Monthly Archives: May 2015

2015-06-10: Humanities Open Book Program

Funding Opportunity Number: 20150610-HZ
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: 2015-06-10
Award Ceiling: $100,000

Description:
The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience.  By taking advantage of low-cost ¿ebook¿ technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print.  Humanities Open Book is jointly sponsored by NEH and the Andrew W.  Mellon Foundation.
Traditionally, printed books have been the primary medium for expressing, communicating, and debating humanistic ideas.  However, the vast majority of humanities books sell a small number of copies and then quickly go out of print.  Most scholarly books printed since 1923 are not in the public domain and are not easily available to the general public.  As a result, there is a huge, mostly untapped resource of remarkable scholarship going back decades that is largely unused by today¿s scholars, teachers, students, and members of the public, many of whom turn first to the Internet when looking for information.  Modern ebook technology can make these books far more accessible than they are today.
NEH and Mellon are soliciting proposals from academic presses, scholarly societies, museums, and other institutions that publish books in the humanities to participate in the Humanities Open Book Program.  Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance.  Depending on the length and topics of the books, the number to be digitized may vary.  However, NEH and Mellon anticipate that applicants may propose to digitize a total that ranges from less than fifty to more than one hundred books.  Awards will be given to digitize these books and make them available as Creative Commons-licensed ¿ebooks¿ that can be read by the public at no charge on computers, mobile devices, and ebook readers.  The final ebook files must be in EPUB version 3.  0.  1 (or later) format, to ensure that the text is fully searchable and reflowable and that fonts are resizable on any e-reading device.
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2015-06-03: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Advancing Biomedical Science Using Crowdsourcing and Interactive Digital Media (UH2)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CA-15-006
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education | Health | Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | 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 | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Small businesses | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2015-06-03
Award Ceiling: $200,000

Description: The purpose of this Big Data to Knowledge funding opportunity (FOA) announcement is to support the development of new or significantly adapted interactive digital media that engages the public, experts or non-experts, in performing some aspect of biomedical research via crowdsourcing.  To be responsive to this FOA, each application is expected to pose a challenging biomedical research problem and propose the development of engaging interactive digital media that incorporates crowdsourcing as a fundamental component of how the problem is solved.  The biomedical research problem should be amenable to one or more human computation approaches, as the users must be active participants in the analysis and/or interpretation of data, rather than acting primarily as data collectors or sources of data.
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2015-08-30: BLM-CO MUSEUM COLLECTIONS AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00201
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: 2015-08-30
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Provide services in collections and research involving Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Museum Property from lands administered in Colorado by the BLM, and deposited at designated repository museums. Continue to assist BLM with research, education, interpretation, preservation, conservation, and curation projects, thereby making these resources available to the public.
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2015-08-13: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Funding Opportunity Number: 20150813-RA
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 | 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
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2015-08-13
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Description: Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program sponsors fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. Individual scholars apply directly to the institutions for fellowships. In evaluating applications consideration is given to the library holdings, archives, special collections, and other resourcesóeither on site or nearbyóthat institutions make available to fellows. FPIRI grants provide funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months. The fellowships are held at the U. S. grantee institutions oróin the case of overseas research centers and organizationsóabroad.
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2015-08-10: Professional Exchanges for Russia

Funding Opportunity Number: DOSRUS-15-GR-007
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-RUS
Closing Date: 2015-08-10
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U. S. Embassy in Moscow (PAS Moscow) invites proposals for a cooperative agreement to conduct professional exchanges in the U. S. for current or future Russian leaders. The Professional Exchanges for Russia (PER) program builds on the foundation of the traditional International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) model and seeks to increase mutual understanding between the U. S. and Russia through carefully designed professional programs. PER projects support U. S. foreign policy objectives and have a specific thematic focus related to those policy goals. Participants are current or potential Russian leaders in politics, media, education, science, non-government organizations (NGOs), the arts, and other key fields. They are selected by officers of the U. S. Embassy Moscow. All projects maintain a non-partisan character. Please refer to the full text of the Notice of Funding Opportunity located under the "related documents" tab for full program details and submission requirements.
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2015-08-10: BLM OR/WA – Youth Employment and Education – Natural Resource Management and Conservation Projects, Eugene District, Oregon

Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00173
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: 2015-08-10
Award Ceiling: $5,200
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The BLM is interested in partnering with a recipient to provide youth with education and work experience opportunities, through conservation projects which will further their understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources. Natural resource enhancement projects, such as but not limited to invasive weed treatments, fuels reduction, wildlife habitat protection, and recreation site maintenance, will occur on public lands within the Eugene District. Public Land Corps authority (refer to the act for more details) requires recipients must meet the following: youth must be permanent residents youth must be between 16 and 25 youth may not be employed as a member of the Youth Corp (recipient) for a term in excess of ninety days during any single year youth must receive compensation consistent with work accomplished The objective of this agreement is to provide youth the opportunity to connect with the natural world through the completion of various natural resource projects on public lands within the Eugene District. These projects will enhance and conserve public recreation, fish, wildlife, and plant resources while providing youth with positive work experiences, development of work skills, a sense of personal responsibility, encouragement for a long term community service commitment, and the potential for future employment in natural resource management.
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2015-07-31: Maker Faire – A Showcase for Innovation

