Major Research Instrumentation Program

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

Initial Due Date: January 22, 2015
Estimated Number of Awards: 160
Anticipated Funding Amount: $75,000,000

For more information please refer to the RFP page: Link 

 

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Grants Opportunity

STS is an interdisciplinary field that investigates topics relating to the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, including medical science. STS research uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice with regards to history and socio-cultural formation, philosophical underpinnings, and impacts of science and technology on quality of life, culture, and society. STS researchers strive to understand how STEM fields contribute to the development and use of systems of knowledge, the production and use of materials and devices, the co-evolution of socio-technical systems and their governance, and the place of science and technology in the modern world.

 

The STS program supports proposals across the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. Examples include, but are by no means limited to:

  1. Societal aspects of emerging high-tech technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, synthetic biology, neuroscience, robotics, drones, ubiquitous computing, crowd sourcing, remote-sensing)
  2. Societal aspects of emerging low-tech technologies (e.g., paper microscopes; whirlwind wheel chairs)
  3. Issues relating to equity, ethics, governance, sustainability, public engagement, user-centeredness, and inclusiveness.
  4. Integration of traditional STS approaches with innovative perspectives from the arts or humanities.
  5. Ethical, policy, and cultural issues regarding big data, surveillance and privacy in an increasingly networked world, and
  6. The science of broadening participation in STEM disciplines.

 

Deadline: February 2nd, 2015
Estimated Number of Awards: 40
Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,200,000

For more information please refer to the RFP: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15506/nsf15506.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and its cosponsors invite institutional career development award applications for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Programs, hereafter termed “Programs.”

Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women’s health, and where appropriate the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease.

For more information please refer to the RFP: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268595

 

Freedoms Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Leavey Awards

The foundation is accepting nominations for the 2015 Leavey Awards, an annual program that recognizes educators at the elementary, junior high school, high school, and college levels for innovative and effective techniques related to the teaching of entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. Up to twenty cash awards of $7,500 each will be awarded. In addition, one meritorious award of $15,000 may be presented for an outstanding entry.

Deadline: November 1st 2014.

For more information please refer to the full RFP

http://www.freedomsfoundation.org/awards-programs

AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education

The AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education offers small grants of up to $10,000 to support research projects that align with AONE Foundation Research Priorities. The 2015 small grants program is currently accepting research proposals.

Small Grants: Program Details 

The AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education, offers grants to support research projects aligned with the AONE Foundation Research Priorities. One-year grant awards of up to $10,000 will support research in the following strategic categories:

  • Innovation as a core competency for all nurse leaders
  • Community-based teams across the care continuum
  • Provision of safe, quality care in delivery systems grounded in healthful practice environments
  • Communicating the value of nursing in healthcare to all stakeholders

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014

For more information please refer to the Full RFP

http://www.aone.org/aone_foundation/smallgrants.shtml

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:

  • Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
  • Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
  • New Interventions for Global Health

Applications for these new challenges will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Please also note that we are still accepting applications for six Grand Challenges Explorations topics.

For links to more information on these challenges, please visit the grant opportunity page at www.grandchallenges.org,

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest

Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.

Deadline: January 27th 2015

For more information, please refer to: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined

Application deadline is February 4, 2015.

For more information please refer to: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship#

The National Endowment for the Humanities Federal Grants Workshop

The National Endowment for the Humanities invites you to a Federal Grants Workshop hosted by Senator Cory Booker at Rider University on September 24th from 9am to 12pm. The workshop will include presentations from NEH staff and staff from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The event will conclude with a networking session, during which you will have the opportunity to meet the presenters and fellow community members working in the arts and humanities

RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tCMbrI_Q5Z4TYxguJOMpy2ciKyUZOIAfqkRVTD7gh7I/viewform

Grant opportunities from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dear Colleagues,

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date.

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.

Two-page proposals are being accepted online from September 4, 2014 until November 12, 2014 on the following topics:

–    Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control.
–    New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
–    New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
–    Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
–    Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
–    New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.