The Grant Advisor
March 2009


In This Issue


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           AMERICAN NURSES FOUNDATION            
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NURSING RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 1
WRITE:   American Nurses Foundation
         ATTN: NRG09
         8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
         Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
WEB:     http://www.anfonline.org/MainCategory/
         NursingResearchGrant.aspx
E-MAIL:  ANF@ana.org
PHONE:   301/628-5229
FAX:     301/628-5354

     The purpose of the American Nurses Foundation
(ANF) Nursing Research Grants Program is to
encourage the research career development of all
nurses. To effectively achieve this goal, the
program supports research of beginning and
experienced nurse researchers. Applicants must
designate themselves as either a "beginning" or
"experienced" nurse researcher. ELIGIBILITY: In
all award categories, the principal investigator
must be a licensed registered nurse who has
obtained at least one degree, either a
baccalaureate degree or higher, in nursing.
Beginning researcher: A nurse who has no more than
three research-based publications in referenced
journals and has received, as principal
investigator, no more than $15,000 in extramural
funding in one particular research area.
Experienced researcher: A nurse who has more than
three research-based journal\publications and has
received more than $15,000 as principal
investigator, in research funding since their
degree. FUNDING: Awards for 2009 range from $3,500
to $25,000. 

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        AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION        
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SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

DUE:     JUN 1  DEC 1
WRITE:   APA Science Directorate
         750 First Street, NE
         Washington, DC 20002-4242
WEB:     http://www.apa.org/science/confer2.html
E-MAIL:  science@apa.org
PHONE:   202/336-6000

     The Science Directorate of the American
Psychological Association (APA) is seeking
proposals for research conferences in psychology.
The purpose of this program is to promote the
exchange of important new contributions and
approaches in scientific psychology. ELIGIBILITY:
One of the primary organizers must be a member of
APA. Only academic institutions accredited by a
regional body may apply. Independent research
institutions must provide evidence of affiliation
with such an accredited institution. Joint
proposals from cooperating institutions are
encouraged. Conferences may be held only in the
United States, its possessions, or Canada.
FUNDING: Grant money, ranging from $500 to
$20,000, is available for each scientific
conference. The conference must also be supported
by the host institution with direct funds, in-kind
support, or a combination of the two. 

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 CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 
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POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JUN 1
WRITE:   Center for Advanced Study in the
            Behavioral Sciences
         75 Alta Road
         Stanford, CA 94305
WEB:     http://www.casbs.org/programs/
         fellowships/
E-MAIL:  secretary@casbs.stanford.edu
PHONE:   650/321-2052
FAX:     650/321-1192

     The cornerstone of the Center is its
Residential Fellows program which awards academic
year residential fellowships for about 45 scholars
who form a cohesive and diverse intellectual
community. Fellows enjoy time and freedom to
pursue their priority research, and more
importantly, to expand their horizons in active
engagement with their Center colleagues. Through
its rigorous application-based selection system,
the Center identifies and selects top scholars
from disciplines in the social and behavioral
sciences, the natural sciences, and the
humanities, as well as interdisciplinary areas. By
awarding residential fellowships to these
scholars, bringing them together in a lovely
setting with opportunity for social interaction,
freeing them from the demands of normal academic
life, and giving them free rein with respect to
work, the Center serves as an incubator of
innovative contributions to academe and society.
The result is a track record of influential,
groundbreaking work, significant scholarly
transformation, and major short- and long-term
achievements of Center Fellows. Young scholars are
encouraged to apply. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants with
a Ph.D., professional degree (e.g., J.D., M.D.) or
equivalent foreign degree are eligible to apply.
Applicants who have achieved an equivalent level
of professional reputation will also be
considered. Faculty at all academic levels or
independent scholars may apply, provided they
exhibit a high level of achievement (adjusted for
rank) including a strong record of research
publications. The Center encourages applications
from junior scholars at least 3 to 4 years past
the doctorate, typically for a fellowship year
soon after achieving tenure. FUNDING: A Center
stipend is based on the Fellow's salary for the
year before residence. That stipend shall not
exceed one-half of the Fellow's academic year
(nine-month) base salary for that year and is
additionally subject to an upper limit set by the
board of trustees. For 2009-10, that cap is set at
$60,000. It has not yet been set for 2010-11, but
there is no indication that the cap will be
altered. 

