The Grant Advisor
November 2009


In This Issue



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        AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION        
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EXECUTIVE BRANCH SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

DUE:     JAN 8
WRITE:   Dr. Heather Kelly
         Government Relations Office
         American Psychological Association
         750 First Street, NE   5th Floor
         Washington, DC 20002-4242
WEB:     http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows/
E-MAIL:  hkelly@apa.org
PHONE:   202/336-5932

     The purpose of this program is to provide
psychologists an invaluable learning experience in
research administration and policy, to contribute
to more effective use of psychological knowledge
within federal research funding agencies, and to
broaden the awareness about the value of the
psychology-government interaction among
psychologists and within the federal government.
The Fellow will spend one year working as a
special assistant in an executive branch research
funding/coordinating office. Specific placement
will be determined based on the Fellow's expertise
and interests in coordination with APA staff. Past
Fellows have worked in the White House Office of
Science and Technology Policy, the Office of
Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the
National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development at the National Institutes of Health,
the Department of Defense, the Central
Intelligence Agency, and the National Science
Foundation. The Fellow attends an orientation
program on congressional and executive branch
operations and a year-long seminar series on
issues involving science and public policy. These
aspects of the program are administered by the
American Association for the Advancement of
Science for the APA Fellows and for those
sponsored by over two dozen other professional
societies. ELIGIBILITY: The prospective Fellow
must demonstrate competence in scientific
psychology and have a strong interest in applying
psychological knowledge to national research and
policy issues. The applicant must be able to work
quickly and communicate effectively on a wide
variety of topics, and be able to work
cooperatively with individuals having diverse
viewpoints. An applicant must be trained as a
psychologist, be a member of APA, and have a
doctorate in psychology or related field, with a
minimum of two years post-doctoral experience
preferred. An applicant also must be a U.S.
citizen. FUNDING: APA will sponsor one Fellow for
a one-year appointment beginning September 1,
2010. The Fellowship stipend is $66,000, with an
additional monthly stipend to cover health
insurance, plus $3,000 for relocation to the
Washington, D.C. area and travel expenses. 

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      AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION      
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SMALL RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   Small Research Grant Competition
         American Political Science Association
         1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-1206
WEB:     http://www.apsanet.org/content_9222.cfm
E-MAIL:  grants@apsanet.org
PHONE:   202/483-2512
FAX:     202/483-2657

     The APSA Small Research Grant Program
supports research in all fields of political
science. The intent of these grants is to support
the research of political scientists who are not
employed at PhD-granting department in the field
and to help further the careers of these scholars.
Grant recipients have been able to publish several
books and book chapters, journal articles, working
papers, and conference presentations. They also
report benefits to students, who have co-authored
projects and worked as research assistants.
Several recipients were also able to use the APSA
grant as "seed money" to get additional funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be APSA members at
the time of application and when the funds are
dispersed. The principal investigator and any
co-author must be one of the following: (1) a
faculty member at a college or university that
does not award a PhD in Political Science, Public
Administration, Public Policy, International
Relations, Government, or Politics and whose
primary appointment is in one of these
departments; or (2) a political scientist not
affiliated with an academic institution and is
either (a) unemployed or (b) working in a research
organization such as a think tank. This grant does
not provide support for dissertation research or
writing. Graduate students are not eligible to
apply. FUNDING: A small number of these grants are
awarded annually by the Council on the basis of a
peer review process. Individual grants do not
exceed $2,500 and are not renewable. Funds may be
used for such research activities as: travel to
archives; travel to conduct interviews;
administration and coding of instruments; research
assistance; and purchase of data-sets.  

