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Bulletin October 31, 2014

October 28, 2014 to October 30, 2014


This publication synopsizes funding opportunities, rules and regulations, comment requests, and meetings relevant to sponsored programs and research administration activities on Grants Resource Center (GRC) member campuses. When disseminating GRC materials electronically to your colleagues, please work with computer services staff to ensure that GRC information is inaccessible to non-subscribers. Information from Grants.gov, the Federal Register, and Federal Business Opportunities has been broken into four categories: Arts, Humanities, and International; Education and Economic and Community Development; Health and Mental Health; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. For assistance in obtaining additional information on any of the notices contained here, contact your institution's GRC program advisor.

The Bulletin lists only programs for which colleges and universities are eligible to be applicants or serve as partners. Further clarification will be included as needed.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ARTS, HUMANITIES AND INTERNATIONAL
  • EDUCATION and ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH
  • SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS
  • STATE and REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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ARTS, HUMANITIES AND INTERNATIONAL
______________________________________

TITLE: 
NEA 2016 Jazz Masters Fellowship Event

FON: 
NEAPS1401

AGENCY: 
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

ITEM: 
Notice seeking applications to coordinate a free, public event honoring the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship awardees, and related activities. The event must take place during the month of April 2016, to coincide with and acknowledge the 15th anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).

ACTION:
Applications are due December 9, 2014.

LINKS:
Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269188
 
CONTACT: 
NEA Web Manager, Email:  webmgr@arts.gov
 
____________________________________________


TITLE:
Caring For Children and Empowering Young People (C2EYP)

FON:
USAID-TANZANIA-14-000002-DRAFT-RFA

AGENCY:
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Tanzania

ITEM:
Notice seeking comments on the draft RFP for a project entitled Caring for Children and Empowering Young People (C2EYP). This project targets the most vulnerable children (MVC) and young people, orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities; also known as, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Under this project, USAID seeks to enable more MVC and other young people to access services for improving health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods and psychosocial well-being. In order to achieve this purpose, the project will build the capacity of caregivers to provide care and access to services for their children and young people. In addition, it seeks to improve and expand age-appropriate service utilization for children and young people, especially hard-to-reach children.

ACTION:
Comments are due November 19, 2014.  Eligibility is unrestricted.

LINKS:
Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269228          

CONTACT:
Amy Wire, 202/567-4301. Email:  awire@usaid.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE: 
Promoting Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Central Asia

FON: 
DRLA-DRLAQM-15-006

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of State (DOS)

ITEM: 
Notice seeking proposals for projects that will promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Central Asia.

ACTION:
Proposals are due on December 12, 2014.  Approximately $500,000 to $750,000 is available for awards to support democracy efforts in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. Proposals that have at least an 18-month timeframe will be viewed more competitively.

LINKS:
Solicitation  https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=50198, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269248

CONTACT: 
Inna Pletukhina, 202/663-2891. Email:  PletukhinaI@state.gov

_______________________________________________________

EDUCATION and ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
_______________________________________________________

TITLE: 
Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative)

FON: 
FTA-2015-001-TRI

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT); Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

ITEM: 
Notice seeking applications that promote innovative nationally and regionally significant public transportation workforce development models and programs that invests in America's economic growth and help build ladders of opportunity into the middle class for American workers.

ACTION:
Proposals are due December 23, 2014.  Approximately $9 million is available.

LINKS:
Solicitation  http://www.fta.dot.gov/grants/13077_16198.html, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269208
 
CONTACT: 
Betty Jackson, 202/366-1730. Email:  betty.jackson@dot.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE:
Comment Request; National Evaluation of the Investing in Innovation (i3) 
Program

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Education (ED); Institute of Education Sciences/National Center for Education Statistics (IES)

ITEM:
Notice seeking comments regarding the National Evaluation of the Investing in Innovation (i3) Program. the data collected for the NEi3 will be used to support reviews and reports to ED that: Describe the intervention implemented by each i3 grantee; assess the strength of the evidence produced by each i3 evaluation; present the evidence produced by each i3 evaluation; identify effective and promising interventions; and, assess the results of the i3 Program.

ACTION:
Comments should be submitted by November 28, 2014 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at  http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-
0117.

