The Grant Advisor
February 2009

In This Issue




DUE:     MAY 1  NOV 30
WRITE:   Small Research Grants Committee
         American Astronomical Society
         2000 Florida Avenue, NW
         Suite 400
         Washington, DC 20009-1231
PHONE:   202/328-2010
FAX:     202/234-2560

     The purpose of this program is to cover costs
associated with any type of astronomical research.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to both US and
foreign astronomers with a PhD or equivalent.
Graduate students are not eligible. Astronomers
from smaller, less endowed institutions will be
given priority. Astronomers living outside the US
are eligible only for AAS funds which are limited.
Proposals will be accepted from individuals not
associated with an institution. FUNDING: Awards
range from $1000 to $7000. 


            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             


DUE:     MAR 9
WRITE:   Thomas Bewick
         National Program Leader - Horticulture
         USDA, CSREES
         1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 2201
         Washington, DC 20250-2201
PHONE:   202/401-3356
FAX:     202/401-4888

     The Organic Agriculture Research and
Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve
critical organic agriculture issues, priorities,
or problems through the integration of research
and extension activities. The purpose of this
program is to fund projects that will enhance the
ability of producers and processors who have
already adopted organic standards to grow and
market high quality organic agricultural products.
Priority concerns include biological, physical,
and social sciences, including economics. The OREI
is particularly interested in projects that
emphasize research and outreach that assist
farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning and
ecosystem integration. Projects should plan to
deliver applied production information to
producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified
organic land or on land in transition to organic
certification, as appropriate to project goals and
objectives. ELIGIBILITY: The following entities
are eligible: 1. State agricultural experiment
stations; 2. colleges and universities; 3.
university research foundations; 4. other research
institutions and organizations; 5. Federal
agencies; 6. national laboratories; 7. private
organizations or corporations; 8. individuals who
are United States citizens or nationals; or 9. any
group consisting of 2 or more of the entities
described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).
FUNDING: $17.3 million for awards of up to $3
million each. 


               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               


DUE:     FEB 16, pre-applications
         APR 2, formal applications
CONTACT: Dr. Prem C. Srivastava
PHONE:   301/903-4071

     The Office of Biological and Environmental
Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) advances world-class
biological and environmental research programs and
scientific facilities for DOE missions in energy,
environment, and basic research. BER hereby
announces its interest in receiving applications
for potential funding of Integrated Radiochemistry
Research Projects of Excellence (Projects) to
serve two important goals: 1) Integrated
involvement of graduate-student and postdoctoral
trainees in the fundamental research that seeks
improvements in radiolabeling and radiotracer
development chemistry in the following areas of
interest to BER: a) Development of new chemical
reactions for high specific activity probe
synthesis, b) Models to study reactivity at the
tracer mass scale, c) Nanoparticle platforms that
can incorporate one or more imaging agents and d)
Automation technology for radiotracer synthesis,
and 2) Enhancement of training opportunities in
radiochemistry to ensure the future availability
of human resources for important radiochemistry
applications. FUNDING: $3 million for about 5




DUE:     MAY 7, nominations
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022-3301
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Program supports the research and teaching careers
of talented young faculty in the chemical
sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the
program provides discretionary funding to faculty
at an early stage in their careers. The Henry
Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is based on
accomplishment in scholarly research with
undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment
to teaching. ELIGIBILITY: The Henry Dreyfus
Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic
institutions in the States, Districts, and
Territories of the United States of America that
grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the
chemical sciences, including biochemistry,
materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. If
the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the
nominee's research accomplishments must be almost
exclusively with undergraduates. Nominees must
hold a full-time tenure-track academic
appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth
years of their independent academic careers, and
be engaged in research and teaching primarily with
undergraduates. Awardees are typically in
departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.
Institutions may submit only one Henry Dreyfus
nomination annually and renominations are
accepted. FUNDING: The Henry Dreyfus
Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $60,000
unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount,
$5,000 is for departmental expenses associated
with research and education. Charges associated
with indirect costs or institutional overhead are
not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is
not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a
period of five years. 




