The Grant Advisor
December 2009


In This Issue



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          AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY          
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PHILLIPS FUND GRANTS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN RESEARCH

DUE:     MAR 1
WRITE:   Phillips Fund for Native American Rsch.
         American Philosophical Society
         104 South Fifth Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEB:     http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips
E-MAIL:  LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org
PHONE:   215/440-3429

     The Phillips Fund of the American
Philosophical Society provides grants for research
in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and
the history of studies of Native Americans, in the
continental United States and Canada. Grants are
not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography,
psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of
pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes
ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the
study of cultures and culture change through time.
The grants are intended for such costs as travel,
tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for
the purchase of books or permanent equipment.
ELIGIBILITY: The committee prefers to support the
work of younger scholars who have received the
doctorate. Applications are also accepted from
graduate students for research on masters theses
or doctoral dissertations. The committee sometimes
approves two awards to the same person within a
five-year period. FUNDING: The average award is
about $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants
are given for one year following the date of the
award. 

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          AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY          
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LIBRARY RESIDENT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     MAR 1
WRITE:   Library Resident Research Fellowships
         American Philosophical Society
         105 South Fifth Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
WEB:     http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident
E-MAIL:  Libfellows@amphilsoc.org
PHONE:   215/440-3443
FAX:     215/440-3423

     The American Philosophical Society Library
offers short-term residential fellowships for
conducting research in its collections. The
Library is a leading international center for
research in the history of American science and
technology and its European roots, as well as
early American history and technology and its
European roots, as well as early American history
and culture. The Library houses over 8 million
manuscript items, 250,000 volumes of printed
materials, and thousands of maps and prints.
Collections are renowned for their depth and
interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields,
including Early American History and Culture to
1840; Atlantic History Intellectual History;
Travel, Exploration and Expeditions; History of
Science, Technology and Medicine; History of
Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics including
20th-Century Medical Research; History of Eugenics
and Genetics; History of Physics, especially
Quantum Physics; History of Natural History in the
18th and 19th Centuries; Anthropology,
particularly Native American History, Culture and
Languages; Caribbean and Slavery Studies. The
Library does not hold materials on philosophy in
the modern sense. ELIGIBILITY: The fellowships,
funded by generous benefactors, are open to both
U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Applicants
may be: (a) Holders of the Ph.D. or its
equivalent; (b) Ph.D. candidates who have passed
their preliminary examinations; (c) Independent
scholars. Applicants in any relevant field of
scholarship may apply. Candidates who live 75 or
more miles from Philadelphia receive some
preference. FUNDING: A stipend of $2,000 per month
is awarded for a minimum of one month and a
maximum of three months. The duration of award is
requested by the candidate, but the final decision
is made by the Fellowship Committee. Fellowships
may be taken any time beginning 1 June 2009 and
must be completed by 31 May 2010. Fellows are
required to be in residence at the Library for
four to twelve consecutive weeks, depending upon
the length of the award. 

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                COMPTON FOUNDATION                
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GRANTS IN PEACE & SECURITY, POPULATION, AND
ENVIRONMENT

DUE:     MAR 7  SEP 7
WRITE:   Compton Foundation
         255 Shoreline Drive
         Suite 540
         Redwood City, CA 94065
WEB:     http://www.comptonfoundation.org/
PHONE:   650/508-1181
FAX:     650/508-1191

     In a world that is increasingly interrelated,
the Compton Foundation seeks to foster human and
ecological security by addressing contemporary
threats to these inalienable rights. The
Foundation supports responsible stewardship that
respects the rights of future generations to a
balanced and healthy ecology, both personal and
global, allowing for the full richness of human
experience. The Foundation envisions a world in
which humans live in harmony with each other, and
in sustainable balance with the earth. To realize
this vision, the Compton Foundation focuses most
of its grantmaking in the areas of Peace &
Security, Environment & Sustainability, and
Population & Reproductive Health, with a special
emphasis on projects that explore the
interconnections between these categories. The
Foundation seeks to foster positive and
sustainable models of change in each of its three
program areas. The Foundation believes that
research and activism should inform each other,
and that both perspectives are necessary for
productive public debate and effective policy
change. The Foundation actively encourages
creative collaboration between agencies,
institutions and/or foundations, and projects that
advance human knowledge by connecting theory with
practice. FUNDING: The Compton Foundation granted
$5.1 million to nonprofit organizations in 2007
and $4.5 million in 2008. 