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      CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION       
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CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM 

DUE:     APR 16
WRITE:   Congressional Fellowship Program
         Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
         1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/d5z4d7
E-MAIL:  info@cbcfinc.org
PHONE:   202/263-2800
FAX:     202/775-0773

     The CBCF Congressional Fellowship Program was
created in 1976 in order to increase the number of
African Americans working as professional staff in
the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Fellows
Program offers public policy training to young
professionals by providing them with an
opportunity to work on Capitol Hill. During the
yearlong fellowship, CBCF Fellows work in a
congressional office, attend leadership
development seminars, complete a community service
project and produce a policy research paper.
Office assignments as full-time legislative aides
run from September through August. During the
office placement, Fellows gain invaluable
experience as they assist in the development of
legislative and public policy initiatives. Fellows
work 40 hours per week on a range of staff
assignments, including legislative analysis,
responding to constituent mail, drafting
legislation, and coordinating logistics and public
testimony for Congressional hearings. Fellows also
have educational enrichment opportunities through
seminars on policy and politics. These seminars
explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of
policymaking and policy implementation, and
evaluation of policy already implemented. Fellows
are also exposed to the history and work of the
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and prepared to
analyze the impact of policies on African
Americans and other minority groups. ELIGIBILITY:
(a) U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. (b)
Graduate or professional degree completed prior to
the start date fellowship program. In some
instances, extensive and relevant work experience
may be substituted for educational requirements.
(c) Familiarity with the federal legislative
process, Congress and the Congressional Black
Caucus (CBC) and its members. (d) Demonstrated
interest in public policy, and commitment to
creating and implementing policy to improve the
living conditions for underserved and
underrepresented individuals. FUNDING: The
compensation for the 2009-10 fellowship term is
$40,000, with benefits. Fellows are responsible
for their own travel, housing and other associated
expenses. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF STATE                
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TITLE VIII PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING ON
EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA

DUE:     APR 17
CONTACT: Julie Johnson
         Title VIII Analyst
         Bureau of Intelligence and Research
         Department of State
WEB:     http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?
         &mode=VIEW&oppId=45236
E-MAIL:  johnsonjm@state.gov

     The Department of State, Bureau of
Intelligence and Research, invites organizations
with substantial and wide-reaching experience in
administering research and training programs to
serve as intermediaries conducting nationwide
competitive programs for U.S. scholars, students
and institutions pertaining to advanced research
and language training on the countries of Eastern
Europe and Eurasia. ELIGIBILITY: U.S.-based public
and private nonprofit organizations and
educational institutions may submit proposals to
carry out Title VIII-funded programs that 1)
support and sustain American expertise on the
countries of Eurasia and Southeast Europe, 2)
bring American expertise to the service of the
U.S. Government, and 3) further U.S. foreign
assistance and policy goals. An explicit
connection must be made to U.S. policy, the
maintenance of U.S. knowledge and expertise, and
national capability. This program also works to
support outreach and build relationships with the
academic community. Intelligence Community
analysts and DOS policy staff can benefit from
engagement with outside elements to explore new
ideas and perspectives and create new knowledge
and research. FUNDING: Funding for this program is
subject to final Congressional action and the
appropriation of FY 2009 funds. In Fiscal Year
2008, the program was funded at $4.959 million,
which funded operation expenses and grant awards. 

