The Grant Advisor
June 2009


In This Issue


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     CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMICS FOUNDATION     
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GRANTS

DUE:     SEP 15  FEB 15
WRITE:   Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
         P.O. Box 300
         Dallas, PA 18612-0300
WEB:     http://www.kazanjian.org
E-MAIL:  director@kazanjian.org
PHONE:   570/675-7074
FAX:     570/675-8436

     While the Kazanjian Foundation maintains a
vital interest in the overall efforts to increase
economic literacy, the Board of Trustees will give
special attention to proposals and projects with
national impact that address the following issues:
(a) The Foundation has an abiding interest in
elevating the nation's understanding of the need
for economic education. It will support programs
that raise various public's participation in
economic education and/or create a demand for
greater economic literacy; (b) The application of
new strategies for teaching economics including
on-line and web-based instruction is of interest
to the Foundation; (c) Projects, policy studies,
or programs that encourage measurement of economic
understanding more often and/or more effectively
are of specific interest; and (d) The large number
of students at risk of leaving school, and hence
never effectively participating in the nation's
economic system are of concern to the Foundation.
Programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth
and/or young adults with children learn to
participate in the economic system are very
important to the Foundation. ELIGIBILITY: Only IRS
Approved 501(C)(3) organizations are eligible to
receive grants. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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HIGHER EDUCATION MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARS GRANTS
PROGRAM

DUE:     JUL 28
WRITE:   Dr. Audrey A. Trotman, Nat'l Pgm. Leader
         Higher Education Multicultural Scholars
         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, CSREES
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW   Stop 2251
         Washington, DC 20250-2251
WEB:     http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/
         multicultural_selg.html
E-MAIL:  MSP@csrees.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-1973
FAX:     202/720-2030

     CSREES announces the availability of grant
funds and requests applications for the Higher
Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) for
fiscal year (FY) 2009 to conduct undergraduate
scholarship programs to meet national and
international needs for training food and
agricultural scientists and professionals, or
professionals in rural economic, community, and
business development. In FY 2009, CSREES is
soliciting applications for: (1) Doctors of
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) and/or undergraduate
level degree in food and agricultural sciences;
and (2) for Special Experiential Learning (SEL)
opportunities for eligible USDA Higher Education
Multicultural Scholar. ELIGIBILITY: Awards are
made to eligible colleges, universities, and
research foundations. Applicants should be
institutions that confer an undergraduate degree
in at least one of the disciplines of food and
agricultural sciences and/or D.V.M., first
professional degree. FUNDING: The amount available
for support of this program in FY 2009 is
approximately $896,000. 

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              THE ENERGY FOUNDATION               
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CHINA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM

DUE:     anytime, letter of inquiry
WRITE:   The China Sustainable Energy Program
         The Energy Foundation
         1012 Torney Avenue #1
         San Francisco, CA 94129
WEB:     http://www.efchina.org/
E-MAIL:  china@ef.org
PHONE:   415/561-6700
FAX:     415/561-6709

     The China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP)
supports China's policy efforts to increase energy
efficiency and renewable energy in six sectors:
low-carbon development paths, transportation,
buildings, industry, electric utilities, and
renewable energy. The program strives to build
institutional capacity in China to analyze
energy-saving and renewable-energy opportunities,
to support policy development furthering energy
efficiency and renewable energy in accordance with
China's policy priorities, and to assist with the
implementation of those policies at both the
national and provincial levels. The program is
geared toward helping Chinese agencies, experts,
and entrepreneurs solve energy challenges for
themselves, bringing in international expertise
when requested by Chinese government officials or
organizations. ELIGIBILITY: Generally, the
foundation makes grants to non-profit charitable
organizations classified as 501(c)(3) public
charities by the Internal Revenue Service. The
foundation is unable to make grants directly to
individuals. Grants are allocated on a competitive
basis, and are awarded based on their ability to
build durable and enforceable energy efficiency
and renewable energy policies and practices.
Preference will be given to those proposals that
are able to attract significant co-funding from
other sources, particularly in China. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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EXPLORING LINKAGES BETWEEN HEALTH OUTCOMES AND
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS, EXPOSURES, AND
INTERVENTIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH TRACKING & RISK
MANAGEMENT

