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.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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.
Link: www.grants.gov…