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: stwombly@nsf.gov

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



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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


Solicitation Number:
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



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