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_star_ephi.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 to develop
new or improved environmental public health
indicators (EPHIs) to build linkages between
environmental hazards, human exposures, and public
health outcomes. The aim of the research is to
develop indicators that can be used for long-term
tracking and surveillance of environmental public
health, making better informed decisions, and
assessing the actual impacts of environmental risk
management decisions. Proposed projects should
capitalize on existing knowledge bases, data
sources, or cohorts to develop EPHIs that reflect
a better understanding of the relationships
between environmental conditions, human exposure,
and/or public health outcomes. Novel application
of statistical methods or models may be needed to
establish probable relationships between existing
datasets or investigate the consequences of
environmental actions and policy changes.
ELIGIBILITY: Public nonprofit
institutions/organizations (includes public
institutions of higher education and hospitals)
and private nonprofit institutions/organizations
(includes private institutions of higher education
and hospitals) located in the U.S., state and
local governments, Federally Recognized Indian
Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or
possessions are eligible to apply. FUNDING: About
$3 million for all awards. It is estimated that 5
regular awards and 2 early career awards will be
made. For a regular award, the potential funding
is up to a total of $500,000, including direct and
indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3
years. Early career awards are limited to a total
of $250,000, including direct and indirect costs,
with duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing is not
required. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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ADVANCING PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION THROUGH WATER
INFRASTRUCTURE SUSTAINABILITY

DUE:     AUG 17
WRITE:   William Stelz
         EPA Office of Research and Development
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2009/
         2009_star_water_infrastructure.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 new and innovative
research applications that link opportunities to
advance public health protection with improvements
in the condition and function of the water
infrastructure. For purposes of this RFA, the
water infrastructure includes centralized and
decentralized systems that convey, store, and
distribute potable and non-potable water and
collect and manage municipal and industrial
wastewater, stormwater, and on-site rainwater.
Innovation can take the form of wholly new
applications or applications that build on
existing knowledge and approaches for new uses.
The focus of the solicitation is on improving the
effectiveness of the water infrastructure for
protecting public health. Projects should clearly
demonstrate an integrated, multi-disciplinary
approach that leads to advances in design,
operation, and management of the water
infrastructure and should directly tie those
advances to public health protection in
conjunction with improving water efficiency and
reducing energy requirements. ELIGIBILITY: Public
nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes
public institutions of higher education and
hospitals) and private nonprofit institutions and
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 $6 million for all awards. It is
estimated that 8 regular awards and 4 early career
awards will be made. For a regular award, the
potential funding per awards is up to a total of
$600,000, including direct and indirect costs,
with a maximum duration of 4 years. Early career
awards are limited to a total of $300,000,
including direct and indirect costs, with a
duration of 4 years. Cost-sharing is not required.


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           FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF 
             POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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U.S.-RUSSIA PROGRAM - IMPROVING RESEARCH AND
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

DUE:     JUL 7
WRITE:   Krish Mathur
         FIPSE, U.S. Dept. of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6155
         Washington, DC 20006-8544
FED-REG: 05/08/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipserussia/
E-MAIL:  Krish.Mathur@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7512
FAX:     202/502-7877

     The U.S.-Russia Program encourages
cooperative education programs between
institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the
Russian Federation and the United States of
America. The objective of this program is to
provide grants that demonstrate partnerships
between Russian and American IHEs that contribute
to the development and promotion of educational
opportunities between the two nations. The aim is
to use the educational content as the vehicle for
learning languages, cultural appreciation, sharing
knowledge, and forming long- term relationships
between the two countries. In the context of the
modern international society and a global economy,
an understanding of the cultural context plays a
vital role in education and training. Thus, this
program is designed to support the formation of
educational consortia of American and Russian IHEs
to encourage mutual socio-cultural-linguistic
cooperation; the joint development of curricula,
educational materials, and other types of
educational and methodological activities; and
related educational student and staff mobility
(exchanges). Applicants must select one academic
discipline as the subject area for their grant
proposal in this U.S.-Russia competition. For the
year 2009, the Department and the Russian Ministry
have jointly decided to make up to three awards,
as follows: (A) Environmental Science Studies--No
more than one award; (B) Biotechnology--No more
than one award; and (C) Any discipline, other than
(A) and (B)--No more than one award. ELIGIBILITY:
IHEs or combinations of IHEs and other public and
private nonprofit institutions and agencies.
FUNDING: It is estimated that 3 awards will be
made, ranging from $100,000-$150,000 each, with
project periods of up to 36 months. 

