Monthly Archives: February 2014

2014-05-27: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-541
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2014-05-27
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10

Description: This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation's health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace; both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. The goals of these investments include: increasing student retention in STEM, to prepare students well to participate in science for tomorrow, and to improve students' STEM learning outcomes.Recognizing disciplinary differences and priorities, NSF's investment in research and development in undergraduate STEM education encompasses a range of approaches. These approaches include: experiential learning, assessment/metrics of learning and practice, scholarships, foundational education research, professional development/institutional change, formal and informal learning environments, and undergraduate disciplinary research. Both individually and integrated in a range of combinations, these approaches can lead to outcomes including: developing the STEM and STEM-related workforce, advancing science, broadening participation in STEM, educating a STEM-literate populace, improving K-12 STEM education, encouraging life-long learning, and building capacity in higher education.Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nsf.gov… In addition, research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.
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Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2014 Young Ambassadors Program

POSTED: MARCH 7, 2014
DEADLINE: APRIL 7, 2014
Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2014 Young Ambassadors Program

Summer Leadership Opportunity in D.C. for High School Seniors
February 27, 2014

The Smithsonian Latino Center is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Ambassadors Program June 22 through Aug. 1. The application deadline is April 7, before 5 p.m. EDT. The Young Ambassadors Program is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities via the Smithsonian and its resources.

Students with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. MORE »

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2014-05-02: FA New Mexico Long Term Bird Monitoring

Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00067
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.  e.  , open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Agency Name: DOI-BLM
Closing Date: 2014-05-02
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The project will monitor the long-term population trends of various songbird species in the Farmington Field Office Area in Farmington, New Mexico and incorporate these findings in habitat management activities.  A total of 44.  5 miles over 10 survey routes will be conducted during the spring approximately May 15-June 15; eight of the routes will be traversed by motorized vehicle and two will be on foot.  Stops will be made at the beginning and end points and every 0.  5 miles for the vehicle routes and every 250 meters for the walking routes.  All bird species and the numbers of birds within each species that are detected either aurally or visually will be recorded.  Upon completion of all transects a summary report will be reported and submitted to the Farmington District Office (by September 1) along with all field data sheets, individuals within each species will be recorded at each stop.
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2014-04-28: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program

CFDA Number 84.351D
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-022514-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2014-04-28
Expected Number of Awards: 17

Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov…. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively–(1) integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. Projects funded through the AEMDD program are intended to increase the amount of nationally available information on effective models for arts education that integrate the arts with standards-based education programs.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.351D.
Applications for Grants under the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination program,
You may access the electronic grant application for the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination program at www.Grants.gov…. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the
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2014-05-22: BJA FY 14 Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2014-3843
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Closing Date: 2014-05-22
Award Ceiling: $500,000

Description: Because of the Medicaid expansion to childless adults and the subsidies to make private health insurance more affordable under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a significant portion of the justice-involved population will gain eligibility, for the first time, for Medicaid and/or private health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Justice-involved individuals are seven times as likely as the general population to experience mental illness, substance abuse disorders, infectious disease, and chronic health conditions, making reentry from jails and prison an especially critical juncture.  For individuals reentering communities after incarceration, disruptions in medical care and treatment contribute to increased rates of reincarceration, increased drug use, and poor and costly health outcomes, including a 12-fold increase in the risk of death in the first 2 weeks after release.  State and local criminal justice systems can play an important role in ensuring justice-involved populations receive assistance and support in applying for health coverage, which can help divert individuals from the criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and also provide a continuum of care for individuals preparing to reenter back into their communities.  This solicitation seeks a national training and technical assistance provider to assist select state and local criminal justice systems in maximizing the opportunities for expanded health care coverage under the PPACA, as well as develop resources to assist the broader criminal justice field nationwide.  As a result of improved coverage, state and local justice systems may experience considerable cost savings by utilizing expanded coverage options under Medicaid and the Marketplace.
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2014-04-23: Grand Canyon Adaptive Management Program Tribal Participation

Funding Opportunity Number: R14SS00003
Opportunity Category: Continuation
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-BOR
Closing Date: 2014-04-23
Award Ceiling: $140,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The Zuni participated in the process to identify, evaluate, monitor, and equally participate in the long-term management of all historic properties, sacred areas, and locations of traditional Zuni cultural use that are within the area affected by the operations of Glen Canyon Dam.  The Tribe?s participation in the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP) is essential to ensuring the tribal values are represented at the various program functions and to ensure effective government-to-government consultation on federal undertakings that may affect resources important to the Tribe.  In the 2008, the Zuni Tribe conducted its first official year of implementation of the monitoring protocols and this work has been conducted annually ever since.  This proposal anticipates the continued implementation of the Zuni monitoring protocols between 2014 through 2017.  The activities to be conducted between 2014 and 2017 listed are below.
Specific Tasks
A.  Conduct a monitoring river trip to observe the resources defined in the tribal protocol (Zuni traditional cultural properties, ancestral (archaeological) sites, petroglyph sites, animals, insects, minerals, plants, shrines, trails, springs, rivers, and water)
B.  Define the quantitative and qualitative measurements to be documented for these resources as specified in the extant protocols (see Zuni long term monitoring protocols submitted to Reclamation in 2008).
C.  Report any instances of impacts to resources that would require an emergency response.
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2014-04-30: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants FY 2014

2014-04-30: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants FY 2014
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANT-02212014
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Disaster Prevention and Relief | Education | Environment | Food and Nutrition | Health | Housing | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Agency Name: CNCS
Closing Date: 2014-04-30
Expected Number of Awards: 15
• Improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults – reflecting the extensive experience and past success of national service programs in education;
• Serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military families in service;
• Increase community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation; and
• Increase economic opportunities for communities and AmeriCorps members.
Contact: AmeriCorpsGrants@cns. gov or call 202. 6067508 to leave a voicemail
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2014-04-23: Grand Canyon Adaptive Management Program Tribal Participation

Funding Opportunity Number: R14SS00002
Opportunity Category: Continuation
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-BOR
Closing Date: 2014-04-23
Award Ceiling: $140,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The Hopi Tribe has completed the development of protocols for a Hopi long-term monitoring program for resources of traditional cultural value in the Grand Canyon (A Hopi Long-term Monitoring Program for Öngtupqa (The Grand Canyon), 2007).  These protocols were presented to and approved by the Technical Work Group of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program on June 25, 2007.  In the 2008, the Hopi Tribe conducted its first official year of implementation of the monitoring protocols and this work has been conducted annually ever since.  This proposal anticipates the continued implementation of the Hopi monitoring protocols between 2014 through 2017.  The activities to be conducted between 2014 and 2017 listed are below.
• Hopi Monitoring ? Continue conducting annual resource monitoring trips.
• Legacy Data Entry – Examination of all available data sources concerning the state of resources in the Grand Canyon will continue.
• Standardized Surveys – The Standardized Surveys will be conducted following the protocols detailed in A Hopi Long-term Monitoring Program for Öngtupqa (The Grand Canyon), 2007).  The results of the surveys and supplementary interview information will be entered into the Hopi monitoring databases.
• Deliverables ? Annual report.
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2014-05-01: NEH Preservation and Assistance Research and Development

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140501-PR
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-05-01
Award Ceiling: $400,000

Description: Preservation and Access Research and Development grants support 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 searching, discovering, and using such materials.
Applicants should define a specific problem, devise procedures and potential solutions, and explain how they would evaluate their projects and disseminate their findings.  Project results must serve the needs of a significant number of humanists.
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