The Grant Advisor
February 2010


In This Issue



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          AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY           
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SMALL RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     MAY 3  NOV 29
WRITE:   Small Research Grants Committee
         American Astronomical Society
         2000 Florida Avenue, NW
         Suite 400
         Washington, DC 20009-1231
WEB:     http://www.aas.org/grants/smrg.php
E-MAIL:  Kevin.Marvel@aas.org
PHONE:   202/328-2010
FAX:     202/234-2560

     The purpose of this program is to cover costs
associated with any type of astronomical research.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to both US and
foreign astronomers with a Ph.D. or equivalent.
Graduate students are not eligible. Astronomers
from smaller, less endowed institutions will be
given priority. Astronomers living outside the US
are eligible only for AAS funds which are limited.
Proposals will be accepted from individuals not
associated with an institution. FUNDING: Awards
range from $1000 to $7000. 

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            AMERICAN HONDA FOUNDATION             
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INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS FOR YOUTH AND SCIENCE
EDUCATION

DUE:     MAY 1  AUG 1  NOV 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   American Honda Foundation
         P.O. Box 2205
         Torrance, CA 90509-2205
WEB:     http://corporate.honda.com/america/
         philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
PHONE:   310/781-4090
FAX:     310/781-4270

     Through a program of responsible investment
(of contributions funds) in organizations meeting
the needs of the American society in the areas of
youth and scientific education, the Foundation
strives to assist in deriving long term benefits
for the communities in which it operates and the
society as a whole. The Foundation defines "youth"
as prenatal through twenty-one years of age.
"Scientific education" encompasses both the
physical and life sciences, mathematics, and the
environmental sciences. FUNDING: The average grant
range is $40,000 to $80,000 per year. 

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      CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION       
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CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 22
WRITE:   Congressional Fellowship Program
         Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
         1720 Massachusetts Ave, NW
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://cbcfinc.org/fellowships/
         congressional-fellows-program.html
E-MAIL:  info@cbcfinc.org
PHONE:   202/263-2800
FAX:     202/775-0773

     The CBCF Congressional Fellowship Program was
created in 1976 in order to increase the number of
African Americans working as professional staff in
the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Fellows
Program offers public policy training to young
professionals by providing them with an
opportunity to work on Capitol Hill. During the
yearlong fellowship, CBCF Fellows work in a
congressional office, attend leadership
development seminars, complete a community service
project and produce a policy research paper.
Office assignments as full-time legislative aides
run from September through August. During the
office placement, Fellows gain invaluable
experience as they assist in the development of
legislative and public policy initiatives. Fellows
work 40 hours per week on a range of staff
assignments, including legislative analysis,
responding to constituent mail, drafting
legislation, and coordinating logistics and public
testimony for Congressional hearings. Fellows also
have educational enrichment opportunities through
seminars on policy and politics. These seminars
explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of
policymaking and policy implementation, and
evaluation of policy already implemented. Fellows
are also exposed to the history and work of the
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and prepared to
analyze the impact of policies on African
Americans and other minority groups. ELIGIBILITY:
(a) U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. (b)
Graduate or professional degree completed prior to
the start date fellowship program. In some
instances, extensive and relevant work experience
may be substituted for educational requirements.
(c) Familiarity with the federal legislative
process, Congress and the Congressional Black
Caucus (CBC) and its members. (d) Demonstrated
interest in public policy, and commitment to
creating and implementing policy to improve the
living conditions for underserved and
underrepresented individuals. FUNDING: The
compensation for the fellowship term is $40,000,
with benefits. Fellows are responsible for their
own travel, housing and other associated expenses.