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            CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE             
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INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN CANCER IMMUNOLOGY & GENERAL
IMMUNOLOGY

DUE:     MAR 1
WRITE:   Grants Administrator
         Cancer Research Institute
         One Exchange Plaza
         55 Broadway, Suite 1802
         New York, NY 10006
WEB:     http://www.cancerresearch.org/
         Programs.aspx?id=250
E-MAIL:  grants@cancerresearch.org
PHONE:   212/688-7515
FAX:     212/832-9376

     Established in 1986 to complement the
Institute's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the
Investigator Award Program supports accomplished
assistant professors undertaking their first
independent investigations in cancer immunology or
general immunology. A four-year grant, the award
provides flexibility and a degree of stability
during this very challenging period. ELIGIBILITY:
Candidates for the investigator award must hold a
doctoral degree and be a tenure-track Assistant
Professor at the time of award activation. CRI has
no citizenship restrictions, and research
supported by the award may be conducted at medical
schools and research centers in the United States
or abroad. FUNDING: The investigator award
provides $50,000 per year for 4 years. The funds
may be used at the recipient's discretion for
salary, technical assistance, supplies, or capital
equipment. CRI does not provide funds for indirect
costs. Payments are made monthly in U.S. currency
to the host institution. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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ORGANIC AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION
INITIATIVE

DUE:     FEB 9
WRITE:   Dr. Mary Peet, Nat'l Program Leader
         Plant and Animal Systems
         USDA, CSREES
         1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 2220
         Washington, DC 20250-2220
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/
         rfas/OREI.html
E-MAIL:  mpeet@nifa.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/401-4202
FAX:     202/401-4888

     The Organic Agriculture Research and
Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve
critical organic agriculture issues, priorities,
or problems through the integration of research
and extension activities. The purpose of this
program is to fund projects that will enhance the
ability of producers and processors who have
already adopted organic standards to grow and
market high quality organic agricultural products.
Priority concerns include biological, physical,
and social sciences, including economics. The OREI
is particularly interested in projects that
emphasize research and outreach that assist
farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning and
ecosystem integration. Projects should plan to
deliver applied production information to
producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified
organic land or on land in transition to organic
certification, as appropriate to project goals and
objectives. ELIGIBILITY: The following entities
are eligible: 1. State agricultural experiment
stations; 2. colleges and universities; 3.
university research foundations; 4. other research
institutions and organizations; 5. Federal
agencies; 6. national laboratories; 7. private
organizations or corporations; 8. individuals who
are United States citizens or nationals; or 9. any
group consisting of 2 or more of the entities
described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).
FUNDING: Approximately $19 million is available in
FY 2010. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND EDUCATION GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 28
WRITE:   Patty Fulton
         International Programs
         NIFA, USDA, STOP 2203
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2203
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/
         intl_science.html
E-MAIL:  ISE@nifa.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/690-3852
FAX:     202/690-2355

     The purpose of ISE is to support the
internationalization of food, agriculture and
related programs at U.S. universities and
colleges. It is intended that ISE will improve the
ability of American students, business people, and
community members to compete more effectively in
the global world of agriculture. ISE projects are
to strengthen the global competence and
competitiveness of American colleges, universities
and businesses in the food, agriculture, and
related sectors. In addition, ISE projects must be
directed to agricultural research, extension,
and/or teaching activities that enhance the
capabilities of American colleges and universities
to conduct international collaborative research,
extension and teaching. ELIGIBILITY: Applications
may be submitted by colleges and universities.
FUNDING: Approximately $2.9 million is available
to fund applications submitted in response to this
RFA. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 12
WRITE:   Beth MacRae
         International Education Programs Service
         U.S. Department of Education, OPE
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6088
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 11/10/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsirs
E-MAIL:  beth.macrae@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7596

     The International Research and Studies
Program (IRS) provides grants to conduct research
and studies to improve and strengthen instruction
in modern foreign languages, area studies, and
other international fields. Competitive Preference
Priority 1--Instructional Materials Applications.
Competitive Preference Priority 2--Research,
Surveys, and Studies Applications. ELIGIBILITY:
Public and private agencies, organizations,
institutions, and individuals. FUNDING: It is
expected that about 10 awards will be made, each
ranging from $50,000-$200,000 per year. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 8
WRITE:   Tanyelle Richardson
         International Ed. Programs Service
         U.S. Dept. of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6017
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 11/18/09
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsbie
E-MAIL:  tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7626

     The Business and International Education
Program provides grants to enhance international
business education programs and to expand the
capacity of the business community to engage in
international economic activities. ELIGIBILITY:
Institutions of higher education that have entered
into agreements with business enterprises, trade
organizations, or associations that are engaged in
international economic activity--or a combination
or consortium of these enterprises, organizations,
or associations--for the purposes of pursuing the
activities authorized under this program. FUNDING:
$2,152,000 for about 25 awards, ranging from
$50,000-$95,000 each. 

