The Grant Advisor
April 2009


In This Issue



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                 CANADIAN EMBASSY                 
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CANADIAN STUDIES PROGRAM ENHANCEMENT GRANT

DUE:     JUN 15
WRITE:   Canadian Embassy
         Academic Relations
         501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/
         washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx
E-MAIL:  AcademicRelations@CanadianEmbassy.org
PHONE:   202/682-7727

     The Program Enhancement Grant is designed to
encourage scholarly inquiry and multidisciplinary
professional academic activities that contribute
to the development or expansion of a program
dedicated to the study of Canada or Canada-U.S.
relations. There is particular interest in
innovative projects that promote awareness among
students and the public about Canada and
Canada-U.S. relations. Programs are strongly
encouraged that foster student mobility
(exchanges, study tours, internships,
scholarships) to Canada and that promote
institutional linkages and research collaboration
in priority areas with Canadian institutions.
Institutions must demonstrate their funding
support for the program and that they are bringing
innovative ideas to the program. ELIGIBILITY: This
grant is intended for U.S. four-year colleges,
universities, and research institutions that
undertake professional academic activities to
further the development of a program dedicated to
the study of Canada or Canada-U.S. relations at
their institution. FUNDING: Institutions may
request funding up to US$18,000 per year. The
program begins August 1, 2009, and ends August 31,
2010. 

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                 CANADIAN EMBASSY                 
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CANADIAN STUDIES OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     JUN 30
WRITE:   Canadian Embassy
         Academic Relations
         501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/
         washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx
E-MAIL:  AcademicRelations@CanadianEmbassy.org
PHONE:   202/682-7727

     The Canada K-12 Outreach Grant is designed to
encourage and support training and resource
development that benefit K-12 teachers who teach
about Canada, Canada-U.S. relations, and/or
Canada's role in the international community. The
program endeavours to broaden and strengthen
awareness and understanding about Canada among
students throughout the United States. Programs
are strongly encouraged that include an
opportunity for K-12 teachers to travel to Canada.
Institutions must demonstrate their funding
support for the program and that they are bringing
innovative ideas to the program. ELIGIBILITY: This
grant is intended for U.S. universities and
colleges with a significant track record with K-12
outreach programs. FUNDING: Up to $15,000. 

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                 CANADIAN EMBASSY                 
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CANADIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     JUN 30
WRITE:   Canadian Embassy
         Academic Relations
         501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/
         washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx
E-MAIL:  AcademicRelations@CanadianEmbassy.org
PHONE:   202/682-7727

     The Canadian Studies Conference Grant Program
supports conferences that address important and
timely issues about Canada, its relationship with
the United States, and its international affairs.
The Conference Grant is designed to assist an
institution in holding a conference and publishing
the resulting papers and proceedings in a
scholarly fashion. Conferences that engage
students and the general public as well as
linkages with Canadian academics and institutions
are welcome. ELIGIBILITY: This grant is intended
for U.S. four-year colleges and universities or
research institutions that undertake a conference
on a Canadian, Canada-U.S. or North American
issue. FUNDING: Institutions may request funding
up to $15,000. Applicants whose project focuses on
the program's priority topics and who can
demonstrate matching funds from other sources may
request funding up to US$20,000. 

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     DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES      
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HEAD START GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     APR 30, optional letters of intent
         JUN 1, applications
WRITE:   Office of Planning, Rsch, and Evaluation
         c/o Educational Services, Inc.
         4350 East West Highway
         11th Floor, Suite 1100
         Bethesda, MD 20814
WEB:     http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/
         HHS-2009-ACF-OPRE-YR-0004.html
E-MAIL:  OPREreviews@esi-dc.com
PHONE:   866/429-0520
FAX:     240/744-7005

