Solicitation Number: NSF 08-559
Department/Area: Health Research, Sciences
Title: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding Through Synthesis (OPUS)
Brief Description: OPUS intends to make six to eight awards averaging from $125-150K to allow investigators to synthesize their research. Awards target investigators who have, over time, produced important papers from a series of related research projects, but have not integrated that series into a synthetic work. OPUS will fund single or multiple investigators to synthesize the work they themselves have generated, but OPUS funds generally will not be provided for the production of new data or for synthesizing other investigator's research. Support will be provided for syntheses by investigators at mid-to-late career stages, as well as by those early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work.
Proposed Funding: OPUS intends to make six to eight awards, averaging from $125,000 - $150,000 to allow investigators to synthesize research.
Agency Deadline: January 09, 2009 (January 9, annually thereafter)
Contact Information: National Science Foundation, Dr. Saran Twombly, Program Director, Ecological Biology, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, Telephone: 703 292-8133, E-mail: email@example.com
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08559/nsf08559.htm
Solicitation Number: NSF-07-592
Department/Area: Sciences, Technology, Engineering
Title: Expeditions in Computing
Brief Description: The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program. The intent of the program is to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information. In planning Expeditions, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come.
Proposed Funding: The estimated program budget is $30,000,000, subject to the availability of funds. A total of three (3) awards will be made annually, each with total budgets up to $10,000,000 for durations of five years.
Agency Deadline: Letter of Intent Due: July 10, 2008; July 10, Annually Thereafter
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required): December 30, 2007; September 10, 2008
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. local time): January 10, 2009; January 10, Annually Thereafter
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07592/nsf07592.htm
Department/Area: Education, Sciences, Community, Agriculture, Business, Nursing, Arts & Humanities, Social Research
Title: Early Childhood Mini-Grants Program
Brief Description: The sponsor provides grants aimed to stimulate new ideas and innovation among those working with very young children and their families. These grants help organizations improve social and emotional development in children, ages birth to six years, by providing money to: seed new programs; strengthen leadership and expand training in the early childhood field; engage parents and increase their ability to be the primary educators for their children's development; raise public awareness--support policy analysis and advocacy in the field; and fund the purchase of needed materials, equipment, technology, and furnishings. Only tax-exempt organizations providing services in Orleans Parish are eligible.
Proposed Funding: Mini-grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 are awarded for one year, and may be renewed for an additional year if outcomes are met. Purchasing of needed materials, equipment, technology, and furnishings will be funded up to $1,000.
Agency Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time.
Website Address: http://www.imhno.org/imh_mg_grants.html
Department/Area: Engineering, Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Graduate, Undergraduate, Fellowship
Title: Research Participation/Internship Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brief Description: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers opportunities to participate in research in environmental areas through internships at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at various locations in the U.S.
Eligibility: No Citizenship Requirements. Must be either an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university in a professional science, engineering, or a related discipline; or have received an undergraduate or graduate degree within four years (some sponsors allow five years) of the desired starting date; or serve as a faculty member at an accredited college or university.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.
Website Address: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10182
Solicitation Number: TI-14-006
Department/Area: Sciences, Health Research Center
Title: Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health
Brief Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU-CFE). The purpose of this program is to continue to enhance the effort to network the 105 HBCUs throughout the United States to promote behavioral health, expand campus service capacity, and facilitate workforce development. Behavioral health problems include substance abuse or misuse, alcohol and drug addiction, serious psychological distress, suicide, and mental and substance use disorders. The HBCU-CFE seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served and trained by the program. The goals of the HBCU-CFE are to promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention; expand campus service capacity expansion, including the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health resources; facilitate best practices dissemination and behavioral health workforce development; and increase awareness of the early signs of emotional distress and resources for early intervention.
SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency’s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The HBCU-CFE program aims to achieve the goals of the Prevention Initiative by promoting behavioral health at HBCU campuses around the country. This aligns with the Prevention Initiative’s goal of reducing the likelihood of substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide across the Nation’s communities.
The HBCU-CFE cooperative agreement is authorized under sections 509 and 520(A) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD and Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.
Website Address: http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-14-006
Department/Area: Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Toxicology, Fellowships
Title: SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards
Brief Description: Solar research opportunities for recent Ph.D. graduates
The SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards support innovative solar research by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied R&D at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.
- Yearly stipend with two years of support
- Research and travel allowance
- Health insurance
- Relocation allowance
- U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent resident status
- Economics, Social Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, and Chemistry are just a few of the disciplines that may apply
- Have a Ph.D. for no more than five years
Website Address: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/postdoctoral/