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  COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS   
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MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   Council of American Overseas Rsch Ctrs
         P.O. Box 37012
         MRC 178
         Washington, DC 20013-7012
WEB:     http://www.caorc.org/programs/multi.htm
E-MAIL:  fellowships@caorc.org
PHONE:   202/633-1599
FAX:     202/786-2430

     The Council of American Overseas Research
Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program
supports advanced regional or trans-regional
research in the humanities, social sciences, or
allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral
candidates and scholars who have already earned
their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates
examining comparative and/or cross-regional
research. Applicants are eligible to apply as
individuals or in teams. FUNDING: Approximately
ten awards of up to $10,000 each will be given to
scholars who wish to carry out research on broad
questions of multi-country significance in the
fields of humanities, social sciences, and related
natural sciences. Scholars must carry out research
in two or more countries outside the United
States, at least one of which hosts a
participating American overseas research center.
Given changing travel restrictions and/or security
warnings to many countries, applicants should
contact CAORC before preparing a proposal. 

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      CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND 
        COOPERATION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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PREDOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   CISAC Fellowship Program
         Freeman Spogli Institute for
            International Studies
         Stanford University, Encina Hall, C223
         Stanford, CA 94305-6165
WEB:     http://cisac.stanford.edu/fellowships/
E-MAIL:  CISACfellowship@stanford.edu
PHONE:   650/725-9132
FAX:     650/723-0089

     CISAC offers pre and postdoctoral and
professional fellowships for concentrated study in
a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows spend the
academic year at Stanford University, where they
participate in seminars, and interact with each
other as well as faculty and researchers. They are
expected to produce a research product (e.g.,
dissertation chapters, draft articles, a book
manuscript). The Center considers applicants
working within a broad range of topics related to
peace and international security. Suitable topics
may include, but are not limited to: transnational
processes affecting conflict and human security;
the United Nations and global governance; causes
and prevention of conflict; determinants of
post-war settlements; the interaction of science,
politics and policy; nuclear energy and nuclear
nonproliferation; proliferation and
nonproliferation of nuclear, chemical and
biological weapon; terrorism and
counter-terrorism; the politics of homeland
security; the determinants of foreign and military
policy within and across states and regions.
ELIGIBILITY: Fellowships are available to PhD
candidates who have made substantial progress
toward the completion of their dissertation and to
scholars with PhD or equivalent degrees from the
United States and abroad. The Center invites
applications from a variety of areas of expertise,
including anthropology, economics, history, law,
political science, sociology, medicine, and the
natural and physical sciences. The Center also
seeks applications from professionals, such as
military officers or civilian members of the
United States government, members of military or
diplomatic services from other countries, and
journalists interested in international security
issues. FUNDING: Predoctoral fellows receive
stipends comparable to those awarded by the
Stanford Graduate Fellowships program and
postdoctoral fellows receive stipends determined
on a case-by-case basis. Professional stipends are
commensurate with experience. Health care and
other benefits are also provided as required by
Stanford University for both pre and postdoctoral
fellows. 

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      CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND 
        COOPERATION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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FELLOWSHIPS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   CISAC Fellowship Program
         Freeman Spogli Institute for
            International Studies
         Stanford University, Encina Hall, C223
         Stanford, CA 94305-6165
WEB:     http://cisac.stanford.edu/fellowships/
E-MAIL:  CISACfellowship@stanford.edu
PHONE:   650/725-9132
FAX:     650/723-0089

     The CISAC Science Fellowship Program offers
scientists and engineers an opportunity to conduct
research into the scientific and technical aspects
of a security topic of their own choosing, or to
conduct research in collaboration with one of the
Center's ongoing research efforts. Examples of
possible research topics include: nuclear weapons
and non-proliferation policy; nuclear energy;
critical infrastructure; biosecurity; information
technology and security; missile defense systems
and space weaponization; energy, food, and water
security; security issues related to climate
change. ELIGIBILITY: The Center invites scientists
and engineers who have demonstrated excellence in
their specialties to apply. Fellowships are
available for postdoctoral fellows and mid-career
professionals. The Center is particularly
interested in individuals who are considering
careers in science and public policy. Scientists
in academic and research institutions, government,
and industry, from the United States and abroad
may apply. All applicants, including those not
seeking financial assistance, must submit complete
applications. FUNDING: Stipends are awarded for an
eleven-month period beginning around end of
September 2010, and are determined on a
case-by-case basis, commensurate with experience.
Health insurance is also available. Two-year
fellowships are available under some
circumstances. 

