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 (March 6, 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 – July 27, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Biomass Research and Development

Description – This solicitation is for interagency projects to support the development of a biomass-based industry in the United States. The technical areas are: (A) Feedstocks development, (B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) Biofuels development analysis.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $8.7 million

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/brdi.html

 

Deadline Date – April 16, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Organic Transitions

Description – The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $4 million

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

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

 

Deadline Date – April 30, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements

Size of Grant – awards totaling $78 million at $500,000 each 

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

Deadline Date – May 1, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Project AWARD Community Grant

Description – This grant is provided to achieve a wider community impact by training a more diverse group of adults who, in turn, will reach a broader spectrum of adolescents or transition-aged youth within the communities.

Size of Grant – 70 awards of $125,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-15-012

 

Deadline Date – May 8, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction

Description – The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states to enhance/expand their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated care, and evidence-based medication assisted treatment and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorders seeking or receiving MAT. As a result of this program, SAMHSA seeks to: 1) increase the number of individuals receiving MAT services with pharmacotherapies approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorders; 2) increase the number of individuals receiving integrated care; and 3) decrease illicit drug use at 6-months follow-up.

Size of Grant – 11 awards of up to $1 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-15-007

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Deadline Date – June 25, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Research and Development

Description – The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.

Size of Grant - $350,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Deadline Date – April 29, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Second Chance Adult Reentry Initiative

Description – This project is to provide comprehensive responses to the significant number of incarcerated adults who are returning to communities from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities. Programs funded under the Second Chance Act help to promote public safety by ensuring that the transition individuals make from prison and jail to the community is successful.

Size of Grant – 10 awards of $1 million

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

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

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Deadline Date – May 31, 2015

Grant Resource – Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Category – Labor-Management Cooperation Grant

Size of Grant – 15 awards of $125,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=199&itemID=17022

 

EDUCATION

Deadline Date – April 14, 2015 Letter of Intent; Application June 8, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – School Nutrition National Professional Standards

Size of Grant – 30 awards of $150,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/ps_2015rfa.pdf

 

FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline Date – March 31, 2015

Grant Resource – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Category – Teacher Scholarship

Description – This scholarship is for current ACTFL members. The winners are responsible for all travel-related costs to Santiago de Chile and the school, as well as personal expenses, accommodation via COINED, registration fee (USD75) and any additional activities or study-extensions in Santiago de Chile.

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.actfl.org/professional-development/scholarships-and-grants/coined-scholarship#sthash.YTNDdS3P.dpuf

 

Deadline Date – March 15, 2015

Grant Resource – Learning Forward Professional Learning Association

Category – Scholarship

Description – This scholarship provides the funding for one recipient’s participation in Learning Forward's Academy. The scholarship provides the recipient support for participation in the Academy. The purpose of the Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship is the development of leadership in the field of professional learning. Scholarship goals are to provide participants with time and expertise in constructing the knowledge and developing the skills and courage to solve significant problems related to student learning, thereby transforming professional learning within their own organizations.

Size of Grant - $3,650

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://learningforward.org/foundation/scholarships-and-grants

 

Deadline Date – April 28, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays

Category – Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Description – The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

Size of Grant – 90 awards totaling $3 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-27/pdf/2015-04137.pdf

 

GERONTOLOGY

Deadline Date – June 5, 2015

Grant Resource – US department of Health and Human Services NIH

Category – Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life

Description – The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research focused on the role of early-life factors in cancer development later in life. It is necessary to better understand 1) the early-life (maternal-paternal, in utero, birth and infancy, puberty and adolescence, and teenage and young adult years) factors that are associated with later cancer development; 2) how early-life factors mediate biological processes relevant to carcinogenesis; and 3) whether predictive markers for cancer risk based on what happens biologically at early-life can be measured and developed for use in cancer prevention strategies. Markers that predict malignancy or pre-malignant conditions would allow assessment of early-life exposures with relevant outcomes without having to wait 50 years for cancer development.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-126.html

 

GLOBALIZATION

Deadline Date – June 10, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics

Description – The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States.

Size of Grant - $650,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No  

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics

 

HEALTH FIELDS

Deadline Date – May 4, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Refugee Individual Development Accounts

Description – Grant applications are sought for projects to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education (limited to postsecondary education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and GED preparation and test fees).

Size of Grant – 13 awards of $250,000

Cost Sharing or Match – 

Web - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-ZI-0958

 

Deadline Date – July 5, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Description – This Funding Opportunity Announcement is intended to support innovative investigations in primary immunodeficiency diseases.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-130.html

 

Deadline Date – June 5, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services NIH

Category – Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research

Description – The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is twofold: 1. to accelerate translational and clinical Phase I and II a/b safety and efficacy studies for substantiating measurable functional benefits of probiotic/prebiotic components and/or their combinations; and; 2. to understand the underlying mechanisms of their action(s), and variability in responses to these interventions.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-127.html

 

LABORATORIES

Deadline Date – September 15, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Manufacturing Machines and Equipment

Description – Of particular interest are proposals that relate to the manufacture of equipment and facilities that enable the production of energy products. Competitive projects will propose hypothesis-driven research that advances the frontiers of knowledge in relevant areas. Proposals submitted to the MME program should include a clearly articulated research (not developmental) objective and a coherent plan to accomplish the stated objective. Both experimental and theoretical works are supported.

Size of Grant - $300,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13346

 

MATH

Deadline Date –May 20, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering

Description – The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, geosciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.  The solicitation invites two types of proposals: "Foundations" (F): those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, technologies of broad applicability to Big Data problems; and "Innovative Applications" (IA): those developing techniques, methodologies and technologies of key importance to a Big Data problem directly impacting at least one specific application.  Therefore, projects in this category must be collaborative, involving researchers from domain disciplines and one or more methodological disciplines, e.g., computer science, statistics, mathematics, simulation and modeling, etc.

Size of Grant – 35 awards up to $2 million each

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15544

 

Deadline Date – June 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure

Description – Researchers rely on a variety of networked technologies and software tools to achieve their scientific goals. These may include local or remote instruments, wireless sensors, software programs, operating systems, database servers, high-performance computing, large-scale storage arrays, and other critical infrastructure connected by high-speed networking. This complex, distributed, interconnected global cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents unique cybersecurity challenges. NSF-funded scientific instruments are specialized, highly visible assets that present attractive targets for both unintentional errors and malicious activity; untrustworthy software or a loss of integrity of the data collected by a scientific instrument may mean corrupt, skewed or incomplete results. Furthermore, often data-driven research, e.g., in the medical field or in the social sciences, requires access to private information, and exposure of such data may cause financial, reputational and/or other damage. Therefore, an increasing area of focus for NSF is the development and deployment of hardware and software technologies and techniques to protect research cyberinfrastructure across every stage of the scientific workflow.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $11 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15549

 

SCIENCES

Deadline Date – June 2, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum

Description – The National Science Foundation is coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, protection of passive sensing services, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. EARS seeks to fund innovative collaborative research that transcends the traditional boundaries of existing programs, such as research that spans disciplines covered by two or more of the participating NSF directorates.

Size of Grant – 25 awards totaling $15 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15550

 

Deadline Date – April 13, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Defense

Category – DARPA Young Faculty Award

Description – DARPA intends to award grants to eligible university faculty and nonprofit research organizations; each grant will encompass funding for a 24-month base period consisting of two 12-month phases and a 12-month option period.

Size of Grant – awards up to $500,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=6f337c26de13352bd2f1fbe3537859b2&tab=core&_cview=0

 

Deadline Date – July 31, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Cracking the Olfactory Code

Description – The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab organized by the Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at understanding the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general. The aspiration is that mixing researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds will engender fresh thinking and innovative approaches that will transform our understanding of olfactory processing in behavioral contexts while spawning new opportunities to elucidate the general nature of sensory representations in the brain.

Size of Grant – 6 awards totaling $3 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15547

 

Deadline Date – May 27, 2015

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Plant Genome Research

Description – Proposals are welcomed that develop conceptually new and different ideas and strategies to address grand challenge questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale. There is also a critical need for the development of novel and creative tools to facilitate new experimental approaches or new ways of analyzing genomic data. Especially encouraged are proposals that provide strong and novel training opportunities integral to the research plan and particularly across disciplines that include, but are not limited to, plant physiology, plant breeding, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and engineering.

Size of Grant – 20 awards of up to $10 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15548

 

TEACHER PREPARATION

Deadline Date – May 1, 2015

Grant Resource – Council on Undergraduate Research

Category – Conference Grants for Individuals

Description – CUR is planning to offer a limited number of conference grants for individuals to attend Undergraduate Research Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining Conference.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - https://members.cur.org/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=159

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Deadline Date – April 14, 2015; March 8, 2016

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – STEM + Computing Partnerships

Description – STEM+C invites creative and innovative proposals that address emerging challenges in the learning and teaching of STEM and computing. The program offers proposers two tracks: (1) Integration of Computing in STEM Education and (2) Computing Education Knowledge and Capacity Building. The second track is discipline-specific and may be expanded to include additional disciplines in future releases of the solicitation. Projects in the STEM+C Partnerships program should build on research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Pre-service and in-service teachers who participate in STEM+C projects are expected to enhance their understanding and teaching of STEM and computing content, practices, and skills.

Size of Grant - Track 1: Integration of Computing in STEM Education-$2.5 million; $1.25 million for Exploratory Integration-$1.25 million; Field-Building Conferences and Workshops-$250,000. Track 2: Computing Education Knowledge and Capacity Building-$600,000 for Research on Education and Broadening Participation; $1 million for CS 10K awards

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15537/nsf15537.htm

Professor Balmer and wife at the Balmer Open House