The Grant Advisor
May 2010


In This Issue




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  COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS  
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FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR PROGRAM 

DUE:     AUG 2
WRITE:   Council for International Exchange
            of Scholars
         3007 Tilden Street, NW
         Suite 5L
         Washington, DC 20008-3009
WEB:     http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/
         us_awards/
E-MAIL:  Scholars@iie.org
PHONE:   202/686-4000
FAX:     202/362-3442

     The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad
each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research
in a wide variety of academic and professional
fields. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. citizenship; a Ph.D. or
equivalent professional/terminal degree; college
or university teaching experience; foreign
language proficiency (as required); sound physical
and mental health. FUNDING: Generally speaking,
Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and
living costs in-country for the grantee and
his/her accompanying dependents. 

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             CRANE-ROGERS FOUNDATION              
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INSTITUTE OF CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JUL 31  JAN 31, letters of interest
         AUG 31  FEB 28, invited applications
WRITE:   Institute of Current World Affairs
         4545 42nd St. NW
         Suite 311
         Washington, DC 20016
WEB:     http://www.icwa.org/Opportunities.asp
E-MAIL:  apply@icwa.org
PHONE:   202/364-4068
FAX:     202/364-0498

     The Institute of Current World Affairs
provides promising individuals with an opportunity
to develop a deep understanding of an issue,
country, or region outside the United States and
to share that understanding with a wider public.
It does this by awarding fellowships at least
two-years long to young women and men who
demonstrate initiative, integrity, good
communication skills, seriousness of purpose, and
enthusiasm for their chosen fields. The Institute
invests in individuals who have great expectations
and shares with them the risk of uncertain
results. The Institute hopes that its fellow will
not only grow personally but make significant
contributions to public life in the United States
and beyond. The Institute frees the fellows from
the demands and routine of their professional
lives and gives them the time and resources to
explore and to fulfill their intellectual promise
through a self-designed program of study. Except
within the expansive boundaries of "current world
affairs," and with the geographic limitation that
fellows must study outside the United States, the
Institute's criteria are broad. Fellowship
candidates must show they are able to carry out
their proposed study topic but need not meet any
specific educational or other prerequisites. The
Institute actively pursues diversity. ELIGIBILITY:
Fellowships are for self-designed, independent
study only. Candidates must be under 36 years of
age. While U.S. citizenship is not a requirement,
candidates must show that a proposed fellowship
holds promise to enrich public life in the United
States by enhancing the understanding of foreign
countries, cultures, and trends. Candidates who
meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged
to propose fellowships in areas that interest
them. They must present a strong rationale for the
topic of their proposed fellowship. Areas of
particular interest to the Institute include
Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, North Africa
(east and west), and Venezuela, but candidates may
seek fellowships in any country. FUNDING: The
Institute provides full financial support for its
fellows and their immediate families. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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HIGHER EDUCATION MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

DUE:     JUL 28
WRITE:   Dr. Audrey A. Trotman, Nat'l Pgm. Leader
         Higher Education Graduate Fellowships
         U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, NIFA
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW   Stop 2251
         Washington, DC 20250-2251
WEB:     http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?
         &mode=VIEW&oppId=53968
E-MAIL:  NNF@NIFA.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-1973
FAX:     202/720-2030

     NIFA announces the availability of grant
funds and requests applications for the Higher
Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) for
fiscal year (FY) 2010 to conduct undergraduate
scholarship programs to meet national and
international needs for training food and
agricultural scientists and professionals, or
professionals in rural economic, community, and
business development. In FY 2010, NIFA is
soliciting applications for: (1) Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) and/or undergraduate
level degree in food and agricultural sciences;
and (2) for Special Experiential Learning (SEL)
opportunities for eligible USDA Higher Education
Multicultural Scholars. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants
should be institutions that confer an
undergraduate degree in at least one of the
disciplines of food and agricultural sciences
and/or D.V.M., first professional degree. FUNDING:
The amount available for support of this program
in FY 2010 is approximately $1.1 million. 