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           EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE            
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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   ETS
         Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
         MS 19-T
         660 Rosedale Road
         Princeton, NJ 08541-0001
WEB:     http://www.ets.org/research/
         fellowships.html
E-MAIL:  internfellowships@ets.org
PHONE:   609/734-5543

     Individuals selected for fellowships conduct
independent research in ETS's offices in
Princeton, N.J. A wide-variety of research is
acceptable including: measurement theory,
validity, natural language processing and
computational linguistics, cognitive psychology,
learning theory, linguistics, speech recognition
and processing, teaching and classroom research,
and statistics. The goals of the program are to:
(a) provide research opportunities to individuals
who hold a doctorate in the fields indicated
above; and (b) increase the number of
professionals from diverse backgrounds -
especially traditionally underrepresented groups
such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino
Americans, and American Indians - conducting
research in educational measurement and related
fields. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold a
doctorate in a relevant discipline received within
the past three years, and they must provide
evidence of prior research. FUNDING: $55,000
stipend plus limited relocation reimbursement
expenses. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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UNIVERSAL DESIGN LEADERSHIP PROJECT

DUE:     FEB 9
WRITE:   Office for AccessAbility
         National Endowment for the Arts
         1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
         Room 724
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/RFP/
         UnivDesign.html
E-MAIL:  levyk@arts.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5733
FAX:     202/682-5715

     The Arts Endowment seeks to enter into a
Cooperative Agreement with an organization that
will carry out a project to increase
understanding, acceptance, and practice of
universal design within the design profession, by
design educators, and by the American public.
Proposed projects should focus on extending the
appeal of universal design from the disability
community into the mainstream of American design
and American society. The project should educate
designers and others including developers, city
planners, and consumers on this important issue.
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: The Arts Endowment
expects to award one Cooperative Agreement of up
to $65,000. The Cooperator must provide nonfederal
matching funds of at least $65,000. Matching funds
in excess of this minimum are encouraged. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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DIGITAL HUMANITIES START-UP GRANTS

DUE:     MAR 23
WRITE:   for printed guidelines:
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         Office of Public Affairs
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         digitalhumanitiesstartup.html
E-MAIL:  odh@neh.gov

     The National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) invites applications to the Digital
Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program
is designed to encourage innovations in the
digital humanities. By awarding relatively small
grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to
encourage the development of innovative projects
that promise to benefit the humanities. Digital
Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans,
prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term
digital humanities projects prior to
implementation. Two levels of awards will be made
in this program. Level I awards are small grants
designed to fund brainstorming sessions,
workshops, early alpha-level prototypes, and
initial planning. Level II awards are larger
grants that can be used for more fully-formed
projects that are ready to begin implementation or
the creation of working prototypes. Applicants
must state in their narrative which funding level
they seek. Applicants should carefully choose the
funding level appropriate to the needs of the
proposed project. Digital Humanities Start-Up
Grants support full-time or part-time activities
for periods up to eighteen months. Support is
available for various combinations of scholars,
consultants, and research assistants;
project-related travel; and technical support and
services. Up to 20 percent of the total grant may
be used for the acquisition of computing hardware
and software. All grantees are expected to
communicate the results of their work to
appropriate scholarly and public audiences. In
order to facilitate dissemination and increase the
impact of the projects that are ultimately
developed through Digital Humanities Start-Up
Grants, applicants are strongly encouraged to
employ open-source and fully accessible software.
FUNDING: Awards are for up to eighteen months.
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants have two levels
of funding: Level I Grants range from $5,000 to
$25,000 in outright funding; Level II Grants range
from $25,001 to $50,000 in outright funding. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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INSTITUTES FOR ADVANCED TOPICS IN THE DIGITAL
HUMANITIES

DUE:     FEB 17
WRITE:   for printed guidelines:
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         Office of Public Affairs
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         IATDH.html
E-MAIL:  odh@neh.gov

