The Grant Advisor
April 2010


In This Issue



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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES NATIONAL NEEDS
GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP (NNF) GRANTS
PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 10
WRITE:   Dr. Audrey A. Trotman
         Higher Ed. Grad. Fellowships, NIFA
         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, STOP 2251
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2251
WEB:     http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/
         national_needs.html
E-MAIL:  NNF@NIFA.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-1973
FAX:     202/720-2030

     The purpose of the NNF Grants Program is to
train students for Master's and/or doctoral
degrees and provide additional postdoctoral
training for Fellows who have completed their
doctoral degrees at colleges and universities that
have demonstrable teaching and research
competencies in the food and agricultural
sciences. NNF grant application is for projects
that support: (1) Fellowships to train students
for Master's and doctoral degrees in food,
agricultural and natural resource sciences, and;
(2) Special International Study or
Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances
(IRTA) for eligible USDA Fellows. Fellowships and
IRTA awards are specifically intended to support
traineeship programs that engage outstanding
students to pursue and complete their degrees or
obtain postdoctoral training in areas where there
is a national need for the development of
scientific and professional expertise in the food
and agricultural sciences. Fellowships and IRTA
awards invest in graduate training and relevant
international experiential learning for a cadre of
diverse individuals who demonstrate their
potential to successfully complete graduate degree
programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of
the USDA. ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be
submitted by: (1) land-grant institutions
including the University of the District of
Columbia, (2) colleges and universities having
significant minority enrollments and a
demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of
food and agricultural sciences, and (3) other
colleges and universities having a demonstrable
capacity to carry out the teaching of food, and
agricultural sciences. Research foundations
maintained by an eligible college or university
are eligible to submit graduate training proposals
under this RFA. Applicants should be institutions
that confer a graduate degree in at least one of
the Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas (TESA).
FUNDING: The amount available for support of this
program in FY 2010 is approximately $3.6 million.
NNF typically awards $40,000 for each Master's
level training [$18,500 per year for two (2) years
as student stipend] and $78,000 for each doctoral
level training [$24,500 per year for three (3)
years as student stipend]. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               
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ADVANCING UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN MODELING,
SIMULATION, AND ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS

DUE:     APR 26
CONTACT: Dr. Karen Pao, Program Manager
         Office of Advanced Scientific Computing
            Research
         U.S. Department of Energy
WEB:     http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
         FOA-10-0000315.html
E-MAIL:  Karen.Pao@science.doe.gov
PHONE:   301/903-5384

     This program will accept applications for
research addressing the mathematical and
computational challenges of uncertainty
quantification in the modeling and simulation of
complex natural and engineered systems. Simulation
plays a key role in addressing scientific and
technical issues concerning DOE mission-relevant
complex systems such as climate, carbon capture
and storage, nuclear energy, and other energy
applications. A central challenge in the
predictive modeling, simulation, and analysis of
these complex systems is Uncertainty
Quantification (UQ). Uncertainty quantification
refers to the broad range of activities aimed at
assessing and improving confidence in simulation.
There are many different sources of uncertainty
and error that arise in the modeling and
simulation of complex systems. For increasing the
confidence of simulations, it is important to
accurately characterize and quantify the effects
of uncertainties and errors on mathematical models
and computational algorithms. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that up to a total of $3 million
annually will be available for multiple awards in
this solicitation. Awards are planned to be made
in Fiscal Year 2010, and applications may request
project support for up to three years. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               
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SUBSURFACE BIOGEOCHEMICAL RESEARCH 

DUE:     APR 29, optional preapplications
         JUL 15, proposals
CONTACT: Dr. Robert (Todd) Anderson
         U. S. Department of Energy
         Office of Biological & Envir. Research
WEB:     http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
         FOA-10-0000311.html
E-MAIL:  Todd.Anderson@science.doe.gov
PHONE:   301/903-5549

