Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015-11-04: Advancing Informal STEM Learning

Funding Opportunity Number: 15-593
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
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: NSF
Closing Date: 2015-11-04
Award Ceiling: $6,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 71

Description:
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2015-12-16: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2015-12-16: Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program
Funding Opportunity Number: 15-552
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: 2015-12-16
Award Ceiling: $9,000,000

Description: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have awardeda large share of bachelor's degrees to African American students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and nine of thetop ten baccalaureate institutions of African American STEM doctorate recipients from 2008-2012 are HBCUs.
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2015-12-14: OSERS-OSEP: Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services

2015-12-14: OSERS-OSEP: Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services: Focus Area C Preparing Personnel to Provide Related Services to Children, Including Infants and Toddlers, with Disabilities. CFDA Number 84.325K-3
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-101515-003
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
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 | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-12-14
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8

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 purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.325K. Applications for grants under the Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services competition,
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2015-10-20: A Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (DACC) for Research Training and Career Development Activities (U24)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HG-15-025
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants: State 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 | 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 | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2015-10-20
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: NHGRI invites applications from institutions that are willing to participate as a Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (DACC) for NHGRI's research training and career development programs as a cooperative agreement.
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2015-10-20: NEA Research: Art Works, FY2016

Funding Opportunity Number: 2016NEAORA
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
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) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEA
Closing Date: 2015-10-20
Award Ceiling: $30,000

Description: Period of Performance Our support of a project may start on May 1, 2016, or any time thereafter.  Grants generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed activity.  Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years.  RESEARCH: ART WORKS: Grant Program Description Background In September 2012, the NEA's Office of Research Analysis published its five-year research agenda, supported by a system map and measurement model.  Titled How Art Works, the report offers a framework for studying research topics critical to a broader public understanding of the arts' value and/or impact for individuals and communities.  The How Art Works system map presents several different research areas, each ripe for fresh inquiry.  To obtain a better understanding of each area of the map, researchers can collect and analyze data on a host of variables.  Research areas include the system's core components of Arts Participation and Arts Creation; the system's inputs (Arts Infrastructure and Education Training); and the system's main outcomes, e.  g.  , cognitive or emotional benefits to individuals, or civic or economic benefits to communities.  The map is not prescriptive.  It is intended primarily to communicate to potential applicants a cluster of topics and relationships that the NEA is exploring as part of its five-year research agenda.
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2015-10-21: BRAIN: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-EB-15-006
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
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: 2015-10-21

Description: This FOA solicits new theories, computational models, and statistical methods to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data.  Approaches could include the creation of new theories, ideas, and conceptual frameworks to organize/unify data and infer general principles of brain function; new computational models to develop testable hypotheses and design/drive experiments; and new mathematical and statistical methods to support or refute a stated hypothesis about brain function, and/or assist in detecting features in complex brain data.  It is expected that the approaches developed under this FOA will be made widely available to the neuroscience research community for their use and modification.
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2015-09-30: DOE Traineeship in Robotics

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001374
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education | Energy | Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOE-ID
Closing Date: 2015-09-30
Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), seeks to award one or more cooperative agreements (anticipated to be for a term of up to five years) to accredited United States (U.S.) Colleges and Universities (hereafter referred to as "Universities") to train graduate students in specific disciplines or sub-disciplines aligned with DOE science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce needs in the area of Robotics, particularly as they apply to the mission of EM. Robotics engineers with education and advanced degrees in hardware, software, and integration of robotics are needed to enable the design, manufacturing, and deployment of advanced radiation robotics. This DOE Traineeship program will support innovative proposals for graduate level training that leverage DOE assets and capabilities and strategic partnerships, and address emerging needs in graduate training to enable preparedness for STEM careers beyond those in academia. DOE has mission-specific workforce needs in STEM fields and a responsibility to support the training of the next generation of STEM professionals who will serve that mission. The complex nature of the scientific and technical work supported by DOE and carried out by the DOE laboratories, colleges and universities, and the private sector generally requires advanced graduate level training. Historically, the DOE's primary mechanism for supporting the training of graduate students has been through the inclusion in standard research awards to universities and DOE laboratories. This FOA will establish DOE-sponsored University-led traineeships as a mechanism for graduate-level training critical to DOE mission-driven workforce needs. This will be accomplished through a focused academic graduate program that delivers unique, innovative curriculum, coupled with a rigorous thesis or dissertation research requirement, in the desired DOE-relevant scientific or technical discipline(s). The DOE-sponsored University-led traineeships will strategically address identified STEM workforce training needs in the area of Robotics as they apply to: nuclear environmental remediation; radioactive waste retrieval, treatment, processing, storage, transportation, and disposal; stewardship of spent nuclear fuel and special nuclear materials; nuclear facility and infrastructure operations, maintenance and sustainment; facility/infrastructure deactivation and decommissioning; occupational (worker) safety; industrial and nuclear facility safety; and other activities related to the handling and management of high-hazard, high-consequence materials and waste. This FOA is available at Fedconnect (www.fedconnect.net…) under reference number DE-FOA-0001374. Any Government obligation under this program is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for award purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer, notice of award is made to the recipient by the Contracting Officer, and the recipient receives notice of such availability of funds, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. Applications in response to this FOA must be submitted through grants.gov…. DOE intends to allow for approximately 57 days for applicant response to this FOA. The application due date is September 30, 2015.
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