     Since 1991, the Administration for Children
and Families (ACF) has explicitly supported the
association between Head Start programs and their
local research community through the Head Start
Graduate Student Research grants. These awards
attract applications from leading academic
researchers and their graduate students,
specializing in social sciences, education and/or
health. In close collaboration with their Head
Start program partners, these experts design
high-quality projects that directly address the
needs of low-income children and families and
their early childhood educators. The results
inform and improve Head Start policies and
practice. The goals of the Head Start Graduate
Student Research grant program are to: (1)
Complete high quality research projects directed
at the current concerns of Head Start programs and
policy makers; (2) Provide direct support for
advanced graduate students to encourage the
conduct of research with Head Start populations,
thus contributing to the knowledge base about the
best services and policies for diverse, low-income
families and their children; (3) Promote
mentor-student relationships that a) provide
project supervision from qualified experienced
researchers in the field and b) support students'
graduate training and professional development to
produce professional researchers able to engage in
policy-relevant, applied research; (4) Emphasize
the importance of developing and maintaining
working research partnerships with Head Start
programs and other relevant entities within the
community, thereby increasing both the programs'
use of current research information and the
quality of the funded research work; and (5)
Support active communication, networking and
collaboration among the group of graduate
students, their mentors and other prominent
researchers in the field, both during their
graduate training, as well as into the early
stages of their research careers. ELIGIBILITY:
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher
education in the U.S. applying on behalf of
enrolled, doctoral-level students. To be eligible
to administer the grant on behalf of the student,
the institution must be fully accredited by one of
the regional accrediting commissions recognized by
the Department of Education and the Council on
Post-Secondary Accreditation. Eligible U.S.
institutions may apply on behalf of their own
university faculty who will serve as a
mentor/principal investigator for an international
non-U.S. citizen who is an advanced graduate
student enrolled in their programs. FUNDING:
$250,000 for about 10 awards. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM: POTATO RESEARCH

DUE:     APR 27
WRITE:   Dr. Ann Marie Thro, Nat'l Program Leader
         CSREES
         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, STOP 2220
         1400 Independence Avenue SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2220
WEB:     http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/
         rfas/potato.html
E-MAIL:  athro@csrees.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/401-6702
FAX:     202/401-4888

     The purpose of this grant program is to
support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research
that focuses on varietal development/testing and
whose output will be or include potato varieties.
As used herein, varietal development/testing is
research using traditional and biotechnological
genetics to develop improved potato variety(ies).
Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must
support or complement the development of improved
varieties. ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be
submitted by State agricultural experiment
stations, land-grant colleges and universities,
research foundations established by land-grant
colleges and universities, colleges and
universities receiving funds under the Act of
October 10, 1962, as amended (16 USC 582a et
seq.), and accredited schools or colleges of
veterinary medicine. FUNDING: It is anticipated
that approximately $900,000 will be available to
fund four to five Potato Research applications in
FY 2009. Proposals should be submitted for a one
year project period. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES NATIONAL NEEDS
GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP (NNF) GRANTS
PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 8
WRITE:   Dr. Audrey A. Trotman
         Higher Ed. Grad. Fellowships, CSREES
         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, STOP 2251
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2251
WEB:     http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/
         rfas/national_needs.html
E-MAIL:  NNF@csrees.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-1973
FAX:     202/720-2030

     The purpose of this program is to provide
traineeship programs to eligible institutions for
meeting the national need to develop scientific
and professional expertise in the food and
agricultural sciences, through graduate level
training programs. In FY 2009, special emphasis
will be placed on Forest Resources. CSREES is
soliciting applications: (1) for Fellowships to
train students for Master's and doctoral degrees
in food, agricultural and natural resource
sciences, and; (2) for Special International Study
or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances
(IRTA) for eligible USDA Fellows. ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants should be institutions that confer a
graduate degree in at least one of the Targeted
Expertise Shortage Areas (TESA) (see program
announcement). FUNDING: The amount available for
support of this program in FY 2009 is anticipated
to be approximately $3.6 million.  