DUE:     APR 21
WRITE:   William Stelz
         EPA Office of Research and Development
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
PHONE:   202/343-9802

     The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Office of Research and Development (ORD), National
Center for Environmental Research (NCER), in
cooperation with the EPA Clean Air Research
Program, announces an extramural funding
competition supporting research into the
development and improvement of air pollution
emission inventories. EPA is interested in
supporting research that will advance scientific
understanding leading to improvements in air
pollution emissions information since emission
inventories are relied on both to develop
effective control strategies and reliable
information about air quality trends for
accountability, and to help produce accurate air
quality forecasts. This solicitation seeks to
support research that will build on past
improvements and strengthen the understanding of
air pollution sources and how they affect current
and near-term future air quality. Development of
better emissions inventories is an iterative
process requiring work with atmospheric
measurements, source characterizations, and
numerical modeling analyses; hence, all these
techniques have been used to improve emission
inventories. In addition to regular awards, this
solicitation includes the opportunity for early
career projects. ELIGIBILITY: Public nonprofit
institutions/organizations (includes public
institutions of higher education and hospitals)
and private nonprofit institutions/organizations
(includes private institutions of higher education
and hospitals) located in the U.S., state and
local governments, Federally Recognized Indian
Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or
possessions are eligible to apply. FUNDING: $2.5
million for about 4 regular awards and 2 early
career awards. 




DUE:     MAR 2
WRITE:   Hoover Presidential Library Association
         P.O. Box 696
         West Branch, IA 52358
PHONE:   800/828-0475
FAX:     319/643-2391

     This purpose of this program is to fund
travel to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
in West Branch, Iowa. The Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library Association is a nonprofit
support group for the Hoover Presidential
Library-Museum and Hoover National Historic Site
in West Branch. The Association has funded a
travel grant program for twenty-five years,
awarding over $460,000 in grants. The program,
funded entirely through contributions from private
individuals, corporations, & foundations, is
specifically intended to promote the use of
collections of the Herbert Hoover Library.
ELIGIBILITY: Current graduate students,
post-doctoral scholars, and independent
researchers are eligible to apply. FUNDING: All
funds awarded shall be expended for travel and
research expenses related to the use of the
holdings of the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library. In recent years, awards have ranged from
$500 to $1,500 per applicant. The Association will
consider requests for extended research at the
library. An independent committee of distinguished
scholars from Iowa colleges and universities
evaluates the research proposals. 


               W.M. KECK FOUNDATION               


DUE:     MAY 1  NOV 1
WRITE:   W.M. Keck Foundation
         550 South Hope Street
         Suite 2500
         Los Angeles, CA 90071
PHONE:   213/680-3833

     The W.M. Keck Foundation makes grants to
research institutions and accredited institutions
of higher learning primarily in the areas of
Science and Engineering, Medical Research and
Liberal Arts. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible institutions
in these fields are U.S. accredited universities,
colleges, medical schools and major, independent
scientific and medical research institutions. The
Foundation also maintains a Southern California
Program which supports organizations providing
arts and cultural enrichment, civic and community
services, early childhood and pre-college
education, and health care. Only organizations
located in and serving the population of Southern
California are eligible for consideration for this
program. FUNDING: Research grants range from
$500,000 to $5 million, undergraduate education
grants range from $200,000 to $1 million, and
Southern California grants range from $100,000 to
$1 million. 


            SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION            


DUE:     MAR 1
WRITE:   Grant Programs
         Samuel H. Kress Foundation
         174 E. 80th Street
         New York, NY 10021
PHONE:   212/861-4993

     At the crossroads of science and art, the
fields of conservation and technical art history
demand a complex knowledge of chemistry and
materials and an extraordinary sensitivity to
artistic intent, as well as physical dexterity,
patience, and powers of concentration. Initial
training, typically at one of a handful of
institutions in North America, provides basic
qualifications that must be supplemented with an
extended period of specialized concentration on
paintings, objects, textiles, antiquities, ethnic
materials, photographs, prints and drawings, books
and manuscripts, furniture, etc. Within a
supervised environment, the young conservator
develops the specific skills, the hands-on
experience, and the confidence on which to base a
future career. ELIGIBILITY: The fellowships is
restricted to individuals who have completed an
M.A. degree in art conservation. Application must
be made by the museum or conservation research
facility at which the internship will be based.
FUNDING: Ten $30,000 Kress Conservation
Fellowships will be made for one-year
post-graduate internships in advanced conservation
in European art at a museum or conservation
research facility. 


            SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION            


DUE:     APR 15  JUL 15  OCT 15  JAN 15
WRITE:   Grant Programs
         Samuel H. Kress Foundation
         174 E. 80th Street
         New York, NY 10021
PHONE:   212/861-4993

     The History of Art grant program supports
scholarly projects that will enhance the
appreciation and understanding of European art and
architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that
create and disseminate specialized knowledge,
including archival projects, development and
dissemination of scholarly databases,
documentation projects, museum exhibitions and
publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly
catalogues and publications, and technical and
scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for
activities that permit art historians to share
their expertise through international exchanges,
professional meetings, conferences, symposia,
consultations, the presentation of research, and
other professional events. ELIGIBILITY: Grants are
awarded to non-profit institutions with 501(c)3
status based in the United States, including
supporting foundations of European institutions.
FUNDING: Grants of up to $100,000 are awarded. 




DUE:     MAY 5
WRITE:   NEH Fellowships
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
PHONE:   202/606-8200

     Fellowships support individuals pursuing
advanced research that is of value to scholars and
general audiences in the humanities. Recipients
usually produce articles, monographs, books,
digital materials, archaeological site reports,
translations, editions, and other scholarly tools.
Fellowships support continuous full-time work for
a period of six to twelve months. ELIGIBILITY: The
Fellowships program accepts applications from
researchers, teachers, and writers regardless of
their institutional affiliations. All applicants
must have completed their formal education by the
application deadline. While applicants need not
have advanced degrees, individuals currently
enrolled in a degree-granting program are
ineligible to apply. All U.S. citizens, whether
they reside inside or outside the United States,
are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have
been living in the United States or its
jurisdictions for at least the three years prior
to the application deadline are also eligible.
FUNDING: Fellowships cover periods lasting from
six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per
month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a
twelve-month tenure award period. Stipend amounts
are from last year's guidelines. 




DUE:     MAY 5
WRITE:   Division of Research
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Room 318
         Washington, DC 20506
PHONE:   202/606-8200

     The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social
Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of
the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the
National Endowment for the Humanities. It supports
research on the modern Japanese society and
political economy, Japan's international
relations, and US-Japan relations. The program
also encourages innovative research that puts
these subjects in wider regional and global
contexts and is comparative and contemporary in
nature. Research should contribute to scholarly
knowledge or to the general public's understanding
of issues of concern to Japan and the United
States. Disciplines include: anthropology,
economics, geography, history, international
relations, linguistics, political science,
psychology, public administration, and sociology.
The fellowships are designed for researchers with
advanced language skills whose research will
require use of data, sources, and documents in
their original languages or whose research
requires interviews onsite in direct one-on-one
contact. Fellows may undertake their projects in
Japan, the United States, or both, and may include
work in other countries for comparative purposes.
Fellows usually produce scholarly articles,
monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad
topics, archaeological site reports, translations,
editions, or other scholarly tools. ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants may be faculty or staff members of
colleges, universities, or primary or secondary
schools, or they may be independent scholars or
writers. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Foreign nationals who have been living in the
United States or its jurisdictions for at least
the three years prior to the application deadline
are also eligible. FUNDING: Fellowships cover
uninterrupted periods lasting from six to twelve
months at a stipend of $4,200 per month (pending
Commission approval). The maximum stiepnd is
$50,400 for a twelve-month award period. Stipend
amounts are from last year's guidelines. 


            NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL             


DUE:     MAY 1  AUG 1  NOV 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Research Associateship Programs
         Keck Center of the National Academies
         500 Fifth Street, NW (Keck-568)
         Washington, DC 20001
PHONE:   202/334-2760
FAX:     202/334-2759