Funding Opportunity Number: DOSRUS-15-GR-005
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Education | Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-RUS
Closing Date: 2015-07-31
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U. S. Embassy in Moscow (PAS Moscow) invites proposals for a grant to organize a Maker Faire (or series of Maker Faire events in various locations) in Russia to support a growing movement that promotes innovation and learning through "do-it-yourself" hands-on access to cutting-edge technologies like 3D printers and Arduino robotics. Last year, President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Maker Faire and issued a call to action to expand economic growth by spurring manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education through events like the annual National Maker Faire. The grant recipient will be responsible for all program elements, including recruitment of event sponsors, partners, facilitators, logistical arrangements, organizing the event, and developing a sustainability plan to ensure the Maker Faire becomes an annual event. Please see full text of Notice of Funding Opportunity under "related documents" tab for more information and submission requirements.
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2015-07-27: Women in University Administration Professional Exchange

Funding Opportunity Number: SCAPPD-15-AW-173-SCA-06262015
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-SA
Closing Date: 2015-07-27
Award Ceiling: $225,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Office of Press and Public Diplomacy of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) of the U. S. Department of State announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to administer the Women in University Administration Professional Exchange. This program seeks to expose women working as administrators at institutions of higher education in the SCA region to international standards and best practices in their field, through an approximately 2-3 week professional exchange visit to the United States. The countries of South and Central Asia are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. This program reflects and supports the foreign policy goals of the United States. SCA seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations for the development and implementation of professional programs for SCA-sponsored participants to the United States. Once the award is made, the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs will coordinate the participating country(ies) and individual participants with the implementing partner.
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2015-07-23: Cuban Nonprofit Management Scholarship Program

Funding Opportunity Number: WHAP-WHAAQPPC-15-003
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education | Employment, Labor and Training | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOS-WHA
Closing Date: 2015-07-23
Award Ceiling: $1,584,158
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Cuban Nonprofit Management Scholarship Program will support the professional growth of emerging nonprofit leaders from Cuba by offering U. S. university graduate-level certificates or degrees in nonprofit management. Participants will receive English language training and a hands-on internship program at a U. S. nonprofit organization or professional association as part of the project.
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2015-07-23: Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-148
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-HRSA
Closing Date: 2015-07-23
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This announcement solicits applications for the Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) program. The HWRC program is designed to support rigorous, policy-oriented data collection, analysis and research projects that can enhance the government's understanding of emerging issues and trends in the health care workforce. The goal of this funding opportunity is to establish an HWRC that will collect relevant data and information, conduct research, and disseminate findings and information topics related to the behavioral health care workforce in the U. S. The program will support health services research projects as defined by the collection, analysis, and reporting of data and excluding clinical/biomedical research and the expenditure of funds for delivery of services. Findings from research projects conducted by the HWRC established through this funding opportunity will ultimately help inform policy decisions regarding the behavioral health care workforce at the State and Federal levels. This funding opportunity solicits applications from eligible entities to conduct research projects on topics related to the behavioral health care workforce in the U. S. , and when substantively appropriate, with an additional focus on the behavioral health care workforce in underserved areas and communities, diversity in the behavioral health care workforce, and team-based care in behavioral health. Applications submitted in response to this funding opportunity must detail the types of research projects the HWRC proposes to conduct in each of the following interrelated focus areas during the project period: · Focus Area #1: Behavioral Health care WorkforceóMinimum Data Set (MDS) Consistent data collection is needed for effective health workforce planning; however, the quality and extent of data available on the current behavioral health care workforce varies by State. The current variability in the quality and extent of data may be due to a number of factors including differences in how each State collects and reports workforce-related data. Governments at the State and Federal levels need standardized workforce data when gauging the current supply and characteristics of professionals and paraprofessionals who provide behavioral health-related services (i. e. , substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, and mental health) in their jurisdictions. The HWRC will conduct research to assess the need for and potential uses of a standardized MDS on the behavioral health workforce for governments at the State and Federal levels. The HWRC will work with stakeholders to identify the required content of the MDS, technical requirements needed for implementation, data sources that will populate the MDS, as well as identify any expected challenges associated with its implementation. The HWRC will also generate implementation options based on research findings, outlining both short-term (less than five years) and long-term (greater than five years) options for execution of an MDS. · Focus Area #2: Behavioral Health care WorkforceóCharacteristics and Practice Settings While an MDS can provide basic information at a policy level, it is not designed to serve as the only data source for questions pertaining to the behavioral health care workforce. Additional data and information are needed to answer some of the more complex questions that arise regarding the behavioral health care workforce in the U. S. One such area with a paucity of information is around the characteristics and practice settings of professionals and paraprofessionals who provide behavioral-health care related services. Being able to know detailed information about the types of individuals who provide behavioral health care-related services and their practice settings is essential for assessing whether the correct health occupations are being trained with the most appropriate competencies. The HWRC will conduct research to better define the behavioral health care workforce (i. e. investigate and explain what types of professionals and paraprofessionals provide what type of services and for what purpose) and gather more in-depth information about the characteristics and practice settings of professionals and paraprofessionals who provide behavioral health care-related services in the U. S. · Focus Area #3: Behavioral Health care WorkforceóScopes of Practice (SOP) What a health provider can and cannot do for a patient or consumer depends on the Scope of Practice (SOP) for that occupation in a specific State. While the numbers of Americans accessing health care–including behavioral health care services–are expected to increase in coming years, the number of health care providers is not expected to drastically increase. Many stakeholders are investigating and reconsidering the SOPs for health professions to meet this anticipated surge in demand. The HWRC will conduct research on current SOPs for occupations providing services in the areas of substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, and mental health in each State. It will take into account a wide range of health professionals (e. g. , medicine, nursing, behavioral health) as well as paraprofessionals (e. g. , community health workers, prevention specialists) and document overlaps and gaps in SOPs by State.
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