LINKS:
Federal Register notice  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-29/html/2014-25735.htm

CONTACT:
Tracy Rimdzius, 202/208-7154

__________________________

HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH
__________________________


TITLE: 
National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications (P01)

FON: 
PAR-15-023 

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH);

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications for investigator-initiated program project (P01) grants. Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to) cancer biology, cancer prevention, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and cancer control.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested by 30 days before the application due date.  Applications are due January 25, May 25, and September 25, annually.

LINKS: 
Solicitation  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-023.html, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269190

CONTACT: 
Referral Officer, 240/276-6390.  Email:  ncirefof@dea.nci.nih.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE:
Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program (K12)

FON:
RFA-HD-15-011

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to continue to support a national program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology, and are committed to an independent research career in women's reproductive health.

ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested by December 2, 2014.  Applications are due January 2, 2015.  Approximately $4.76 million is available to support up to 14 awards.

LINKS:
Solicitation  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-15-011.html, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269191

CONTACT:
Estella Parrott, 301/435-6971.  Email:  parrotte@mail.nih.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE:
Food Specific Molecular Profiles and Biomarkers of Food and Nutrient Intake, and Dietary Exposure (R01)

FON:
PAR-15-024

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)  
 
ITEM:
Notice seeking applications to promote research on food specific molecular signatures and biomarkers of dietary consumption and to promote collaborative interactions among NIH and USDA supported nutrition researchers. 
 
ACTION:
Letters of intent are requested by 30 days prior to the application due date.  Applications are due January 2, 2015; May 27, 2015; September 28, 2015; May 27, 2016; September 27, 2016; and May 27, 2017.

LINKS:
Solicitation  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-024.html, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269189

CONTACT:
NIDDK: Padma Maruvada, 301/594-8888.  Email:  padma.maruvada@nih.gov
NIFA: Deirdra Chester, 202/401-5178.  Email:  dnchester@nifa.usda.gov

______________________________________


TITLE:
Administrative Supplements for Human Islet Research (Admin Supp)

FON:
PA-15-025

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

ITEM:
Notice seeking applications for administrative supplements to support increased costs for human islets levied by the Integrated Islet Distribution Program. Requests will be considered and awarded on a case-by-case basis based on need and justification. The research proposed by the NIH grantee in the supplement application must be within the original scope of the NIH-supported grant project.

ACTION:
Applications are due January 15, 2015, April 15, 2015, and October 15, 2015. Individual(s) must hold an active grant or cooperative agreement, and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment of the active award.

LINKS:
Solicitation  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-025.html
Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269232      

CONTACT:
Sheryl Sato, 301/594-8811. Email:  smsato@mail.nih.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE: 
Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)

FON: 
N/A

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

ITEM:
Notice soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC/OPHPR).

ACTION:
Nominations are due on January 16, 2015. The BSC, OPHPR may perform 
second-level peer review of applications for grants-in-aid for research 
and research training activities, cooperative agreements, and research 
contract proposals relating to the broad areas within the office.

LINKS: 
Federal Register  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-30/html/2014-25777.htm

CONTACT: 
Christye Brown. Email:  cbrown12@cdc.gov


____________________________________________


MEETING: 
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

FON: 
N/A

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA)

ITEM: 
Notice announcing a public meeting to discuss the public health status of enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas.

ACTION:
The public meeting will be held on November 18-19, 2014, in Room 104, at 1100 First Street N.E., Washington, D.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET each day.

LINKS:
Federal Register  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-30/html/2014-25801.htm

CONTACT: 
Elmer Clark, Email:  Elmer.Clark2@va.gov

_____________________________________________________

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS
_____________________________________________________


TITLE:
Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships - NEXTSTEP – BAA SYNOPSIS

FON:
NNH15ZCQ001K

AGENCY:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals for development of deep space exploration capabilities to support more extensive missions in the proving ground around and beyond Cislunar space. An important part of NASA’s strategy is to stimulate the commercial space industry while leveraging those same commercial capabilities through future contracts and public-private partnerships to deliver mission capabilities.

ACTION:
Notices of intent are strongly encouraged by November 10, 2014. Proposals are due December 12, 2014. 

LINKS:
FBO notice  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d62109b48a1711b75aeb2896ce21711a&tab=core&_cview=1

CONTACT:
Jason Crusan, 202/358-0635.  Email:  HQ-NextSTEP-BAA@mail.nasa.gov

____________________________________

 
TITLE:
Human Performance Sensing

FON:
BAA-RQKHB-2015-0003

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD); Department of the Air Force; Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)

ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals identifying, developing, characterizing, and accelerating sensing technologies that can be utilized to assess the physiological, cognitive, and psychological states of human operators. An emphasis will also be placed upon the development, integration, miniaturization, initial operational test and evaluation, and verification and validation of human-centric multi-sensor suite designs. Research focusing on the manufacturing of nano-biomaterial sensors are of particular interest. Research may also focus on developing and implementing empirically-based models, frameworks, and novel evaluation capabilities, to identify assessment linkages to performance.

ACTION:
White papers will be accepted until October 29, 2018 or until a new BAA is released. Full proposals are to be submitted by invitation only. Approximately $39.8 million is available to support multiple awards.

LINKS:
FBO notice  https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=6320fa2edf93ea6966305658c194eef2&_cview=0, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269233       

CONTACT:
Kyle Traver, 937/713-3013. Email:  kyle.traver.2@us.af.mil

______________________________________


TITLE:
JCSDA - 2015 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction

FON:
NOAA-NESDIS-NESDISPO-2015-2004220

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
 
ITEM:
Notice seeking proposals to support scientific development work in the following priority areas (1) Radiative transfer, (2) Clouds and precipitation data assimilation, (3) Advanced instruments data assimilation, (4) Land data assimilation, (5) Ocean data assimilation and (6) Air Composition data assimilation.

ACTION:
Letters of Intent are encouraged by November 1, 2014. Proposals are due January 15, 2015. Approximately $500,000 is available to support three to five awards.

LINKS:
Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269230            

CONTACT:
S.A. Boukabara, Email:  Sid.Boukabara@noaa.gov

______________________________________


TITLE: 
Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

FON:
DE-FOA-0001108

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

ITEM:
Notices seeking applications for research to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective technologies for solar that incorporates energy storage and works seamlessly to meet both consumer needs and the needs of the electricity grid.
 
ACTION:
Concept papers are requested by December 16, 2014. Applications are due March 19, 2015. Approximately $15 million is available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted. 

LINKS:
Solicitation  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/default.aspx#FoaId266730f7-8882-43a5-aa86-dd215373ea22, Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269231             

CONTACT:
Email:  sishines@ee.doe.gov

______________________________________


TITLE: 
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Science Plan

FON: 
N/A

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

ITEM:  
Notice seeking public comment on the draft NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Science Plan.

ACTION:
Public comments are due by December 15, 2014. The Draft Science Plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program is available at  http://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/.

LINKS:
Federal Register  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-30/html/2014-25797.htm

CONTACT: 
Becky Allee, 228/688-1701.  Email:  becky.allee@noaa.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE: 
Collegiate Wind Competition

FON: 
RFC-5-52004

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL)

ITEM: 
Notice seeking applications from two to four year colleges and universities to provide a forum for undergraduate college students from multiple disciplines within one collegiate institution1 to design a wind-driven system based on market research, develop a business plan to market the product, build and test the system against set requirements, and demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging issues facing the wind industry.

ACTION:
Questions are due November 13, 2014 in writing.  Applications are due December 15, 2014. In order to evaluate the impact of the Competition on the students and institutions as well as the Competition’s contribution to DOE’s goal of preparing students for the wind energy workforce, DOE will request general information about the value of the overall effort and specific Competition elements from principal investigators.

LINKS:
FBO notice  https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=6f060b16e1c05206a01946037c786723&tab=core&_cview=0

CONTACT: 
Maurice Nelson, 303/384-7029. Email:  maurice.nelson@nrel.gov

____________________________________________


TITLE: 
Mitigation of Oil in the Water Column

FON: 
HSCG32-14-R-R00021

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

ITEM: 
Notice seeking proposals for Phase I activities to develop conceptual framework for a technology, technique or strategy that can remove submerged oil or mitigate a subsurface plume’s impacts on the environment, water-intakes and commercial facilities. 

ACTION:
White papers are due November 13, 2014.  Proposals are due January 15, 2015. If DHS determines that adequate progress has been made on the project, there may be funding available for Phase II.

LINKS:
FBO notice  https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=097a755e06bb476cf64729236db0e331&tab=core&_cview=0

CONTACT: 
Dinah Mulligan, 860/271-2885. Email:  Dinah.L.Mulligan@uscg.mil

____________________________________________


TITLE: 
Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents (LORELEI)

FON: 
DARPA-BAA-15-04

AGENCY: 
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

ITEM: 
Notice seeking proposals in the area of rapid response human language technology for low-resource languages. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

ACTION:
Abstracts are due November 21, 2014.  Proposals are due January 9, 2015. Multiple awards are anticipated.  DARPA anticipates that the LORELEI program will consist of three phases: one 24-month phase (base) and two 12-month phases (options).