     These NEH grants support national or regional
(multistate) training programs for scholars and
advanced graduate students to broaden and extend
their knowledge of digital humanities. Through
these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number
of humanities scholars using digital technology in
their research and to broadly disseminate
knowledge about advanced technology tools and
methodologies relevant to the humanities. The
projects may be a single opportunity or offered
multiple times to different audiences. Institutes
may be as short as a few days and held at multiple
locations or as long as six weeks at a single
site. The duration of a program should allow for
full and thorough treatment of the topic.
ELIGIBILITY: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with
501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are
state and local governmental agencies and tribal
governments. Grants are not awarded to
individuals. FUNDING: Awards normally range from
one to three years and from $50,000 to a maximum
of $250,000. 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 ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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CHALLENGE GRANTS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY AND
CULTURE

DUE:     FEB 3
WRITE:   Office of Challenge Grants
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Room 420
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         CG_UShistory.html
E-MAIL:  challenge@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8309

     NEH invites applications for Challenge Grants
in United States History and Culture. This grant
opportunity is designed to help institutions and
organizations strengthen their ability to explore
significant themes and events in American history,
so as to advance our understanding of how-since
the nation's founding-these events have shaped and
been shaped by American identity and culture. NEH
seeks to support a range of approaches to the
American experience: for example, approaches might
explore significant events in America's history,
its democratic institutions, the political
principles on which the nation is founded, or the
complicated mix of peoples and cultures that have
formed America. Also welcome are proposals that
seek support for the study of the history and
culture of the United States in international
contexts rather than in isolation-proposals that
explore relationships with other nations and
cultures that have profoundly affected the course
of United States history. NEH also welcomes
proposals for programming at America's historic
places (e.g., historic sites, neighborhoods,
communities, or larger geographical regions).
ELIGIBILITY: With the exception of elementary and
secondary schools (public or private) or school
districts, any U. S. nonprofit institution (public
agency, private nonprofit organization, tribal
government) working wholly or in part with the
humanities may apply for a challenge grant in
United States History and Culture. Affiliated
institutions (e.g., university museums) should
consult with NEH staff on questions of separate
eligibility. Institutions that support research,
education, preservation, and public programming in
any humanities discipline are eligible for
support. FUNDING: Successful applicants will be
offered a matching grant. The requested grant
amount should be appropriate to the humanities
needs and the fundraising capacity of the
institution. The federal portions of NEH challenge
grants have ranged in recent years from $30,000 to
$1 million, the maximum amount that may be
requested. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE
(SDCI)

DUE:     FEB 26
WRITE:   Alan Blatecky
         CISE, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.    1145 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5174
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10508
E-MAIL:  sdci@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8970
FAX:     703/292-9060

     The purpose of the Software Development for
Cyberinfrastructure (SDCI) program is to develop,
deploy, and sustain a set of reusable and
expandable software components and systems that
benefit a broad set of science and engineering
applications. SDCI is a continuation of the NSF
Middleware Initiative (NMI) in an expanded context
appropriate to the current expanded vision of
cyberinfrastructure. This program supports
software development across five major software
areas: system software and tools for High
Performance Computing (HPC) environments; software
promoting NSF's strategic vision for digital data;
network software to support distributed software,
software in the form of middleware capabilities
and services, and cybersecurity. SDCI funds
software activities for enhancing scientific
productivity and for facilitating research and
education collaborations through sharing of data,
instruments, and computing and storage resources.
The program requires open source software
development. FUNDING: $15 million for 25-30
awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS AS SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS
(VOSS)

DUE:     JAN 25
WRITE:   Susan Winter, Lead Program Director
         Office of Cyberinfrastructure
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1145 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503256
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10504
E-MAIL:  swinter@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8276
FAX:     703/292-9060

     A virtual organization is a group of
individuals whose members and resources may be
dispersed geographically, but who function as a
coherent unit through the use of
cyberinfrastructure. Virtual organizations are
increasingly central to the science and
engineering projects funded by the National
Science Foundation. Focused investments in
sociotechnical analyses of virtual organizations
are necessary to harness their full potential and
the promise they offer for discovery and learning.
The Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical
Systems (VOSS) program supports fundamental
scientific research, particularly advances in
social, organizational and design science
understanding, directed at advancing the
understanding of how to develop virtual
organizations and under what conditions virtual
organizations can enable and enhance scientific,
engineering, and education production and
innovation. Levels of analysis may include (but
are not limited to) individuals, groups,
organizations, and institutional arrangements.
Disciplinary perspectives may include (but are not
limited to) anthropology, complexity sciences,
computer and information sciences, decision and
management sciences, economics, engineering,
organization theory, organizational behavior,
social and industrial psychology, public
administration, political science and sociology.
Research methods may span a broad variety of
qualitative and quantitative methods, including
(but not limited to): ethnographies, surveys,
simulation studies, experiments, comparative case
studies, and network analyses. VOSS funded
research must be grounded in theory and rooted in
empirical methods. It must produce broadly
applicable and transferable results that augment
knowledge and practice of virtual organizations as
a modality. VOSS does not support proposals that
aim to implement or evaluate individual virtual
organizations. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals may 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: $3
million for 8-18 awards, ranging from $50,000 to
$400,000 in total costs for the period of the
grant with durations up to three years. 