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    CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC.    
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SPECIAL GRANT PROGRAM IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES

DUE:     JUN 4, initial inquiry
         NOV 12, full proposal 
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022
WEB:     http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
         special_grant_program_chemical.shtml
E-MAIL:  admin@dreyfus.org
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Special Grant Program in the Chemical
Sciences supports innovative projects in any area
consistent with the Foundation's broad objective
to advance the chemical sciences. ELIGIBILITY: The
Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences is
open to institutions in the States, Districts, and
Territories of the United States of America that
have a focus in the chemical sciences.
Institutions include schools, colleges and
universities, as well as other not-for-profit
organizations, such as scientific societies and
science museums. Awards are not made directly to
individuals, or, in general, to private
foundations. FUNDING: The amount of support
requested is determined by the applicant. In 2007,
awards ranged from about $11,000 to $75,000. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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GRADUATE ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED
PROGRAM

DUE:     MAR 16
WRITE:   Gary Thomas
         U.S. Department of Education
         Grad. Assistance in Areas of Nat'l Need
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6016
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 02/13/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/gaann
E-MAIL:  gary.thomas@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7767

     This program provides fellowships in areas of
national need to assist graduate students with
excellent academic records who demonstrate
financial need and plan to pursue the highest
degree available in their courses of study at the
institution. A project must provide fellowships in
one or more of the following areas of national
need: Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information
Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Nursing,
Physics, and Educational Assessment, Evaluation,
and Research. Invitational Priority (no
competitive preference): Educational Assessment,
Evaluation, and Research Programs that focus on
preparing students at the Master's or Ph.D. level
who will be trained in statistics and measurement
theory to become psychometricians. These
psychometrics programs focus on the principles and
procedures for designing, developing,
implementing, and evaluating test and other
mechanisms used to measure learning, evaluate
student progress, and assess the performance of
specific teaching tools, strategies and curricula.
ELIGIBILITY: Academic departments of institutions
of higher education that meet the requirements in
34 CFR 648.2. FUNDING: It is estimated that
$22,773,000 will be available for about 107 new
awards in FY 2009. The estimated range of awards
is $128,628-$214.380. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF NONCHEMICAL STRESSORS
AND DEVELOPING ANALYTIC METHODS FOR CUMULATIVE
RISK ASSESSMENTS

DUE:     JUN 17
WRITE:   William Stelz
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2009/
         2009_star_cumulative_risk.html
E-MAIL:  stelz.william@epa.gov
PHONE:   202/343-9802

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results
(STAR) program, is seeking applications from
interdisciplinary teams to address research needs
that currently limit the ability to conduct
cumulative risk assessments. Exposure to different
combinations of environmental stressors can
contribute to increased risk for negative health
consequences. It has become clear that cumulative
risk assessments should include both chemical and
nonchemical stressors, exposures from multiple
routes, and factors that differentially affect
exposure or toxicity to communities. This RFA is
focusing on two challenges that exist in
conducting cumulative risk assessments: (a)
STAR-E1: The development of statistical and other
analytical techniques that will enable the
analysis of disparate types of data, and (b)
STAR-E2: The evaluation of the combined effects of
nonchemical and chemical stressors. ELIGIBILITY:
Public nonprofit institutions and 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: About $8 million for
approximately 9 awards. Potential Funding per
Award: Up to a total of $750,000 for STAR-E1 and
up to a total of $1,250,000 for STAR-E2, including
direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration
of 4 years. Cost-sharing is not required. 

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            HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY             
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SHORT-TERM GRANTS-IN-AID

DUE:     JUN 30  OCT 31  MAR 31
WRITE:   Center for the History of Business,
         Technology, and Society
         Hagley Museum and Library
         P.O. Box 3630
         Wilmington, DE 19807-0630
WEB:     http://www.hagley.org/library/center/
         grantsinaid.html
E-MAIL:  clockman@hagley.org
PHONE:   302/658-2400, ext. 243
FAX:     302/655-3188

     Short-term grants-in-aid support visits to
Hagley for scholarly research in the imprint,
manuscript, pictorial, and artifact collections.
They are designed to assist researchers with
travel and living expenses while using the
research collections. Scholars receive a stipend,
make use of the research holdings, and participate
in the programs of the Center for the History of
Business, Technology, and Society. ELIGIBILITY:
These grants are to support serious scholarly
work. They are available to both degree candidates
and senior scholars and writers working
independently as well as college and university
teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators,
and scholars from fields other than humanities.
Scholars are expected to participate in seminars
which meet periodically, as well as attend
noontime colloquia, lectures, and other public
programs offered during their tenure. FUNDING: Low
cost housing may be available on the museum
grounds. Stipends are for a minimum of two weeks,
maximum of two months at no more than $1,600 per
month. 

