The Grant Advisor
May 2009


In This Issue


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        ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION         
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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
         Jean-Paul-Str. 12
         53173 Bonn
         Germany
WEB:     http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/
         programme/stip_aus/
E-MAIL:  info@avh.de

     Humboldt Research Fellowships for
postdoctoral researchers are the instrument with
which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars
from abroad who are just embarking on their
academic careers and who completed their
doctorates less than four years ago1 to spend
extended periods of research (6-24 months) in
Germany. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold a
doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D.,
C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than four
years prior to the date of application. Candidates
who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees
are eligible to apply provided that they submit
the manuscript of their dissertation or
publications containing the results of their
dissertation. Scientists and scholars from all
disciplines and countries may apply. Research
projects are carried out in cooperation with
academic hosts at research institutions in
Germany. Candidates choose their own research
projects and their host in Germany and prepare
their own research plan. Details of the research
project and the time schedule must be agreed upon
with the prospective host in advance. Short-term
visits for study and training purposes or for
attending conferences are not eligible for
sponsorship. FUNDING: The fellowship is worth
2,250 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump
sum and a contribution towards health and
liability insurance. 

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  COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS  
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FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR PROGRAM - TRADITIONAL
PROGRAM FOR FACULTY AND PROFESSIONALS

DUE:     AUG 1
WRITE:   Council for International Exchange
            of Scholars
         3007 Tilden Street, NW
         Suite 5L
         Washington, DC 20008-3009
WEB:     http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/
         us_awards/
E-MAIL:  scholars@cies.iie.org
PHONE:   202/686-4000
FAX:     202/362-3442

     The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad
each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research
in a wide variety of academic and professional
fields. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. citizenship; a Ph.D. or
equivalent professional/terminal degree; college
or university teaching experience; foreign
language proficiency (as required); sound physical
and mental health. FUNDING: Generally speaking,
Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and
living costs in-country for the grantee and
his/her accompanying dependents. 

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  COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS  
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FULBRIGHT SPECIALISTS PROGRAM

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Council for International Exchange
            of Scholars
         3007 Tilden Street, NW
         Suite 5L
         Washington, DC 20008-3009
WEB:     http://www.cies.org/specialists/
E-MAIL:  Fulspec@cies.iie.org
PHONE:   202/686-7871
FAX:     202/362-3442

     The Fulbright Specialists Program (FSP)
promotes linkages between U.S. academics and
professionals and their counterparts at
universities abroad. The program is designed to
award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and
professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in
short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at
higher education institutions in over 100
countries worldwide. FUNDING: International travel
costs and an honorarium are funded by the U.S.
Department of State Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs. Participating host universities
cover grantee in-country expenses or provide
in-kind services. 

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             CRANE-ROGERS FOUNDATION              
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INSTITUTE OF CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     AUG 1  FEB 1, initial letters of interest
         SEP 1  MAR 1, invited applications
WRITE:   Institute of Current World Affairs
         4545 42nd St. NW
         Suite 311
         Washington, DC 20016
WEB:     http://www.icwa.org/Opportunities.asp
E-MAIL:  apply@icwa.org
PHONE:   202/364-4068
FAX:     202/364-0498

     The Institute of Current World Affairs
provides promising individuals with an opportunity
to develop a deep understanding of an issue,
country, or region outside the United States and
to share that understanding with a wider public.
It does this by awarding fellowships at least
two-years long to young women and men who
demonstrate initiative, integrity, good
communication skills, seriousness of purpose, and
enthusiasm for their chosen fields. The Institute
invests in individuals who have great expectations
and shares with them the risk of uncertain
results. The Institute hopes that its fellow will
not only grow personally but make significant
contributions to public life in the United States
and beyond. The Institute frees the fellows from
the demands and routine of their professional
lives and gives them the time and resources to
explore and to fulfill their intellectual promise
through a self-designed program of study. Except
within the expansive boundaries of "current world
affairs," and with the geographic limitation that
fellows must study outside the United States, the
Institute's criteria are broad. Fellowship
candidates must show they are able to carry out
their proposed study topic but need not meet any
specific educational or other prerequisites. The
Institute actively pursues diversity. ELIGIBILITY:
Fellowships are for self-designed, independent
study only. Candidates must be under 36 years of
age. While U.S. citizenship is not a requirement,
candidates must show that a proposed fellowship
holds promise to enrich public life in the United
States by enhancing the understanding of foreign
countries, cultures, and trends. Candidates who
meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged
to propose fellowships in areas that interest
them. They must present a strong rationale for the
topic of their proposed fellowship. Areas of
particular interest to the Institute include
Burma, India, North Africa, Venezuela, and
Southeast Asia, but candidates may seek
fellowships in any country. FUNDING: The Institute
provides full financial support for its fellows
and their immediate families. 

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    CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC.    
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POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

DUE:     AUG 13
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022
WEB:     http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
         postdoctoral_program.shtml
E-MAIL:  admin@dreyfus.org
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
seeks to further the development of scientific
leadership in the field of environmental chemistry
with a postdoctoral fellowship program.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all academic
and other not-for-profit organizations in the
States, Districts, and Territories of the United
States of America that have well-established
research efforts in environmental science or
engineering. These research activities need not be
located in traditional departments in the chemical
sciences, and collaboration across departments and
institutions is encouraged. Applications most
likely to be of interest should describe
innovative fundamental research in the chemical
sciences or engineering related to the
environment. Examples include but are not limited
to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the
atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings,
toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest
are chemistry-related energy research (renewable
sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green
approaches to chemical synthesis and processing,
with a clearly stated relation to the environment.
FUNDING: The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental
Chemistry provides a $120,000 award, payable in
two $60,000 installments. Funds are normally
expended over a period of two years after the
appointment of the Fellow. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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JOINT US - UK RESEARCH PROGRAM: ENVIRONMENTAL
BEHAVIOR, BIOAVAILABILITY AND EFFECTS OF
MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS

DUE:     AUG 5
WRITE:   William Stelz
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         National Center for Env. Research
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2009/
         2009_uk_nano.html
E-MAIL:  stelz.william@epa.gov
PHONE:   202/343-9802

     Joint applications are sought from US and UK
partners that: (1) propose integrated model(s) of
fate, behavior, bioavailability and effects for
several important and representative nanomaterial
classes over key environmental pathways using
intrinsic material properties and life cycle
analysis as a starting point for model
development; (2) validate and refine these
model(s) through interdisciplinary research,
addressing key assumptions and areas of
uncertainty; and (3) develop effective methods and
tools to detect, assess, and monitor the presence
of nanomaterials in biological and environmental
samples. The outputs of this program will be used
to further scientific understanding of the fate,
behavior, bioavailability and effects of
nanomaterials and risk management policy
development. ELIGIBILITY: This is a joint UK-US
initiative in which a maximum of two consortia,
each made up of partners from both the UK and US,
will be funded. US 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. UK eligibility:
Institutions eligible for NERC thematic program
funding. FUNDING: About $4 million for US
applicants and 3 million for UK applicants.
Potential Funding per Consortium: Up to a total of
$2 million for US applicants and 1.5 million for
UK applicants, including direct and indirect
costs. 

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               EPILEPSY FOUNDATION                
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RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     AUG 31
WRITE:   Epilepsy Foundation
         Research Grants Program
         8301 Professional Place
         Landover, MD 20785
WEB:     http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/
         research/grants.cfm
E-MAIL:  ResearchWebSupport@EFA.org
PHONE:   800/332-1000

     The Epilepsy Foundation supports a series of
grants to advance the understanding of epilepsy
that will lead to better treatment, more effective
prevention, and ultimately to a cure. The Research
Grants Program stimulates epilepsy research by
providing funding for investigators in the early
stages of their careers. ELIGIBILITY: Seed grants
are awarded to clinical investigators or basic
scientists for support of biological or behavioral
research which will advance the understanding,
treatment, and prevention of epilepsy.
Applications from established investigators
(Associate Professor level or above) are
ineligible. FUNDING: $50,000/year (maximum
$100,000/two years). 

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                 FORD FOUNDATION                  
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ASSET BUILDING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Secretary
         Ford Foundation
         320 East 43 Street
         New York, NY 10017
WEB:     http://www.fordfound.org/programs/assets
E-MAIL:  office-of-communications@fordfound.org
PHONE:   212/573-5000
FAX:     212/351-3677

     Profound changes in global and national
economies have produced gains for some but greater
uncertainty for others, leaving substantial
numbers of people living in poverty worldwide.
Promoting a more prosperous and inclusive society
requires innovative solutions that broaden the
successful participation of all people in
community and economic life. This is the focus of
the Asset Building and Community Development
program. 