     The goal of this FOA is to support
innovative, fundamental research investigating the
coupled physical, chemical, and biological
processes affecting the transport of subsurface
contaminants at DOE sites. Applications should
identify critical knowledge gaps and address
hypothesis-driven research to better understand
the significant physical, chemical, and biological
processes influencing the form and mobility of DOE
contaminants in the subsurface. Research projects
should aim to provide the scientific basis for the
long term stewardship of contaminated sites across
the DOE complex and the development of new
remediation concepts and strategies. Applications
must address the applicability of the proposed
research to understanding DOE relevant,
field-scale, contaminant transport processes by
including an explanation of how the proposed
effort will support the accomplishment of the BER
long term performance measure. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that up to $5,000,000 will be
available for approximately 15 to 20 awards to be
made in Fiscal Year 2011. For a Full Application
(narrative limited to 20 pages), applicants may
request project support up to three years, with
outyear funding contingent on the availability of
appropriated funds, progress of the research and
programmatic needs. Annual budgets for single
investigator projects may not exceed $250,000/year
total costs. Annual budgets for multi investigator
projects may not exceed $450,000/year total costs.
For an Exploratory Application (narrative limited
to 10 pages), applicants may request project
support for up to two years with a total budget of
up to $150,000. 

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             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              
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LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS PROGRAM

DUE:     APR 20
WRITE:   Cynthia Dudzinski
         Language Resource Centers Program
         U.S. Department of Education, OPE
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6077
         Washington, DC 20006-8521
FED-REG: 03/05/10
WEB:     http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpslrc/
E-MAIL:  cynthia.dudzinski@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7589
FAX:     202/502-7860

     The Language Resource Centers (LRC) program
provides grants to institutions of higher
education to establish, strengthen, and operate
centers that serve as resources for improving the
Nation's capacity for teaching and learning
foreign languages. ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of
higher education or consortia of institutions of
higher education. FUNDING: $5 million for about 15
awards, ranging from $300,000-$360,000 per year,
with project periods of up to 48 months. 

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                 EAST-WEST CENTER                 
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VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JUL 31
WRITE:   Director, Research Program
         East-West Center
         1601 East-West Road
         Honolulu, HI 96848
WEB:     http://www.eastwestcenter.org/?id=488
E-MAIL:  fellowships@EastWestCenter.org
FAX:     808/944-7399

     East-West Center Visiting Fellowships program
enables scholars to undertake research and
publication during the academic year 2009-2010 in
collaboration with EWC staff on an independent
research project related to one of the four
Research Program Study areas: (1) Politics,
Governance and Security; (2) Economics; (3)
Population and Health; and (4) Environmental
Change, Vulnerability and Governance *OR* One of
the following research themes: (a) An
Interdisciplinary Framework for Emerging
Infectious Disease (EID) Risk Assessment; (b)
Sustainable Energy Strategy in China and Sino-U.S.
Cooperation on Energy and Climate Control; (c)
Assessing Risk from Vegetation Fires; (d) Climate
Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the
Asia-Pacific Region; (e) China's Capitalist
Transition; (f) Deepening Democracy in South Asia:
Issues and Trends; (g) Rapidly Falling Fertility
in Asia; (h) Population Aging and the Generational
Economy. ELIGIBILITY: The East-West Center seeks
scholars of high accomplishment and promise whose
research and presence will contribute creatively
to the development of its research areas and to
the Asia Pacific region. Applicants must have a
PhD or equivalent. Preference will be given to
applicants that have both strong conceptual
background and demonstrated accomplishments in
policy research, and to proposals that are
innovative and suggest new ways of addressing the
challenges that the region faces. Preference is
given to applicants that have not previously held
an East-West Center fellowship. FUNDING: Funds for
these fellowships come from two sources. US
government funds support scholars from the US as
well as from Asian or Pacific countries. Funds are
also available to support a limited number of
scholars from other areas whose research focuses
on the Asia Pacific. Fellowships are typically
awarded for between two and five months and must
be undertaken during the period October 1, 2009
through September 30, 2010. Visiting Fellowships
are carried out at the EWC in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
However, collaboration with EWC researchers before
and after the Fellow's stay in Honolulu is
encouraged. Stipends vary with seniority and are
individually determined. Non-Hawai`i residents may
receive one round-trip economical airfare between
their home base and Honolulu. Cost-sharing
fellowships are welcome. 