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 23
WRITE:   Samuel Eisen
         International Education Programs Service
         U.S. Department of Education, OPE
         1990 K Street, NW   6th Floor
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 03/24/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsirs
E-MAIL:  samuel.eisen@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7522
FAX:     202/502-7860

     This program supports surveys, studies, and
development of instructional materials to improve
and strengthen instruction in modern foreign
languages, area studies, and other international
fields. ELIGIBILITY: Individuals, institutions of
higher education, local education agencies,
nonprofit organizations, other organizations
and/or agencies, state education agencies.
FUNDING: $2.5 million for about 17 awards, ranging
from $50,000-$200,000. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 23
WRITE:   Tanyelle Richardson
         International Ed. Programs Service
         U.S. Dept. of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6017
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 03/24/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsbie
E-MAIL:  tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7626

     The Business and International Education
Program provides grants to enhance international
business education programs and to expand the
capacity of the business community to engage in
international economic activities. ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education that have entered
into agreements with business enterprises, trade
organizations, or associations that are engaged in
international economic activity--or a combination
or consortium of these enterprises, organizations,
or associations--for the purposes of pursuing the
activities authorized under this program. FUNDING:
$2.2 million for about 25 awards, ranging from
$50,000-$95,000 each. 

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          UNITED ENGINEERING FOUNDATION           
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GRANTS

DUE:     JUN 1, concept papers
         AUG 1, invited formal proposals
WRITE:   Dr. David L. Belden, Executive Director
         United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
         P.O. Box 70
         Mount Vernon, VA 22121-0070
WEB:     http://www.uefoundation.org/grants.html
E-MAIL:  engfnd@aol.com
PHONE:   973/244-2328
FAX:     973/882-5155

     The United Engineering Foundation advances
the engineering arts and sciences for the welfare
of humanity. It supports engineering and education
by, among other means, making grants. Grants
should be consistent with advancing engineering.
The UEF Board of Trustees evaluates and judges
proposals in view of the UEF mission, the
perceived ability of the proposal and proposer(s)
to further that mission, and the available
funding. While all proposals meeting established
deadlines and page requirements will be
considered, certain UEF preferences should be
understood by proposers: (a) Broad-based,
interdisciplinary proposals that further the
engineering profession as a whole are preferred.
(b) Multiple-year proposals are welcome, but
funding is awarded for a single year only.
Proposals for subsequent years follow procedures
identical to that of single-year proposals. No
commitment for funding of subsequent years of a
multiple-year project should be inferred from
funding of a prior year. (c) Projects that are
outside "business as usual" of the proposing
organization are preferred. (d) Technical research
proposals and proposals by individuals are seldom
accepted. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals are accepted from
not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and
groups of such entities. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that total funding available for 2010
will be in the $600,000 to $700,000 range. 

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           WILLIAM T. GRANT FOUNDATION            
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WILLIAM T. GRANT SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

DUE:     JUL 8, nominations
WRITE:   William T. Grant Scholars Program
         William T. Grant Foundation
         570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor
         New York, NY 10022-6837
WEB:     http://wtgrantfoundation.org/
         info-url5243/info-url_show.htm?
         doc_id=646415
E-MAIL:  info@wtgrantfdn.org
PHONE:   212/752-0071
FAX:     212/752-1398

     The William T. Grant Scholars Program
supports promising early-career researchers from
diverse disciplines. The award is designed for
early-career scholars who have demonstrated
success in conducting high-quality research and
are seeking to further develop their expertise.
Studies from these Scholars should contribute to
theory, policy, and practice in the area of
improving youth settings. Candidates are nominated
by a supporting institution and must submit
five-year research plans that demonstrate
creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment
to continued professional development.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for consideration,
Scholars must: (a) Be employed at a nonprofit
institution, either in the United States or
abroad; (b) Submit a proposal that is consistent
with the Foundation's Current Research Interests;
and (c) Have received their terminal degree within
seven years of submitting their application.
FUNDING: Every year, four to six William T. Grant
Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000
distributed over a five-year period. 