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                 FORD FOUNDATION                  
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KNOWLEDGE, CREATIVITY & FREEDOM

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Secretary
         Ford Foundation
         320 East 43 Street
         New York, NY 10017
WEB:     http://www.fordfound.org/programs/kcf
E-MAIL:  office-of-communications@fordfound.org
PHONE:   212/573-5000
FAX:     212/351-3677

     Knowledge and creativity are central to the
richness of people's lives and to the progress of
societies. As change in our communities becomes
more constant and as ideas, technologies and
people move more rapidly within and among
countries, there is a profound desire to better
understand the world, to connect more deeply with
others, to come to terms with multiple and
conflicting values and to find more meaningful
ways to participate fully as citizens. 

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                 FORD FOUNDATION                  
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PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Secretary
         Ford Foundation
         320 East 43 Street
         New York, NY 10017
WEB:     http://www.fordfound.org/programs/psj
E-MAIL:  office-of-communications@fordfound.org
PHONE:   212/573-5000
FAX:     212/351-3677

     Over the last 100 years, societies around the
globe have generated more wealth and technological
advances than in any other century. They have also
produced more violence and inequities. The best
hope for curtailing conflict, poverty and
suffering lies with an engaged populace and with
public officials who are committed to the inherent
dignity and worth of every person. To realize this
vision, people around the world are taking steps
to strengthen the rule of law and promote human
rights, improve government performance and
accountability, and create opportunities for civil
society to thrive and fulfill the promise of human
rights. The Peace and Social Justice program
supports these inspiring people. 

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              INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE               
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THE GUSTAV O. LIENHARD AWARD

DUE:     JUN 5, nominations
WRITE:   Gustav O. Lienhard Award
         Institute of Medicine
         500 Fifth Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.iom.edu/?id=5010
E-MAIL:  LienhardAward@nas.edu
PHONE:   202/334-2177

     The Gustav O. Lienhard award is presented
annually by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in
honor of Gustav O. Lienhard, Chairman of The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Board of Trustees
from 1971 to 1986. The award--a medal and
$25,000--recognizes individuals for outstanding
achievement in improving health care services in
the United States. Each year a selection committee
appointed by the IOM reviews nominations based on
award criteria that reflect the ideals and work of
Mr. Lienhard and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation. The award is presented at the IOM's
October Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The
award ceremony affords an opportunity to both
honor the recipients and recognize their
achievements throughout the health care community.


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          JAMES S. MCDONNELL FOUNDATION           
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21ST CENTURY SCIENCE INITIATIVE - COLLABORATIVE
ACTIVITY AWARDS

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   James S. McDonnell Foundation
         1034 South Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1850
         St. Louis, MO 63117
WEB:     http://www.jsmf.org/apply/
         collaborative/index.htm
E-MAIL:  info@jsmf.org
PHONE:   314/721-1532
FAX:     314/721-7421

     The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity
Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions
on problems or issues, to help launch
interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund
communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated
to developing new methods, tools, and applications
of basic research to applied problems. In each
case the focus of the collaborative activity must
meet the program guidelines for one of the
following program areas: (a) Studying Complex
Systems; (b) Brain Cancer Research; (c)
Understanding Human Cognition. ELIGIBILITY: The
21st Century Collaborative Activity Awards are
awards for multidisciplinary and multi-participant
projects that address questions and topics
relevant to the Foundation's core and
complementary program areas. (1) Strong preference
will be given to applications involving
multi-institutional collaboration. (2) There are
no geographic restrictions on these awards and the
Foundation encourages international applications.
(3) The lead applicant must be sponsored by a
non-profit institution as defined by Section
501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue
Code. (4) The grantee institution must agree to
administer the award and to waive all indirect and
administrative costs. 

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               MACARTHUR FOUNDATION               
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GLOBAL SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY  

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Office of Grants Management
         Program on Global Security and Sustain.
         John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Found.
         140 South Dearborn Street
         Chicago, IL 60603-5285
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/9quec
E-MAIL:  4answers@macfound.org
PHONE:   312/726-8000
FAX:     312/920-6258

     The Program on Global Security and
Sustainability seeks to protect the security and
well-being of people and the environment around
the world. To meet these broad objectives, the
international program focuses on several areas of
concern. The Foundation works to encourage peace
within and among countries, conserve global
biological diversity, support responsible
reproductive choices and reduction of maternal
mortality, and protect human rights and strengthen
the system of international justice. The
Foundation funds work in about 60 countries, with
special emphasis on four important countries in
different regions of the world: India, Mexico,
Nigeria, and Russia. 

