The Grant Advisor
March 2010


In This Issue


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           AMERICAN NURSES FOUNDATION            
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NURSING RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 3
WRITE:   American Nurses Foundation
         ATTN: NRG10
         8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
         Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
WEB:     http://www.anfonline.org/MainCategory/
         NursingResearchGrant.aspx
E-MAIL:  ANF@ana.org
PHONE:   301/628-5229
FAX:     301/628-5354

     The purpose of the American Nurses Foundation
(ANF) Nursing Research Grants Program is to
encourage the research career development of all
nurses. To effectively achieve this goal, the
program supports research of beginning and
experienced nurse researchers. Applicants must
designate themselves as either a "beginning" or
"experienced" nurse researcher. ELIGIBILITY: In
all award categories, the principal investigator
must be a licensed registered nurse who has
obtained at least one degree, either a
baccalaureate degree or higher, in nursing.
Beginning researcher: A nurse who has no more than
three research-based publications in referenced
journals and has received, as principal
investigator, no more than $15,000 in extramural
funding in one particular research area.
Experienced researcher: A nurse who has more than
three research-based journal\publications and has
received more than $15,000 as principal
investigator, in research funding since their
degree. FUNDING: Awards for 2010 range from $3,500
to $28,000. 

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        AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION        
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SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

DUE:     JUN 1  DEC 1
WRITE:   APA Science Directorate
         750 First Street, NE
         Washington, DC 20002-4242
WEB:     http://www.apa.org/about/awards/
         confer2.aspx
E-MAIL:  science@apa.org
PHONE:   202/336-6000

     The Science Directorate of the American
Psychological Association (APA) is seeking
proposals for research conferences in psychology.
The purpose of this program is to promote the
exchange of important new contributions and
approaches in scientific psychology. The APA is
open to innovative ways to hold conferences.
Applicants who have experimental methods for
sharing knowledge are urged to contact the Science
Directorate to discuss the possibility of
obtaining funding through this program (e.g.,
scientific conference held through electronic
mail). FUNDING: Grant money, ranging from $500 to
$20,000 is available. The conference must also be
supported by the host institution with direct
funds, in-kind support, or a combination of the
two. 

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                 CANADIAN EMBASSY                 
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CANADIAN STUDIES PROGRAM ENHANCEMENT GRANT

DUE:     JUN 15
WRITE:   Canadian Embassy
         Academic Relations
         501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/
         washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx
E-MAIL:  AcademicRelations@CanadianEmbassy.org
PHONE:   202/682-7727

     The Program Enhancement Grant is designed to
encourage scholarly inquiry and multidisciplinary
professional academic activities that contribute
to the development or expansion of a program
dedicated to the study of Canada or Canada-U.S.
relations. There is particular interest in
innovative projects that promote awareness among
students and the public about Canada and
Canada-U.S. relations. Programs are strongly
encouraged that foster student mobility
(exchanges, study tours, internships,
scholarships) to Canada and that promote
institutional linkages and research collaboration
in priority areas with Canadian institutions.
Institutions must demonstrate their funding
support for the program and that they are bringing
innovative ideas to the program. ELIGIBILITY: This
grant is intended for U.S. four-year colleges,
universities, and research institutions that
undertake professional academic activities to
further the development of a program dedicated to
the study of Canada or Canada-U.S. relations at
their institution. FUNDING: Institutions may
request funding up to US$18,000 per year. The
program begins August 1, 2010, and ends August 31,
2011. 

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                 CANADIAN EMBASSY                 
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CANADIAN STUDIES OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     JUN 30
WRITE:   Canadian Embassy
         Academic Relations
         501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/
         washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx
E-MAIL:  AcademicRelations@CanadianEmbassy.org
PHONE:   202/682-7727

     The Canada K-12 Outreach Grant is designed to
encourage and support training and resource
development that benefit K-12 teachers who teach
about Canada, Canada-U.S. relations, and/or
Canada's role in the international community. The
program endeavours to broaden and strengthen
awareness and understanding about Canada among
students throughout the United States. Programs
are strongly encouraged that include an
opportunity for K-12 teachers to travel to Canada.
Institutions must demonstrate their funding
support for the program and that they are bringing
innovative ideas to the program. ELIGIBILITY: This
grant is intended for U.S. universities and
colleges with a significant track record with K-12
outreach programs. FUNDING: Up to US$15,000. 

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                 CANADIAN EMBASSY                 
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CANADIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     JUN 30
WRITE:   Canadian Embassy
         Academic Relations
         501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/
         washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx
E-MAIL:  AcademicRelations@CanadianEmbassy.org
PHONE:   202/682-7727

     The Canadian Studies Conference Grant Program
supports conferences that address important and
timely issues about Canada, its relationship with
the United States, and its international affairs.
The Conference Grant is designed to assist an
institution in holding a conference and publishing
the resulting papers and proceedings in a
scholarly fashion. Conferences that engage
students and the general public as well as
linkages with Canadian academics and institutions
are welcome. ELIGIBILITY: This grant is intended
for U.S. four-year colleges and universities or
research institutions that undertake a conference
on a Canadian, Canada-U.S. or North American
issue. FUNDING: Institutions may request funding
up to US$15,000. Applicants whose project focuses
on the program's priority topics and who can
demonstrate matching funds from other sources may
request funding up to US$20,000. 

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    AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY    
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HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH PROJECTS

DUE:     JUN 5  OCT 5  FEB 5
WRITE:   Carol Harris
         Division of Grants Management
         Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
         540 Gaither Road
         Rockville, MD 20852
WEB:     http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/
         pa-files/PA-09-070.html
E-MAIL:  Carol.Harris@ahrq.hhs.gov
PHONE:   301/427-1448
FAX:     301/427-1462

     This announcement expresses AHRQ priority
interests for ongoing extramural grants for
research, demonstration, dissemination, and
evaluation projects to: (a) support improvements
in health outcomes, (b) strengthen quality
measurement and improvement, and (c) identify
strategies to improve access, foster appropriate
use, and reduce unnecessary expenditures.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or non-profit private
institution, such as a university, college, or a
faith-based or community-based organization; Units
of local or State government; Eligible agencies of
the Federal government; Indian/Native American
Tribal Government (Federally Recognized);
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other
than Federally Recognized); and, Indian/Native
American Tribally Designated Organizations.
FUNDING: The total costs awarded under this
announcement will not exceed $300,000 annually for
the entire project period. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               
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HIGH-CAPACITY OPTICAL NETWORKING AND DEEPLY
INTEGRATED MIDDLEWARE SERVICES FOR DISTRIBUTED
PETASCALE SCIENCE

DUE:     APR 23
CONTACT: Dr. Thomas Ndousse-Fetter, Program Mgr.
         U.S. Department of Energy
         Office of Adv. Sci. Computing Research
WEB:     http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
         FOA-10-0000264.html
E-MAIL:  network_research@ascr.doe.gov
PHONE:   301/903-5800

     This program requests applications for
research to address the end-to-end challenges of
terabits (Tbits/s) networks and middleware based
on the emerging 100 GigE (Gigabits Ethernet)
technologies. The emergence of 100 GigE has opened
the terabits networking era, making it possible
for the aggregate capacity of backbone networks to
reach Tbits/s and beyond. Innovative networking
technologies will be needed to enable networks to
operate efficiently Tbits/s speeds. Existing
protocols, host systems stacks, network interface
cards, protection and recovery mechanism, data
transfer protocols, cyber security systems,
network provisioning schemes, etc., may not easily
scale to deliver terabits networking performance
critical for DOE science mission. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that up to $3,500,000 total will be
available for awards in Fiscal Years 2010 and
2011. It is expected that awards will be at most
$750,000 per year for multi-institution
applications and $175,000 per year for single
investigator applications. The funding period for
all projects will be three years, subject to
availability of funds, progress of the research,
and programmatic needs. It is anticipated that up
to three multi-institution and eight single awards
will be made. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF STATE                
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TITLE VIII PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING ON
EASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA

DUE:     APR 23
CONTACT: Cassandra Moore
         Bureau of Intelligence and Research
         Department of State
WEB:     http://www.grants.gov/search/
         search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=52027
E-MAIL:  MooreCM2@state.gov

     The Department of State, Bureau of
Intelligence and Research, invites organizations
with substantial and wide-reaching experience in
administering research and training programs to
serve as intermediaries conducting nationwide
competitive programs for U.S. scholars, students
and institutions pertaining to advanced research
and language training on the countries of Eastern
Europe and Eurasia. ELIGIBILITY: U.S.-based public
and private nonprofit organizations and
educational institutions may submit proposals to
carry out Title VIII-funded programs that 1)
support and sustain American expertise on the
countries of Eurasia and Southeast Europe, 2)
bring American expertise to the service of the
U.S. Government, and 3) further U.S. foreign
assistance and policy goals. An explicit
connection must be made to U.S. policy, the
maintenance of U.S. knowledge and expertise, and
national capability. 

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    CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC.    
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SPECIAL GRANT PROGRAM IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES

DUE:     JUN 3, initial inquiry
         NOV 11, full proposal
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022
WEB:     http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
         special_grant_program_chemical.shtml
E-MAIL:  admin@dreyfus.org
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Special Grant Program in the Chemical
Sciences supports innovative projects in any area
consistent with the Foundation's broad objective
to advance the chemical sciences. ELIGIBILITY: The
Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences is
open to institutions in the States, Districts, and
Territories of the United States of America that
have a focus in the chemical sciences.
Institutions include schools, colleges and
universities, as well as other not-for-profit
organizations, such as scientific societies and
science museums. Awards are not made directly to
individuals, or, in general, to private
foundations. FUNDING: The amount of support
requested is determined by the applicant. Recent
awards have ranged from about $11,000 to $80,000. 

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          UNITED ENGINEERING FOUNDATION           
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GRANTS 

DUE:     JUN 1, concept papers
         AUG 1, invited formal proposals
WRITE:   Dr. David L. Belden, Executive Director
         United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
         P.O. Box 70
         Mount Vernon, VA 22121-0070
WEB:     http://www.uefoundation.org/grants.html
E-MAIL:  engfnd@aol.com
PHONE:   973/244-2328
FAX:     973/882-5155

     The United Engineering Foundation advances
the engineering arts and sciences for the welfare
of humanity. It supports engineering and education
by, among other means, making grants. Grants
should be consistent with advancing engineering.
The UEF Board of Trustees evaluates and judges
proposals in view of the UEF mission, the
perceived ability of the proposal and proposer(s)
to further that mission, and the available
funding. While all proposals meeting established
deadlines and page requirements will be
considered, certain UEF preferences should be
understood by proposers: (a) Broad-based,
interdisciplinary proposals that further the
engineering profession as a whole are preferred.
(b) Multiple-year proposals are welcome, but
funding is awarded for a single year only.
Proposals for subsequent years follow procedures
identical to that of single-year proposals. No
commitment for funding of subsequent years of a
multiple-year project should be inferred from
funding of a prior year. (c) Projects that are
outside "business as usual" of the proposing
organization are preferred. (d) Technical research
proposals and proposals by individuals are seldom
accepted. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals are accepted from
not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and
groups of such entities. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that total funding available for 2011
will be in the $700,000 to $750,000 range. 

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            HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY             
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SHORT-TERM GRANTS-IN-AID

DUE:     JUN 30  OCT 29  MAR 31
WRITE:   Center for the History of Business,
         Technology, and Society
         Hagley Museum and Library
         P.O. Box 3630
         Wilmington, DE 19807-0630
WEB:     http://www.hagley.org/library/
         center/grantsinaid.html
E-MAIL:  clockman@hagley.org
PHONE:   302/658-2400, ext. 243
FAX:     302/655-3188

     Short-term grants-in-aid support visits to
Hagley for scholarly research in the imprint,
manuscript, pictorial, and artifact collections.
They are designed to assist researchers with
travel and living expenses while using the
research collections. Scholars receive a stipend,
make use of the research holdings, and participate
in the programs of the Center for the History of
Business, Technology, and Society. ELIGIBILITY:
These grants are to support serious scholarly
work. They are available to both degree candidates
and senior scholars and writers working
independently as well as college and university
teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators,
and scholars from fields other than humanities.
Scholars are expected to participate in seminars
which meet periodically, as well as attend
noontime colloquia, lectures, and other public
programs offered during their tenure. FUNDING: Low
cost housing may be available on the museum
grounds. Stipends are for a minimum of two weeks,
maximum of two months at no more than $1,600 per
month. 

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            HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY             
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HENRY BELIN DU PONT FELLOWSHIP 

DUE:     JUN 30  OCT 29  MAR 31
WRITE:   Center for the History of Business,
         Technology, and Society
         Hagley Museum and Library
         P.O. Box 3630
         Wilmington, DE 19807-0630
WEB:     http://www.hagley.org/library/center/
         hbdupontfellow.html
E-MAIL:  clockman@hagley.org
PHONE:   302/658-2400, ext. 243
FAX:     302/655-3188

     These fellowships honor the memory of Henry
Belin du Pont, a founding trustee and long-time
supporter of Hagley. The Henry Belin du Pont
Memorial Fund supports access to and use of
Hagley's research collections. These fellowships
are intended to support serious scholarly work.
They enable scholars to pursue advanced research
and study in the library, archival, and artifact
collections of the Hagley Museum & Library.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be from out of state
and preference will be given to those whose travel
costs to Hagley will be higher. Fellows are
expected to participate in seminars which meet
periodically, as well as attend noontime
colloquia, lectures, and other public programs
offered during their tenure. FUNDING: Low cost
accommodations may be available on the museum
grounds. Stipends are for a minimum of two months
and a maximum of six months at no more that $1,600
per month. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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LEARNING IN THE ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

DUE:     JUN 10
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/LITA.html
E-MAIL:  webmgr@mail.endow.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5400

     The Learning in the Arts for Children and
Youth category offers funding for projects that
help children and youth acquire knowledge and
understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects
must provide participatory learning and engage
students with skilled artists, teachers, and
excellent art. Funded projects apply national or
state arts education standards. All projects
submitted to the Learning in the Arts category
must include: (a) Experience - Students and their
teachers will have the chance to experience
exemplary works of art -- in live form where
possible. (b) Study - Through the guidance of
teachers, teaching artists, and cultural
organizations, students will study works of art in
order to understand the cultural and social
context from which they come, and to appreciate
the technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each
work. Where appropriate, study will include the
acquisition of skills relevant to practicing the
art form. (c) Performance - Informed by their
experience and study, students will create
artwork. In the case of literature, the primary
creative activities will be writing and/or
recitation. (d) Assessment - Students will be
assessed according to national or state arts
education standards. Where appropriate, projects
will employ multiple forms of assessment including
pre- and post-testing. ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit,
tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of
state or local government; or federally recognized
tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants
may be arts organizations, local arts agencies,
arts service organizations, local education
agencies (school districts), and other
organizations that can help advance the goals of
the Arts Endowment. FUNDING: An organization may
request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000.
Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to
$100,000. Few grants will be awarded below
$10,000; grants of $100,000 or more will be made
only in rare instances, and only for projects that
the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate
exceptional national or regional significance and
impact. All grants require a nonfederal match of
at least 1 to 1. 

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          NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH           
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ACADEMIC RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT AWARDS (AREA)

DUE:     JUN 25  OCT 25  FEB 25
WRITE:   Academic Research Enhancement Awards
         Division of Communications and Outreach
         Office of Extramural Research
         National Institutes of Health
         Bethesda, MD 20892
WEB:     http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/
         area.htm
E-MAIL:  R151@mail.nih.gov
PHONE:   301/435-0714
FAX:     301/480-0525

     The AREA program will enable qualified
scientists to receive support for small-scale
research projects. These grants are intended to
create a research opportunity for scientists and
institutions otherwise unlikely to participate
extensively in NIH programs to support the
Nation's biomedical and behavioral research
effort. It is anticipated that investigators
supported under the AREA program will benefit from
the opportunity to conduct independent research;
that the grantee institution will benefit from a
research environment strengthened through AREA
grants and furthered by participation in the
diverse extramural programs of the NIH; and that
available students will benefit from exposure to
and participation in scientific research in the
biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences. The
AREA program is a research grant program and not a
training or fellowship program. Active involvement
of undergraduate and graduate students in the
proposed research is encouraged, and reviewers
will consider whether the proposed project will
expose undergraduate (preferably, if available)
and graduate students to meritorious research.
However, the application should not focus on
training objectives and training plans should not
be provided. ELIGIBILITY: Applications are
accepted from institutions of higher education
that: (1) offer baccalaureate or advanced degrees
in the sciences related to biomedical and
behavioral and meet the requirement of receiving
research grants and/or cooperative agreements from
the NIH totaling not more than $6 million per year
(in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in each of
four (4) or more of the last seven (7) years; and
(2) are a "Health professional school/college" or
"other academic component" at a
university/college. See the web site for details.
FUNDING: Applicants may request a maximum of
$300,000 total direct costs plus applicable
Facilities & Administrative (F&A)/indirect costs
for the entire project period of up to three
years. Note when a consortium is involved, the
$300,000 direct cost limit is exclusive of
consortium F&A costs. These can be requested in
addition to the $300,000 direct costs limit. 

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          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE           
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W.E.B. DU BOIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 16
WRITE:   W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program
         National Institute of Justice
         810 7th Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20531
WEB:     http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
         funding/current.htm
E-MAIL:  Marilyn.Moses@usdoj.gov
PHONE:   202/514-6205

     The W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program seeks to
advance knowledge regarding the confluence of
crime, justice, and culture in various societal
contexts. The Fellowship places particular
emphasis on crime, violence, and the
administration of justice in diverse cultural
contexts within the United States. ELIGIBILITY:
The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program provides
talented researchers with an opportunity, early in
their career, to elevate independently generated
research and ideas to the level of national
discussion. Researchers from all academic
disciplines are encouraged to apply. Due to the
nature of this Fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages
applicants with diverse racial and ethnic
backgrounds. FUNDING: NIJ anticipates that up to a
total of $100,000 may become available for one
award made through this solicitation. 

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          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE           
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PH.D. GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 2
WRITE:   Ph.D. Graduate Research Fellowship
         National Institute of Justice
         810 Seventh Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20531
WEB:     http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
         funding/current.htm
E-MAIL:  christine.crossland@usdoj.gov
PHONE:   202/616-5166

     The NIJ Ph.D. Graduate Research Fellowship
(GRF) program provides awards for research on
crime, violence, and other criminal
justice-related topics to accredited universities
that support graduate study leading to
research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in
doctoral education by supporting universities that
sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to
successfully complete doctoral degree programs in
disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants sponsoring doctoral
students in policy and health sciences or in an
education field are eligible to apply only if the
doctoral research dissertation is in an
NIJ-supported discipline (i.e., social and
behavioral sciences, operations technology,
information and sensors research and development,
and investigative and forensic sciences). The GRF
program is intended to support universities that
sponsor students who are in the final stages of
graduate study. FUNDING: Awards are granted to
successful applicants in the form of a grant to
cover a doctoral student stipend. Currently, the
GRF stipend is $25,000. 

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          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE           
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DATA RESOURCES PROGRAM 2010: FUNDING FOR THE
ANALYSIS OF EXISTING DATA

DUE:     APR 16
WRITE:   Data Resources Program
         Office of Justice Programs
         National Institute of Justice
         810 Seventh Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20531
WEB:     http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
         funding/current.htm
E-MAIL:  ronald.wilson@usdoj.gov
PHONE:   202/305-8711

     NIJ is requesting proposals to reproduce,
replicate, or extend previous findings and conduct
original research extending data from the National
Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD
houses quantitative and qualitative data from
NIJ-funded research and provides online access to
downloadable, machine-readable (SPSS, SAS, or
ASCII) files, as well as data dictionaries, study
abstracts, and in limited cases MapInfo or ESRI
geographic data. The archive is maintained by the
Inter-University Consortium for Political and
Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of
Michigan and is supported by NIJ. ELIGIBILITY: In
general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or
enter into contracts or cooperative agreements
with, States (including territories), local
governments (including federally-recognized Indian
tribal governments as determined by the Secretary
of the Interior and published in the Federal
Register), nonprofit and profit organizations
(including tribal nonprofit and profit
organizations), institutions of higher education
(including tribal institutions of higher
education), and certain qualified individuals.
Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and
foreign institutions of higher education are not
eligible to apply. FUNDING: NIJ anticipates that
up to a total of $35,000 may become available for
each award made through this solicitation. NIJ
expects to make up to six awards, depending on
funds available, the number of high-quality
applications, and other pertinent factors. An
additional $3,000 beyond the final proposed costs
may be made available specifically for
dissemination of research findings to atypical
audiences, for a potential total award of $38,000.


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  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY  
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MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MSE) RESEARCH
GRANTS PROGRAMS

DUE:     JUN 1
WRITE:   Christopher Hunton
         NIST Grants & Agreements Mgmt. Division
         100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8500
         Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8500
WEB:     http://www.grants.gov/search/
         search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=50883
E-MAIL:  christopher.hunton@nist.gov
PHONE:   301/975-5718

     The National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) announces that the following
programs are soliciting applications for financial
assistance for FY 2010: (1) the Electronics and
Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grants Program;
(2) the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
Grants Program; (3) the Chemical Science and
Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (4) the
Physics Laboratory Grants Program; (5) the
Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
Grants Program; (6) the Building Research Grants
and Cooperative Agreements Program; (7) the Fire
Research Grants Program; (8) the Information
Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (9) the NIST
Center for Neutron Research Grants Program; and
(10) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Grants Program; and (11) the Technology Services
Grants Program. For all programs listed in this
notice applications will be considered on a
continuing basis. For all programs except the Fire
Research Grants Program, applications received
after June 1, 2010 may be processed and considered
for funding under this solicitation in the current
fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to
the availability of funds. For the Fire Research
Grants Program, applications received after
January 15, 2010 may be processed and considered
for funding under this solicitation in the current
fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to
the availability of funds. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS IN CHEMISTRY-FELLOWSHIP
(ACC-F)

DUE:     MAY 6
WRITE:   Charles Pibel, Program Director
         Physical Chemistry
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1055 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503237
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10535
E-MAIL:  cpibel@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4971

     The American Competitiveness in
Chemistry-Fellowship program is a program to
support postdoctoral associates in chemistry. It
seeks to (1) build ties between academic and
industrial, and/or national laboratory, and/or
Chemistry Division-funded center researchers
(partners) and (2) involve beginning scientists in
efforts to broaden participation in chemistry.
Fellows will pursue research with industrial,
and/or national laboratory, and/or Chemistry
Division-funded center partners that will enrich
their in-house research program. In addition,
fellows will develop and implement their own plans
for broadening participation in the chemical
sciences. Successful applicants must propose a
well-integrated, synergistic research plan with
their chosen affiliate as well as an effective
outreach plan that will broaden participation by
underrepresented groups in chemistry. The research
must be in a thematic area that is supported by
the NSF Division of Chemistry. The Program will
support Fellows for two years of postgraduate
study. The Chemistry Division envisions that
Postdoctoral Fellows with successful programs who
pursue careers in academia will have opportunities
for significant additional funding, either through
supplements to their original ACC-F award, or
through new awards from the Division. ELIGIBILITY:
Fellowship proposals may be submitted by a US
university, college, or non-profit, non-academic
organization with the prospective Fellow as the
Principal Investigator (PI). Fellowship proposals
may also be submitted by individuals who are
unaffiliated or who are affiliated with for-profit
organizations, state or local governments or
federal agencies. FUNDING: $2 million for about 10
awards. 

__________________________________________________

           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
__________________________________________________


ANTARCTIC RESEARCH

DUE:     MAY 25
WRITE:   Lisa Clough, Program Director
         Antarctic Integrated System Science
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10543
E-MAIL:  lclough@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7450
FAX:     703/292-9079

     Scientific research and operational support
of that research are the principal activities
supported by the United States Government in
Antarctica. The goals are to expand fundamental
knowledge of the region, to foster research on
global and regional problems of current scientific
importance, and to use Antarctica as a platform
from which to support research. The U.S. Antarctic
Program provides support for field work only when
a compelling justification exists for doing the
work in Antarctica (i.e., the work can only be
done, or is best done, in Antarctica). The program
also supports antarctic-related analytical
research performed at home organizations. FUNDING:
$22 million in FY 2010, plus up to $30 million in
outyear increments for continuing awards. It is
estimated that about 50 awards will be made. 

__________________________________________________

           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
__________________________________________________


UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL
EDUCATION

DUE:     APR 22, preliminary proposals
         OCT 21, full proposals
WRITE:   V. Celeste Carter, Lead Program Director
         ATE, Division of Undergraduate Education
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10539
E-MAIL:  vccarter@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4651

     With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program
focuses on the education of technicians for the
high-technology fields that drive our nation's
economy. The program involves partnerships between
academic institutions and employers to promote
improvement in the education of science and
engineering technicians at the undergraduate and
secondary school levels. The ATE program supports
curriculum development; professional development
of college faculty and secondary school teachers;
career pathways to two-year colleges from
secondary schools and from two-year colleges to
four-year institutions; and other activities.
Another goal is articulation between two-year and
four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers
that focus on technological education. The program
also invites proposals focusing on research to
advance the knowledge base related to technician
education. FUNDING: $64 million for 75-90 awards. 

__________________________________________________

           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
__________________________________________________


TRANSFORMING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN SCIENCE,
TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (TUES)

DUE:     MAY 26  MAY 27  JAN 14
WRITE:   Russell Pimmel, Lead Program Director
         Division of Undergraduate Education
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5741
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10544
E-MAIL:  rpimmel@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4618

     The Transforming Undergraduate Education in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) education for all undergraduate students.
This solicitation especially encourages projects
that have the potential to transform undergraduate
STEM education, for example, by bringing about
widespread adoption of classroom practices that
embody understanding of how students learn most
effectively. Thus transferability and
dissemination are critical aspects for projects
developing instructional materials and methods and
should be considered throughout the project's
lifetime. More advanced projects should involve
efforts to facilitate adaptation at other sites.
The program supports efforts to create, adapt, and
disseminate new learning materials and teaching
strategies to reflect advances both in STEM
disciplines and in what is known about teaching
and learning. It funds projects that develop
faculty expertise, implement educational
innovations, assess learning and evaluate
innovations, prepare K-12 teachers, or conduct
research on STEM teaching and learning. It also
supports projects that further the work of the
program itself, for example, synthesis and
dissemination of findings across the program. The
program supports projects representing different
stages of development, ranging from small,
exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive
projects. FUNDING: $35.8 million for 94-108
awards. 

__________________________________________________

     NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION     
__________________________________________________


NATIONAL TRUST PRESERVATION FUND

DUE:     JUN 1  OCT 1  FEB 1
WRITE:   National Trust for Historic Preservation
         1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.nationaltrust.org/funding/
         nonprofit.html#endowment
E-MAIL:  info@nthp.org
PHONE:   800/944-6847
FAX:     202/588-6038

     Grants from National Trust Preservation Funds
(NTPF) are intended to encourage preservation at
the local level by providing seed money for
preservation projects. These grants help stimulate
public discussion, enable local groups to gain the
technical expertise needed for particular
projects, introduce the public to preservation
concepts and techniques, and encourage financial
participation by the private sector. A small grant
at the right time can go a long way and is often
the catalyst that inspires a community to take
action on a preservation project. ELIGIBILITY:
Public agencies, 501(c) (3), and other nonprofit
organizations are eligible. FUNDING: Grants
generally range from $500 to $5,000. The selection
process is very competitive. Applicants are
encouraged to develop proposals carefully and to
complete the application form with the assistance
and guidance of the National Trust regional office
serving their state. The review process is
generally completed within six weeks of the
application deadlines, and applicants are notified
in writing once the review process is complete. 

__________________________________________________

             SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION              
__________________________________________________


KENNAN INSTITUTE: SHORT-TERM GRANTS

DUE:     JUN 1  SEP 1  DEC 1  MAR 1
WRITE:   Fellowships and Grants
         Kennan Institute
         One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
         1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20004-3027
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/kdjek
E-MAIL:  kennan@wilsoncenter.org
PHONE:   202/691-4100
FAX:     202/691-4247

     The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants
(up to one month's duration) to scholars whose
research in the social sciences or humanities
focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the
Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular
need to utilize the library, archival, and other
specialized resources of the Washington, D.C.
area. Policy-relevant research is preferred.
ELIGIBILITY: Academic participants must either
possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral
candidates who have nearly completed their
dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent
degree of professional achievement is expected.
FUNDING: Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of
$100 per day. The Kennan Institute cannot provide
office space for Short-Term scholars. Travel and
accommodation expenses are not directly covered by
this grant. 

__________________________________________________

    WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL
                  RESEARCH, INC.
__________________________________________________


INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     JUN 1  DEC 1
WRITE:   The Wenner-Gren Foundation for
            Anthropological Research, Inc.
         470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10016-6819
WEB:     http://www.wennergren.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=368683
E-MAIL:  internationalprograms@wennergren.org
PHONE:   212/683-5000
FAX:     212/683-9151

     The International Collaborative Research
Grant (ICRG) supports international research
collaborations between two or more qualified
scholars, where the principal investigators bring
different and complementary perspectives,
knowledge, and/or skills to the project.
Supplemental funds are also available to provide
essential training for academic research
participants in ICRG-funded projects
(co-applicants, students, as well as other
professional colleagues). By encouraging
international collaborations, the grant
contributes to the development of an international
anthropology that values and incorporates
different national perspectives and resources. By
providing training funds, the grant helps to build
capacity in countries were anthropology may be
under-resourced. ELIGIBILITY: Principal
Investigators must hold a doctorate or equivalent
in anthropology or a related discipline. FUNDING:
The grants are for a maximum of $30,000 for the
research project. Proposals which include the
optional training element can have an increased
funding request up to a maximum of $35,000, of
which no more than $10,000 can be for essential
training purposes. Under special circumstances
grants can be renewed to support longer-term
research projects. 






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