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    CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC.    
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HENRY DREYFUS TEACHER-SCHOLAR AWARDS PROGRAM

DUE:     AUG 24, nominations
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022-3301
WEB:     http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
         henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml
E-MAIL:  admin@dreyfus.org
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Program supports the research and teaching careers
of talented young faculty in the chemical
sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the
program provides discretionary funding to faculty
at an early stage in their careers. The Henry
Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is based on
accomplishment in scholarly research with
undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment
to teaching. ELIGIBILITY: The Henry Dreyfus
Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic
institutions in the States, Districts, and
Territories of the United States of America that
grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the
chemical sciences, including biochemistry,
materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. If
the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the
nominee's research accomplishments must be almost
exclusively with undergraduates. Nominees must
hold a full-time tenure-track academic
appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth
years of their independent academic careers, and
be engaged in research and teaching primarily with
undergraduates. Awardees are typically in
departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.
Institutions may submit only one Henry Dreyfus
nomination annually and renominations are
accepted. FUNDING: The Henry Dreyfus
Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $60,000
unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount,
$5,000 is for departmental expenses associated
with research and education. Charges associated
with indirect costs or institutional overhead are
not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is
not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a
period of five years. 

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    CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC.    
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POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

DUE:     AUG 24
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022
WEB:     http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/
         postdoctoral_program.shtml
E-MAIL:  admin@dreyfus.org
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
seeks to further the development of scientific
leadership in the field of environmental chemistry
with a postdoctoral fellowship program.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all academic
and other not-for-profit organizations in the
States, Districts, and Territories of the United
States of America that have well-established
research efforts in environmental science or
engineering. These research activities need not be
located in traditional departments in the chemical
sciences, and collaboration across departments and
institutions is encouraged. Applications most
likely to be of interest should describe
innovative fundamental research in the chemical
sciences or engineering related to the
environment. Examples include but are not limited
to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the
atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings,
toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest
are chemistry-related energy research (renewable
sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green
approaches to chemical synthesis and processing,
with a clearly stated relation to the environment.
FUNDING: The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental
Chemistry provides a $120,000 award, payable in
two $60,000 installments. Funds are normally
expended over a period of two years after the
appointment of the Fellow. 

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              THE ENERGY FOUNDATION               
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GRANTS FOR RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS ON ENERGY

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   The Energy Foundation
         301 Battery Street, 5th Floor
         San Francisco, CA 94111
WEB:     http://www.ef.org/
E-MAIL:  energyfund@ef.org
PHONE:   415/561-6700
FAX:     415/561-6709

     The Energy Foundation is a partnership of
major donors interested in solving the world's
energy problems. The Foundation's mission is to
advance energy efficiency and renewable energy -
new technologies that are essential components of
a clean energy future. The geographic focus is on
the United States and China, the largest and
fastest growing energy markets in the world. The
Foundation's primary role is as a grantmaker,
providing resources to the institutions that most
effectively leverage change. The following program
areas are currently available: Power, Buildings,
Transportation, Climate, and the China Sustainable
Energy Program. ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit
organizations. FUNDING: The Foundation's budget is
$60 million per year. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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COMPUTATIONAL TOXICOLOGY: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED
MULTI-SCALE MODELING IN HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND
RISK ASSESSMENT

DUE:     JUL 15
WRITE:   William Stelz
         EPA
         Nat'l Center for Environmental Research
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2010/
         2010_star_comptox.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 for
research in developing quantitative, dose-response
models to elucidate the associations between
environmental agents and toxicity pathways across
multiple scales of biological organization.
Additionally, this solicitation calls for research
into ways in which the data underlying these
models can be managed and shared for easier
access, interpretation and use by the broader
community of researchers and risk assessors.
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: $3
million. Potential funding per award: up to a
total of $750,000, including direct and indirect
costs, with a maximum duration of four years.
Cost-sharing is not required. 

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         ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY          
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RESEARCH TO IMPROVE RISK COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
DURING AND AFTER THE DECONTAMINATION/CLEARANCE
PHASE OF AN INTENTIONAL BIOLOGICAL RELEASE

DUE:     JUL 8
WRITE:   William Stelz
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
WEB:     http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2010/
         2010_risk_comm.html
E-MAIL:  Stelz.william@epa.gov
PHONE:   202/343-9802

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) is seeking applications proposing
development of effective risk communication
strategies during and after decontamination and
clearance activities associated with an
intentional biological indoor and outdoor wide
area contamination. ELIGIBILITY: Funding is
available to each State, territory and possession,
and Tribal nation of the U.S., including the
District of Columbia, for public and private State
universities and colleges, hospitals,
laboratories, State and local government
departments, other public or private nonprofit
institutions, and in some cases, individuals or
foreign entities who have demonstrated unusually
high scientific ability. FUNDING: $750,000 for two
awards, each with a maximum duration of 3 years.
Cost sharing is not required. 