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                  DIRKSEN CENTER                  
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CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH AWARDS

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   Frank H. Mackaman
         The Dirksen Congressional Center
         2815 Broadway
         Pekin, IL 61554
WEB:     http://www.dirksencenter.org/
         print_grants_CRAs.htm
E-MAIL:  fmackaman@dirksencenter.org
PHONE:   309/347-7113
FAX:     309/347-6432

     The Dirksen Congressional Center invites
applications for grants to fund research on
congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority
Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private,
nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational
organization devoted to the study of Congress and
its leaders. Since 1978, the Congressional
Research Awards (formerly the Congressional
Research Grants) program has paid out $747,465 to
support more than 369 projects. ELIGIBILITY: The
competition is open to individuals with a serious
interest in studying Congress. Political
scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of
public administration or American studies, and
journalists are among those eligible. The Center
encourages graduate students who have successfully
defended their dissertation prospectus to apply
and awards a significant portion of the funds for
dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens who reside in the United States. The
awards program does not fund undergraduate or
pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible.
Research teams of two or more individuals are
eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect
costs may be claimed against a Congressional
Research Award. FUNDING: A total of up to $30,000
was available in 2009. Awards range from a few
hundred dollars to $3,500. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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HIGHER EDUCATION CHALLENGE (HEC) GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 5
WRITE:   P. Gregory Smith, Nat'l Program Leader
         Higher Education Programs, NIFA, USDA
         STOP 2251
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2251
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/
         rfas/higher_education_challenge.html
E-MAIL:  HEC@nifa.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-1973
FAX:     202/720-2030

     The purpose of the Higher Education Challenge
(HEC) Grants Program is to strengthen and enhance
the Nation's higher education teaching and
training programs in the food and agricultural
sciences, and to ensure the production of
sufficient numbers and quality of graduates to
meet the national needs for scientific and
professional expertise. The HEC grants program
encourages innovative teaching enhancement
projects with the potential for regional or
national impact to serve as models for other
institutions. While research and extension
activities may be included in a funded HEC
project, the primary focus must be to improve
teaching within a degree-granting program.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by: (a)
U.S. public or private nonprofit colleges and
universities offering a baccalaureate or first
professional degree in at least one discipline or
area of the food and agricultural sciences; (b)
land-grant colleges and universities, (including
land grant institutions in the Insular Areas); (c)
colleges and universities having significant
minority enrollments and a demonstrable capacity
to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural
sciences; and (d) other colleges and universities
having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the
teaching of food and agricultural sciences.
FUNDING: NIFA anticipates approximately $5.2
million will be available to fund applications in
FY 2010. Applicants may submit either: (1) Regular
Project Proposal (Single Institution) -- up to
$150,000 (total, not per year); or (2) Joint
Project Proposal (Applicant + Two or more
Partners) -- up to $500,000 (total, not per year).


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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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FULBRIGHT-HAYS FACULTY RESEARCH ABROAD (FRA)
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     DEC 1
WRITE:   Cynthia Dudzinski
         International Education Programs Service
         U.S. Department of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Suite 6007
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 10/05/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsfra/
E-MAIL:  cynthia.dudzinski@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7589

     The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad
Fellowship Program provides opportunities to
faculty of institutions of higher education (IHEs)
to engage in research abroad in modern foreign
languages and area studies. Proposals must meet
the following absolute priority: A research
project that focuses on one or more of the
following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia,
Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South
Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and
Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the
United States and its territories). Please note
that applications that propose projects focused on
Western Europe are not eligible. ELIGIBILITY:
IHEs. As part of the application process, faculty
members submit individual applications to the IHE.
The IHE then officially submits all eligible
individual faculty applications with its grant
application to the Department. FUNDING: $1.39
million for about 20 awards, ranging from
$25,000-$115,000, and averaging $70,000. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH
ABROAD (DDRA) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     DEC 1
WRITE:   Amy Wilson
         International Ed. Programs Service
         U.S. Department of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6082
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 10/05/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/
E-MAIL:  amy.wilson@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7700
FAX:     202/502-7860

     The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation
Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides
opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in
full-time dissertation research abroad in modern
foreign languages and area studies. The program is
designed to contribute to the development and
improvement of the study of modern foreign
languages and area studies in the United States.
Proposals must meet the following absolute
priority: A research project that focuses on one
or more of the following geographic areas: Africa,
East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands,
South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and
Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the
United States and its territories). Please note
that applications that propose projects focused on
Western Europe are not eligible. ELIGIBILITY:
Institutes of higher education (IHEs). As part of
the application process, students submit
individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then
officially submits all eligible individual student
applications with its grant application to the
Department. FUNDING: $5.69 million for 142 awards
ranging from $15,000 to $60,000 each, with an
average size of $40,000. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS) PROGRAM

DUE:     DEC 14, extended from DEC 7
WRITE:   Deborah Walsh
         Office of Federal TRIO Programs
         U.S. Department of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 7000
         Washington, DC 20006-8510
FED-REG: 10/22/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp
E-MAIL:  TRIO@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7600

     The purpose of the SSS Program is to increase
the number of disadvantaged low-income college
students, first generation college students, and
college students with disabilities in the United
States who successfully complete a program of
study at the postsecondary level. The support
services provided should increase the retention
and graduation rates for these students and
facilitate their transfer from two-year to
four-year colleges and universities. The support
services provided should also foster an
institutional climate supportive of the success of
students who are limited English proficient,
students from groups that are traditionally
underrepresented in postsecondary education,
students with disabilities, students who are
homeless children and youths, students who are in
foster care or are aging out of the foster care
system, and other disconnected students. Student
Support Services should also improve the financial
and economic literacy of students. ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education or combinations
of institutions of higher education. FUNDING: $268
million for about 871 new awards, ranging from
$220,000-$360,000, and averaging $308,732. The
project period is up to 60 months. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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APPROACHES TO ASSESSING POTENTIAL FOOD ALLERGY
FROM GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS

DUE:     JAN 7
WRITE:   Susan Laessig
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2010/
         2010_star_biotech.html
E-MAIL:  laessig.susan@epa.gov
PHONE:   202/343-9617

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results
(STAR) program, is issuing this request for
applications (RFA) for applied research on
innovative or improved methods to predict whether
or not a pesticide protein is a food allergen.
Research to characterize the key factors that
influence human immune responses to dietary
proteins is needed in order to better assess
potential food allergy from genetically engineered
plants. Proposals are requested on the role of
dose, route of sensitization, and/or the
physicochemical properties of ingested proteins
and their influence on the development of immune
sensitization, oral tolerance, or the elicitation
of allergic symptoms. Also of interest is how the
food matrix and gastrointestinal environment in
which proteins are ingested may affect these
immune responses. The overall aim of the research
program is to improve safety assessment for
genetically engineered plants by enhancing the
ability to estimate the potency of unknown
proteins relative to known allergenic and
non-allergenic proteins. Because there is no
single, definitive test for determining the
allergenic potential of novel pesticide proteins
in the diet, risk assessment associated with the
regulation of foods derived from modern
biotechnology currently uses a
"weight-of-evidence" approach. The research will
contribute to improved methods for assessing the
potential dietary allergenicity of pesticide
proteins in genetically engineered plants.
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: $1.7
million for about 4 awards. Potential funding per
award: up to a total of $425,000, including direct
and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3
years. Cost-sharing is not required. 