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           LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY            
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

DUE:     SEP 15, letter of intent
         OCT 1, complete applications
WRITE:   Director of Research Administration
         The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
         1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
         White Plains, NY 10605
WEB:     http://www.leukemia.org/all_page?
         item_id=11618
E-MAIL:  researchprograms@lls.org
PHONE:   914/821-8301

     The Society's Career Development Program
provides awards intended to meet the specific
needs of investigators at different states in
their research careers. The awards - Scholar,
Scholar in Clinical Research, Special Fellow,
Special Fellow in Clinical Research and Fellow -
provide stipends to investigators, allowing them
to devote themselves to research bearing on
leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Career
Development Program supports fundamental research
in genetics, molecular and cell biology, molecular
pharmacology, molecular virology and immunology.
The program also encompasses translational
research directly relevant to the improved
treatment or diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma,
myeloma and, where applicable, to prevention.
FUNDING: Awards and funding duration vary
depending on the program area, ranging from
$55,000 to $110,000 per year for 3 or 5 years. 

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           LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION COUNCIL           
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RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     SEP 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Nancy Miller
         Law School Admission Council
         Box 40
         662 Penn Street
         Newtown, PA 18940-0040
WEB:     http://www.lsac.org/research/
         lsac-legal-education-grant-program.asp
E-MAIL:  nmiller@lsac.org
PHONE:   215/968-1198
FAX:     215/968-1169

     The Law School Admission Council Research
Grant Program funds empirical research on legal
training and legal practice broadly viewed. This
includes the study of precursors to legal training
(including demographic variables), all varieties
of legal training itself and the work that
lawyers, judges, law teachers, and other legal
professionals do after they complete their
training ("law jobs"). The program welcomes
proposals for comparative research proceeding from
any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially
broad range of topics, and varying time frames.
Proposals will be judged on the importance of the
questions addressed, their relevance to the
mission of LSAC, and the quality of the research
designs. ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to
applicants from all countries. Globalization of
law means globalization of research on legal
institutions. Principal investigators need not be
based in law schools; proposals are welcome from
social, behavioral, and educational researchers of
all kinds. The Grants Subcommittee encourages
collaborations between those who know legal
education most intimately (i.e., legal educators
and administrators) and those who know most about
how to design and conduct empirical research.
Grants must be made to an institution or
organization, not to individuals. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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ARTS ON RADIO AND TELEVISION

DUE:     SEP 3
WRITE:   Arts on Radio and Television
         Media Arts
         National Endowment for the Arts
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506-0001
WEB:     http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/
         RadioTV/index.html
E-MAIL:  welshl@arts.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5738

     Through this category the National Endowment
for the Arts seeks to make the excellence and
diversity of the arts widely available to the
American public through nationally distributed
television and radio programs. Grants are
available to support the development, production,
and national distribution of radio and television
programs on the arts. Priority will be given to
artistically excellent programs that have the
potential to reach a significant national
audience, regardless of the size or geographic
location of the applicant organization. Only
programs of artistic excellence and merit, in both
the media production and the subject, will be
funded. Projects may include high profile
multi-part television and radio series, single
documentaries, performance programs, or arts
segments for use within an existing series.
Programs may deal with any art form (e.g., visual
arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater,
musical theater, opera, film/video/audio art, folk
& traditional arts). Programs targeted to children
and youth also are welcome. All phases of a
project - research and development, production,
completion and distribution costs - are eligible
for support. Proposals are welcomed that include
ancillary activities that are intended to increase
public knowledge, understanding, and access to the
arts. Such activities might include the use of
related radio and television programming;
interactive Web sites; DVDs; streaming,
video-on-demand, and podcasts; other digital
applications; educational material; collaborations
with arts organizations, educators, and community
groups; video/audio distribution to schools,
libraries, and homes; and other public outreach
activities. 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. FUNDING: For
radio projects, grants generally range from
$10,000 to $100,000. For television projects: (a)
Research and development grants generally range
from $10,000 to $25,000. (b) Grants for single
documentaries generally range from $25,000 to
$50,000. (c) Grants for multi-part series vary
according to the complexity and scope of the
project. In rare instances, the Arts Endowment may
recommend an award over $200,000 for a project
with demonstrated quality, significance, and
impact. All grants require a nonfederal match of
at least 1 to 1. 