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               EPILEPSY FOUNDATION                
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RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     AUG 31
WRITE:   Epilepsy Foundation
         Research Grants Program
         8301 Professional Place
         Landover, MD 20785
WEB:     http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/
         research/grants.cfm
E-MAIL:  ResearchWebSupport@EFA.org
PHONE:   800/332-1000

     The Epilepsy Foundation supports a series of
grants to advance the understanding of epilepsy
that will lead to better treatment, more effective
prevention, and ultimately to a cure. The Research
Grants Program stimulates epilepsy research by
providing funding for investigators in the early
stages of their careers. ELIGIBILITY: Seed grants
are awarded to clinical investigators or basic
scientists for support of biological or behavioral
research which will advance the understanding,
treatment, and prevention of epilepsy.
Applications from established investigators
(Associate Professor level or above) are
ineligible. FUNDING: $50,000/year (maximum
$100,000/two years). 

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        INTERNATIONAL UNION AGAINST CANCER        
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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   International Union Against Cancer
         62 route de Frontenex
         1207 Geneva
         SWITZERLAND
WEB:     http://www.uicc.org/fellowships/
         technology-transfer
E-MAIL:  fellows@uicc.org

     The aim of the International cancer
technology transfer fellowships (ICRETT) is to
facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer
research and clinical technology, exchange
knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical,
behavioural and epidemiological areas of cancer
research cancer control and prevention and to
acquire appropriate clinical management,
diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective
application and use in the home organization upon
return. Since its inception in 1976, the ICRETT
fellowships have contributed to the development of
the professional capacity of over 1425 ICRETT
Fellows from over 130 countries by facilitating
appropriate person-to-person training in specific
areas that are relevant to the cancer research,
clinical management and other cancer control
activities being conducted in the Fellows' home
countries. ELIGIBILITY: Appropriately qualified
investigators, pathologists, epidemiologists,
laboratory technicians, tobacco control activists
and cancer registrars in the early stages of their
careers; and appropriately qualified clinicians
who are established in oncology practice. FUNDING:
$3,400 for 1 month with an extension of up to 2
months with funding secured by the Fellow from the
home or host organization and at no cost to the
UICC. 120-150 awards are made per year. 

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              HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION               
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HIGHER EDUCATION GRANTS

DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
         51 Madison Avenue, 30th Floor
         New York, NY 10010
WEB:     http://www.hluce.org/highedu.aspx
E-MAIL:  hlf1@hluce.org
PHONE:   212/489-7700
FAX:     212/581-9541

     The creation of new intellectual resources at
colleges and universities is a central theme for
much of the Luce Foundation's work, most of which
takes place through thematic programs (such as
American art, East Asia, or Theology) or special
initiatives. From to time to time, however, grants
are also considered for projects that are in
keeping with the Foundation's purposes but fall
outside the boundaries of its other activities.
Some grants have addressed the Foundation's
commitment to increase America's capacity for
international understanding. For example, a grant
to the American Council on Education (ACE)
supports an Internationalization Forum of Chief
Academic Officers, while a program at the
Association of American Colleges and Universities
(AAC&U) encourages the integration of
international perspectives into the general
education curriculum for undergraduates. Higher
Education grants have also addressed the interests
as well as the history of the Foundation and the
Luce family. A grant to the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship Foundation supported a program
to promote innovation in U.S. doctoral education
at a public and private universities; the National
Humanities Center in North Carolina administers a
Henry Luce Senior Fellowship in the fields of
American art, Asian studies, and theology; and a
major gift to Yale University in the mid-1990s
established Henry R. Luce Hall, the home of Yale's
Center for International and Area Studies. A
recent grant to the United Board for Christian
Higher Education in Asia is funding the renovation
of buildings bearing the Luce name on the campuses
of Satya Wacana University in Indonesia, and
Central Philippine University and Silliman
University in the Philippines. In addition, a few
small grants have been made to organizations that
work to increase support for women in science and
engineering, supplementing the goals of the
Foundation's Clare Boothe Luce Program. Letters of
inquiry can be submitted at any time of the year
by qualified organizations. There is no category
for grants to individuals, and because of
limitations on the Foundation's resources it is
not possible to respond to requests to enhance
international education at individual colleges and
universities. 