LINKS:
Grants.gov  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269258, FBO notice  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=55760973a8b2fccba31deb39ddb50a20&tab=core&_cview=0

CONTACT: 
Boyan Onyshkevych, Email:  LORELEI@darpa.mil

____________________________________


TITLE:
Broad Agency Announcement for Advanced Aircraft Compatibility Science and Technology Expansion

FON:
BAA-PZIE-14-0001

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD); Department of the Air Force

ITEM:
Notice seeking research white papers for advanced Science and Technology (S&T), and/or Research and Development (R&D) to identify and mature promising physics-based engineering and analysis methodologies that revolutionize our capabilities for aircraft compatibility analyses, evaluation and testing.
 
ACTION: 
White papers may be submitted at any time until October 31, 2015.

LINKS:
FBO notice  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=98392db346f7455ff837e19722cf3f8c&tab=core&_cview=1

CONTACT:
Michael Johnson, 850/882-0970.  Email:  michael.johnson.10@us.af.mil

__________________________________________


MEETING:
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

FON:
N/A

AGENCY:
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

ITEM:
Notice announcing a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss challenges and opportunities in space sciences, technology and innovation in support of national security, Ebola, and corporate investments in brain research and neurotechnologies.

ACTION:
The meeting will be held Friday, November 14, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences in the Lecture Room, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC.

LINKS:
Federal Register notice  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-28/html/2014-25585.htm

CONTACT:
Ashley Predith, 202/456-4444. Email:  apredith@ostp.eop.gov

____________________________________

STATE and REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
____________________________________


TITLE:
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

LINKS: 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269249

____________________________________________


TITLE
WaterSMART: Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Funding for Fiscal Year 2015

LINKS:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269252

____________________________________________


TITLE:
WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2015

LINKS:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269257


This information was compiled and edited by Ken McDonald with assistance from Sandy George and Irelene Ricks in the Grants Resource Center.

Deadlines October 2014

This issue covers deadline dates from January 2015 and announcements from November 2014 and December 2014



Program: Long Term/Short Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships

Agency: American Antiquarian Society

Next Deadline: Jan 15, 2015
Visiting Academic Research Fellowships include: 
Long Term awards (AAS NEH 1/15, Hench 10/15, ACLS 
9/24) of $35,000-$75,000 for senior and mid-career 
Ph.D. scholars; Short Term awards (1/15), of $1,850 
per month for those living off campus at their own 
expense or $1,350 for those who live on campus, or 
for recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates and 
Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and 
Writers (10/5). See 
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm
for details. For ACLS Fellowship see
http://tinyurl.com/nx6mhew Email:  cmcrell@mwa.org
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Cheryl McRell, Administrative Assistant
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1634
508/471-2149

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Program: Graduate and Post Graduate Fellowships for 
Research and Study in Yemen

Agency: American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Next Deadline: Jan 15, 2015
**Please note--travel to Yemen is currently 
restricted; research on Yemen must be conducted in 
other places.** Awards pre- and post-doctoral 
fellowships. No restriction as to field or 
discipline, but funds must support research costs 
incurred in Yemen. Emphasis on feasibility studies 
and/or research projects for individual or 
collaborative group projects. Fellowships for U.S.-
based scholars restricted to U.S. citizens. 
Research program also available for Yemen citizens 
who live in the U.S. Annual deadlines: 1/15, 1/31. 
See  http://www.aiys.org/fellowships.html for 
details. Email:  aiys.us@aiys.org
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Michael Carroll, Program Officer
Boston University
v232 Bay State Road, Room 426
Boston, MA02215

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Program: Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and 
Field Research

Agency: American Philosophical Society

Next Deadline: Jan 30, 2015
Offers grants to graduate students, post-docs, and 
junior scientists to support the cost of travel and 
equipment in field research. Areas supported are 
archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, 
geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, 
but grants will not be restricted to these fields. 
Awards range up to about $5,000. Annual deadline: 
1/30 for required letters of support; 2/1 for 
applications. Separate program focusing on 
astrobiology open to postdoctoral and junior 
scientists is also available. Philips Fund Grants 
for Native American Research due 3/1. Email: 
lmusumeci@amphilsoc.org See 
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark
CFDA Number:

Contact: Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387
215/440-3429

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Program: ArtsLink Exchange Programs

Agency: CEC ArtsLink

Next Deadline: Jan 15, 2015
Supports exchanges between artists and arts 
organizations in the U.S. and Central/Eastern 
Europe, Russia, and Eurasia through four programs: 
ArtsLink Projects (1/15) support U.S. arts 
professionals to carry out projects in eligible 
countries (2015 focus is visual and media arts); 
and ArtsLink Residencies Hosts (6/15) provides 
funding to host artists. ArtsLink Residencies (2014 
competition is for performing arts and literature, 
due 10/15) place artists from eligible countries at 
U.S. arts organizations for five weeks; Independent 
Projects (12/3) support artists/arts managers/non-
profits from eligible countries who have been 
invited to carry out a project at a U.S. nonprofit 
organization; See 
http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/artslink_projects/
Email:  tmiller@cecartslink.org
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Tamalyn Miller, Program Director (ext. 23)
291 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007
212/643-1985

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Program: Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants and 
Publication Subsidies

Agency: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

Next Deadline: Jan 15, 2015
Supports the study of Chinese culture and society. 
Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants provide up to 
$25,000 for institutions to host conferences and 
workshops on specific subjects related to Chinese 
studies. Publication Subsidies (up to $10,000) are 
for the publication of scholarly works related to 
the goals of the foundation. Limited submission: 
one application per department per competition. 
Annual deadlines: 1/15, 9/15. See 
http://www.cckf.org/e-dornation.htm for details. 
Email:  cckfnao@aol.com
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Hsing-Wei Lee, Director
American Regional Office
8361 B Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
703/903-7460

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Program: Research Fellowships

Agency: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Next Deadline: Jan 15, 2015
Supports scholarly research projects in all areas 
of the humanities. Priority, however, will be given 
to proposals that concentrate on the centers 
collections (major emphasis is on the study of 
literature and culture of the U.S., Great Britain 
and France) and that require substantial on-site 
use of them. Approximately 70 fellowships will be 
awarded. Fellowships range from one to four months, 
with stipends of $3,000/month each. Also available 
are travel stipends of $1,200-$1,700 each, and 
dissertation fellowships with stipends of $1,500 
each. See 
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/ for 
details. Email:  bgayleground@austin.utexas.ed or 
ransomfellowships@utexas.edu
CFDA Number:

Contact: Bridget
Bridget Gayle Ground, Administrative 
Assistant
University of Texas
Harry Ransom Center, PO Box 7219
Austin, TX 78713-7219
512/232-3214

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Program: Visiting Fellowships

Agency: Houghton Library

Next Deadline: Jan 16, 2015
Supports short and long-term fellowships at the 
Houghton Library, which contains Harvard College's 
rare books and manuscripts. Collection is 
particularly strong in European, English, American, 
and South American literature, including the 
country's pre-eminent collection of American 
literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history 
of science; music; printing and graphic arts; 
dance; and theatre. Fellows have access to other 
Harvard libraries as well as Widener Library. 
Stipends $3,600. Preference given research closely 
based on materials in Houghton collections, 
especially when those materials are unique. See 
http://tinyurl.com/yg9jcct Email: 
duhaime@fas.harvard.edu
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Monique Duhaime, Staff Assistant
Fellowship Selection Committee
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
617/495-2441

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Program: Boren Awards for International Study

Agency: Institute of International Education

Next Deadline: Jan 27, 2015
Supports U.S. undergraduates and graduates to study 
abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, 
including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, 
Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the 
Middle East. Excluded: Western Europe, Canada, 
Australia, and New Zealand. Offers Boren 
Undergraduate Scholarships up to $20,000 (2/4/15); 
and Boren Graduate Fellowships up to $30,000 
(1/27/15). See  http://www.borenawards.org/program
for details. Email:  boren@iie.org
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Aimee Hutton, Boren Scholarships Program 
Manager
1400 K Street, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
800/618-6737

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Program: Long-Term and Short-Term Research 
Fellowships