     The mission of the National Research
Council's Research Associateship Programs is to
provide advanced training for highly qualified
postdoctoral and visiting scientists, while
enhancing the research conducted in federal
laboratories. This mission is accomplished by
recruiting, and competitively selecting,
postdoctoral and senior scientists for research
awards in the laboratories of more than 30 federal
sponsors. ELIGIBILITY: The Research Associateship
awards are open to doctoral level scientists and
engineers (U.S and Foreign Nationals) who can
apply their special knowledge and talents to
research areas that are of interest to them and to
the participating host laboratories and centers.
Awards are available for Postdoctoral Associates
(within 5 years of the doctorate) and Senior
Associates (normally 5 years or more beyond the
doctorate). FUNDING: Stipends vary according to
the agency/laboratory of each award (see NRC web
site for list). The NRC handles all administrative
details of the awards and manages stipend,
insurance, travel and other details of the
awardees tenure. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     APR 2  JAN 20
WRITE:   Lawrence Rosenblum
         Div. of Computing & Comm. Foundations
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1115 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-8910

     With this solicitation, the National Science
Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) invite research proposals whose
outcomes will enable data stakeholders to detect
the expected and discover the unexpected in
massive data sets. Research outcomes will be
applicable across broad application areas,
establishing a solid scientific foundation for
visual analytics systems of the future. Proposals
should focus on creating fundamental research
advances that will be widely applicable across
scientific, engineering, commercial, and
governmental domains that utilize visualization
and analytics to gain insight and derive knowledge
from massive, often streaming, dynamic, ambiguous
and possibly conflicting, data sets. Research
activities proposed should emphasize novel data
transformations, while also demonstrating research
relevance to visual analytics systems by including
a research component in areas such as, but not
limited to, visualization, human-computer
interaction, and cognitive psychology. FUNDING:
$1,725,000 for 4-5 awards. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     APR 29
WRITE:   Mary Poats, Program Manager
         Div. of Engineering Education & Centers
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   585 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-5357
FAX:     703/292-9051

     This solicitation aims at introducing
nanoscale science, engineering, and technology
through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches
into undergraduate engineering education. The
focus of this year's competition is on nanoscale
engineering education with relevance to devices
and systems and/or on the societal, ethical,
economic and/or environmental issues relevant to
nanotechnology. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. universities and
two- and four-year colleges (including community
colleges). FUNDING: $1.9 million for about 10


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     MAY 11
WRITE:   Division of Atmospheric Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         775 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-8518
FAX:     703/292-9022

     The overarching goal of the program is to
support the development, construction, launch,
operation, and data analysis of small satellite
science missions to advance space weather and
atmospheric research. Equally important, it will
provide essential opportunities to train the next
generation of experimental space scientists and
aerospace engineers. To facilitate launch of the
satellites as secondary payloads on existing
missions, the focus of the program is on
CubeSat-based satellites. FUNDING: $500,000 to
$900,000 annually, for 1-2 awards. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            

RIDGE 2000 

DUE:     APR 7
WRITE:   David Garrison
         RIDGE 2000
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-7588

     Ridge 2000 is a science initiative focused on
integrated geological, biological, and geochemical
studies of the Earth-encircling mid-ocean ridge
system. Central to the Ridge 2000 program is the
recognition that the origin and evolution of life
in deep-sea hydrothermal ecosystems are
inextricably linked to, and perhaps an inevitable
consequence of, the flow of energy and material
from Earth's deep mantle to the seafloor and ocean
via magmatic and hydrothermal systems. To sharpen
our knowledge of mid-ocean ridge systems, the
first phase of the Ridge 2000 program involved
integrated field, laboratory, and modeling studies
of three representative, but geographically
limited study sites. Research activities spanned a
broad range of disciplines: from geophysics to
geochemistry and from geology to biology to
hydrothermal vent fluid dynamics. With this
solicitation, Ridge 2000 moves into its
integration and synthesis phase where results from
previous and on-going interdisciplinary field
expeditions and laboratory studies are to be
brought to bear on advancing our conceptual and
quantitative understanding of mid-ocean ridge
systems and the processes that link geological,
geophysical, geochemical, hydrothermal, and
biological processes. As such, the program now
shifts its focus from field data acquisition to
integration and synthesis to help the program
achieve its science goals. FUNDING: $5.3 million
for 10-20 awards. 




DUE:     APR 15
WRITE:   Russian and East European Center
         University of Illinois
         104 International Studies Building
         910 S. Fifth Street
         Champaign, IL 61820
PHONE:   217/333-1244
FAX:     217/333-1582

     The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on
Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all
REEE scholars for eight weeks, from 8 June to 31
July. The SRL provides scholars: (a) access to the
resources of the University of Illinois Slavic and
East European Library; (b) an opportunity to seek
advice from the librarians of the Slavic Reference
Service (SRS); and (c) specialized workshops for
graduate students and junior scholars. During the
first four weeks of the Lab, the Russian, East
European, and Eurasian Center also organizes
conferences, evening films, noontime speakers, and
social events for Lab associates. For graduate
students, it provides an opportunity to conduct
research prior to going abroad for dissertation
research or as they are working on their
dissertation. ELIGIBILITY: Faculty or graduate
students at a university or college; Individuals
with a PhD doing research on the region;
Credentialed independent scholars; Individuals
working in an area of government, NGO, or business
related to the region; and Librarians specializing
in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field. 




DUE:     MAY 1  AUG 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Retirement Research Foundation
         8765 West Higgins Road, Suite 430
         Chicago, IL 60631-4170
PHONE:   773/714-8080
FAX:     773/714-8089

     The Retirement Research Foundation, based in
Chicago, was established in the 1950s and endowed
in 1978 by the late John D. MacArthur. The
Foundation is devoted solely to serving the needs
of older persons in the U.S. and enhancing their
quality of life. Since 1979, RRF has invested more
than $185 million in continuing efforts to improve
life for older persons. In 2008 the Foundation,
reflecting changes in philanthropy and
gerontology, restated its mission. The Foundation
now is especially committed to improving
conditions for those who are vulnerable due to
frailty associated with advanced age, those who
are economically disadvantaged and at greatest
risk of falling through the safety net, and those
who experience disparities related to race and
ethnicity. The Foundation supports a range of
programs and special initiatives designed to: (a)
Improve access to and quality of community based
and residential health and long term care; (b)
Promote economic security for all older adults by
strengthening social insurance, pension, and
personal savings programs; and (c) Support
adequate training of, and compensation for, those
working directly with the elderly and their
families to assure the highest quality of care.
Historically, the Foundation has been interested
in innovative projects that develop and/or
demonstrate new approaches to the problems of
older Americans and have the potential for
national or regional impact. 




DUE:     MAR 25, letters of intent
WRITE:   Lynn Rogut, Deputy Director
         Investigator Awards in Health Policy Rs.
         55 Commercial Avenue
         Third Floor
         New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1340
PHONE:   732/932-3817
FAX:     732/932-3819

     The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research
program supports researchers whose cross-cutting
and innovative ideas promise to contribute
meaningfully to improving health and health policy
in America. The program seeks a diverse mix of
investigators to undertake studies that: (a)
explore underlying values, historical evolution
and interplay among the social, economic and
political forces that shape health, health care
and health policy in the United States; (b) apply
new perspectives from a variety of disciplines to
analyze the organization, delivery and financing
of health care services, workforce issues and
public health challenges; (c) develop innovative
ideas that hold promise for contributing to better
policy-making; and (d) synthesize existing work in
ways that expose its policy significance and
advance the understanding of key issues.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcomed from
educational institutions or 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organizations located in the United States, or its
territories on behalf of investigators in fields
such as anthropology, business, demography,
economics, engineering, ethics, genetics, health
and social policy, health services research,
history, journalism, law, medicine, nursing,
political science, psychology, public health,
science policy, social work, sociology and others.
The program seeks a diverse group of applicants
including minorities, early-career researchers and
individuals in nonacademic settings such as
research firms and policy organizations. FUNDING:
Each year, the program awards 24- to 36-month
grants of up to $335,000 to fund approximately 10
research projects that have national policy


                 SLOAN FOUNDATION                 


DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
         630 Fifth Avenue
         Suite 2550
         New York, NY 10111
PHONE:   212/649-1649
FAX:     212/757-5117