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         NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS          
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ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

DUE:     AUG 12  MAR 11
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Arts
         Nancy Hanks Center
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506-0001
WEB:     http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/
         index.html
E-MAIL:  webmgr@mail.endow.gov
PHONE:   202/682-5400

     Access to Artistic Excellence encourages and
supports artistic creativity, preserves our
diverse cultural heritage, and makes the arts more
widely available in communities throughout the
country. While projects in this category may focus
on just one of these areas, the Arts Endowment
recognizes that many of the most effective
projects encompass both artistic excellence and
enhanced access. Support is available to
organizations for projects that do one or more of
the following: (a) Provide opportunities for
artists to create, refine, perform, and exhibit
their work; (b) Present artistic works of all
cultures and periods; (c) Preserve significant
works of art and cultural traditions; (d) Enable
arts organizations and artists to expand and
diversify their audiences; (e) Provide
opportunities for individuals to experience and
participate in a wide range of art forms and
activities; (f) Enhance the effectiveness of arts
organizations and artists; (g) Employ the arts in
strengthening communities. The Arts Endowment is
particularly interested in projects that extend
the arts to underserved populations -- those whose
opportunities to experience the arts are limited
by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
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. 

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      NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES       
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BRIDGING CULTURES

DUE:     JUN 1
WRITE:   Bridging Cultures
         Room 511
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20506
WEB:     http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/
         BridgingCultures.html
E-MAIL:  bridgingcultures@neh.gov
PHONE:   202/606-8337

     To help Americans better understand our own
rich cultural heritage, while enhancing public
knowledge of and respect for others both here and
abroad, NEH has launched a new initiative, called
Bridging Cultures. The initiative encourages
projects that explore the ways in which cultures
from around the globe, as well as the myriad
subcultures within America's borders, have
influenced American society. With the aim of
revitalizing intellectual and civic life through
the humanities, NEH welcomes projects that expand
both scholarly and public discussion of diverse
countries, peoples, and cultural and intellectual
traditions worldwide. As part of its Bridging
Cultures initiative, NEH welcomes proposals to
plan and implement a program consisting of a forum
and a workshop on one of two humanities themes:
"Civility and Democracy" or "The Muslim World and
the Humanities." ELIGIBILITY: Any U.S. nonprofit
organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
is eligible, as are state and local governmental
agencies. Eligible institutions include but are
not limited to public, academic, and research
libraries; museums; disciplinary and professional
associations; cultural institutions; state
humanities councils; and institutions of higher
learning. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
When two or more institutions or organizations
collaborate on a project, one of them must serve
as the lead applicant and administer the grant on
behalf of the others. FUNDING: Each successful
applicant for a Bridging Cultures Forum and
Workshop program will be awarded a grant ranging
from $100,000 to $250,000 in outright or matching
funds, depending on the applicant's preference and
the availability of NEH funds. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND SPECIAL MEETINGS IN
THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

DUE:     AUG 26
WRITE:   Division of Mathematical Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11701
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05540
E-MAIL:  bmann@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4867
FAX:     703/292-9032

     For conferences, workshops, and special
meetings, the Division of Mathematical Sciences
(DMS) invites proposals of two types: (1) regular
conference, symposia, and workshop proposals, and
(2) proposals for special meetings, which comprise
longer-term or larger-scale activities that more
widely engage and connect the mathematical
sciences community, such as special research years
or semesters, multi-institutional regional
meetings, and "summer schools." Regular proposals
are submitted to the cognizant DMS programs
according to those programs' usual deadlines or
target dates. These proposals normally request
funding in the range of $5,000 to $25,000,
although awards of up to $50,000 have occasionally
been made. Their duration is normally for one
year. Proposals for special meetings are submitted
to the cognizant DMS programs but at the common
deadline stated in this solicitation. Special
meetings proposals may request funding of any
amount and for durations of up to three years, but
most awards are expected to be in the range of
$50,000 to $150,000 per year. This is not a change
in the sort of proposals that DMS is willing to
accept or to fund; it is simply a reminder to the
mathematical sciences research community that this
opportunity is available. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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NSF SCHOLARSHIPS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (S-STEM)

DUE:     JUL 14, optional intent
         AUG 12, proposals
WRITE:   Duncan E. McBride, Section Head
         Div. of Undergraduate Education
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 835 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09567
E-MAIL:  dmcbride@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4630
FAX:     703/292-9015

     This program makes grants to institutions of
higher education to support scholarships for
academically talented, financially needy students,
enabling them to enter the workforce following
completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or
graduate-level degree in science and engineering
disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible
for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting
demographic information about student scholars,
and managing the S-STEM project at the
institution. ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher
education (as defined in section 101 (a) of the
Higher Education Act of 1965) in the United States
and its territories that grant associate,
baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in the
disciplines listed in section IV.C. (see full
program announcement) are invited to submit
proposals. FUNDING: $50-$70 million for 80-100
awards. Awards are normally not expected to exceed
$600,000 in total. Annual budgets are limited to
$225,000. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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PHYSICS FRONTIERS CENTERS (PFCS)