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                GRAHAM FOUNDATION                 
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GRANTS IN ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED ARTS

DUE:     FEB 25, organizations  
         SEP 15, individuals
WRITE:   Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies
            in the Fine Arts
         4 West Burton Place
         Chicago, IL 60610-1416
WEB:     http://www.grahamfoundation.org/
E-MAIL:  info@grahamfoundation.org
PHONE:   312/787-4071

     The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in
the Fine Arts offers two types of grants: (1)
Production and Presentation Grants to individuals
and organizations, and (2) Research and
Development Grants to individuals. The Foundation
makes project-based grants to individuals and
organizations and produces public programs to
foster the development and exchange of diverse and
challenging ideas about architecture and its role
in the arts, culture, and society. Architecture
and other spatial practices engage a wide range of
cultural, social, political, technological,
environmental, and aesthetic issues. The
Foundation is interested in projects that
investigate the contemporary condition, expand
historical perspectives, or explore the future of
architecture and the designed environment.
FUNDING: Production and Presentation Grants to
individuals do not exceed $20,000; Production and
Presentation Grants to organizations do not exceed
$30,000. Research and Development Grants to
individuals do not exceed $10,000. All grants are
likely to be less than the maximums indicated. 

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     INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH & EXCHANGES BOARD     
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SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS

DUE:     FEB 2
WRITE:   International Research & Exchanges Board
         2121 K Street, NW
         Suite 700
         Washington, DC 20037
WEB:     http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/
         programs/uss_stg.asp
E-MAIL:  stg@irex.org
PHONE:   202/628-8188
FAX:     202/628-8189

     The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is
a flexible fellowship offering support to
postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct
research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues
relevant to the U.S. Government. Because STG
supports research for a maximum of eight weeks,
fellows have the ability to conduct shorter
research trips without significantly affecting
their teaching and work schedules. Scholars
interested in STG can apply to conduct research in
up to two countries for up to eight weeks.
ELIGIBILITY: STG applicants must have a graduate
degree (PhD, MA, MD, MBA, MFA, MPA, MPH, MLIS, MS,
JD) at the time of application and be a U.S.
citizen or permanent resident. Eligible countries
of research focus: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia,
Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland,
Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
FUNDING: As part of the STG fellowship,
participants are provided with visa assistance,
international roundtrip transportation, a monthly
allowance for housing and living expenses, and
emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also
have access to resources available in any of
IREX's 25 field offices. 

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         JANE COFFIN CHILDS MEMORIAL FUND         
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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN MEDICAL AND RELATED
SCIENCES BEARING ON CANCER

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund
            for Medical Research
         333 Cedar Street
         P.O. Box 208000
         New Haven, CT 06520-8000
WEB:     http://jccfund.org/
E-MAIL:  jccfund@yale.edu
PHONE:   203/785-4612

     The Fund awards fellowships to suitably
qualified individuals for full time postdoctoral
studies in the medical and related sciences
bearing on cancer. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants in
general should not have more than one year of
postdoctoral experience. They must hold either the
M.D. degree or the Ph.D. degree in the field in
which they propose to study or furnish evidence of
equivalent training and experience. FUNDING: The
appointment will normally be for three years. The
basic stipend at present is $43,000 the first
year, $44,000 the second year, and $46,000 the
third year, with an additional $1000 for each
dependent child. There is no dependency allowance
for a spouse. 

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       NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EURASIAN & EAST 
                EUROPEAN RESEARCH
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NATIONAL RESEARCH COMPETITION

DUE:     FEB 15
WRITE:   The National Council for Eurasian and
            East European Research
         Box 353650
         Seattle, WA 98195
WEB:     http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/
         NRC/nrc.php
E-MAIL:  info@nceeer.org
PHONE:   206/829-2445
FAX:     206/221-0885

     The National Council for Eurasian and East
European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for
its National Research Competition. This
competition provides funds for both collaborative
and individual research projects in the humanities
and social sciences in or on any country of
Eurasia or East-Central Europe. ELIGIBILITY: The
primary scholar on either a collaborative or
individual project must be a US citizen or
permanent resident and hold a PhD degree. FUNDING:
Research Contracts support collaborative projects
involving multiple post-doctoral scholars, or
individuals with comparable research skills who do
not hold PhDs, including at least one U.S.-based
scholar or researcher with a maximum award of
$70,000. Research Grants support research projects
conducted by individual U.S. citizens or permanent
residents, with a maximum award of $40,000.
Contracts provide funding to scholars or
researchers via institutional awards, while Grants
are awarded directly to the scholar or researcher.