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   JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INT'L    
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REGULAR RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     JUL 15
WRITE:   Juvenile Diabetes Rsch. Found. Int'l
         Grant Administrator
         120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
         New York, NY 10005
WEB:     http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?
         page_id=103207
E-MAIL:  info@jdrf.org
PHONE:   800/533-2873
FAX:     212/785-9595

     The purpose of the Regular Research Grant
mechanism is to provide investigators with support
to explore the feasibility and development of
proposals that are considered to be on the leading
edge of diabetes research and that address the
JDRF research emphasis areas. Proposals that have
the potential to impact the current state of
diabetes research or that clearly lead to avenues
of therapeutic benefit are major considerations
for the Regular Research Grant. Also of merit are
exploratory proposals that may or may not have
sufficient preliminary data but have a sound
research development plan that is considered to be
of high priority to the JDRF. The Regular Research
Grant mechanism is specifically intended to
support innovative proposals that can be developed
to a level of maturity where generated data
strengthens future research project grant
applications for ongoing support. ELIGIBILITY:
Applications may be submitted by domestic and
foreign non-profit organizations, public and
private, such as universities, colleges,
hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local
governments, and eligible agencies of the federal
government. Applicants must hold an M.D., D.M.D.,
D.V.M., Ph.D., or equivalent and have a faculty
position or equivalent at a college, university,
medical school, or other research facility. There
are no citizenship requirements for this program.
FUNDING: JDRF Regular Research Grants will be
supported for a maximum of $165,000 total costs
per year for a period up to 3 years. Indirect
costs cannot exceed 10 percent of direct costs. In
general, these grants are not renewable after 3
years. However, in rare instances (e.g., where NIH
or other funding is not available) support beyond
3 years will be considered based on a competitive
review of the accomplishments and future plans. 

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             W. K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION             
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GRANT PROGRAMS

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   W.K. Kellogg Foundation
         One Michigan Avenue East
         Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012
WEB:     http://www.wkkf.org/
PHONE:   269/968-1611
FAX:     269/968-0413

     The Kellogg Foundation makes grants to
organizations that embrace a similar mission of
creating communities, systems, and nations in
which all children have an equitable and promising
future - one in which all children thrive. Grants
will fund programs and projects that support
children, families, and communities as they
strengthen and create conditions that propel
children to achieve success as individuals and as
contributors to the larger community and society.
The Foundation is committed to providing grants to
a wide range of public, private, and collaborating
organizations that share this commitment and whose
work does one or more of the following: (a)
Implements practical solutions; (b) Discovers new
approaches; (c) Holds promise for wider
application. ELIGIBILITY: The Foundation awards
the majority of its grants to tax-exempt
organizations in the United States. FUNDING: The
Kellogg Foundation received about 3,500 proposals
during its last fiscal year (September 2007 to
August 2008) and made 677 new grants, totaling
$358,890,687. 

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            SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION            
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CONSERVATION GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     JUL 15  OCT 15  JAN 15  APR 15
WRITE:   Grant Programs
         Samuel H. Kress Foundation
         174 E. 80th Street
         New York, NY 10021
WEB:     http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/
         default.aspx?id=138
E-MAIL:  info@kressfoundation.org
PHONE:   212/861-4993

     The Conservation program supports the
professional practice of art conservation,
especially as it relates to European art of the
pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects
that create and disseminate specialized knowledge,
including archival projects, development and
dissemination of scholarly databases,
documentation projects, exhibitions and
publications focusing on art conservation,
scholarly publications, and technical and
scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for
activities that permit conservators and
conservation scientists to share their expertise
with both professional colleagues and a broad
audience through international exchanges,
professional meetings, conferences, symposia,
consultations, the presentation of research,
exhibitions that include a prominent focus on
materials and techniques, and other professional
events. Support for conservation treatments is
generally limited to works from the distributed
Kress Collection, and is coordinated through the
Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the
Conservation Center of the New York University
Institute of Fine Arts. 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. 