DUE:     AUG 11, preproposals
         JAN 25, invited full proposals
WRITE:   C.D. Caldwell, Program Director
         Division of Physics
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1015 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5305
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10560
E-MAIL:  dcaldwel@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7371
FAX:     703/292-9078

     The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program
supports university-based centers and institutes
where the collective efforts of a larger group of
individuals can enable transformational advances
in the most promising research areas. The program
is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the
intellectual frontiers of physics by providing
needed resources such as combinations of talents,
skills, disciplines, and/or specialized
infrastructure, not usually available to
individual investigators or small groups, in an
environment in which the collective efforts of the
larger group can be shown to be seminal to
promoting significant progress in the science and
the education of students.  Activities supported
through the program are in all sub-fields of
physics within the purview of the Division of
Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma,
elementary particle, nuclear, astro-,
gravitational, and biological physics.
Interdisciplinary projects at the interface
between these physics areas and other disciplines
and physics sub-fields, e.g. biology, quantum
information science, mathematical physics,
condensed matter physics, and emerging areas of
physics are also included. The successful PFC
activity will demonstrate: (1) the potential for a
profound advance in physics; (2) creative,
substantive activities aimed at enhancing
education, diversity, and public outreach; (3)
potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on
other field(s) and benefits to society; (4) a
synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a
center- or institute-like approach. FUNDING:
$12-$15 million in FY 2011 for 5-7 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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SURPASSING EVOLUTION: TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACHES TO
ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS

DUE:     JUN 15, optional intent
         NOV 1, proposals
WRITE:   Mark Brodl, Program Director
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 685 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503517
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10559
E-MAIL:  photosynthesis@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-7879

     The key objective of this joint activity
between the National Science Foundation (NSF) in
the US and the Biotechnology and Biological
Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK is to
stimulate innovative and transformative research
proposals for the enhancement of photosynthetic
efficiency. The proposals funded through this
activity will include ideas that could lead to a
sea-change in our knowledge, rather than
incremental advances. The proposals will be
generated in an Ideas Lab by multidisciplinary
teams, which in addition to scientists from a
traditional biology background may include
researchers with expertise in physics,
engineering, mathematical modeling, computer
science, chemistry or any other discipline which
may help to shed light on the topic. Members of
the photosynthesis research community and
specialists in other areas including but not
limited to bioenergetics, metabolic engineering,
synthetic biology, modeling, and systems biology
are strongly encouraged to participate. FUNDING:
$6 million for 5-10 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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LONG-TERM RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
(LTREB)

DUE:     JUL 13  JAN 13
WRITE:   Division of Environmental Biology
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         635 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13544
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10558
E-MAIL:  stwombly@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-8133

     Through the LTREB program, the Division of
Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of
Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) encourage the
submission of proposals that generate extended
time series of biological and environmental data
to address ecological and evolutionary processes
and resolve important issues in organismal and
environmental biology. Researchers must have
collected at least six years of previous data to
qualify for funding, and these data must motivate
the proposed research. The proposal also must
present a cohesive conceptual rationale or
framework for ten years of research. Questions or
hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework
must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a
subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these
will constitute a decadal research plan
appropriate to begin to address critical and novel
long-term questions in organismal and
environmental biology. As part of the requirements
for funding, projects must show how collected data
will be shared broadly with the scientific
community and the interested public. FUNDING: $2
million for 15-20 awards. 

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            ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND             
__________________________________________________


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

DUE:     anytime, letter of inquiry
WRITE:   Rockefeller Brothers Fund
         475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900
         New York, NY 10115
WEB:     http://www.rbf.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=472517
E-MAIL:  grants@rbf.org
PHONE:   212/812-4200
FAX:     212/812-4299

     Human activity is causing the depletion of
essential resources, global warming, rapid loss of
biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of
Earth's life support systems. These developments
threaten the livelihoods, health, and security of
people in all nations and cultures as well as the
well being of the greater community of life. The
RBF's sustainable development grantmaking
endeavors to address these challenges by
supporting environmental stewardship that is
ecologically based, economically sound, socially
just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with
intergenerational equity. The Fund encourages
government, business, and civil society to work
collaboratively on environmental conservation and
to make it an integral part of all development
planning and activity. Recognizing the global
nature of many environmental problems, the Fund
also promotes international cooperation in
addressing these challenges. ELIGIBILITY: To
qualify for a grant from the RBF, as from most
other foundations, a prospective grantee in the
United States must be either a tax-exempt
organization or an organization seeking support
for a project that would qualify as educational or
charitable. FUNDING: In 2008, the Fund approved
329 grants totaling $33,226,279. The average size
of a grant decreased slightly from $88,274 in 2007
to $86,056 in 2008. 