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             NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART              
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VISITING SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS & ASSOCIATE
APPOINTMENTS

DUE:     SEP 21  MAR 21
WRITE:   Center for Advanced Study in the
            Visual Arts
         National Gallery of Art
         2000B South Club Drive
         Landover, MD 20785
WEB:     http://www.nga.gov/resources/
         casvavissen.htm
PHONE:   202/842-6482
FAX:     202/789-3026

     The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual
Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships.
Fellowships are for full-time research, and
scholars are expected to reside in Washington and
to participate in the activities of the Center
throughout the fellowship period. Lectures,
colloquia, and informal discussions complement the
fellowship program. Visiting senior fellows are
provided with studies. They have access to the
notable resources represented by the collections,
the library, and the photographic archives of the
National Gallery, as well as to the Library of
Congress and other specialized research libraries
and collections in the Washington area.
Applications will be considered for study in the
history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts
(painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape
architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film,
photography, decorative arts, industrial design,
and other arts) of any geographical area and of
any period. Applications are also solicited from
scholars in other disciplines whose work examines
artifacts or has implications for the analysis and
criticism of visual form. ELIGIBILITY: Visiting
Senior Fellowships are intended for those who have
held the Ph.D. for five years or more or who
possess an equivalent record of professional
accomplishment at the time of application.
Visiting Senior Fellowships are awarded without
regard to the age or nationality of applicants.
FUNDING: The Center awards up to twelve short-term
(up to 60 days) Visiting Senior Fellowships.
Fellows receive stipends that include round-trip
travel and local expenses. Stipends for two-month
fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000, depending
on relocation requirements. Visiting senior
fellows who relocate to Washington will be
provided with housing in apartments near the
Gallery, subject to availability. In addition,
fellows receive allowances for photography.
ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: The Center will consider
appointment of associates who have obtained awards
for full-time research from granting institutions
other than their home institutions and would like
to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to
associate status will be considered for periods of
up to 60 days. Qualifications and selection for
associate status are the same as those for
visiting senior fellows. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK CONNECTIONS (IRNC)

DUE:     AUG 21
WRITE:   Jennifer M. Schopf, Program Director
         Internat'l Research Network Connections
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1160 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503382
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09564
E-MAIL:  jschopf@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8970

     The United States research and education
community communicates, cooperates, and
collaborates with colleagues in the global
community. Members of this community access remote
instruments, data, and computational resources
located throughout the world, often as part of
international collaborations. Similarly, major NSF
investments in large-scale science and engineering
facilities located both inside and outside the
United States are utilized by multi-national
research and education collaborations. To support
such activities, NSF solicits proposals for
International Research Network Connections (IRNC).
NSF expects to make a set of awards to: provide
network connections linking U.S. research networks
with peer networks in other parts of the world;
leverage existing international network
connectivity; improve the quality of end-to-end
networking on international paths; explore
experimental networking; stimulate the deployment
and operational understanding of emerging
technologies such as IPv6 in an international
context. Links funded by this program are intended
to support science and engineering research and
education applications, and preference will be
given to solutions which provide the best economy
of scale and demonstrate the ability to support
the largest communities of interest with the
broadest services. Funded projects will assist the
U.S. research and education community by enabling
state-of-the-art international network services
and access to increased collaboration and data
services. Through extended international network
connections, additional research and production
network services will be enabled, complementing
those currently offered or planned by domestic
research networks. This program supports
international research network connections across
three areas: Production network environments
(IRNC:ProNet); Experimental networking activities
in support of cyber-science applications
(IRNC:Exp); and special projects including
advanced network development, deployment,
security, monitoring, and other approaches
(IRNC:SP). FUNDING: $32.5 million total over FY
2010 thru FY 2014. NSF expects to make
approximately 5 IRNC:ProNet awards, each at
approximately $1M/year for 5 years, and a total of
5 to 10 awards for IRNC:Exp and IRNC:SP funded at
a level of $250K to $750K per year over 2-3 years.


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          PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA           
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PVA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

DUE:     SEP 1
WRITE:   Barbara Zupnik, Grants Portfolio Manager
         PVA Education Foundation
         801 Eighteenth Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20006-3517
WEB:     http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?
         pagename=research_resfdn
E-MAIL:  foundations@pva.org
PHONE:   202/416-7652
FAX:     202/416-7641

     From transplanting cells to regenerating
damaged nerve fibers to designing adaptive canoe
seats, the PVA Research Foundation supports
innovative research and fellowships that improve
the lives of those with spinal cord injury and
disease (SCI/D). The PVA Research Foundation, a
501(c)(3) nonprofit, funds five research
categories: (1) Laboratory research in the basic
sciences to find a cure for SCI/D; (2) Clinical
and functional studies of the medical,
psychosocial and economic effects of SCI/D, and
interventions to alleviate these effects; (3)
Design and development of assistive technology for
people with SCI/D, which includes improving the
identification, selection and utilization of these
devices; (4) Fellowships for postdoctoral
scientists, clinicians and engineers to encourage
training and specialization in the field of spinal
cord research; (5) Conferences and symposia that
provide opportunities for collaboration and
interaction among scientists, health care
providers and others involved in the SCI/D
research community. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible grantee
institutions must be located in the United States
or Canada. However, investigators and fellows are
not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens. All
grant applicants must have a professional degree:
Ph.D. or M.D. preferred, master's degree
acceptable under some circumstances. Senior
fellows are encouraged to apply as principal
investigators. Post-doctoral individuals are
eligible to apply for fellowship support within
four years of receiving a Ph.D. or completing M.D.
residency. FUNDING: In 2009, out of the 63
applications the PVA Research Foundation's Board
of Directors received, 13 new grants were awarded
totaling $1,516,590 in funding. 

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   RESEARCH CORPORATION FOR SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT   
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COTTRELL COLLEGE SCIENCE AWARDS

DUE:     SEP 15  MAR 15, required pre-proposal
WRITE:   Science Advancement Programs
         Research Corp. for Science Advancement
         4703 E. Camp Lowell Drive, Suite 201
         Tucson, AZ 85712
WEB:     http://www.rescorp.org/
         cottrell-college-science-awards
E-MAIL:  awards@rescorp.org
PHONE:   520/571-1111
FAX:     520/571-1119

     The Cottrell College Science Awards support
research in astronomy, chemistry, physics and
closely related fields that significantly overlap
with research in these three disciplines at public
and private, predominantly undergraduate colleges.
The projects proposed are judged on the basis of
scientific originality, significance, feasibility,
overlap with the three core disciplines and the
ability of the institutional environment to
sustain the activity. The involvement of
undergraduate students in the research is
expected, and is an important factor in most
awards. ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted
from faculty members at public and private
institutions of higher education in the United
States. The applicant's home department must offer
at least the baccalaureate, but not doctoral,
degrees in the applicant's discipline. The
institutional environment and support for research
are important considerations in evaluating the
potential of the proposal. The principal
investigator must have a faculty appointment in a
department of astronomy, chemistry or physics, or,
if from another department, propose research that
significantly overlaps with research in one of
these three disciplines. At the time of
application the applicant must be within the first
three years of her (his) first tenure track
appointment. FUNDING: Cottrell College Science
Awards provide for only those direct expenses
necessary for the conduct of the proposed research
and within the five budgetary categories described
in the guidelines. An institutional matching
contribution to the project of at least 20% of the
funding requested from Research Corporation for
Science Advancement is expected. While these
awards are designed to provide primarily summer
support, continuation of the research throughout
the academic year is expected. Budgets should be
tailored to individual circumstances. Awards are
approved for two years with a single, one-year
extension possible to expend remaining funds. The
total funding requested from Research Corporation
for Science Advancement must be between $25,000
and $45,000. 