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              DR. SCHOLL FOUNDATION               
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GRANTS

DUE:     MAR 1
WRITE:   Dr. Scholl Foundation
         1033 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 230
         Northbrook, IL 60062
WEB:     http://www.drschollfoundation.com/
PHONE:   847/559-7430

     The Dr. Scholl Foundation was established by
William M. Scholl, M.D., in 1947. It is a private,
independent, grantmaking foundation created from
the success of the business he founded, the Scholl
Manufacturing Company. Applications for grants are
considered in the following areas: (1)
Institutions of private education from the
elementary level through the college and
university level; (2) Programs for children, the
developmentally disabled and senior citizens; (3)
Institutions of civic and cultural service, health
care and hospitals; and (4) Religious institutions
and programs that encourage environmental
sustainability. Over the past decade,
approximately 35% of the Foundation's grants have
been related to education, 25% to social services,
and 15% to hospitals and health care, with the
remaining percentage spread out in the above
categories. During the same period, 65% of the
Foundation's grants have been made in Illinois.
However, like Dr. Scholl, the Foundation
recognizes the need for a global outlook. Non-U.S.
grants are given to organizations where directors
have knowledge of the grantee. ELIGIBILITY:
Nonprofit organizations. FUNDING: The Foundation
has contributed over $210 million to organizations
since 1980. 

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 WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS 
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EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES SHORT-TERM GRANTS

DUE:     MAR 1  JUN 1  SEP 1  DEC 1
WRITE:   East European Studies
         Woodrow Wilson International Center
         One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
         1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20004-3027
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/r5hen
E-MAIL:  ees@wilsoncenter.org
PHONE:   202/691-4222

     With funding provided by Title VIII (The Act
for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and
Independent States of Former Soviet Union), EES
offers short-term grants to scholars working on
policy relevant projects on East Europe. While
Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects
on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again
eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the
social sciences and humanities including, but not
limited to: Anthropology, History, Political
Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and
Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight
their potential policy relevance. ELIGIBILITY:
These Title VIII grants are available to American
academic experts and practitioners, including
advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized
research requiring access to Washington, DC and
its research institutions. Grants are for one
month and do not include residence at the Wilson
Center. 

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    SIGMA XI, THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SOCIETY     
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GRANTS-IN-AID OF RESEARCH 

DUE:     MAR 15  OCT 15
WRITE:   Sigma Xi, The Scientific Rsch. Society
         P.O. Box 13975
         3106 East NC Highway 54
         R.T.P., NC 27709
WEB:     http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/
E-MAIL:  giar@sigmaxi.org
PHONE:   919/549-4691
FAX:     919/549-0090

     The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR)
program has been providing undergraduate and
graduate students with valuable educational
experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging
close working relationships between students and
faculty, the program promotes scientific
excellence and achievement through hands-on
learning. ELIGIBILITY: Only undergraduate and
graduate students currently enrolled in degree
seeking programs may apply. Undergraduates who are
graduating seniors must plan to complete their
research prior to graduation. While membership in
Sigma Xi is not a requirement for the program as a
whole, the majority of the funds (75%) are
designated for use by individuals whose primary
advisors are Sigma Xi members or who are Sigma Xi
student members themselves. There are no
citizenship restrictions. International students
and non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply.
FUNDING: The program awards grants of up to $1,000
to students from all areas of the sciences and
engineering. Designated funds from the National
Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to
$5,000 for astronomy and $2,500 for vision related
research. Students use the funding to pay for
travel expenses to and from a research site, or
for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment
necessary to complete a specific research project.