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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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AMERICA'S MEDIA MAKERS

DUE:     JAN 13
WRITE:   America's Media Makers
         Division of Public Programs
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW   Room 426
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         AmMediaMakers_development.html
E-MAIL:  publicpgms@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8269

     Grants for America's Media Makers support
projects in the humanities that explore stories,
ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding
of our lives and our world. The Division of Public
Programs supports the development of humanities
content and interactivity that excite, inform, and
stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity,
and history in creative and new ways. Grants for
America's Media Makers should encourage dialogue,
discussion, and civic engagement, and they should
foster learning among people of all ages. To that
end, the Division of Public Programs urges
applicants to consider more than one format for
presenting humanities ideas to the public. NEH
offers two categories of grants for media
projects, Development Grants and Production
Grants. ELIGIBILITY: Any U.S. nonprofit
organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
is eligible, as are state and local governmental
agencies. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH
funding are advised to seek an eligible
organization to sponsor the project and submit the
application to NEH. FUNDING: Awards for
development typically range from $40,000 to
$75,000, depending on the complexity of the
project, and are usually made for a period of six
to twelve months. Basic development grants of up
to $40,000 are available for activities that
include collaboration with scholars to refine the
humanities content, undertake archival research,
and conduct preliminary interviews. Awards of up
to $75,000 are available for the scripting of a
radio or television program or the creation of a
prototype for a digital media project, and for
more complex projects that would have
exceptionally wide reach to audiences. Production
Grants last for one to three years and may range
from $100,000 to $800,000. In rare circumstances,
awards may exceed this amount, depending on the
scope, complexity, and reach of the production.
Chairman's Special Awards of up to $1 million are
available for large-scale, collaborative,
multiformat projects that will reach broad
portions of the public. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INTERDISCIPLINARY GRANTS IN THE MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

DUE:     FEB 19
WRITE:   Dean M. Evasius, Program Director
         Division of Mathematical Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1025 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
         pims_id=5299
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf04518
E-MAIL:  devasius@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8132

     The objective of the Interdisciplinary Grants
in the Mathematical Sciences (IGMS) program is to
enable mathematical scientists to undertake
research and study in another discipline so as to:
(1) expand their skills and knowledge in areas
other than the mathematical sciences; (2)
subsequently apply this knowledge in their
research; and (3) enrich the educational
experiences and broaden the career options of
their students. Recipients of an IGMS award are
expected to spend full time in a non-mathematical
science department in an academic institution or
an industrial, commercial or financial
organization. The expected outcome is sufficient
familiarity with another discipline so as to open
opportunities for effective collaboration by the
mathematical scientist with researchers in another
discipline. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals may be
submitted by academic institutions in support of
individual investigators. 

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          PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA           
__________________________________________________


PVA EDUCATION FOUNDATION: GRANTS

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

     The PVA Education Foundation was created in
1986 to fund innovative educational programs for
individuals with spinal cord injury or diseases
and their families, caregivers, and healthcare
professionals. The mission of the PVA Education
Foundation is to fund innovative educational
projects that enhance the quality of life of
individuals with spinal cord injury or disease
(SCI/D) and/or increase the knowledge and
effectiveness of health professionals in the SCI/D
community. The PVA Education Foundation generally
supports five types of projects: (1) Consumer,
Caregiver, and Community Education; (2)
Professional Development and Education; (3)
Research Utilization and Dissemination; (4)
Assistive Technology; and (5) Conferences and
Symposia. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include
members of academic institutions, not-for-profit
agencies and organizations, and consumer advocates
and/or organizations. Grantees must be located in
the United States or Canada. However, project
directors and staff are not required to be U.S. or
Canadian citizens. FUNDING: The maximum amount for
a PVA Education Foundation grant is $50,000 per
year. Proposals may be submitted for one-or
two-year projects. The maximum amount for a
conference grant is $15,000 per year. 

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             RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE             
__________________________________________________


GILBERT F. WHITE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 23
WRITE:   Coordinator for Academic Programs -
         White Award
         Resources for the Future
         1616 P Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-1400
WEB:     http://www.rff.org/fellowships/white
E-MAIL:  white-award@rff.org
PHONE:   202/328-5138

     Resources for the Future (RFF) will award
resident fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic
year in honor of Gilbert F. White, retired
chairman of the RFF Board of Directors,
distinguished geographer, and statesman of
science. The fellowships are intended for
researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish
to devote a year to scholarly work in areas
related to natural resources, energy, or the
environment. Social scientists as well as natural
scientists interested in policy-relevant
interdisciplinary research are encouraged to
apply. Because fellows will interact closely with
RFF researchers, selection criteria will include
the nature of the applicant's proposed research
program and how it fits with RFF work in progress.
ELIGIBILITY: The award is open to individuals in
any discipline who have completed their doctoral
requirements by the beginning of the 2010-2011
academic year. Teaching and/or research experience
at the postdoctoral level is preferred though not
essential. Individuals holding positions in
government as well as at academic institutions are
eligible. FUNDING: Fellows receive an annual
stipend based upon their current salary and also
receive research support, office facilities at
RFF, and an allowance of up to $1,000 for moving
or living expenses. This stipend may be
supplemented by other sources if the supplement
does not divert the fellow from his or her
research. Typically, visiting fellows have
sabbatical support from their home institutions.
Fellowships do not provide medical insurance or
other RFF fringe benefits. Neither Social Security
nor tax payments are deducted from the stipend.
Gilbert White Fellows are normally in residence at
RFF for 11 months. 

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             RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE             
__________________________________________________


JOSEPH L. FISHER DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     FEB 23
WRITE:   Coordinator for Academic Programs -
         Fisher Award
         Resources for the Future
         1616 P Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-1400
WEB:     http://www.rff.org/fellowships/fisher
E-MAIL:  fisher-award@rff.org
PHONE:   202/328-5088

     In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher,
president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from
1959-1974, RFF will award fellowships for the
coming academic year in support of doctoral
dissertation research on issues related to the
environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF's
primary research disciplines are economics and
other social sciences. Proposals originating in
these fields will have the greatest likelihood of
success. Proposals from the physical or biological
sciences must have an immediate and obvious link
to environmental policy matters. ELIGIBILITY: This
fellowship is intended to be the principal source
of support for graduate students in the final year
of their dissertation research. The fellowship
will be reduced by the amount of any other
financial assistance (other than tuition support)
above $18,000. Financial assistance must be
disclosed to RFF. Fellowship candidates must have
completed the preliminary examinations for their
doctorate no later than February 1 prior to the
application deadline. This requirement will be
strictly enforced. FUNDING: The fellowships carry
a stipend of $18,000 for the 2010-2011 academic
year. Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, most if
not all of this stipend will probably be taxable
income. It is expected that fellowship recipients
will not engage in full-time employment during the
period of fellowship tenure. 

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             U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY              
__________________________________________________


NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE (NSDI)
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 7
WRITE:   Grant Specialist
         U.S. Geological Survey
         Office of Acquisitions and Grants
         12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 205
         Reston, VA 20192
WEB:     http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2010NSDICAP/
E-MAIL:  burbanma@fgdc.gov
PHONE:   703/648-7382

     Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is
pleased to announced the request for proposals to
support the 2010 National Spatial Data
Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements
Program (CAP). ELIGIBILITY: State or local
governments, academia, private sector, non-profit
and tribal organizations, as well as consortia of
organizations are eligible to receive NSDI CAP
funding. Federal agencies and non-US entities are
not eligible. FUNDING: A total of over $1.3
million has been made available to fund up to 31
innovative projects spread across seven geospatial
data categories, which are summarized on the FGDC
website. Each project will focus on ways to build
new and improve existing geospatial data
infrastructure necessary to effectively discover,
access, share, manage and use digital geographic
data. 






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