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            HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY             
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HENRY BELIN DU PONT FELLOWSHIP 

DUE:     JUN 30  OCT 31  MAR 31
WRITE:   Center for the History of Business,
         Technology, and Society
         Hagley Museum and Library
         P.O. Box 3630
         Wilmington, DE 19807-0630
WEB:     http://www.hagley.org/library/center/
         hbdupontfellow.html
E-MAIL:  clockman@hagley.org
PHONE:   302/658-2400, ext. 243
FAX:     302/655-3188

     These fellowships honor the memory of Henry
Belin du Pont, a founding trustee and long-time
supporter of Hagley. The Henry Belin du Pont
Memorial Fund supports access to and use of
Hagley's research collections. These fellowships
are intended to support serious scholarly work.
They enable scholars to pursue advanced research
and study in the library, archival, and artifact
collections of the Hagley Museum & Library.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be from out of state
and preference will be given to those whose travel
costs to Hagley will be higher. Fellows are
expected to participate in seminars which meet
periodically, as well as attend noontime
colloquia, lectures, and other public programs
offered during their tenure. FUNDING: Low cost
accommodations may be available on the museum
grounds. Stipends are for a minimum of two months
and a maximum of six months at no more that $1,600
per month. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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CHALLENGE AMERICA: REACHING EVERY COMMUNITY FAST
TRACK REVIEW GRANTS

DUE:     MAY 28
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Arts
         Nancy Hanks Center
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506-0001
WEB:     http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/GAP10/
         Challenge.html
E-MAIL:  fasttrack@arts.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5700

     The Challenge America: Reaching Every
Community Fast-Track Review Grants category offers
support primarily to small and mid-sized
organizations for projects that extend the reach
of the arts to underserved populations -- those
whose opportunities to experience the arts are
limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or
disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does
not qualify a group as underserved; at least one
of the underserved characteristics noted here also
must be present. This category, as an essential
component of the Arts Endowment's goal of
providing wide access to artistic excellence,
supports local projects that can have significant
effects within communities. Grants are available
for professional arts programming and for projects
that emphasize the potential of the arts in
community development. Partnerships can be
valuable to the success of these projects. While
not required, applicants are encouraged to
consider partnerships among organizations, both in
and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their
project. FUNDING: Grants are $10,000 each. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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LEARNING IN THE ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

DUE:     JUN 11
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Arts
         Nancy Hanks Center
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506-0001
WEB:     http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/
         GAP10/LITA.html
E-MAIL:  webmgr@mail.endow.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5400

     The Learning in the Arts for Children and
Youth category offers funding for projects that
help children and youth acquire knowledge and
understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects
must provide participatory learning and engage
students with skilled artists, teachers, and
excellent art. Funded projects apply national or
state arts education standards. All projects
submitted to the Learning in the Arts category
must include: (a) Experience - Students and their
teachers will have the chance to experience
exemplary works of art -- in live form where
possible. (b) Study - Through the guidance of
teachers, teaching artists, and cultural
organizations, students will study works of art in
order to understand the cultural and social
context from which they come, and to appreciate
the technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each
work. Where appropriate, study will include the
acquisition of skills relevant to practicing the
art form. (c) Performance - Informed by their
experience and study, students will create
artwork. In the case of literature, the primary
creative activities will be writing and/or
recitation. (d) Assessment - Students will be
assessed according to national or state arts
education standards. Where appropriate, projects
will employ multiple forms of assessment including
pre- and post-testing. ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit,
tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of
state or local government; or federally recognized
tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants
may be arts organizations, local arts agencies,
arts service organizations, local education
agencies (school districts), and other
organizations that can help advance the goals of
the Arts Endowment. FUNDING: An organization may
request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000.
Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to
$100,000. Few grants will be awarded below
$10,000; grants of $100,000 or more will be made
only in rare instances, and only for projects that
the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate
exceptional national or regional significance and
impact. All grants require a nonfederal match of
at least 1 to 1. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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EARLY-CONCEPT GRANTS FOR EXPLORATORY RESEARCH