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            SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION            
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DIGITAL RESOURCES GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     JUL 15  OCT 15  JAN 15  APR 15
WRITE:   Grant Programs
         Samuel H. Kress Foundation
         174 E. 80th Street
         New York, NY 10021
WEB:     http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/
         default.aspx?id=150
E-MAIL:  info@kressfoundation.org
PHONE:   212/861-4993

     The Digital Resources program is intended to
create incentives for historians of art and
architecture, as well as archivists and librarians
who support their work, to convert important
existing information resources (especially key
visual resources such as our major art history
photo archives) to digital form. These resources
will reach a vastly larger audience of
specialists, teachers, and students online than
they could ever reach previously, while also
fostering new forms of research and collaboration
and new approaches to teaching and learning.
Support will also be offered for the digitization
of primary textual sources (especially the
literary and documentary sources of European art
history); for promising initiatives in online
publishing; and for innovative experiments in the
field of digital art history. ELIGIBILITY: Grants
are award 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. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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PRESERVATION AND ACCESS EDUCATION AND TRAINING
GRANTS

DUE:     JUL 1
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Humanities
         Division of Preservation and Access
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Room 411
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         pet.html
E-MAIL:  preservation@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8570

     The Preservation and Access Education and
Training program is central to NEH's efforts to
preserve and establish access to cultural heritage
resources. Thousands of libraries, archives,
museums, and historical organizations across the
country maintain important collections of books
and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and
moving images, archaeological and ethnographic
artifacts, art and material culture collections,
electronic records, and digital objects. The
challenge of preserving and making accessible such
large and diverse holdings is enormous and the
need for knowledgeable staff is significant and
ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and
Training grants help the staff of cultural
institutions, large and small, obtain the
knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective
stewards of humanities collections. Grants also
support educational programs that prepare the next
generation of conservators and preservation
professionals, as well as projects that introduce
the staff of cultural institutions to recent
improvements in preservation and access practices.
Preservation and Access Education and Training
grants support activities such as these: (a)
regional preservation field services that provide
a wide range of education and training (for
example, through surveys, workshops,
consultations, reference services, and
informational materials about the care of
humanities collections), especially for staff at
smaller libraries, museums, archives, and other
cultural organizations; (b) graduate programs in
preservation and conservation; and (c) workshops
that address preservation and access topics of
broad significance and impact. ELIGIBILITY: Any
U.S. nonprofit organization is eligible, as are
state and local governmental agencies and tribal
governments. Grants are not awarded to
individuals. FUNDING: Awards normally are for two
years. Grants to regional preservation field
service organizations typically range from $50,000
to a maximum of $250,000 per year. For all other
applicants, the maximum award is $125,000 per
year. Successful applicants will be awarded a
grant in outright funds, federal matching funds,
or a combination of the two, depending on the
applicant's preference and the availability of NEH
funds. Although cost sharing is not required, NEH,
is rarely able to support the full costs of
projects approved for funding. In most cases, NEH
grants cover no more than 80 percent of project
costs. 

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       NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND 
               RECORDS COMMISSION
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DIGITIZING HISTORICAL RECORDS

DUE:     JUN 5
WRITE:   National Historical Publications
            and Records Commission
         National Archives & Records Admin.
         8601 Adelphi Road
         College Park, MD 20740-6001
WEB:     http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/
         announcement/digitizing.html
E-MAIL:  nhprc@nara.gov
PHONE:   202/357-5010
FAX:     202/357-5914

     The National Historical Publications and
Records Commission promotes the preservation and
use of America's documentary heritage essential to
understanding our democracy, history, and culture.
Under this program, the Commission seeks proposals
that use cost-effective methods to digitize
nationally significant historical record
collections and make the digital versions freely
available online. Projects must make use of
existing holdings of historical repositories and
consist of entire collections or series. The
materials should already be available to the
public at the archives and described so that
projects can re-use existing information to serve
as metadata for the digitized collection.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are nonprofit
organizations or institutions with IRS 501(c)(3)
tax exempt status; colleges, universities, and
other academic institutions; state or local
government agencies; and federally-acknowledged or
state-recognized Native American tribes or groups.
FUNDING: A grant normally is for 1 to 3 years and
up to $150,000. The Commission expects to make up
to 5 grants in this category, for a total of up to
$400,000. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INSTRUMENTATION FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH - MAJOR
INSTRUMENTATION PROJECTS (IMR-MIP)

DUE:     JUN 29
WRITE:   Division of Materials Research
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Room 1065 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6672
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09547
E-MAIL:  gtessema@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4935
FAX:     703/292-9035

