APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science

The APS Teaching Fund invites applications for small (up to $5,000), non-renewable grants to launch new projects that are designed to achieve any of the following priorities:

  1. disseminate resources that support effective teaching of psychology and development of effective psychology teachers;
  2. facilitate communication among teachers of psychology who share common challenges and who would benefit from sharing ideas and resources;
  3. develop means to provide expert advice and consultation to faculty engaging in projects that support the teaching of psychology; and
  4. publicize and enhance the availability of psychology teaching resources and opportunities to psychology teachers.

Upcoming application deadline: March 1st, 2015

For more information please refeer to http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/members/teaching/fund-application


Funding Opportunity: 2015 SAFE Energy Security Prize

Clemson University and CNBC are partnering with Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), which is in its second year of offering the SAFE Energy Securing Prize. The Prize is designed to support the critical efforts of researchers whose ingenuity, leadership and perseverance are poised to advance American energy security by helping bring an end to U.S. oil dependence.

The winner of the 2015 SAFE Energy Security Prize will receive a $125,000 cash reward, powered by the InterTech Group. The prize is being awarded in memory of the company’s founder, president and CEO, Jerry Zucker. Throughout his life, Mr. Zucker showed an enormous interest in- and talent for- all things science and technology. An engineer with impressive business acumen, Mr. Zucker’s creativity , love of people and drive for excellence inspires us to recognize and foster the next generation of game changers.

To learn more about the application and evaluation process, please go to the SAFE Energy Security Prize website


Funding Opportunity: Gene-Environment Interplay in Substance Use Disorders

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate and expand research on the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the genesis, course, and outcomes of substance and alcohol use disorders (SUDs).

Previous work in genetic epidemiology and molecular genetics has established that SUDs are highly heritable, developmental disorders with important genetic substrates.

Building on these findings, new studies using genetically informative approaches are needed to elucidate the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors in developmental trajectories of SUDs and comorbid conditions, deepen and refine phenotypic definitions of SUDs, and meet the methodologic challenges of the field.

Such studies hold great potential to promote understanding of the true contributions of both genetic and environmental factors to initiation, progression, comorbidity, adverse outcomes, and cessation of SUDs; to elucidate mechanisms of risk; and to enhance opportunities for translation to treatment, prevention, gene-finding and molecular studies.

For more information please refer to the RFP Announcement http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-110.html#sthash.PwI9Aucy.dpuf

Funding Opportunity: Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)

The overarching goal of the PRIME program is to support the development, demonstration, and validation of innovative new methodologies and approaches in STEM evaluation. To address this goal, the program is interested in proposals that:

1. Explore innovative new approaches for determining the impact and usefulness of evaluations of STEM education projects or programs, with appropriate rigor.

2. Expand the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and human resource initiatives, including translating approaches from other fields.

3. Increase the capacity of and infrastructure for researchers and evaluators by increasing the number of individuals who can produce conceptually sound and methodologically appropriate evaluations of STEM education and workforce projects, portfolios, and programs

Proposal Deadline: April 30th 2015.

For more information please refer to the RFP Posting


Children’s Heart Foundation Seeks Applications for Congenital Heart Disease Research

The Children’s Heart Foundation is accepting proposals from investigators for clinical research projects related to the cause of congenital heart defects and improving methods for their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Grants of up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of two years will be awarded for new research in the areas of molecular genetics/biochemistry, devices/procedural research (catheterization and surgical), and long-term care of children with congenital heart defects.

For more information please refer to the RFP



International Foundation for Ethical Research Invites Applications for Graduate Fellowships

Original Posting:

The International Foundation for Ethical Research supports the development, validation, and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing, and education. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for the IFER Graduate Fellowship Program from graduate students whose program of study shows the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science.

Grants of up $15,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs in the sciences or human/veterinary medicine to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing, and education. Fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and the availability of funds.

Fellowships will be considered for graduate students in fields such as education, psychology, humanities, journalism, and the law for projects that show promise to increase public awareness or promote changes in the legal system or public policy regarding the use of animals in research, testing, and education.

For more information please refer to: http://www.ifer.org/fellowships.php

Grants to Enhance Food Safety

Original Posting:

FDA announces the availability of funding and requests applications for Grants to Enhance Food Safety: National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to address the needs of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, especially as they relate to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Projects will help increase their understanding and adoption of established food safety standards, guidance, and protocols. Projects will also facilitate the integration of food safety standards and guidance with a variety of agricultural production systems, encompassing conventional, sustainable, organic, and conservation and environmental practices.

Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 02/16/2015
Application Due Date(s) 03/16/2015 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

For more information please refer to: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-15-003.html#sthash.KxhKXEJe.dpuf

Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Flubright and MtvU are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 the Fulbright-mtvU awards. Four awards are expected to be distributed for the upcoming year.

Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change.

Applicants are encouraged to consider all aspects of the power of music in developing their proposals. Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields, including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance.

For more information please refer to: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-mtvu-awards

AND/OR contact Gita DasBender gitanjali.dasbender@shu.edu

Deadline for application is February 27th at 5:00 PM

Individuals Addressing Open Society Challenges Invited to Apply for Open Society Foundations Fellowship

The fellowship program seeks to fund work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching conversations within the Open Society Foundations and around the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has previously not been recognized, advance a new policy idea to address a familiar problem, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations, including human rights, government transparency, access to information and justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

Fellows may produce a variety of products, including publications (books, reports, or blogs), innovative public-education projects, or even a new campaign or organization. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues. Fellowship projects can include photography, outreach, and advocacy around documentary film and other forms of cultural production.

The program accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment. Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Proficiency in spoken English is required.

Full-time fellows based in the United States will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on their work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be pro-rated for part-time fellows. For fellows based elsewhere, appropriate adjustments will be made to reflect the cost of living in those countries. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget.

For more information please refer to: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)

NSF invites proposals for a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) National Communications Office. This office will coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across the current 25 LTER projects, communicate these activities to diverse audiences, and provide centralized representation of the LTER network to the broad scientific community and the public. The lead PI of the successful proposal will serve as the Office Director and will work with the LTER Science Council and research community to develop and implement strategic goals and future initiatives. The Office will serve as the primary point of contact for information about the LTER program.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $800,000

For more information please refer to the RFP: