, job prospects, or safe, affordable housing.

Size of Grant – 14 awards of $75,000 for Planning, or $250,000 for Implementation

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

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

 

Deadline Date – January 28, 2015

Grant Resource – Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Category – Partners for Places

Description – This is a matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. Through the program, funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents.

Size of Grant - $75,000

Cost Sharing or Match – $1 to $1 

Web - http://www.fundersnetwork.org/partnersforplaces/

 

Deadline Date – February 1, 2015 Letter of Inquiry

Grant Resource – US Soccer Foundation

Category – Safe Places to Play

Description – The foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for the Safe Places to Play program, which provides grants to organizations to help them build or enhance a field space in their communities. Field Building grants will be awarded for the installation of field surfaces, lighting, and irrigation.

Size of Grant - $200,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/applying-for-a-i-safe-places-to-play-i-grant

 

EDUCATION

Deadline Date – February 27, 2015

Grant Resource – Together Counts

Category – Smart from the Start Awards

Description - The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity at their preschool. The grants will be helping families, community members, students, and faculty make life-changing decisions for a healthier lifestyle. Smart from the Start aims to provide educators and families of children ages 3-5 years with the tools and resources they need to provide their preschoolers with a strong beginning during the most crucial time in their development. Developed on the foundation of Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn, Smart from the Start provides flexible activities that can be easily integrated into classroom or home environments.

Size of Grant - $20,000 + books

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.togethercounts.com/at-school/win-for-your-school

 

Deadline Date – January 20, 2015

Grant Resource – US White House

Category – Student Film Festival

Description - submissions are open for the second White House Student Film Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is “The Impact of Giving Back”, and it’s open to U.S. students, grades K-12. So tell a story about paying it forward, about community service, or what making a difference looks like in your eyes and through your lens. It can be a fictional story or a short documentary, so break out the lights, write a script, get the camera ready, and show us your passion for service and giving back. The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts. 1) All films must be shorter than 3 minutes. 2) All films must be made by students in grades K-12. 3) No film may use copyrighted material including music, TV shows, or movies. 4) All films must be uploaded to YouTube.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.whitehouse.gov/FilmFestival

 

Deadline Date – February 5, 2015

Grant Resource – Spencer Foundation

Category – New Civics Small Grants

Description – Through its New Civics Small Grants Program, the foundation is accepting research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people. Of special interest are improved understandings of the avenues for and impediments to civic learning and civic action among young people who do not attend college, who reside in marginalized communities, who are recent immigrants or immigrants of different legal statuses, or who are less economically privileged.

Size of Grant - $50,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web – http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/how-to-apply-to-the-new-civics-under-50k

 

Deadline Date – May 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Category – PreK-8 Collaborative Action Research in Teaching Mathematics

Description – Primary emphasis will be placed on collaboration among a team of researchers consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and pre-service teachers from the undergraduate ranks. Research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of mathematics in grades preK-8.

Size of Grant - $3,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=15479

Deadline – January 15, 2015

Grant Resource – Lego Children’s Fund

Category – Youth Creativity for Disadvantaged Youth

Description – The Lego Children's Fund is accepting grant proposals for programs dedicated to inspiring and encouraging youth creativity. The fund supports programs serving in children from birth to age 14, with priority consideration for disadvantaged or at-risk youth.

Size of Grant - $5,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.legochildrensfund.org

 

Deadline – Open

Grant Resource – Whole Kids Foundation

Category – School Salad Bars

Description – Applications for grants to install salad bars in school districts from the Whole Kids Foundation. Any school district participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. There is one application that accommodates either an application for a single salad bar package or for larger districts, multiple salad bar packages. Schools currently awarded with the bronze status or above in the Healthier US School Challenge automatically qualify for a salad bar donation, with the stipulation that the school or district desires and can support a salad bar every day in school lunch.

Web – http://saladbars2schools.org

 

Deadline – January 29, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Education

Category – Special Education State Personnel Development

Description – The purpose of this program is to assist State educational agencies in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.

Size of Grant – 10 awards totaling $9.5 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-15/pdf/2014-29358.pdf

 

FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline Date – May 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Category – Middle School Math Teacher Preparation Scholarship

Description – The purpose of the program is to provide financial support to college and university students preparing for careers as middle school math teachers.

Size of Grant - $3,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=15899

 

GERONTOLOGY

Deadline Date – January 13, 2015 Letter of Intent; March 30, 2015 Invited Proposal

Grant Resource – Give to Cure

Category – Alzheimer’s disease

Description – To be eligible, proposed clinical trials must test biomedical (drugs, treatments, devices) interventions for Alzheimer's disease. Repurposed treatments are acceptable, and clinical trials must be ready to enter Phase I or Phase II within three months of receipt of initial funding.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - https://givetocure.org/home/research/rfpglobal-competition/

 

HEALTH FIELDS

Deadline Date – February 18, 2015

Grant Resource – US department of Health and Human Services

Category – Parkinson’s Disease Research

Size of Grant – 2 awards of $1.5 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-15-002.html

 

Deadline Date – February 26, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03)

Size of Grant - $75,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-072.html

 

Deadline Date – April 1, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Defense Navy

Category – Administrative Supplement Program Providing Research Experiences for Physicians and Medical Students from Diverse Backgrounds

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-069.html

 

Deadline Date – February 25, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Defense DARPA

Category – Electrical Prescriptions

Size of Grant – awards totaling $50 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270434

 

Deadline Date – March 25, 2015

Grant Resource – Oklahoma Center for Science and Technology

Category – Health Research

Description – The Oklahoma Health Research program provides seed funding to superior basic research projects conducted by Oklahoma-based investigators for the multiple purposes of

(1) enhancing the competitiveness of Oklahoma health researchers for national research funds,

(2) recruiting and retaining outstanding health research scientists for the state,

(3) improving health care for Oklahoma citizens and

(4) strengthening the state’s health care industry.

Size of Grant -

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web – http://www.ok.gov/ocast/Funding/Solicitations/index.html

 

Deadline Date – February 5, 2015

Grant Resource – US department of Health and Human Services CDCP

Category – Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System for the Nation

Size of Grant – 4 awards of $1 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web – http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270545

 

Deadline Date – February 5, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services NIH

Category – Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-075.html

 

Deadline Date – June 11, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services NIH

Category – NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers (P30)Size of Grant - $500,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

 

Deadline Date – February 20, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Creating Asthma Empowerment Collaborations to Reduce Childhood Asthma Disparities

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-15-028.html

 

Deadline Date – February 13, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Testing Multi-Level Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Minority Racial/Ethnic, Low Socioeconomic Status and/or Rural Populations

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-15-021.html

 

Deadline Date – April 7, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Centers for Mendelian Genomics

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-15-002.html

 

Deadline Date – April 7, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Centers for Common Disease Genomics

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-15-024.html

 

Deadline Date – February 10, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Use of 3-D Printers for the Production of Medical Devices

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-15-023.html

 

LIBRARIES

Deadline Date – April 3, 2015 (optional draft deadline); June 17, 2015 Full Proposal

Grant Resource – National Archives and Records Administration

Category – State Board Programming Grants

Description – The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards (SHRABs). The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. The Commission will award grants to State Historical Records Advisory Boards to: • Provide educational and outreach programs, workshops, and other activities that enhance citizen and student engagement with historical records • Operate state-based subgrant and scholarship programs that advance access to historical records • Collaborate on projects with other organizations to address common problems or shared opportunities within a state or among a consortium of state archives • Hold or participate in meetings and public forums on statewide or national archival issues

Size of Grant – 30 awards of $40,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/state.html

 

SCIENCES

Deadline Date – April 15, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Antarctic Research

Description – The Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research. Antarctic fieldwork will only be supported for research that can only be performed or is best performed in Antarctica. The Antarctic Sciences Section strongly encourages research using existing samples, models, and data as well as research at the intersection between disciplines.

Size of Grant – 50 awards of $300,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15529

 

Deadline Date – Open

Grant Resource – Air Force Academy

Category – Research Interests in the US Air Force Academy

Description – The USAFA invests in an active research program for three reasons: 1) research significantly enhances the cadet learning experience. Our research is done by, for and with cadets and faculty mentors; 2) our research program provides opportunities for essential faculty development; 3) at USAFA we strive to conduct research to enhance the ability of the Air Force to perform its mission.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $99 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270574

 

Deadline Date – May 12, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

Description – Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade.

Size of Grant – 8 awards totaling $3.1 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15528

 

Deadline Date – December 22, 2014 Letter of Intent; March 5, 2015 Invited Proposal

Grant Resource – Rauschenberg Foundation

Category – Climate Change Solutions Fund

Description – Projects of particular interest are those that apply a systemic lens to the root causes of global warming; enroll the leadership of frontline communities most vulnerable to the impact of climate change; push for broad-based civic engagement and community action; and leverage the value artists and culture-bearers bring to processes for devising and deploying practical solutions to this global crisis.

Size of Grant - $25,000 to $150,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/art-grants/art-environment/

 

SOCIOLOGY

Deadline Date – December 31, 2014

Grant Resource – American Psychological Foundation

Category – Early Career Grant

Description – The Pearson Early Career Grant encourages early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. Pearson partnered with APF to ensure psychology addresses critical needs in society.

Size of Grant - $12,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearson.aspx

 

TEACHER PREPARATION

Deadline Date – March 17, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Grant

Description – The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers.

Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track provides funds to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate STEM professionals to become STEM teachers; these individuals commit to teaching for 2 years in high-need local educational agencies for every year of scholarship/stipend support.

Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support fellowships, academic programs, professional development, and salary supplements for STEM professionals, including retirees from STEM professions, who enroll in a master's degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing; these individuals commit to teaching for four years in high-need local educational agencies.

Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support professional development and salary supplements for K-12 STEM teachers, who are experienced and exemplary and who already have a master's degree in their field, to become NSF Master Teaching Fellows; these individuals commit to teaching for five years in high-need local educational agencies.

Size of Grant – 60 awards totaling $52.8 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270571

 

Deadline Date – January 15, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Excellence in Teaching Award

Description - Each year the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Consortium recognizes five exceptional teachers by presenting them with the Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. This competitive program recognizes state selected "Teacher of the Year" recipients for their successful efforts in teaching agricultural concepts in their curriculum. Recipients of the distinguished award receive funding for travel related expenses to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. If you are interested in applying, please contact your state AITC program leader. State Contact signatures are required on the application. This is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate agricultural literacy enthusiasm and successful teaching about agriculture. Each state is encouraged to submit a nomination.

Size of Grant - $2,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/award.htm

 

TECHNOLOGY

Deadline Date – February 17, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services

Category – Community Connect

Description - The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a ‘‘community-oriented connectivity’’ basis, with broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services.

Size of Grant - $100,000 to $3 million

Cost Sharing or Match – 15%

Web - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-17/pdf/2014-29600.pdf

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