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             RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION              
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VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

DUE:     SEP 30
WRITE:   Russell Sage Foundation
         112 East 64th Street
         New York, NY 10065
WEB:     http://www.russellsage.org/scholars/
E-MAIL:  info@rsage.org
PHONE:   212/750-6000
FAX:     212/371-4761

     The Russell Sage Foundation has established a
center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their
writing and research. Each year, the Russell Sage
Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New
York headquarters to investigate topics in social
and behavioral sciences. The Foundation
particularly welcomes groups of scholars who wish
to collaborate on a specific project during their
residence at Russell Sage. While Visiting Scholars
typically work on projects related to the
Foundation's current programs, a number of
scholars whose research falls outside the
Foundation's active programs also participate.
These research projects, and other work conducted
by the Visiting Scholars, constitute an important
part of the Russell Sage Foundation's ongoing
effort to analyze the shifting nature of social
and economic life in the United States.
ELIGIBILITY: Up to 15 residential fellowships are
made each year to selected scholars in the social
sciences, who are at least several years beyond
the Ph.D. FUNDING: The award allows these Visiting
Scholars to pursue their research and writing at
the Foundation for periods of up to one year.
Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1 and
ordinarily run through June 30th. Each scholar is
provided with an office at the Foundation,
research assistance, computer and library
facilities, salary support for the academic year
of up to $110,000 when unavailable from other
sources and, for scholars outside the greater New
York City area, a subsidized apartment nearby the
Foundation offices. 

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                 SLOAN FOUNDATION                 
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SLOAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 

DUE:     SEP 15, nominations
WRITE:   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
         630 Fifth Avenue
         Suite 2550
         New York, NY 10111
WEB:     http://www.sloan.org/fellowships
PHONE:   212/649-1649
FAX:     212/757-5117

     The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to
stimulate fundamental research by early-career
scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to
118 researchers in recognition of distinguished
performance and a unique potential to make
substantial contributions to their field.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates for Sloan Research
Fellowships are required to: (a) hold a Ph.D. (or
equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics,
computer science, economics, neuroscience or
computational and evolutionary molecular biology,
or in a related interdisciplinary field; (b) be
members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure
track) of a college or university in the United
States or Canada; and (c) be no more than six
years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or
equivalent, unless they have held a faculty
appointment for less than two years or unless one
of the following special circumstances apply:
military service, a change of field, or child
rearing. If any of the above circumstances do
apply, the nomination letter should provide a
clear explanation. While Fellows are expected to
be at an early stage of their research careers,
there should be strong evidence of independent
research accomplishments. Candidates in all fields
are normally below the rank of associate professor
and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict
requirements. FUNDING: The size of the award is
$50,000 for the two-year period. Sloan Research
Fellowships are awarded for a two-year period; if
unexpended funds remain at the end of two years,
an extension of the termination date may be
obtained. Extensions are limited to a maximum of
two years. Funds remaining at the end of that
period must be returned to the Foundation. 

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                TINKER FOUNDATION                 
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LATIN AMERICA FIELD RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     SEP 30
WRITE:   The Tinker Foundation Incorporated
         55 East 59th Street
         New York, NY 10022
WEB:     http://www.fdncenter.org/grantmaker/
         tinker/field.html
E-MAIL:  tinker@tinker.org
PHONE:   212/421-6858
FAX:     212/223-3326

     The Tinker Field Research Grants competition
was initiated in 1979 within the Foundation's
institutional grants program. These awards are
available to recognized Centers or Institutes of
Ibero-American or Latin American Studies with
graduate doctoral programs at accredited United
States universities. The Grants provide graduate
students with travel funds (international and
in-country) to Latin America, Spain and Portugal
and limited field research expenses. These awards
allow students to acquire a comprehensive
knowledge of language and culture, to familiarize
themselves with information sources relevant to
their studies; to conduct pilot studies and
preliminary investigations, and to develop
contacts with scholars and institutions in their
fields. They are awarded by the university
institutes/centers for brief periods of research
in Iberia or Latin America and should reflect
primarily the Foundation's broad areas of
interest. Awards are limited to graduate students
conducting predissertation research. FUNDING: Two
levels of support in the Field Research Grants
competition are available - $10,000 and $15,000
per annum. Centers/Institutes that are less
developed and/or relatively new are eligible to
apply for the $10,000 level award.
Centers/Institutes that are well established are
encouraged to apply for the $15,000 level award.
Successful institutional applicants must match the
award with a minimum of the amount awarded. 




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