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM: PEST MANAGEMENT
ALTERNATIVES (PMAP)

DUE:     MAR 3
WRITE:   Dr. Monte P. Johnson, Nat'l Prog. Leader
         Plant and Animal Systems Unit, NIFA
         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, STOP 2220
         1400 Independence Ave. SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2220
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/
         rfas/pmap.html
E-MAIL:  mpjohnson@nifa.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/401-1108
FAX:     202/401-4888

     The purpose of PMAP is to provide support for
the development and implementation of integrated
pest management (IPM) practices, tactics and
systems for specific pest problems while reducing
human and environmental risks. The successful
management of pest problems in commercial
production is facing challenges due to regulatory
changes, emergence of new pest problems, and the
development of pest resistance to available
management technologies. The greatest impact on
current management technologies is in the
production of specialty crops; however, other
crops, including grain, forage and fiber, as well
as human and animal health, are also being
impacted by these changes. ELIGIBILITY:
Applications may be submitted by State
agricultural experiment stations, all colleges and
universities, other research institutions and
organizations, Federal agencies, private
organizations or corporations, and individuals.
FUNDING: It is anticipated that approximately $1.4
million is available to fund applications in FY
2010. There is no upper limit or cap on funding
for awards. Typically, six to eight projects are
funded each fiscal year at $100,000 to $200,000
per award. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     FEB 22, letters of intent
         MAR 22, applications
WRITE:   Teaching American History Grant Program
         U.S. Department of Education
         400 Maryland Avenue, SW
         Room 4W206
         Washington, DC 20202-6200
FED-REG: 01/21/10
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/
         teachinghistory/
E-MAIL:  teachingamericanhistory@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/205-9085

     The Teaching American History Grant Program
supports projects that aim to raise student
achievement by improving teachers' knowledge,
understanding, and appreciation of traditional
American history. Grant awards assist local
educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with
entities that have extensive content expertise, to
develop, implement, document, evaluate, and
disseminate innovative, cohesive models of
professional development. By helping teachers to
develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of
traditional American history as a separate subject
within the core curriculum, these programs are
intended to improve instruction and raise student
achievement. ELIGIBILITY: Local educational
agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that
are considered LEAs under State law and
regulations, that must work in partnership with
one or more of the following entities: (a) an
institution of higher education; (b) a non-profit
history or humanities organization; (c) a library
or museum. FUNDING: $119 million for 120-125
awards. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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EXPLORING NEW AIR POLLUTION - HEALTH EFFECTS LINKS
IN EXISTING DATASETS

DUE:     APR 27
WRITE:   William Stelz
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2010/
         2010_star_air_poll.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 proposing
to use existing datasets from health studies to
analyze health outcomes for which the link to air
pollution is not well established, or to evaluate
underlying heterogeneity in health responses among
subgroups defined by susceptibility or extent
and/or composition of exposure. 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: $1.4 million for about 5
awards, with potential funding per award of up to
$300,000, including direct and indirect costs,
with a maximum duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing
is not required. 

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           FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF 
             POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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EUROPEAN UNION-UNITED STATES ATLANTIS PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 8
WRITE:   Frank Frankfort, Ph.D.
         Coordinator, EU-U.S. Atlantis Program
         U.S. Dept. of Education, FIPSE
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6154
         Washington, DC 20006-8544
FED-REG: 01/08/10
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipseec/
E-MAIL:  Frank.Frankfort@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7513

     The European Union-United States Atlantis
Program is a grant competition conducted
cooperatively by the U.S. Department of
Education's Fund for the Improvement of
Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European
Commission's Directorate General for Education and
Culture (DG EAC). The purpose of this competition
is to promote a student-centered, transatlantic
dimension to higher education and training in a
wide range of academic and professional
disciplines. The Atlantis Program will fund
collaborative efforts to develop programs of study
leading to joint or dual undergraduate or graduate
degrees. The program will also fund a small number
of policy-oriented grants and one-team mobility
grants. ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of Higher
Education (IHEs) or combinations of IHEs and other
public and private nonprofit institutions and
agencies. FUNDING: $2 million for about 25 awards
ranging from $35,000-$108,000 for the first year
only. Project period: up to 60 months. 

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           FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF
             POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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PROGRAM FOR NORTH AMERICAN MOBILITY IN HIGHER
EDUCATION 

DUE:     MAR 24
WRITE:   FIPSE
         U.S. Dept. of Education
         1990 K Street, NW
         6th Floor
         Washington, DC 20006-8544
FED-REG: 01/27/10
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipsenortham/
E-MAIL:  Frank.Frankfort@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7513
FAX:     202/502-7877

     The program promotes a student-centered,
North American dimension to education and training
in a wide range of academic and professional
disciplines that complement existing forms of
bilateral and trilateral exchange programs among
Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Consortia
are funded for four years with the first year of
funding dedicated to establishing consortium
agreements or memoranda of understanding among
institutions in the participating countries.
ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of Higher Education,
Nonprofit Organizations, Consortia of
institutions, and other organizations or agencies.
FUNDING: Total program funding: $300,000.
Estimated number of awards: 9-10. The funding
period will be for up to four years. 

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           FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF
             POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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U.S.-BRAZIL HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIA PROGRAM

DUE:     MAR 25
WRITE:   FIPSE
         U.S. Department of Education
         1990 K Street, NW
         6th Floor
         Washington, DC 20006-8544
FED-REG: 01/22/10
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipsebrazil
E-MAIL:  Sarah.Beaton@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7621

     The program, jointly administered by the Fund
for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
(FIPSE) and the Brazilian Ministry of Education,
provides grants for up to four years to consortia
of at least two academic institutions each from
Brazil and the United States. The program fosters
the exchange of students and faculty within the
context of bilateral curricular development. The
program supports projects that develop
organizational frameworks for international
student mobility between the United States and
Brazil. ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher
education (IHEs), nonprofit organizations, other
nonprofit organizations and/or agencies, and
consortia of these institutions. FUNDING: $490,000
for about 14 awards. 

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             HUDSON RIVER FOUNDATION              
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TIBOR T. POLGAR FELLOWSHIP

DUE:     FEB 22
WRITE:   Hudson River Foundation
         17 Battery Place
         Suite 915
         New York, NY 10004
WEB:     http://www.hudsonriver.org/polgar.htm
E-MAIL:  info@hudsonriver.org
PHONE:   212/483-7667
FAX:     212/924-8325

     The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a
research program conducted jointly by the Hudson
River Foundation and the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of
the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor
to the early development of the Foundation, this
program provides a summertime grant ($3,800 for
each fellowship) and limited research funds for up
to eight college students (both undergraduate and
graduate) to conduct research on the Hudson River.
The objectives of the program are to gather
important information on all aspects of the River
and to train students in conducting estuarine
studies and public policy research. Polgar
Fellowships may be awarded for studies anywhere
within the tidal Hudson estuary from New York
Harbor to the Federal Dam at Troy, New York,
including the four marshes of the National
Estuarine Research Reserve (Stockport Flats, the
Tivoli Bays, Iona Island Marsh, and Piermont
Marsh). 

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             HUDSON RIVER FOUNDATION              
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HUDSON RIVER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     MAR 8
WRITE:   Hudson River Foundation
         17 Battery Place
         Suite 915
         New York, NY 10004
WEB:     http://www.hudsonriver.org/
         graduate_fellow.htm
E-MAIL:  info@hudsonriver.org
PHONE:   212/483-7667
FAX:     212/924-8325

     The purpose of the Hudson River Foundation is
to make science integral to decision-making with
regard to the Hudson River and its watershed and
to support competent stewardship of this
extraordinary resource. This purpose will be
pursued through support of scientific research;
communication to expand knowledge about the river
among the scientific community, policy makers, and
the public at large; initiatives to enhance
management of the Hudson ecosystem; and education
about the River and physical improvements to the
riverfront. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS: The Foundation
will award up to four full-time research
fellowships in 2010 to advanced graduate students
conducting research on the Hudson River system.
Fellowships awarded to doctoral students will
include a stipend of up to $15,000 for one year,
and an incidentals research budget of up to
$1,000. Fellowships awarded to master's level
students will include a stipend of up to $11,000
for one year, and an incidentals research budget
of up to $1,000. The student's home university
will be expected to be the primary source of
support for materials and expenses required to do
the thesis research, and will also be expected to
cover any indirect costs associated with the
project. In special cases, applicants can apply
for a 15-month fellowship in order to extend the
proposed project through an additional summer. The
Foundation will not accept applications for
extensions of existing fellowships. The award is
conditional upon a full tuition waiver or
reimbursement by the University. 

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               W.M. KECK FOUNDATION               
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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH, MEDICAL
RESEARCH, UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING,
LIBERAL ARTS

DUE:     MAY 1  NOV 1
WRITE:   W.M. Keck Foundation
         550 South Hope Street
         Suite 2500
         Los Angeles, CA 90071
WEB:     http://www.wmkeck.org/fund/
         application.html
E-MAIL:  info@wmkeck.org
PHONE:   213/680-3833

     The W.M. Keck Foundation makes grants to
research institutions and accredited institutions
of higher learning primarily in the areas of
Science and Engineering and Medical Research.
Eligible institutions in these fields are research
universities, medical schools and major,
independent scientific and medical research
institutions. ELIGIBILITY: Private, predominantly
undergraduate institutions may submit requests
only if located in Foundation designated states.
Organizations that address undergraduate needs at
the national level are also eligible. Public
institutions and research universities located in
the designated states may apply to the
Undergraduate Education Program but must
demonstrate a compelling or unique resource to be
competitive. The Foundation also maintains a
Southern California Program which supports
organizations providing arts and cultural
enrichment, civic and community services, early
childhood and pre-college education, and health
care. Only organizations located in and serving
the population of Southern California are eligible
for consideration for this program. FUNDING: The
average size and duration of grants varies by
project and program area. Research grants range
from $500,000 to $5 million, undergraduate
education grants range from $200,000 to $1
million, and Southern California grants range from
$100,000 to $1 million. Duration of grants ranges
from one to five years. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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CHALLENGE AMERICA FAST-TRACK

DUE:     MAY 27
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Arts
         Nancy Hanks Center
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506-0001
WEB:     http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/
         GAP11/Challenge.html
E-MAIL:  fasttrack@arts.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5700

     The Challenge America Fast-Track category
offers support primarily to small and mid-sized
organizations for projects that extend the reach
of the arts to underserved populations -- those
whose opportunities to experience the arts are
limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or
disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does
not qualify a group as underserved; at least one
of the underserved characteristics noted here also
must be present. This category, as an essential
component of the Arts Endowment's goal of
providing wide access to artistic excellence,
supports local projects that can have significant
effects within communities. Grants are available
for professional arts programming and for projects
that emphasize the potential of the arts in
community development. FUNDING: $10,000 per award.


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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     MAY 4
WRITE:   NEH Fellowships
         Division of Research Programs, Room 318
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         fellowships.html
E-MAIL:  fellowships@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8200

     Fellowships support individuals pursuing
advanced research that is of value to humanities
scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients
usually produce articles, monographs, books,
digital materials, archaeological site reports,
translations, editions, or other scholarly
resources. ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowships program
accepts applications from researchers, teachers,
and writers, whether they have an institutional
affiliation or not. While applicants need not have
advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled
in a degree-granting program are ineligible to
apply. FUNDING: Fellowships cover periods lasting
from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200
per month in outright funds. The maximum stipend
is $50,400 in outright funds for a twelve-month
period. Applicants should request award periods
that suit their schedules and the needs of their
projects. Requesting an award period shorter than
twelve months will not improve an applicant's
chances of receiving a fellowship. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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FELLOWSHIPS FOR ADVANCED SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
ON JAPAN

DUE:     MAY 4
WRITE:   Division of Research Programs, Room 318
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         fellowships-japan.html
E-MAIL:  fellowships@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8200

     The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social
Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of
the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and
the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards
support research on modern Japanese society and
political economy, Japan's international
relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program
encourages innovative research that puts these
subjects in wider regional and global contexts and
is comparative and contemporary in nature.
Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge
or to the general public's understanding of issues
of concern to Japan and the United States.
Appropriate disciplines for the research include
anthropology, economics, geography, history,
international relations, linguistics, political
science, psychology, public administration, and
sociology. ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowships for
Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program
accepts applications from researchers, teachers,
and writers, whether they have an institutional
affiliation or not. FUNDING: Fellowships cover
uninterrupted periods lasting from six to twelve
months at a stipend of $4,200 per month in
outright funds. The maximum stipend is $50,400 in
outright funds for a twelve-month award period.
Applicants should request award periods that suit
their schedules and the needs of their projects.
Requesting an award period shorter than twelve
months will not improve an applicant's chances of
receiving an award. 

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            NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL             
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POSTDOCTORAL AND SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS

DUE:     MAY 1  AUG 1  NOV 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Research Associateship Programs
         The National Academies
         500 Fifth Street, NW (Keck 568)
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://sites.nationalacademies.org/
         pga/rap/
E-MAIL:  rap@nas.edu
PHONE:   202/334-2760
FAX:     202/334-2759

     The mission of the NRC Research Associateship
Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in
scientific and technological research conducted by
the U.S. government through the administration of
programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and
senior level research opportunities at sponsoring
federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants to the Research
Associateship Programs must have earned a Ph.D.,
Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent
research doctorate before beginning tenure. If you
have not received the degree, the graduate dean,
registrar, or recorder (not the department
chairman or major professor) must certify in
writing--directly to the Associateship Programs
Office--that you have met all requirements for the
degree. Citizenship requirements for the NRC
Research Associateship Program vary depending on
the sponsoring federal laboratory. Applicants
should refer to specific detail of citizenship
requirements for the laboratory to which they are
applying. The NRC makes Research Associateship
awards at the Postdoctoral and Senior researcher
level and Fellowship awards at the Masters,
Doctorate and Postdoctoral levels. FUNDING: An NRC
Research Associate receives a stipend from the
National Research Council while carrying out his
or her proposed research. Stipends for Associates
are limited to the amounts set forth by the NRC
and the sponsoring federal laboratory and any
other arrangement, formal or informal, between an
applicant and laboratory personnel for additional
monies or other considerations is strictly
prohibited. A group health-insurance program is
required for Associates and is optional for
dependents. A relocation reimbursement will be
determined for each awardee. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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NSF/FDA SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AT FDA

DUE:     APR 27
WRITE:   Leon Esterowitz, Program Director
         ENG/CBET
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   565S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5605
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10533
E-MAIL:  lesterow@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7942
FAX:     703/292-9098

     The National Science Foundation (NSF),
through the Directorate for Engineering's Division
of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and
Transport Systems (CBET), and the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA), through its Center for
Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) have
established the NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence
Program at FDA. This program comprises an
interagency partnership for the investigation of
scientific and engineering issues concerning
emerging trends in medical device technology. This
partnership is designed to enable investigators in
science, engineering, and mathematics to develop
research collaborations within the intramural
research environment at the FDA. This solicitation
features four flexible mechanisms for support of
research at the FDA: 1) Faculty at FDA; 2)
Graduate Student Fellowships; 3) Postdoctoral
Fellowships; and, 4) Undergraduate Student
Research Experiences. Undergraduate student
participants supported with NSF funds must be
citizens or permanent residents of the United
States. FUNDING: $500,000 for 3-10 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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FUTURE INTERNET ARCHITECTURES (FIA)

DUE:     APR 22
WRITE:   Darleen L. Fisher, Program Director
         CISE, Room 1175 N
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503476
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10528
E-MAIL:  dlfisher@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8950

     Continuing its long-standing commitment to
support groundbreaking research through Network
Science and Engineering (NetSE), the Directorate
for Computer and Information Science and
Engineering (CISE) invites research teams to
submit innovative and creative proposals that
describe projects to conceive, design, and
evaluate trustworthy Future Internet
architectures. Proposing teams should include
individuals with expertise in a range of relevant
disciplines and/or different research methods,
from theoretical to experimental to
applications-driven. FUNDING: $30 million for 2-4
awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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DOMESTIC NUCLEAR DETECTION OFFICE/NATIONAL SCIENCE
FOUNDATION ACADEMIC RESEARCH INITIATIVE (ARI)

DUE:     APR 15
WRITE:   Geoffrey A. Prentice, Lead Program Dir.
         ENG/CBET
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   565 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503223
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10526
E-MAIL:  gprentic@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8320

     In FY 2010, the Domestic Nuclear Detection
Office (DNDO) within the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) will invest, in partnership with
the National Science Foundation (NSF), in frontier
research at academic institutions. This
transformational research effort will be focused
on detection systems, individual sensors or other
research that is potentially relevant to the
detection of nuclear weapons, special nuclear
material, radiation dispersal devices and related
threats. The joint DNDO-NSF effort, in
coordination with the efforts of other agencies,
seeks to advance fundamental knowledge in new
technologies for the detection of nuclear threats
and to develop intellectual capacity in fields
relevant to long-term advances in nuclear
detection capability. This research and the
research community that will be built under the
ARI are seen as critical to our nation's ability
to deploy effective nuclear detection measures to
counter the serious threat of a nuclear terrorist
attack. FUNDING: $58 million over a five-year
period from 2007 to 2011. It is estimated that 7-8
new awards will be made in FY 2010, not to exceed
$400,000 annually per award for a maximum duration
of five years with a maximum total award size of
up to $2,000,000, inclusive of both direct and
indirect costs. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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WATER SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE (WSC)

DUE:     MAR 15, letters of intent
         APR 15, proposals
WRITE:   Enriqueta C. Barrera, Program Director
         Division of Earth Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   785 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503452
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10524
E-MAIL:  ebarrera@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8551
FAX:     703/292-9225

     One of the most urgent challenges facing the
world today is ensuring an adequate supply and
quality of water in light of both burgeoning human
needs and climate variability and change. Despite
its importance to life on Earth, there are major
gaps in our basic understanding of water
availability, quality and dynamics, and the impact
of both a changing and variable climate, and human
activity, on the water system. The goal of the
Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC)
solicitation is to understand and predict the
interactions between the water system and climate
change, land use, the built environment, and
ecosystem function and services through
place-based research and integrative models.
Studies of the water system using observations at
specific sites in combination with models that
allow for spatial and temporal extrapolation to
other regions, as well as integration across the
different processes in that system are encouraged,
especially to the extent that they advance the
development of theoretical frameworks and
predictive understanding. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals
may only be submitted by the following:
Independent museums, observatories, research labs,
professional societies and similar organizations
in the U.S. associated with educational or
research activities; 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: $16 million for 8-14 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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ADVANCING THEORY IN BIOLOGY (ATB)

DUE:     APR 13
WRITE:   Saran Twombly, Program Director
         National Science Foundation, DEB
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 635 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501066
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10525
E-MAIL:  BioTheory@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8133

     The Biological Sciences Directorate invites
submission of proposals that advance our
conceptual and theoretical understanding of living
systems. The Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB)
announcement supports the development of new
theoretical approaches that will improve our
understanding of general biological principles
that account for phenomena that occur
independently across levels of biological
organization. Proposals may vary in size and
duration, in the number of investigators involved,
and in the nature of collaborations. FUNDING: $5
million for 8-10 grants. Awards will not exceed a
total of $750,000 over a three year period. This
total includes all participants in collaborative
projects. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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CENTERS FOR OCEAN SCIENCE EDUCATION EXCELLENCE
(COSEE)

DUE:     APR 15
WRITE:   Donald Elthon, Program Director
         Dir. for Geosciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   725 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5511
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10527
E-MAIL:  delthon@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8475
FAX:     703/292-9085

     The Division of Ocean Sciences seeks to
establish new and/or renewed COSEE Centers in a
network of coordinated centers that faciliate
collaborations and communications between ocean
science researchers and educators. These Centers
foster the integration of ocean research into
high-quality educational materials, enable ocean
researchers to gain a better understanding of
educational organizations and pedagogy, provide
educators with an enhanced capacity to understand
and deliver high-quality educational programs in
the ocean sciences, and provide material to the
public that promotes a deeper understanding of the
ocean and its influence on each person's quality
of life and our national prosperity. FUNDING: $3.7
million for 7 awards. 

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          RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION          
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GENERAL GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 1  AUG 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   Retirement Research Foundation
         8765 West Higgins Road, Suite 430
         Chicago, IL 60631-4170
WEB:     http://www.rrf.org/generalProgram.htm
E-MAIL:  info@rrf.org
PHONE:   773/714-8080
FAX:     773/714-8089

     The Retirement Research Foundation, based in
Chicago, was established in the 1950s and endowed
in 1978 by the late John D. MacArthur. The
Foundation is devoted solely to serving the needs
of older persons in the U.S. and enhancing their
quality of life. Since 1979, RRF has invested more
than $185 million in continuing efforts to improve
life for older persons. In 2008 the Foundation,
reflecting changes in philanthropy and
gerontology, restated its mission. The Foundation
now is especially committed to improving
conditions for those who are vulnerable due to
frailty associated with advanced age, those who
are economically disadvantaged and at greatest
risk of falling through the safety net, and those
who experience disparities related to race and
ethnicity. The Foundation supports a range of
programs and special initiatives designed to: (a)
Improve access to and quality of community based
and residential health and long term care; (b)
Promote economic security for all older adults by
strengthening social insurance, pension, and
personal savings programs; and (c) Support
adequate training of, and compensation for, those
already working directly with older persons and
their families to bring higher quality of care to
larger numbers of older adults. Requests for
support of projects focusing on advocacy,
research, or education and training will be
considered from anywhere in the United States.
Direct service requests will be considered only
from organizations in these seven states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri,
Wisconsin, and Florida. 

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          ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION          
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LOCAL FUNDING PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM - SPECIAL
SOLICITATION PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 5  SEP 1  JAN 5
WRITE:   Curtis Holloman, deputy director
         RWJF Local Funding Partnerships
         760 Alexander Road P.O. Box 1
         Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
WEB:     http://www.lifp.org/html/apply/special/
         ss-programdetails.html
E-MAIL:  cholloman@localfundingpartnerships.org
PHONE:   609/275-4128
FAX:     609/419-0689

     Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding
Partnerships is a matching grants program that
connects the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with
local grantmakers to fund new, community-based
projects to improve health and health care for
vulnerable populations. This special solicitation
(Peaceful Pathways: Reducing Exposure to Violence)
seeks nominations from diversity focused funders
for projects to reduce violence in traditionally
underserved communities that are defined by race,
ethnicity, tribe, gender, sexual identity or
rural/frontier location. FUNDING: Up to eight
matching grants of between $50,000 to $200,000
each will be awarded. 

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           WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR 
            ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH 
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POST-PH.D. RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 1  NOV 1
WRITE:   The Wenner-Gren Foundation for
            Anthropological Research, Inc.
         470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016-6819
WEB:     http://wennergren.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=368389
E-MAIL:  inquiries@wennergren.org
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to
individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
to support individual research projects. The
program contributes to the Foundation's overall
mission to support basic research in anthropology
and to ensure that the discipline continues to be
a source of vibrant and significant work that
furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural
and biological origins, development, and
variation. The Foundation supports research that
demonstrates a clear link to anthropological
theory and debates, and promises to make a solid
contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no
preference for any methodology, research location,
or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes
proposals that employ a comparative perspective,
can generate innovative approaches or ideas,
and/or integrate two or more subfields. Applicants
applying for a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant may also
chose to be considered simultaneously for the
Osmundsen Initiative (see the Foundation's web
site). FUNDING: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants provide
a maximum of US $20,000 and the Osmundsen
Initiative supplement provides up to an additional
$5,000 for a maximum grant of US $25,000. 






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