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            ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND             
__________________________________________________


DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE PROGRAM

DUE:     anytime, letter of inquiry
WRITE:   Rockefeller Brothers Fund
         475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900
         New York, NY 10115
WEB:     http://www.rbf.org/programs/
         programs_show.htm?doc_id=473836
E-MAIL:  grants@rbf.org
PHONE:   212/812-4200
FAX:     212/812-4299

     For democracy to flourish and deliver on its
promises-including political participation, human
rights, access to justice, a good education, an
improved quality of life, a healthy environment,
and personal security-its citizens must be
engaged, empowered, and assertive. Similarly,
institutions of governance must be inclusive,
transparent, and responsive. Over the past two
decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the
number of countries on the democratic path or with
democratic systems of government in place. The
frequent failure, however, of both new and
established democracies to deliver on democracy's
promises undermines the commitment to democratic
practices. In addition, the progress of
globalization increases the significance of
decisions made by transnational institutions such
as multilateral organizations, multinational
corporations, international financial
institutions, and global civil society groups. Yet
these decisions are often made with inadequate
inclusiveness, accountability, and transparency
and may in fact preempt or distort legitimate
national and local decision-making processes. The
Fund's Democratic Practice program has two parts:
the health of democracy in the United States and
the strength of democracy in global governance.
ELIGIBILITY: To qualify for a grant from the RBF,
as from most other foundations, a prospective
grantee in the United States must be either a
tax-exempt organization or an organization seeking
support for a project that would qualify as
educational or charitable. FUNDING: In 2008, the
Fund approved 329 grants totaling $33,226,279. The
average size of a grant decreased slightly from
$88,274 in 2007 to $86,056 in 2008. 

__________________________________________________

             RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION              
__________________________________________________


RESEARCH PROGRAMS

DUE:     AUG 15  MAR 15
WRITE:   Russell Sage Foundation
         112 East 64th Street
         New York, NY 10021
WEB:     http://www.russellsage.org/programs/
E-MAIL:  info@rsage.org
PHONE:   212/750-6000
FAX:     212/371-4761

     The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating
foundation directly involved in the conduct and
dissemination of social science research. The
Foundation's main research programs consist of:
(1) A program of research on the Future of Work
concerned with the causes and consequences of
changes in the quality of low-wage work in
advanced economies; (2) A program of research on
current U.S. Immigration focused on the entry of
immigrant families into the civic and political
life of the country, and on immigrant experiences
outside the traditional gateway cities; (3) A
program on Cultural Contact that is investigating
how well U.S. institutions are managing to respond
to the growing diversity of the American
population; (4) A program on Social Inequality,
focused on the social effects of rising economic
inequality, with particular attention to the ways
in which the U.S. political and educational
systems have responded to growing economic
disparities. FUNDING: Major awards range between
$35,000 and $500,000. The Foundation mainly
provides support for analyzing data and writing up
results, but it occasionally considers larger
awards for data acquisition projects highly
relevant to the Foundation's program goals. 

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          SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION           
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SLA RESEARCH GRANT FUND

DUE:     AUG 2
WRITE:   Doug Newcomb
         Chief Policy Officer
         Special Libraries Association
         331 South Patrick Street
         Alexandria, VA 22314-3501
WEB:     http://www.sla.org/slaresearchgrant
E-MAIL:  dnewcomb@sla.org
PHONE:   703/647-4923
FAX:     703/647-4901

     The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has
pooled its research funds and now is offering a
new SLA Research Grant incorporating the Steven I.
Goldspiel Memorial Research Grant Fund. SLA
supports two types of proposals. Firstly research
projects focused on the needs and concerns of
information professionals in special libraries and
related venues, with its current focus being on
evidence-based practice, as in the Special
Libraries Association (SLA) Research Statement,
"Putting Our Knowledge to Work"
(www.sla.org/researchstatement). Awards may be
granted up to $25,000. Secondly projects which
directly benefit the operations of SLA and its
units, by furthering the scientific, literary and
educational purpose for which the association is
organized and operated. Awards may be granted up
to $10,000. 







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