Monthly Archives: August 2015

2015-09-01: Make-It

Funding Opportunity Number: DARPA-BAA-15-46
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement | Other | Procurement Contract
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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: DOD-DARPA-DSO
Closing Date: 2015-09-01
Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of research related to the development of an automated chemical synthesizer that can produce, purify, characterize and scale a wide range of small molecules. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices and/or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.
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2015-11-03: 2016 PTT Grants Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00360
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Other
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) | Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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) | 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 | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: 2015-11-03
Award Ceiling: $40,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8

Description: 2016 PTT Grants Program The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants program provides funding for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources.  Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical products which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.  The resulting grant products help increase the longevity of cultural resources.  The Grants program will fund research and training projects.  NCPTT helps preservationists find better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections.  It conducts research and testing in its own laboratories, provides cutting edge training around the U.  S.  , and supports research and training projects at universities and nonprofits.  NCPTT pushes the envelope of current preservation practice by exploring advances in science and technology in other fields and applying them to issues in cultural resources management.
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2015-10-30: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): The Global Equality Fund: Justice Works

Funding Opportunity Number: DRLA-DRLAQM-16-010
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: 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 | 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: DOS-DRL
Closing Date: 2015-10-30
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: This funding opportunity is for a new global program, â??Justice Works,â?? with the overall goal of strengthening local, national and regional responses to hate crime and bias-motived violence persons targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in all regions.
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2015-09-01: BLM-New Mexico – El Camino Real Inventory, Evaluation and Research

2015-09-01: BLM-New Mexico – El Camino Real Inventory, Evaluation and Research (Challenge Cost Share)
Funding Opportunity Number: L15AS00204
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: 2015-09-01
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Conduct cultural resource inventory of potential El Camino Real Trail segments and provide documentation which meets standards outlined in the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management (BLM) H-8100 Handbook, Procedures for Performing Cultural Resource Field work on Public Lands in the Area of New Mexico State BLM Responsibilities and established national standards for documenting National Historic Trails. The use of volunteers is encouraged in working with the El Camino Real Trail Association and other trail groups. Conduct evaluations of known and additional El Camino Real Trail segments for potential public education and interpretation opportunities. Conduct historical research of El Camino Real trail segments to integrate for future potential public education and interpretation opportunities. Coordinate with the National Park Service Trail Unit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the El Camino Real Trail Association and the El Camino Real national Trails Administrator in incorporating inventory, evaluation and research work in incorporating results into potential publications or interpretive plans. Inventory and evaluate potential trail segments in the Las Cruces District, Socorro and Taos Field Offices including associated historic sites linked by trail segments.
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2016-09-28: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative

Funding Opportunity Number: 15-569
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: 2016-09-28
Award Ceiling: $175,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40

Description: With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research.  Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.  One may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions noted below.  Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule.  Grants, contracts, or gifts from private companies or foundations; state, local, or tribal governments; or universities do not count against this eligibility rule.  It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years.  Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement) — see
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2015-12-11: Independent Media in Syria

Funding Opportunity Number: NEAAC-ACSYRIA-15-006
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-NEA-AC
Closing Date: 2015-12-11
Award Ceiling: $24,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: Since 2012, the Department of State has assisted the development and strengthening of independent Syrian-led media by providing ongoing financial, technical, and material support to independent radio and TV broadcasters with the capacity to collectively reach nearly 80% of Syria's pre-war population.  To date, independent media support has focused largely on a core group of ten media outlets, particularly radio broadcasters, supporting their development into organizations offering varied programming to address the information needs of the Syrian people, promote dialogue between citizens and local governance bodies, offer non-regime-controlled news and coverage of current events, and provide a moderate counter-weight to extremist narratives.  Support has taken many forms, including the provision of transmission, production, and office equipment; broadcast subscriptions; training and mentoring in editorial, journalistic, and technical skills; stipends for operations and programming; and monitoring and evaluation.
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2015-10-29: Retounen Lekòl (RtL): Access to Quality Education for Out-of-School Children and Youth

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-521-15-000009
Opportunity Category: Other
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: 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 | Small businesses
Agency Name: USAID-HAI
Closing Date: 2015-10-29
Award Ceiling: $20,000,000

Description: The purpose of the ?Retounen Lekòl? (Return to School in Haitian Creole: RtL) activity is to support the Haitian Ministry of Education (Ministère de l?Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle: MENFP) to increase safe and equitable access to quality education for out-of-school children and youth aged 12-18 through the provision of an accelerated learning program (ALP).  RtL is a four school year activity (note that the life of project will be no more than five years) that will advance USAID?s global Room to Learn initiative1 under USAID Education Strategy Goal 32, supporting new and innovative programming and partnerships to accelerate equitable access to education in Haiti.
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2016-01-21: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

2016-01-21: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-BFR-005436
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: USDA-NIFA
Closing Date: 2016-01-21

Description: Beginning farmer education for adult and young audiences in the United States can be generally traced back to the advent of the 1862 and the 1890 Morrill Land Grant Acts.  But for the first time, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub .  L.  No.  110-234, Section 7410), appropriated $75 million for FY 2009 to FY 2012 to develop and offer education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers.  The Agriculture Act of 2014 provided an additional $20 million per year for 2014 through 2018.  The reasons for the renewed interest in beginning farmer and rancher programs are: the rising average age of U.  S.  farmers, the 8% projected decrease in the number of farmers and ranchers between 2008 and 2018, and the growing recognition that new programs are needed to address the needs of the next generation of beginning farmers and ranchers.
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2015-12-01: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums

Funding Opportunity Number: SPARKS-MUSEUM-FY16
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: IMLS
Closing Date: 2015-12-01
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6

Description: The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program is a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums program.  These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide.  Project results – be they success, failure, or a combination thereof – should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities.
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2015-12-01: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums

Funding Opportunity Number: SPARKS-MUSEUM-FY16
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: IMLS
Closing Date: 2015-12-01
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6

Description: The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program is a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums program.  These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide.  Project results – be they success, failure, or a combination thereof – should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities.
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