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Grant Proposal Guide
         NSF Publications
         National Science Foundation
         Suite P-60
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/
         pappguide/nsf09_1/gpg_2.jsp#IID2
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf0423
E-MAIL:  info@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7827

     The EAGER funding mechanism may be used to
support exploratory work in its early stages on
untested, but potentially transformative, research
ideas or approaches. This work may be considered
especially "high risk-high payoff" in the sense
that it, for example, involves radically different
approaches, applies new expertise, or engages
novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary
perspectives. These exploratory proposals may also
be submitted directly to an NSF program, but the
EAGER mechanism should not be used for projects
that are appropriate for submission as "regular"
(i.e., non-EAGER) NSF proposals. PI(s) must
contact the NSF program officer(s) whose expertise
is most germane to the proposal topic prior to
submission of an EAGER proposal. This will aid in
determining the appropriateness of the work for
consideration under the EAGER mechanism; this
suitability must be assessed early in the process.
FUNDING: Requests may be for up to $300K and of up
to two years duration. The award size, however,
will be consistent with the project scope and of a
size comparable to grants in similar areas. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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COMMUNICATING RESEARCH TO PUBLIC AUDIENCES

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Alphonse T. Desena
         Dir. of Education and Human Resources
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   885 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=5362
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf03509
E-MAIL:  adesena@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-5106

     Communicating Research to Public Audiences is
a component of the Informal Science Education
program (ISE) in the Division of Elementary,
Secondary, and Informal Education. ISE projects
provide rich and stimulating contexts and
experiences for individuals of all ages,
interests, and backgrounds to increase their
appreciation for, and understanding of, science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in
out-of-school settings. Requests for up to $75,000
will be considered to support projects that
communicate to public audiences the process and
results of current research that is being
supported by any NSF directorate through informal
science education activities, such as media
presentations, exhibits, or youth-based
activities. The purpose of these efforts is to
disseminate research results, research in
progress, or research methods. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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EARTHSCOPE

DUE:     JUL 16
WRITE:   Linda Warren, Associate Program Director
         Directorate for Geosciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   785 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=501035
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09535
E-MAIL:  lwarren@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8722

     EarthScope is an Earth science program to
explore the 4-dimensional structure of the North
American continent. The EarthScope Program
provides a framework for broad, integrated studies
across the Earth sciences, including research on
fault properties and the earthquake process,
strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in
the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes,
large-scale continental deformation, continental
structure and evolution, and composition and
structure of the deep-Earth. In addition,
EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth
science education at all levels and an excellent
opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to
integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data
sets. The EarthScope facilities, consisting of the
Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas
Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and the
USArray, are a multi-purpose array of instruments
and observatories that greatly expands the
observational capabilities of the Earth Sciences
and permits us to advance our understanding of the
structure, evolution and dynamics of the North
American continent. This Solicitation calls for
single or collaborative proposals to conduct
scientific research associated with the EarthScope
Facility and support activities that further the
scientific and educational goals of EarthScope.
FUNDING: $12 million for 15-25 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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ANTARCTIC RESEARCH

DUE:     JUN 8
WRITE:   Kelly Falkner, Program Director
         Antarctic Integrated System Science
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=5519
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09536
E-MAIL:  kfalkner@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7450
FAX:     703/292-9080

     Scientific research and operational support
of that research are the principal activities
supported by the United States Government in
Antarctica. The goals are to expand fundamental
knowledge of the region, to foster research on
global and regional problems of current scientific
importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform
from which to support research. The U.S. Antarctic
Program provides support for field work only when
a compelling justification exists for doing the
work in Antarctica (i.e., the work can only be
done, or is best done, in Antarctica). The program
also supports antarctic-related analytical
research performed at home organizations. FUNDING:
$20 million in FY 2010, plus up to $35 million in
outyear increments for continuing awards. It is
estimated that about 50 awards will be made. 

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     NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION     
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NATIONAL TRUST PRESERVATION FUND

DUE:     JUN 1  OCT 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   National Trust for Historic Preservation
         1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.nationaltrust.org/funding/
         nonprofit.html#endowment
E-MAIL:  info@nthp.org
PHONE:   800/944-6847
FAX:     202/588-6038

     Grants from National Trust Preservation Funds
(NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at
the local level by providing seed money for
preservation projects. These grants help stimulate
public discussion, enable local groups to gain the
technical expertise needed for particular
projects, introduce the public to preservation
concepts and techniques, and encourage financial
participation by the private sector. A small grant
at the right time can go a long way and is often
the catalyst that inspires a community to take
action on a preservation project. ELIGIBILITY:
Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit
organizations are eligible. FUNDING: Grants
generally range from $500 to $5,000. The selection
process is very competitive. Applicants are
encouraged to develop proposals carefully and to
complete the application form with the assistance
and guidance of the National Trust regional office
serving their state. The review process is
generally completed within six weeks of the
application deadlines, and applicants are notified
in writing once the review process is complete. 

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          ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION          
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CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE FINANCING AND ORGANIZATION

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Changes in Health Care Financing & Org.
         c/o AcademyHealth
         1150 17th Street NW, Suite 600
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.hcfo.net/apply.htm
E-MAIL:  hcfo@academyhealth.org
PHONE:   202/292-6700
FAX:     202/292-6800

     Changes in Health Care Financing and
Organization (HCFO) supports policy analysis,
research, evaluation and demonstration projects
that provide policy leaders timely information on
health care policy and financing issues. Supported
projects include: (a) examining significant issues
and interventions related to health care financing
and organization and their effects on health care
costs, quality and access; and (b) exploring or
testing major new ways to finance and organize
health care that have the potential to improve
access to more affordable and higher quality
health services. ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well
as practitioners and public and private
policy-makers working with researchers, are
eligible to apply. Projects may be initiated from
within many disciplines, including health services
research, economics, sociology, political science,
public policy, public health, public
administration, law and business administration.
Multidisciplinary teams and researchers who are
just beginning their careers--perhaps teaming with
a more senior researcher to develop the analytic
approach--are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to applicants that are
public agencies or are tax-exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not
private foundations as defined under Section
509(a). FUNDING: In October 2007, the Foundation
reauthorized this initiative for $11 million over
three years. Small grants are for projects
requiring $100,000 or less and projected to take
12 months or less. Large grants are for projects
requiring more than $100,000 and/or projected to
take longer than 12 months. 

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             SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION              
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KENNAN INSTITUTE: SHORT-TERM GRANTS

DUE:     JUN 1  SEP 1  DEC 1  MAR 1
WRITE:   Fellowships and Grants
         Kennan Institute
         One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
         1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20004-3027
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/kdjek
E-MAIL:  Edita.Krunkaityte@wilsoncenter.org
PHONE:   202/691-4100
FAX:     202/691-4247

     The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants
(up to one month's duration) to scholars whose
research in the social sciences or humanities
focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the
Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular
need to utilize the library, archival, and other
specialized resources of the Washington, D.C.
area. Policy-relevant research is preferred.
ELIGIBILITY: Academic participants must either
possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral
candidates who have nearly completed their
dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent
degree of professional achievement is expected.
FUNDING: Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of
$100 per day. The Kennan Institute cannot provide
office space for Short-Term scholars. Travel and
accommodation expenses are not directly covered by
this grant. 