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               MACARTHUR FOUNDATION               
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HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
            Foundation
         140 South Dearborn Street
         Chicago, IL 60603
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/dxmss
E-MAIL:  4answers@macfound.org
PHONE:   312/726-8000
FAX:     312/920-6258

     To help develop successful individuals and
strong communities, the Program on Human and
Community Development focuses on the relationships
among people, place, and systems. Through grants
and loans, the program explores two primary
themes: the important role of place - home,
community, city, region, and state - in people's
lives; and the shared interests between
individuals, particularly those in trouble or in
need, and society at large. Specific fields of
work include community and economic development,
stable and affordable housing, juvenile justice
reform, and education - understanding how young
people are different because of their use of
digital media, a difference likely to be reflected
in how they think, learn, judge, confront ethical
dilemmas, and interact with others. The Program
also supports a series of special policy projects,
including the role that evidence plays in social
policy and the country's fiscal health. 

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            NATHAN CUMMINGS FOUNDATION            
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GRANT PROGRAMS

DUE:     anytime, inquiries
         AUG 15  JAN 15, invited applications
WRITE:   Nathan Cummings Foundation
         475 Tenth Avenue, Fourteenth Floor
         New York, NY 10018
WEB:     http://www.nathancummings.org/
         programs/index.html
E-MAIL:  contact@nathancummings.org
PHONE:   212/787-7300
FAX:     212/787-7377

     The Foundation's core programs include arts
and culture; the environment; health; interprogram
initiatives for social and economic justice; and
the Jewish life and values/contemplative practice
programs. The Foundation seeks to work with
partners in the public, private, and nonprofit
sectors. The Foundation makes efforts to document
the outcomes of its projects and share with others
the results of its work and the work of its
grantees. Several basic themes run through all of
these programs and inform the Foundation's
approach to grantmaking: (a) concern for the poor,
disadvantaged, and underserved; (b) respect for
diversity; (c) promotion of understanding across
cultures; and (d) empowerment of communities in
need. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

DUE:     AUG 13  MAR 12
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Arts
         Nancy Hanks Center
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506-0001
WEB:     http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/
         index.html
E-MAIL:  webmgr@mail.endow.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5400

     Access to Artistic Excellence encourages and
supports artistic creativity, preserves our
diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more
widely available in communities throughout the
country. While projects in this category may focus
on just one of these areas, the Arts Endowment
recognizes that many of the most effective
projects encompass both artistic excellence and
enhanced access. Support is available to
organizations for projects that do one or more of
the following: (a) Provide opportunities for
artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit
their work; (b) Present artistic works of all
cultures and periods; (c) Preserve significant
works of art and cultural traditions; (d) Enable
arts organizations and artists to expand and
diversify their audiences; (e) Provide
opportunities for individuals to experience and
participate in a wide range of art forms and
activities; (f) Enhance the effectiveness of arts
organizations and artists; (g) Employ the arts in
strengthening communities. The Arts Endowment is
particularly interested in projects that extend
the arts to underserved populations -- those whose
opportunities to experience the arts are limited
by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
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. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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PRESERVATION AND ACCESS: HUMANITIES COLLECTIONS
AND REFERENCE RESOURCES

DUE:     JUL 15
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/
         HCRR.html
E-MAIL:  preservation@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8570
FAX:     202/606-8639

     The Humanities Collections and Reference
Resources program supports projects that provide
an essential foundation for scholarship,
education, and public programming in the
humanities. 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, electronic
records, and digital objects. Funding from this
program strengthens efforts to extend the life of
such materials and make their intellectual content
widely accessible, often through the use of
digital technology. Awards are also made to create
various reference resources that facilitate use of
cultural materials, from works that provide basic
information quickly to tools that synthesize and
codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth
investigation. 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:
The maximum award is $350,000, for up to three
years. 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. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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PRESERVATION AND ACCESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

DUE:     JUL 30
WRITE:   Preservation and Access Rsch. and Devel.
         Division of Preservation and Access
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW   Room 411
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         PARD.html
E-MAIL:  preservation@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8570

     Preservation and Access Research and
Development grants support projects that address
major challenges in preserving or providing access
to humanities collections and resources. These
challenges include the need to find better ways to
preserve materials of critical importance to the
nation's cultural heritage-from fragile artifacts
and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital
assets subject to technological obsolescence-and
to develop advanced modes of searching,
discovering, and using such materials. Applicants
should define a specific problem, devise
procedures and potential solutions, and explain
how they would evaluate their projects and
disseminate their findings. Project results must
serve the needs of a significant segment of
humanists. 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:
The maximum award is $350,000 for up to three
years. Applicants whose projects focus on three
areas of special interest (see guidelines) may
request up to $400,000. 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. 