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

DUE:     MAY 18
WRITE:   Krish Mathur
         FIPSE, U.S. Dept. of Education
         1990 K Street, NW   Room 6155
         Washington, DC 20006-8544
FED-REG: 03/25/10
WEB:     http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipserussia/
E-MAIL:  Krish.Mathur@ed.gov
PHONE:   202/502-7512
FAX:     202/502-7877

     The U.S.-Russia Program encourages
cooperative education programs between
institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the
Russian Federation and the United States of
America. The objective of this program is to
provide grants that demonstrate partnerships
between Russian and American IHEs that contribute
to the development and promotion of educational
opportunities between the two nations. The aim is
to use the educational content as the vehicle for
learning languages, cultural appreciation, sharing
knowledge, and forming long- term relationships
between the two countries. In the context of the
modern international society and a global economy,
an understanding of the cultural context plays a
vital role in education and training. ELIGIBILITY:
Applications are invited from IHEs with the
capacity to contribute to a collaborative project
with Russian IHEs. This program is designed to
support the formation of educational consortia of
American and Russian IHEs to encourage mutual
socio-cultural-linguistic cooperation; the joint
development of curricula, educational materials,
and other types of educational and methodological
activities; and related educational student and
staff mobility (exchanges). FUNDING: $800,000 for
about 6 awards, ranging from $100,000-$150,000 for
the first year; $300,000-$400,000 for the entire
36-month grant period. 

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           WILLIAM T. GRANT FOUNDATION            
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WILLIAM T. GRANT SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

DUE:     JUL 7, nominations
WRITE:   William T. Grant Scholars Program
         William T. Grant Foundation
         570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor
         New York, NY 10022-6837
WEB:     http://wtgrantfoundation.org/
         funding_opportunities/fellowships/
         william_t__grant_scholars/
E-MAIL:  info@wtgrantfdn.org
PHONE:   212/752-0071
FAX:     212/752-1398

     The Foundation supports research to
understand and improve the everyday settings of
youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. The
William T. Grant Scholars Program supports
promising early-career researchers from diverse
disciplines, who have demonstrated success in
conducting high-quality research and are seeking
to further develop and broaden their expertise.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates are nominated by a
supporting institution and must submit five-year
research plans that demonstrate creativity,
intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued
professional development. FUNDING: Every year,
four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected
and each receives $350,000 distributed over a
five-year period. 

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             HUDSON RIVER FOUNDATION              
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HUDSON RIVER IMPROVEMENT FUND

DUE:     APR 26
WRITE:   Hudson River Foundation
         17 Battery Place, Suite 915
         New York, NY 10004
WEB:     http://www.hudsonriver.org/hrif/
E-MAIL:  info@hudsonriver.org
PHONE:   212/483-7667
FAX:     212/924-8325

     In 1985, the Hudson River Foundation received
$1.5 million from the State of New York to
establish the Hudson River Improvement Fund from
monies originally paid to New York to settle
litigation concerning the out-of-state export of
Hudson River water by oil tankers. Through the
combined efforts of Hudson River environmental
organizations, including Scenic Hudson, the Hudson
River Sloop Clearwater, the Hudson River
Fishermen's Association (now Riverkeeper) and the
New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation, the Improvement Fund was created to
support projects that promote the enhancement of
public use and enjoyment of the natural, scenic
and cultural resources of the Hudson River and its
shores - with an emphasis on physical projects
that require capital construction, development or
improvement. Examples of projects that may be
considered for funding include: PUBLIC ACCESS --
Development or improvement of facilities that
increase public physical or visual access to the
Hudson River, including but not limited to docks,
boats, piers and shorefront access points. In the
2010 funding cycle, HRIF especially encourages
proposals for projects directed toward the
development of environmentally sensitive community
docks that can accommodate a variety of public
vessels as well as canoes, kayaks, and other
hand-powered craft. HABITAT -- Repair, restoration
or creation of habitat. EDUCATION FACILITIES --
Development or improvement (and equipping) of
facilities suitable for Hudson River education
programs -- such as interpretive centers, marsh
boardwalks or waterfront classrooms. FUNDING:
Requests for funding in the 2010 grant cycle will
undoubtedly be far greater than the funds
available. Applicants are therefore encouraged to
seek matching funds and provide in-kind services
whenever possible. The typical grant awarded by
the Hudson River Improvement Fund will be under
$10,000. 