Agency: John Carter Brown Library

Next Deadline: Dec 01, 2014
Provides residential fellowships for advanced 
research to scholars whose work involves the 
colonial history of the Americas, North and South, 
including all aspects of the European, African, and 
Native-American involvement. The 2013 date is 
confirmed, new application will be posted at the 
end of September. Short-Term Fellowships are 
available for pre- and postdoctoral or independent 
research for two to four months with $2,100/month 
stipend. Long-Term Fellowships are available for 
five to 10 months with $4,200/month stipend. 
Graduate students are not eligible for Long-Term 
Fellowships. See  http://tinyurl.com/9wzpk23 Email: 
Valerie_Andrews@Brown.edu
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Valerie Andrews, Fellowship Coordinator
The John Carter Brown Library
Brown University, Box 1894
Providence, RI 02912
401/863-5010

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Program: Teacher Enrichment Grant Program

Agency: Music Teachers National Association: MTNA 
Foundation

Next Deadline: Jan 05, 2015
Provides support to music teachers, including 
faculty, for private study or special projects in 
performance, pedagogy, music theory, composition, 
etc. Support is also available for individual 
classes, small projects, workshops, master classes, 
and seminars for the enhancement of teaching 
skills. Membership in MTNA is not required. 
Preference given to those whose primary income 
source is independent teaching. Most awards range 
from $250 to $1,000 each. See 
http://www.mtnafoundation.org/mtna-grants/teacher-enrichment-grants/teacher-enrichment-grant-guidelines/
for details. Email:  jthomason@mtna.org
CFDA Number:N/A

Contact: Jenny Thomason, Executive Assistant (ext 
235)
441 Vine Street
Suite 3100
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2811
513/421-1420

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Program: Our Town

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Next Deadline: Dec 15, 2014
Grants of uo to $100,000 or up to $200,000 
(depending on project type) are available for 
projects leveraging the arts to create livable 
neighborhoods with enhanced quality of life, 
increased creative activity, distinct identities, a 
sense of place, and vibrant local economies that 
capitalize on existing local assets. A 1 to 1 
funding match is required. Applications must 
involve two primary partners: a nonprofit arts 
organization and a local government entity, but 
additional partners are encouraged. IHEs are 
eligible to partner. Limited submission: one 
application per geographically represented area. 
See  http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town
Email: OT@arts.gov
CFDA Number:45.024

Contact: Jason Schupbach, Design Director
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
Washington, DC 20506
202/682-5786

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 Program: Media Projects: Development and Production 
 Grants

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Next Deadline: Jan 14, 2015
Encourages projects that feature multiple formats 
to engage the public in the exploration of 
humanities ideas in the following areas: 
interactive digital media; film and television; and 
radio. Development grants enable media producers to 
collaborate with scholars to develop humanities 
content and to prepare programs for production. 
Production grants enable producers and scholars to 
continue their engagement with humanities topics. 
See http://www.neh.gov/grants for details. Email: 
DWeinstein@neh.gov
CFDA Number:

Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer
Division of Public Programs
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
202/606-8308

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Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural 
 Organizations: Implementation Grants

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Next Deadline: Jan 14, 2015
Supports traveling or long-term museum exhibitions, 
library-based projects, interpretation of historic 
places or areas, interpretive web sites, or other 
projects that creatively engage audiences in 
exploring the humanities. Applicants should have 
already done most of the planning, including the 
identification of the key themes, relevant 
scholarship, and program formats. Projects with 
interdisciplinary perspectives and those that use 
innovative formats and non-traditional ways of 
engaging audiences are eligible. Awards typically 
range from $50,000 to $400,000 with special 
exceptions. See  http://tinyurl.com/7ctf46t for 
details. Email:  DWeinstein@neh.gov
CFDA Number:

Contact: David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer
Division of Public Programs
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
202/606-8308

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Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural 
Organizations: Planning Grants

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Next Deadline: Jan 14, 2015
Program allows institutions to provide the public 
with opportunities to explore the humanities 
through activities such as exhibitions, reading and 
film discussion series, catalogs, lectures, 
symposia, and websites. Planning grants support the 
early stages of project development, including 
consultation with scholars, refinement of 
humanities themes, preliminary design, and audience 
evaluation. Projects with broad outreach and 
digital components are strongly encouraged. Grants 
generally range from $40,000, to $75,000. See 
http://tinyurl.com/c9tu82c for details. Email: 
DWeinstein@neh.gov
CFDA Number:

Contact: David Weinstein, Program Officer
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
202/606-8308

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Program: National Digital Newspaper Project