     The Instrumentation for Materials Research -
Major Instrumentation Project (IMR-MIP) program in
the Division of Materials Research provides
support for the design and construction of major
instruments costing more than $4 million but less
than $20 million. The program also supports the
development of detailed conceptual and engineering
design for new tools for materials preparation or
characterization at major user facilities. Such
instruments may include, for example, neutron beam
lines, synchrotron beam lines, and high field
magnets, as well as development of detectors and
preparation environments necessary to support
materials research. The program supports two types
of awards: Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED)
awards and Construction (CNST) awards. A CED award
will enable the proposer to do the necessary
engineering design of the instrument. A CNST
proposal may only be submitted after a
satisfactory engineering design of the instrument
has been completed and has been approved by both
the facility at which the instrument will be
situated and by NSF. The program does not provide
operating funds for projects it supports through
this solicitation. Operational costs must be
supported either by the facility or the
institution at which the instrument is located or
through some other source. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that up to $ 3.0 million may be
available for the FY 2009 competition. CED awards
will be funded through continuing or standard
grants for a total of up to about $2 million per
award; up to one CNST award will be funded through
a five-year cooperative agreement, for about $1
million to $4 million per year. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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DECISION MAKING UNDER UNCERTAINTY COLLABORATIVE
GROUPS (DMUU)

DUE:     JUL 14
WRITE:   Rita A. Teutonico
         Lead DMUU Coordinator
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   905 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503374
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09544
E-MAIL:  rteutoni@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7118

     The Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU)
collaborative groups competition offers awards to
support teams of researchers who will advance
fundamental understanding of decision making under
uncertainty for climate change and related
long-term environmental risks. The focus of these
collaborative groups will be to generate
fundamental new knowledge as well as information
and tools that decision makers will find useful to
help them incorporate climate change and related
long-term environmental risks in their decision
making. The focus of these collaborative groups
should be to provide new knowledge about how
public officials, firms in the private sector,
other groups, and/or individuals can incorporate
existing knowledge about climate change and
related long-term environmental risks into their
decisions. In addition to generating societally
useful information and tools, DMUU collaborative
groups should enhance basic understanding within
and across the social and behavioral sciences as
well as related science and engineering
disciplines. FUNDING: $5 million. NSF expects to
support four to five collaborative groups through
cooperative agreements between NSF and the lead
institution. 

__________________________________________________

           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
__________________________________________________


EARTH SCIENCES POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
(EAR-PF)

DUE:     JUL 1
WRITE:   Lina Patino
         Division of Earth Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503144
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09526
E-MAIL:  lpatino@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-5047

     The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards
Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified
investigators within 3 years of obtaining their
PhD to carry out an integrated program of
independent research and education. The research
and education plans of each fellowship must
address scientific questions within the scope of
EAR disciplines. The program supports researchers
for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships
that can be taken to the institution or national
facility of their choice. The program is intended
to recognize beginning investigators of
significant potential, and provide them with
experience in research and education that will
establish them in leadership positions in the
Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships
are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early
in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged
to discuss the availability of EAR fellowships
with their graduate students early in their
doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to
individuals, not institutions, and are
administered by the Fellows. FUNDING: $85,000 per
year per fellowship during FY 2009 - FY 2011. 10
fellowships are expected to be made each year. 

__________________________________________________

          ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION          
__________________________________________________


LOCAL FUNDING PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

DUE:     JUL 7, Stage I materials
         NOV 10, invited Stage II proposals
WRITE:   RWJF Local Funding Partnerships
         760 Alexander Road P.O. Box 1
         Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
WEB:     http://www.lifp.org/html/apply/annual/
         lfp-ag.html
E-MAIL:  info@lifp.org
PHONE:   609/275-4128
FAX:     609/419-0689

     Through LFP, a local grantmaker proposes a
funding partnership with RWJF to support a
community-based project that addresses the health
or health care problems of people who are not
reached by traditional health and social services
or for whom existing services are fragmented and
insufficient. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be
either public entities or nonprofit organizations
that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. FUNDING: LFP provides
grants of $200,000 to $500,000 per project, which
must be matched dollar for dollar by local
grantmakers such as community foundations, family
foundations, corporate grantmakers, and others.
The total award is paid out over a three-year or
four-year period. Grants are awarded after a
competitive process that begins when a project is
nominated by a local funder according to the
guidelines specified in the Call for Proposals. In
2010, up to $6 million will be awarded under the
program. 