     The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants
on six broad subject matters, known within the
Foundation as major program areas. (1) BASIC
RESEARCH - The Foundation believes that a
carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of
the forces of nature and society, when applied
inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world
for all. With its Basic Research program area, the
Foundation expands that understanding by funding
original, high-quality research in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics. Grants in
the Basic Research program area promise to
substantively benefit society or significantly add
to the body of scientific knowledge. By funding
basic research, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has
created a digital survey of the sky, is advancing
species identification and discovery worldwide,
and is crafting a better understanding of the
built environment in which we live. (2) SCIENCE
EDUCATION - The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is
unique among foundations in its focus on science
and technology. We believe that the scholars and
practicioners in scientific and technical fields
are chief drivers of the nation's prosperity.
Grants in the Science Education program area
promote access to the scientific enterprise,
provide information about scientific and technical
careers, and encourage innovation to the structure
of scientific training. (3) PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING
OF SCIENCE - In its Public Understanding of
Science program, the Foundation makes grants that
foster a better public understanding of the
increasingly scientific and technological
environment in which we live. The program also
aims to convey some of the challenges and rewards
of the scientific and technological enterprise and
of the lives of the men and women who undertake
it. Using books, television, radio, film, theater
and other media, grants in this program area
promote a deeper, richer contact with all the ways
science and technology affect our lives. (4)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a
theory-based, empirically-tested understanding of
the U.S. economy is essential to improving the
American quality of life. The Foundation funds
grants for high-quality original research that
promise to broaden that understanding or use it to
improve American institutions. Grants in the
Economic Performance and Quality of Life program
have expanded our knowlege of how particular
industries function, encouraged better
communication and cooperation between citizens and
their local governments, and focused scholarly and
public attention on the issues and challenges
faced by contemporary working families. (5) SELECT
NATIONAL ISSUES - The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
recognizes that there are select opportunities
outside of science, education and economics in
which it can create an important benefit to
society. Its National Issues program area looks
for unique opportunities where Foundation funds
promise to advance a significant national
interest. Grants in the Select National Issues
program are funding work to increase America's
biosecurity and investigate how recent advances in
information technology affect the spread of
knowledge and the structure of scientific
endeavor. (6) CIVIC INITIATIVES - Since its
founding in 1934, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
has been proud to call New York City home. With
its Civic Initiatives program, the Foundation
responds to unique opportunities to benefit the
New York City metro area in ways that advance the
Foundation's other interests in science,
technology and economic performance. Grants in the
Civic Initiatives program have founded awards to
recognize exceptional public service and reward
effective teaching of science and mathematics. 


              W. E. UPJOHN INSTITUTE              


DUE:     FEB 27
WRITE:   Institute Grant Committee
         W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
         300 South Westnedge Avenue
         Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686
PHONE:   269/343-5541
FAX:     269/343-3308

     The Upjohn Institute has restructured its
grant program for 2009. A central purpose of the
Institute is to produce and disseminate empirical
research that analyzes policies affecting the
demand or supply sides of the labor market. To
that end, the Upjohn Institute invites the general
research community to apply for Policy Research
Grants and nontenured faculty to apply for
Institute invites submission of proposals to
conduct original, policy-relevant research on
labor market and regional economic development
issues. In past years, grantees have been required
to develop book-length manuscripts. For this year,
the Institute has restructured the program to
focus on article-length research papers,
accompanied by a Policy Brief. The maximum funding
is $15,000. MINI-GRANTS: The purpose of the
Mini-Grant Program, which is reserved for
untenured junior faculty within six years of
earning their PhD degree, is to provide
flexibility to meet special funding needs that,
without support, would prevent researchers from
pursuing the project. Funds could be used as
summer compensation or to acquire special data
sets, meet unusual computer processing or
programming needs, or cover travel to collect
primary data. Special consideration will be given
to those who use data from the Institute's
Employment Research Data Center. The maximum
funding for a Mini-Grant is $5,000. 




DUE:     MAY 1  NOV 1
WRITE:   The Wenner-Gren Foundation for
            Anthropological Research, Inc.
         470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016-6819
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to
individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
to support individual research projects. The
program contributes to the Foundation's overall
mission to support basic research in anthropology
and to ensure that the discipline continues to be
a source of vibrant and significant work that
furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural
and biological origins, development, and
variation. The Foundation supports research that
demonstrates a clear link to anthropological
theory and debates, and promises to make a solid
contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no
preference for any methodology, research location,
or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes
proposals that employ a comparative perspective,
can generate innovative approaches or ideas,
and/or integrate two or more subfields. Applicants
applying for a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant may also
chose to be considered simultaneously for the
Osmundsen Initiative (see the Foundation's web
site). FUNDING: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants provide
a maximum of US $20,000 and the Osmundsen
Initiative supplement provides up to an additional
$5,000 for a maximum grant of US $25,000. 

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