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         UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE         
__________________________________________________


PRIORITY GRANTMAKING

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   United States Institute of Peace
         1200 17th Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-3011
FED-REG: 05/13/08
WEB:     http://www.usip.org/grants/
         priority_grantmaking.html
E-MAIL:  grants@usip.org
PHONE:   202/457-1700
FAX:     202/429-6063

     The Priority Grantmaking competition
(formerly the Solicited Grant Initiative) will
fund activities that enhance mechanisms for and
advance knowledge and understanding of conflict
prevention, conflict management, and post-conflict
peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iran,
Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sudan, according to
the priority areas identified for each country on
USIP's web site. ELIGIBILITY: American and foreign
individuals and non-profit organizations may
apply. Individuals whose proposals are funded will
be required to identify a non-profit organization
to manage the grant. The Institute gives priority
to high-quality projects that are likely to
generate findings that are accessible to
policymakers and practitioners and that show
promise of having a substantial impact on the
field. Projects that result in findings made
widely available to the public through published
writings, manuals, curricular materials, web
sites, documentary films, etc. are more likely to
be funded than those that have limited impact.
FUNDING: USIP has awarded 55 priority grants since
2008. The awards generally range from $45,000 to
$170,000. 

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           WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR 
         ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH, INC.
__________________________________________________


CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

DUE:     JUN 1  DEC 1
WRITE:   The Wenner-Gren Foundation for
            Anthropological Research, Inc.
         470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016-6819
WEB:     http://www.wennergren.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=370402
E-MAIL:  inquiries@wennergren.org
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     Conference and Workshop Grants are for
amounts up to $15,000. In accordance with the
mission of the Foundation, priority is given to
events that foster the creation of an
international community of research scholars in
anthropology and advance significant and
innovative anthropological research. CONFERENCES
are defined as public events that are comprised
primarily of oral and poster presentations to a
larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is
given to major conferences sponsored by large
international anthropological organizations (e.g.,
the European Association of Social
Anthropologists, European Anthropological
Association, Pan African Anthropological
Association, and Latin American Anthropological
Association) that serve as their annual or
periodic meetings. The majority of the funds
granted to such conferences is expected to be used
towards expenses for international scholars who
are making presentations at the conference and
would not otherwise be able to attend. WORKSHOPS
are defined as working meetings that focus on
developing and debating topical issues in
theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a
small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient
period of time to deal intensively with the topic.
Priority is given to those workshops that devote
the majority of time to discussion and debate
rather than to the presentation of papers. It is
expected that workshops will result in a
publication.  

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           WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR 
          ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH, INC.
__________________________________________________


INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     JUN 1  DEC 1
WRITE:   The Wenner-Gren Foundation for
            Anthropological Research, Inc.
         470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016-6819
WEB:     http://www.wennergren.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=368683
E-MAIL:  internationalprograms@wennergren.org
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     The International Collaborative Research
Grant (ICRG) supports international research
collaborations between two or more qualified
scholars, where the principal investigators bring
different and complementary perspectives,
knowledge, and/or skills to the project.
Supplemental funds are also available to provide
essential training for academic research
participants in ICRG-funded projects
(co-applicants, students, as well as other
professional colleagues). By encouraging
international collaborations, the grant
contributes to the development of an international
anthropology that values and incorporates
different national perspectives and resources. By
providing training funds, the grant helps to build
capacity in countries were anthropology may be
under-resourced. ELIGIBILITY: Principal
Investigators must hold a doctorate or equivalent
in anthropology or a related discipline. FUNDING:
The grants are for a maximum of $30,000 for the
research project. Proposals which include the
optional training element can have an increased
funding request up to a maximum of $35,000, of
which no more than $10,000 can be for essential
training purposes. Under special circumstances
grants can be renewed to support longer-term
research projects. 






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