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       NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY        
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RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     AUG 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Patricia O'Looney, Ph.D.
         Vice President of Biomedical Research
         National MS Society
         733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
         New York, NY 10017-3288
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/4vlyj4
E-MAIL:  patricia.olooney@nmss.org
PHONE:   212/476-0413

     The Society welcomes applications for support
of studies related to multiple sclerosis which may
serve in any way to advance the mission of the
Society. The Society supports fundamental as well
as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in
nature, including projects in patient management,
care and rehabilitation. To be considered for
funding, all projects must show relevance to the
Society's mission. ELIGIBILITY: Principal
Investigator: It is expected that the person
indicated as the principal investigator in an
application for a grant is the one who is
personally and actively responsible for the
conduct of the research and who is considered
eligible by his or her institution to apply for a
research grant. The principal investigator need
not be a United States citizen. Institution:
Institutions, except in unusual circumstances, are
the official recipients of grants made for the
support of specific research by the principal
investigator. The sponsoring institution may be in
any country; however, applicants are required to
exhaust all local resources, including
governmental granting agencies and other national
multiple sclerosis societies, before coming to the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the United
States with a request to support research in a
foreign country. FUNDING: Investigators may
request funds for the following categories of
expenditure: salaries for professional and
non-professional personnel, patient costs,
permanent equipment, consumable supplies, travel,
other expenditures not included under the above
categories, and indirect costs. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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FOCUSED RESEARCH GROUPS IN THE MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

DUE:     AUG 21, letters of intent
         SEP 18, proposals
WRITE:   Division of Mathematical Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Room 1025 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=5671
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06580
E-MAIL:  hwarchal@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4861
FAX:     703/292-9032

     The purpose of the FRG activity is to allow
groups of researchers to respond to recognized
scientific needs of pressing importance, to take
advantage of current scientific opportunities, or
to prepare the ground for anticipated significant
scientific developments in the mathematical
sciences. Groups may include, in addition to
mathematical scientists, researchers from other
science and engineering disciplines appropriate to
the proposed research. The activity supports
projects for which the collective effort by a
group of researchers is necessary to reach the
scientific goals. Projects should be
scientifically focused and well-delineated. It is
not the intent of this activity to provide general
support for infrastructure. Projects should also
be timely, limited in duration to up to three
years, and substantial in their scope and impact.
FUNDING: Approximately $12,000,000 will be
available for this activity annually, subject to
availability of funds. Approximately 10-15 awards
are expected to be made annually. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
(IDBR)

DUE:     AUG 28
WRITE:   Instrument Devel. for Biological Rsch.
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Room 615 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=9187
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf08566
E-MAIL:  dbiiid@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8470
FAX:     703/292-9063

     The Instrument Development for Biological
Research (IDBR) Program supports the development
of novel instrumentation or instrumentation that
has been significantly improved by at least an
order of magnitude or more in fundamental aspects.
Supported instruments are expected to have a
significant impact on the study of biological
systems at any level. The development of new
instrumentation must be firmly based in biological
research need. The IDBR Program supports the
development or major improvement of software for
the operation of instruments only as associated
with the development of the instrument. Data
analysis and acquisition software are only
supported to the extent that the availability of
the software, in connection with new
instrumentation, will clearly advance biological
research. Proposals are encouraged that focus on
proof-of-concept development for entirely novel
instrumentation. Proposals must target instrument
developments that meet a broad need in the
biological community in areas supported by NSF
Biology programs. Proposals are encouraged for
instrumentation that does not currently exist in
the form of a working prototype. In the selection
of projects for funding, the program does not
support the development of biological
instrumentation that would be used for clinical or
biomedical applications. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals
may only be submitted by U.S. academic
institutions, U.S. non-profit research
organizations including museums, research
laboratories, professional societies and similar
organizations in the U.S. that are directly
associated with educational or research
activities, and consortia of only the eligible
organizations listed here. Separately submitted
collaborative proposals from the eligible
organizations will also be accepted. FUNDING: $4
million for 15 awards in FY 2009. 

