Call for Applications: Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science

The APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science (otherwise known as the APS Teaching Fund) invites applications for non-renewable grants up to $5,000 to launch new projects broadly addressing the categories below:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Grants in this category support high quality, potentially publishable, scholarship directed at the teaching and learning of psychological science
  • Meetings and Conferences: Grants in this category, support efforts that facilitate communication among teachers of psychological science who share common challenges and who would benefit from sharing ideas and resources
  • Technology and Websites: Grants in this category support projects leveraging technological resources to enhance the teaching and learning of psychological science, and to increase the reach and efficient dissemination of related resources
  • Other: The fund welcomes proposals for innovative projects to enhance the teaching and learning of psychological science.

The APS Teaching Fund Committee reviews proposals twice per year.

Application deadlines are March 1 and October 1.

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Call for Proposals: Advanced Training In Mathematical and Computational Modelling For Psychological Science

The William K. and Katherine W. Estes Fund is accepting proposals to fund advanced training opportunities in mathematical and computational modeling for psychological science.

The program looks for two potential types of activity: summer schools and focused workshops.

Topics in which the Estes Fund Committee is particularly interested include: cognitive architectures, Bayesian approaches to perception and concept formation, machine learning for psychological modeling, and applications of mathematical models to neuroscience.

Support will be provided in the form of a grant from the Estes Fund. Summer school proposals may budget for up to $40,000. Workshop proposals may budget for up to $20,000. Allowable expenses include: Room costs, reasonable fees and expenses (including travel) for speakers or instructors, meals and lodging for summer school participants.

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$1 million grant for women empowerment projects in Kuwait

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination has announced funding opportunities for projects on increasing women’s political participation in Kuwait.

NEA/AC seeks proposals that will enable women leaders and emerging leaders to:

  1. Increase their skills and ability to compete in political processes;
  2. Launch strategic alliances with civic actors who are advocating issues of concern;
  3. Develop communication skills and strategies to engage with the public and government representatives on issues of concern; and
  4. Prepare young women for assuming leadership roles and increasing their civic engagement.

Applications will be accepted only from organizations that have previously operated in Kuwait, or have personnel who have previously worked in Kuwait.

Successful applications will complement the ongoing work to build skills for women candidates at Kuwait University Women’s Research and Studies Center.

This programming responds to the U.S. Government priority that Kuwait’s citizens, particularly traditionally marginalized women, develop a more direct ability to engage in governance.

Funds will support activities that: build the leadership and technical capacity of women in government and civil society; address persistent barriers that prevent women from accessing decision-making processes; and facilitate constructive engagement and collaboration between women civic actors and government officials.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Full Proposal Deadlines:

June 07, 2017 (No Extension)

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $850,000

Link to Additional Information:

https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=58932

Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of Children Affected by Substance Abuse

The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced regional partnership grants for research and academic projects aimed at increasing the well-being of children affected by substance abuse.

According to HHS, the purpose of this forecasted funding opportunity is to provide competitive grant funds for up to 5 years for projects authorized by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34).

These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse.

Applicants will be expected to have a collaborative structure in place that is capable of building the regional capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved with both substance abuse treatment and the child welfare system.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Full Proposal Deadlines (due by 11:59 p.m. ET):

July 10, 2017

Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,600,000

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Award Floor: $500,000

Link to Additional Information:

https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CU-1229

 

 

Applications Open for Institutional Development Award Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications for Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) awards.

The purpose of the INBRE program is to augment and strengthen the biomedical research capacity of an IDeA-eligible state.

The INBRE program represents a collaborative effort to sponsor research between research-intensive institutions and institutes, primarily undergraduate institutions, community colleges, and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), as appropriate.

NIH’s new Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) is available for the electronic preparation and submission of multi-project applications through Grants.gov to NIH.

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NSF applies changes to the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster

The National Science Foundation has made several changes to its biological science section that might affect submitted applications.

The Systematics and Biodiversity Science (SBS) cluster is going to be reorganized to support all research proposals that were formerly submitted to the Phylogenetic Systematics (PS), Biodiversity: Discovery and Analysis (BDA) and Genealogy of Life (GoLife) programs.

This change will be effective for preliminary and full proposals submitted to the 2018 deadlines for the DEB Core Programs solicitation.

All research proposals that were previously submitted to the PS, BDA and GoLife programs should now be submitted to the Systematics and Biodiversity Science (SBS) core program according to the requirements in the DEB Core Programs solicitation.

Further, to recognize a growing interest in macroevolutionary questions within the systematics research community, the revised SBS core program will now consider projects that look to test comparative research questions by collecting and integrating various data layers (e.g., genomic, phenotypic, spatial, ecological, geological, and temporal data) within a phylogenetic context.

Additional information is available here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Faculty Early Career Development Program, 2017-2019 Application

The National Science Foundation is now receiving applications for the Faculty Early Career development Program (PECASE). Up to 450 applicants from across the nation will be selected for the award.

Interested applicants can follow this link for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Background:

Each year NSF selects nominees for the PECASE from among the most meritorious recent “CAREER” awardees. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

Selection for this award is based on two important criteria:

1) Innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and,

2) Community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach.

The anticipated total funding amount is estimated around $222,000,000 and there are no limitations on the number of applications from each organization.

This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers.

The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Full Proposal Deadlines (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017 for BIO, CISE, EHR

July 20, 2017 for ENG

July 21, 2017 for GEO, MPS, SBE

Estimated Total Program Funding: $222,000,000

Award Ceiling: Not specified

Link to Additional Information:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:

  • See Contacts listing, NSF, telephone: (703) 292-5111, email: info@nsf.gov

 

Call for Panelists at The National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is calling on scholars to serve on a panel for reviewing proposals for the new agency-wide initiative, NSF INCLUDES.

Those who are interested can take a survey to determine their interest and availability through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/includes-prelim-reviewer

Background:

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields.

NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. This initiative seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise.

The information requested on this survey form is pursuant to the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended. Disclosure of all information is entirely voluntary. The information you provide will assist us in creating panels to ensure a diversity of expertise and experiences. Other NSF programs requesting names of potential reviewers or specialists in particular fields may also be given information from this form. Except for these purposes, this information will not be disclosed except as part of statistical reports or in a form that would not allow identification of individuals.

For more information about NSF INCLUDES, see http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsf

National Science Foundation Early Career Awards are open for application

The National Science Foundation has opened applications for the Faculty Early Career Development Program (PECASE), selecting up to 450 applicants from across the nation.

Background:

Each year NSF selects nominees for the PECASE from among the most meritorious recent “CAREER” awardees. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

Selection for this award is based on two important criteria:

1) Innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and,

2) Community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach.

The anticipated total funding amount is estimated around $222,000,000 and there are no limitations on the number of applications from each organization.

This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers.

The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Full Proposal Deadlines (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017 for BIO, CISE, EHR

July 20, 2017 for ENG

July 21, 2017 for GEO, MPS, SBE

Estimated Total Program Funding: $222,000,000

Award Ceiling: Not specified

Link to Additional Information:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:

  • See Contacts listing, NSF, telephone: (703) 292-5111, email: info@nsf.gov

 

RFA-DK-17-004: Competitive Collaborative Projects for Human Islet Biology (UC4)

Dear Colleagues,

The National Institutes of Health is pleased to announce that applications for The Competitive Collaborative Project for Human Islet Biology (UC4) Program are being accepted.

BACKGROUND:

The HIRN is a collaborative program consisting of multiple related but distinct research consortia focused around two common goals:  increasing our understanding of how human beta cells are lost in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), and finding innovative strategies to protect or replace functional beta cell mass in diabetic patients.  Applicants to this FOA will be expected to lend unique perspectives and novel approaches to the network, and will be expected to pursue experiments that will be consistent with HIRN’s continuing emphasis on studies that elucidate key aspects of human biology and physiology.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 23, 2017

Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000,000
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-17-004.html

Questions?

Contact NIH’s Division of Research Programs at 301-710-0267 or GrantsInfo@nih.gov.