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              INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE               
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THE GUSTAV O. LIENHARD AWARD

DUE:     MAY 7, nominations
WRITE:   Gustav O. Lienhard Award
         Institute of Medicine
         500 Fifth Street, NW
         Keck 847
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.iom.edu/Activities/
         Quality/Lienhard.aspx
E-MAIL:  LienhardAward@nas.edu
PHONE:   202/334-2177
FAX:     202/334-2604

     The Gustav O. Lienhard Award, established in
1986, is presented annually by the Institute of
Medicine (IOM) in honor of Gustav O. Lienhard,
Chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's
Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1986. The award--a
medal and $40,000--recognizes individuals for
outstanding achievement in improving health care
services in the United States. Support for the
award is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation. Each year, a selection committee
appointed by the IOM reviews nominations based on
selection criteria that reflect the ideals and
work of Mr. Lienhard and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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PRESERVATION AND ACCESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

DUE:     JUL 1
WRITE:   Preservation and Access Rsch. and Devel.
         Division of Preservation and Access
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW   Room 411
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         PARD.html
E-MAIL:  preservation@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8570

     Preservation and Access Research and
Development grants support projects that address
major challenges in preserving or providing access
to humanities collections and resources. These
challenges include the need to find better ways to
preserve materials of critical importance to the
nation's cultural heritage--from fragile artifacts
and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital
assets subject to technological obsolescence--and
to develop advanced modes of searching,
discovering, and using such materials. Applicants
should define a specific problem, devise
procedures and potential solutions, and explain
how they would evaluate their projects and
disseminate their findings. Project results must
serve the needs of a significant segment of
humanists. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. nonprofit
organizations are eligible, as are state and local
governmental agencies and tribal governments.
Individuals are not eligible to apply. FUNDING:
The maximum award is $350,000 for up to three
years. Applicants whose projects focus on three
areas of special interest (see guidelines) may
request up to $400,000. 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 SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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NSF FELLOWSHIPS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE COMPUTATIONAL
SCIENCE USING CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE

DUE:     JUN 21  JAN 13
WRITE:   Manish Parashar
         Program Director, OD/OCI
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503467
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10553
E-MAIL:  citracs@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4766

     The overarching goal of the NSF Fellowships
for Transformative Computational Science using
Cyberinfrastructure (CI TRaCS) program is to
support outstanding scientists and engineers who
have recently completed doctoral studies and are
interested in pursuing postdoctoral activities in
computational science, and thereby nurturing the
future leaders in this emerging and important
multidisciplinary field. Computational research
and education activities that are
cyberinfrastrucure-based and cross disciplinary
boundaries are a key focus of this program.
Successful Fellows may, for example, use
cyberinfrastructure to make revolutionary advances
in their disciplines, and/or deploy
cyberinfrastructure-based technologies that enable
innovative computational practices. ELIGIBILITY:
Only individuals may apply. CI TraCS Fellowships
are awards to individuals and applications are
submitted directly by applicants to NSF.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or
legally admitted permanent resident aliens of the
United States and meet other eligibility criteria
listed below in the program solicitation.
Applications must identify a host research
institution (e.g., colleges and universities, and
privately-sponsored nonprofit institutes,
government agencies and laboratories, and, under
special conditions, for-profit organizations).
Applications must also include statements from the
host institution(s) committing to providing
resources and supporting the research and
education activities proposed in the application,
and must identify an individual (or individuals)
who is willing to mentor the applicant. FUNDING:
$2 million for 6-8 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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NSF/DOE PARTNERSHIP ON THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES FOR
VEHICLE APPLICATIONS 

DUE:     MAY 21, letter of intent required
         JUN 22, proposal
WRITE:   Arvind Atreya
         CBET
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 565
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503468
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10549
E-MAIL:  aatreya@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8695

     The Directorate for Engineering at the
National Science Foundation has established a
partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy
Vehicle Technologies Program in order to address
critical fundamental and applied research
challenges associated with harvesting waste heat
in vehicle applications. The goal of the
partnership is to leverage the complementary
missions of deployment and commercialization (DOE)
and fundamental research and education (NSF) to
address issues of national importance that impact
our reliance on foreign sources of oil. The
Directorate for Engineering seeks proposals with
transformative ideas that will impact national
needs and priorities in energy conservation and
climate change, specifically as pertains to novel
thermoelectric devices and systems for harvesting
waste heat in vehicle applications. ELIGIBILITY:
Principal Investigators (PIs) must be at the
faculty level as determined by the submitting
organization. A minimum of one PI and two co-PIs
must participate. While participation from
non-engineering disciplines is encouraged and may
be essential for some proposals, projects should
primarily contribute to engineering research.
FUNDING: $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 $9,000,000
total, equally distributed in FY 2010, 2011, and
2012, pending availability of funds. It is
estimated that 6-9 awards will be made, each of up
to 3 years duration. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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INSTRUMENTATION FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH - MAJOR
INSTRUMENTATION PROJECTS (IMR-MIP)

DUE:     JUN 21
WRITE:   Guebre X. Tessema
         Nat'l Facilities (NAF) Program Director
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd., 1080.06
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6672
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10552
E-MAIL:  gtessema@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4935

     The Instrumentation for Materials Research -
Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP) program
in the Division of Materials Research provides
support for the design and construction of major
instruments costing more than $4 million but less
than $20 million. Such instruments may include,
but are not limited to, key instrumentation for
coherent light sources, neutron beam lines,
synchrotron beam lines, high field magnets, and
detectors. While all types of instrumentation are
encouraged, in FY 2010, there will be an emphasis
on coherent light sources for R&D proposals. The
program supports three types of awards: Research
and Development (R&D) awards, Conceptual and
Engineering Design (CED) awards, and Construction
(CNST) awards. An R&D award will support the
research and development of major instrumentation
and address technical issues that are on the
critical path of the engineering design of a major
instrument. A CED award will enable the proposer
to do the necessary engineering design of the
instrument. A CNST proposal may only be submitted
after a satisfactory engineering design of the
instrument has been completed and has been
approved by both the facility at which the
instrument will be situated and by NSF. The
program does not provide operating funds for
projects it supports through this solicitation.
Operational costs must be supported either by the
facility or the institution at which the
instrument is located. FUNDING: It is anticipated
that about $7-10 million may be available in FY
2010 for new Major Instrumentation Projects. Up to
two R&D projects may be funded as a continuing
grant or as a cooperative agreement for a maximum
of five years at about $1 to $4 million a year. Up
to two CED awards may be funded for up to 3 years
through continuing or standard grant, each award
for a total of up to $ 2 million. Up to one CNST
award may be funded through a cooperative
agreement, for about $1 to $4 million per year for
a maximum of 5 years. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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NATIONAL STEM EDUCATION DISTRIBUTED LEARNING
(NSDL)

DUE:     APR 24, optional letter of intent
         MAY 26, proposals
WRITE:   Lee L. Zia, Lead Program Director
         Division of Undergraduate Education
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5487
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10545
E-MAIL:  lzia@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-5140
FAX:     703/292-9046

     This program aims to establish a national
network of learning environments and resources for
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) education at all levels. The program has
four tracks: (1) Pathways projects are expected to
provide stewardship for the content and services
needed by major communities of learners; (2)
Pathways II projects are expected to move beyond
the major stewardship goals and use Stage II
support to ensure the expansion and stability of
an original Pathways effort; (3) Services projects
are expected to develop services that support
users and resource collection providers by
enhancing the impact, efficiency, and value of the
NSDL network; and (4) Targeted Research will focus
on investigating the educational impact of
networked digital resources. FUNDING: $10,750,000
for 24-37 awards. 

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          ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION          
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LOCAL FUNDING PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

DUE:     JUN 30, Stage I materials
         NOV 10, invited Stage II proposals
WRITE:   RWJF Local Funding Partnerships
         760 Alexander Road P.O. Box 1
         Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
WEB:     http://www.lifp.org/html/apply/
         annual/cfp.html
E-MAIL:  info@lifp.org
PHONE:   609/275-4128
FAX:     609/419-0689

     Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding
Partnerships (LFP) is a national program that
supports a diverse collection of innovative
projects and leverages the power of partnership to
address community health needs. LFP recognizes
that distinct health issues challenge communities
across the country each day and partners with
local grantmakers to support programs that offer
ambitious approaches to solve those challenges.
Through LFP, a local grantmaker proposes a funding
partnership with RWJF to support a community-based
project that addresses the health or health care
problems of people who are not reached by
traditional health and social services or for whom
existing services are fragmented and insufficient.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be either public
entities or nonprofit organizations that are
tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. FUNDING: The LFP Annual Grantmaking
Program awards grants of between $200,000 to
$500,000 per project, which must be matched dollar
for dollar by local grantmakers such as community
foundations, family foundations, corporate
grantmakers, diversity focused funds and others. A
project's total award is paid out over a
three-year or four-year period. In 2011 RWJF will
award up to $5 million through the LFP annual
program, selecting up to 12 projects. 

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          ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION          
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CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE FINANCING AND ORGANIZATION

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Changes in Health Care Financing & Org.
         c/o AcademyHealth
         1150 17th Street NW, Suite 600
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.hcfo.org
E-MAIL:  hcfo@academyhealth.org
PHONE:   202/292-6700
FAX:     202/292-6800

     Changes in Health Care Financing and
Organization (HCFO) supports policy analysis,
research, evaluation and demonstration projects
that provide policy leaders timely information on
health care policy and financing issues. Supported
projects include: (a) examining significant issues
and interventions related to health care financing
and organization and their effects on health care
costs, quality and access; and (b) exploring or
testing major new ways to finance and organize
health care that have the potential to improve
access to more affordable and higher quality
health services. ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well
as practitioners and public and private
policy-makers working with researchers, are
eligible to apply. Projects may be initiated from
within many disciplines, including health services
research, economics, sociology, political science,
public policy, public health, public
administration, law and business administration.
Multidisciplinary teams and researchers who are
just beginning their careers--perhaps teaming with
a more senior researcher to develop the analytic
approach--are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to applicants that are
public agencies or are tax-exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not
private foundations as defined under Section
509(a). FUNDING: In October 2007, the Foundation
reauthorized this initiative for $11 million over
three years. Small grants are for projects
requiring $100,000 or less and projected to take
12 months or less. Large grants are for projects
requiring more than $100,000 and/or projected to
take longer than 12 months. 

__________________________________________________

                SPENCER FOUNDATION                
__________________________________________________


RESEARCH GRANTS

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Research Grants
         The Spencer Foundation
         625 North Michigan Ave.
         Suite 1600
         Chicago, IL 60611
WEB:     http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/
         research
E-MAIL:  abrinkman@spencer.org
PHONE:   312/274-6511

     The Foundation's research grants are
organized under four areas of inquiry that
identify broad topics believed to have fundamental
and abiding importance for educational
improvement: (1) The Relation Between Education
and Social Opportunity; (2) Organizational
Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher
Education Systems; (3) Teaching, Learning, and
Instructional Resources; and (4) Purposes and
Values of Education. The Foundation also welcomes
proposals that do not fit one of the four areas
listed through the Field-Initiated Proposal
program. ELIGIBILITY: Principal Investigators
applying for a Research Grant must be affiliated
with a school district, a college or university, a
research facility, or a cultural institution. The
Foundation accepts proposals from institutions
and/or researchers from the U.S. and
internationally. Researchers must also have an
earned doctorate in an academic discipline or
professional field or appropriate experience in an
education-related profession. FUNDING: Research
grants can range from less than $5,000 to slightly
more than $400,000. 

__________________________________________________

              U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY              
__________________________________________________


NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION PROGRAM

DUE:     MAY 13
WRITE:   Elizabeth Lemersal
         External Research Support Manager
         USGS, 905 National Center
         12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
         Reston, VA 20192
WEB:     http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/nehrp/
E-MAIL:  gd-erp-coordinator@usgs.gov
PHONE:   703/648-6701

     USGS Earthquake Hazards Program issues this
annual Announcement for assistance to support
research in earthquake hazards, the physics of
earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake
safety policy. ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. FUNDING:
Approximately $7 million will be available for
support of research grants and cooperative
agreements in FY2010. Based on awards in recent
years, 70 to 100 new awards are made each fiscal
year. It is uncommon for grants to exceed
$100,000; the majority of grants are between
$15,000 and $75,000. This estimate does not
preclude the submission of larger proposals nor
does it bind the USGS to a specified number of
awards. All projects must propose start dates
between December 1, 2010 and September 1, 2011. 

__________________________________________________

         UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE         
__________________________________________________


PRIORITY GRANT PROGRAM

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   United States Institute of Peace
         1200 17th Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-3011
FED-REG: 05/13/08
WEB:     http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/
         priority-grant-competition
PHONE:   202/457-1700
FAX:     202/429-6063

     The Priority Grant Competition supports
nonprofit organizations working in or on
Afghanistan, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria,
Pakistan, and Sudan. The program supports
innovative peacebuilding projects involving
research, the identification of promising models
and effective practices, the development of
practitioner resources and tools, the development
and delivery of education, training and dialogue
programs, and the production of films, radio
programs and other media. ELIGIBILITY: American
and foreign individuals and nonprofit
organizations may apply. FUNDING: The awards
generally range from $45,000 to $140,000.

__________________________________________________

              W. E. UPJOHN INSTITUTE              
__________________________________________________


DISSERTATION AWARD

DUE:     JUL 2
WRITE:   Institute Grant Committee
         W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
            Research
         300 South Westnedge Avenue
         Kalamazoo, MI 49007
WEB:     http://www.upjohninst.org/dissert.html
E-MAIL:  webmaster@upjohninstitute.org
PHONE:   269/343-5541

     The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
Research invites submissions for its annual prize
for the best Ph.D. dissertation on
employment-related issues. The Institute supports
and conducts policy-relevant research on
employment, unemployment, and social insurance
programs. The dissertation award further pursues
this mission. The dissertation may come from any
academic discipline, but it must have a
substantial policy thrust. Dissertations will be
evaluated by a panel of economists using the
following criteria: Policy relevance; Technical
quality of the research; Presentation.
ELIGIBILITY: Any person whose dissertation has
been accepted during the 24-month period of July
1, 2008 to June 30, 2010 is eligible. FUNDING: A
first prize of $2,000 is being offered. Up to two
honorable mention awards of $750 may also be
given. 

__________________________________________________

     WOMEN'S RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTE     
__________________________________________________


CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWS ON WOMEN AND PUBLIC POLICY

DUE:     MAY 21
WRITE:   WREI Congressional Fellowship Program
         Women's Research and Education Institute
         1828 L Street, NW
         Suite 801
         Washington, DC 20036
WEB:     http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm
E-MAIL:  wrei@wrei.org
PHONE:   202/280-2720

     WREI awards annual fellowships to a select
number of graduate students with a proven
commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain
practical policymaking experience and graduate
credit as they work from January to August as
Congressional legislative aides in Washington,
D.C. Established in 1980, the WREI Fellowship
program is designed to: (a) encourage more
effective participation by women in the
formulation of policy options; (b) promote
activities that encourage the translation of
research into policy; (c) raise awareness that
national and international issues concerning women
are interdependent; (d) foster better
understanding of how policies affect women and men
differently; and (e) gain greater appreciation of
the fact that issues often defined as "women's
issues" are really of equal importance to men.
ELIGIBILITY: Fellows are selected on the basis of
academic competence as well as their demonstrated
interest in the public policy process. They are
expected to be articulate, adaptable and to have
strong writing skills. Only students who are
currently in, or have recently completed, a
graduate or professional-degree program at an
accredited institution in the United States are
eligible. FUNDING: WREI Fellows receive a stipend
of approximately $1,450 per month for eight months
of the academic year (January-August). An
additional sum of $500 is provided for the
purchase of health insurance. WREI will also
reimburse Fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 ($750
per semester) for the cost of three hours tuition
at their home institutions (books and other
non-tuition charges are NOT covered). Fellows are
responsible for transportation to and from
Washington and for finding their own living
arrangements. 






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