__________________________________________________

              U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY              
__________________________________________________


NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 13
WRITE:   Maggie Eastman
         Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
         USGS
         12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
         Reston, VA 20192
WEB:     http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/nehrp/
E-MAIL:  mrussell@usgs.gov
PHONE:   703/648-7366

     USGS Earthquake Hazards Program issues this
annual Announcement for assistance to support
research in earthquake hazards, the physics of
earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake
safety policy. ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. FUNDING:
Approximately $7 million will be available for
support of research grants and cooperative
agreements in FY 2010. Based on awards in recent
years, 70 to 100 new awards are made each fiscal
year. It is uncommon for grants to exceed
$100,000; the majority of grants are between
$15,000 and $75,000. All projects must propose
start dates between December 1, 2009 and September
1, 2010. Proposals must be for a duration of
either one or two years. 

__________________________________________________

              W. E. UPJOHN INSTITUTE              
__________________________________________________


DISSERTATION AWARD

DUE:     JUL 6
WRITE:   Institute Grant Committee
         W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
            Research
         300 South Westnedge Avenue
         Kalamazoo, MI 49007
WEB:     http://www.upjohninst.org/dissert.html
E-MAIL:  webmaster@upjohninstitute.org
PHONE:   269/343-5541

     The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
Research invites submissions for its annual prize
for the best Ph.D. dissertation on
employment-related issues. The Institute supports
and conducts policy-relevant research on
employment, unemployment, and social insurance
programs. The dissertation award further pursues
this mission. The dissertation may come from any
academic discipline, but it must have a
substantial policy thrust. Dissertations will be
evaluated by a panel of economists using the
following criteria: Policy relevance; Technical
quality of the research; Presentation.
ELIGIBILITY: Any person whose dissertation has
been accepted during the 24-month period of July
1, 2007 to June 30, 2009 is eligible. FUNDING: A
first prize of $2,000 is being offered. Up to two
honorable mention awards of $750 may also be
given. 

__________________________________________________

     WOMEN'S RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTE     
__________________________________________________


CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWS ON WOMEN AND PUBLIC POLICY

DUE:     MAY 22
WRITE:   WREI Congressional Fellowship Program
         Women's Research and Education Institute
         1828 L Street, NW
         Suite 801
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm
E-MAIL:  wrei@wrei.org
PHONE:   202/280-2720

     WREI awards annual fellowships to a select
number of graduate students with a proven
commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain
practical policymaking experience and graduate
credit as they work from January to August as
Congressional legislative aides in Washington,
D.C. Established in 1980, the WREI Fellowship
program is designed to: (a) encourage more
effective participation by women in the
formulation of policy options; (b) promote
activities that encourage the translation of
research into policy; (c) raise awareness that
national and international issues concerning women
are interdependent; (d) foster better
understanding of how policies affect women and men
differently; and (e) gain greater appreciation of
the fact that issues often defined as "women's
issues" are really of equal importance to men.
ELIGIBILITY: Fellows are selected on the basis of
academic competence as well as their demonstrated
interest in the public policy process. They are
expected to be articulate, adaptable and to have
strong writing skills. Only students who are
currently in, or have recently completed, a
graduate or professional-degree program at an
accredited institution in the United States are
eligible. FUNDING: WREI Fellows receive a stipend
of approximately $1,450 per month for eight months
of the academic year (January-August). An
additional sum of $500 is provided for the
purchase of health insurance. WREI will also
reimburse Fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 ($750
per semester) for the cost of three hours tuition
at their home institutions (books and other
non-tuition charges are NOT covered). Fellows are
responsible for transportation to and from
Washington and for finding their own living
arrangements. WREI expects to have six WREI
Fellowships available for 2010. 




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