__________________________________________________

           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
__________________________________________________


URBAN LONG-TERM RESEARCH AREA (ULTRA) EXPLORATORY
AWARDS (ULTRA-EX)

DUE:     JUL 7
WRITE:   Thomas J. Baerwald
         Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=503283
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09551
E-MAIL:  tbaerwal@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7301

     The Urban Long-Term Research Areas:
Exploratory Research Projects (ULTRA-Ex)
competition will provide support to enable teams
of scientists and practitioners to conduct
interdisciplinary research on the dynamic
interactions between people and natural ecosystems
in urban settings in ways that will advance both
fundamental and applied knowledge. ELIGIBILITY:
Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
(a) Non-profit, non-academic organizations:
Independent museums, observatories, research labs,
professional societies and similar organizations
in the U.S. associated with educational or
research activities; and (b) Universities and
Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year
colleges (including community colleges) accredited
in, and having a campus located in the US, acting
on behalf of their faculty members. FUNDING: $4.8
million for about 16 awards, with each receiving
$150,000 per year for two years. 

__________________________________________________

           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
__________________________________________________


INFORMAL SCIENCE EDUCATION

DUE:     JUN 25, preliminary proposals
WRITE:   Informal Science Education
         Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Ed.
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   885 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=503391
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09553
E-MAIL:  DRLISE@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8616

     The ISE program invests in projects that
promote lifelong learning of STEM in a wide
variety of informal settings. Funding is provided
for projects that advance understanding of
informal STEM learning, that develop and implement
innovative strategies and resources for informal
STEM education, and that build the national
professional capacity for research, development,
and practice in the field. There are five
categories of ISE program grants: Research;
Pathways; Full-Scale Development; Broad
Implementation; and Communicating Research to
Public Audiences. FUNDING: $25 million for 40
awards. 

__________________________________________________

             RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION              
__________________________________________________


RESEARCH PROGRAMS

DUE:     AUG 15  MAR 15
WRITE:   Russell Sage Foundation
         112 East 64th Street
         New York, NY 10021
WEB:     http://www.russellsage.org/programs/
E-MAIL:  info@rsage.org
PHONE:   212/750-6000
FAX:     212/371-4761

     The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating
foundation directly involved in the conduct and
dissemination of social science research. The
Foundation's main research programs consist of:
(1) A program of research on the Future of Work
concerned with the causes and consequences of
changes in the quality of low-wage work in
advanced economies; (2) A program of research on
current U.S. Immigration focused on the entry of
immigrant families into the civic and political
life of the country, and on immigrant experiences
outside the traditional gateway cities; (3) A
program on Cultural Contact that is investigating
how well U.S. institutions are managing to respond
to the growing diversity of the American
population; (4) A program on Social Inequality,
focused on the social effects of rising economic
inequality, with particular attention to the ways
in which the U.S. political and educational
systems have responded to growing economic
disparities. FUNDING: Major awards range between
$35,000 and $500,000. The Foundation mainly
provides support for analyzing data and writing up
results, but it occasionally considers larger
awards for data acquisition projects highly
relevant to the Foundation's program goals. 

__________________________________________________

           WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR 
          ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH, INC.
__________________________________________________


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA

DUE:     anytime
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=368542
E-MAIL:  inquiries@wennergren.org
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     Since the 1950's the Foundation has convened
more than 130 symposia on topics of broad interest
to anthropology. These symposia involve a small
group of invited scholars who meet for intensive
discussion and debate. The Symposia are based on a
format that was developed and refined at Burg
Wartenstein, the Foundation's European conference
center from 1958 to 1980. Today's meetings
continue the Burg Wartenstein model and are held
at a variety of sites in the U.S. and abroad.
Symposia topics are either initiated by the
Foundation or selected from submitted proposals on
the basis of the importance and timeliness of the
topic, the promise of meaningful exchange among
scholars representing diverse perspectives and
fields, and the potential for opening up new
approaches to significant problems. Symposia are
administered and fully supported (both financially
and logistically) by the Foundation. Wenner-Gren
International Symposia have resulted in a number
of landmark volumes, including Man's Role in
Changing the Face of the Earth (1956); Background
to Evolution in Africa (1967); Cloth and Human
Experience (1989); and Tools, Language, and
Cognition in Human Evolution (1993). Since 2000
the symposia have been published in The
Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series (Berg
Publishers). 




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