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                TINKER FOUNDATION                 
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INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS 

DUE:     MAR 1  SEP 15
WRITE:   The Tinker Foundation Incorporated
         55 East 59th Street
         New York, NY 10022
WEB:     http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/
         tinker/institu.html
E-MAIL:  tinker@tinker.org
PHONE:   212/421-6858
FAX:     212/223-3326

     Tinker Foundation institutional grants are
awarded to organizations and institutions that
promote the interchange and exchange of
information within the community of those
concerned with the affairs of Spain, Portugal,
Ibero-America and Antarctica. (For the
Foundation's purposes, Ibero-America is defined as
the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of
the Western Hemisphere.) Programmatically, the
Foundation funds projects addressing environmental
policy, economic policy or governance issues.
Projects should have a strong public policy
component, offer innovative solutions to problems
facing these regions, and incorporate new
mechanisms for addressing these programmatic
areas. Activities may include, but are not limited
to, research projects and conferences related to
the Foundation's areas of interest. The Foundation
encourages collaboration between organizations in
the United States and Iberia or Latin America and
among institutions in those regions. FUNDING: In
2008, grants ranged from $6,000 to $180,000. 

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              W.E. UPJOHN INSTITUTE              
__________________________________________________


2010 GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 1
WRITE:   Institute Grant Committee
         W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
            Research
         300 South Westnedge Avenue
         Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686
WEB:     http://www.upjohninst.org/grantann.html
E-MAIL:  webmaster@upjohninstitute.org
FAX:     269/343-3308

     The Upjohn Institute announces a call for
applications for Policy Research Grants and
Mini-Grants. Policy Research Grants are open to
any interested researcher, while Mini-Grants are
restricted to nontenured faculty members. Any
proposal related to employment issues will be
considered, but the Institute encourages research
relevant to labor market issues of the
recent/ongoing recession and recovery. A
conference on these issues will be held at the
Institute in Fall 2010, and successful grantees
may be invited to participate. Topics of interest
include but are not limited to the following
areas: vulnerable groups, such as immigrants,
older workers, and youths; "jobless recovery":
causes and consequences; structural change and the
cycle; sectoral adjustments: autos, finance, real
estate, etc.; entrepreneurship, self-employment,
and job creation; workforce programs: challenges
and opportunities; UI extension and consequences;
finance and labor markets; housing, migration, and
regional adjustments; state and local budgets and
employment; and executive compensation. POLICY
RESEARCH GRANTS: Grantees under this program
should produce two distinct products: 1) a
Research Paper and 2) a Policy Brief. The Research
Paper should be suitable for publication in a
peer-reviewed journal and will be included in the
Upjohn Institute Working Paper series. The Policy
Brief focuses on the policy implications of the
analysis presented in the Research Paper and is
intended to be accessible to practitioners and
policymakers. Policy Briefs will be posted on the
Upjohn Institute Web site and may be distributed
in paper copy by the Institute's Publications
Unit. The research findings and policy
recommendations may also be summarized in
Employment Research, the Institute's quarterly
newsletter. The maximum funding amount is $10,000.
MINI-GRANTS: The purpose of the Mini-Grant
Program, which is reserved for untenured junior
faculty within six years of earning their PhD
degree, is to provide flexibility to meet special
funding needs that, without support, would impede
researchers from pursuing the project. Mini-Grant
recipients are expected to write a research paper
that would be submitted to a peer-reviewed
journal, to prepare a synopsis of the research for
consideration as an article in the Institute's
newsletter Employment Research, and to enter the
paper in the Institute's Working Paper series. The
maximum funding for a Mini-Grant is $5,000. 

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                WINTERTHUR MUSEUM                 
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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   Rosemary Krill, Assistant Director
         Research Fellowship Program
         Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
         Route 52
         Winterthur, DE 19735
WEB:     http://www.winterthur.org/research/
         fellowship.asp
E-MAIL:  rkrill@winterthur.org
PHONE:   302/888-3020

     Winterthur invites academic, independent, and
museum scholars, and advanced graduate students to
apply for short and long-term residential research
fellowships. Fellows have conducted research in
the areas of material culture, architecture,
decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden
and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and
tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood,
sentimental literary culture, and many other areas
of social and cultural history. Fellowships
available: (a) National Endowment for the
Humanities. Winterthur participates in an NEH
funded program, Fellowships at Independent
Research Institutions, in which scholars may
receive four to twelve month fellowships to pursue
advanced research. This fellowship may not be used
in the pursuit of a degree, although fellows with
doctorate in hand may revise a dissertation for
publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or
residents for three years prior to application.
Stipend up to $40,000. (b) McNeil Dissertation
Fellowships, one or two semester long fellowships
for doctoral candidates conducting dissertation
research. Stipend: $7000 per semester. (c)
Winterthur Research Fellowships, one to three
month short term fellowships for academic, museum,
and independent scholars, including graduate
students. Fellows receive a stipend of $1500 per
month. 





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