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Next Deadline: Jan 15, 2015
NEH is soliciting proposals from institutions to 
participate in the National Digital Newspaper 
Program which will create a national, digital 
resource of historically significant newspapers 
from all the states and U.S. territories published 
between 1836 and 1922. NEH expects to award 
cooperative agreements of up to $325,000 each for 
two years. One organization per state will be 
selected to collaborate with other organizations in 
the state. Program receives an average of 16 
applications per year and makes an average of 12 
awards, for a funding ratio of 75 percent. See 
http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program
CFDA Number:

Contact: Program Staff
Division of Preservation and Access
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
202/606-8570

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Program: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Next Deadline: Dec 09, 2014
Supports the preparation of editions and 
translations of pre-existing texts and documents 
that are currently inaccessible or available in 
inadequate editions. Projects must be undertaken by 
a team of at least one editor or translator and one 
other staff member. Grants typically support 
editions and translations of significant literary, 
philosophical, and historical materials, but other 
types of work, such as musical notation, are also 
eligible. Awards normally range from $50,000 to 
$100,000 per year for one to three years. See 
http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants
Email:  editions@neh.gov
CFDA Number:

Contact: Division of Research Programs, Program 
Staff
400 7th Street SW
Room 318
Washington, DC 20506
202/606-8200

GrantWeek October 27, 2014

In This Edition

  • White House Announces Next Steps in Manufacturing Innovation
  • New GRC and AUTM Webinar on Developing Culture of Invention 
  • Smithsonian Opens 2015 Fellowship Program
  • Student Support Services Updates 
  • NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes are Now US Only
  • More GRC members receive OSERS Awards

White House Announces Next Steps in Manufacturing Innovation

The White House unveiled new initiatives today as part of its continuing effort to support manufacturing innovation. As part of the effort, the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Agriculture and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced more than $300 million in investments in three technologies the President’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) has identified as critical to U.S. competitiveness: advanced materials including composites and bio-based materials, advanced sensors for manufacturing, and digital manufacturing. The National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and NASA are planning to connect industry and universities on research and development by developing ‘technology testbeds’ within Federal research facilities where companies can design, prototype, and test a new product or process. In another initiative, the Department of Labor will launch a $100 Million American Apprenticeships Grant Competition to spur new apprenticeship models and scale effective ones in high-growth fields like advanced manufacturing.

These initiatives are informed by three broad recommendations contained in AMP’s concurrently released final report, Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing. The report calls for increased investment in targeted technologies; further investments in the creation of a national industry-recognized, competency-based system of workforce development; and the development of a business environment that encourages the scale-up of new technologies.

New GRC and AUTM Webinar on Developing Culture of Invention

GRC, in partnership with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), is pleased to present a webinar, “Developing a Culture of Innovation and Invention in Colleges and Universities.” The webinar will be held November 13, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, EST. It will examine challenges and strategies involved in creating and incentivizing a culture of innovation and invention among faculty researchers and administrators. There will be a specific focus on colleges and universities with smaller sponsored & research programs offices and commercialization programs. The webinar will be presented by Danielle McCulloch of Fuentek, LLC, and Lisa A. Goble, Licensing & Research Policy Officer, Office of Innovation Commercialization, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Register online or download the registration form at  http://www.aascu.org/meetings/GRC/2014/webinar/AUTM/. For more information contact Richard Wellons at  wellonsr@aascu.org or (202) 478-4714. For help with registration contact Allyson Lords at  lordsa@aascu.org or (202) 478-4835.

Smithsonian Opens 2015 Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships has opened competition for its 2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program along with other, affiliated, fellowship programs. The fellowships provide an opportunity for graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students, conservators, and senior scholars to conduct research into the natural sciences, art, history, and culture while having access to Smithsonian collections, researchers, and state-of-the-art facilities. The application deadline is December 1, 2014. More information is available here.

Student Support Services Updates

The comment period for the Student Support Services (SSS) draft application has been extended to November 20, 2014. Though the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is citing technical difficulties, Maureen Hoyler, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education, recently sent an email that says ED plans to change the competitive preference priorities. The change in priorities has not been confirmed, but GRC will keep track of this development. Additionally, ED has released the schedule for the remaining SSS pre-application workshops that will take place around the country. Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to register in advance to take advantage of hotel group rates.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes are Now US Only

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a significant change to its Summer Seminars and Institutes program, which will no longer support projects which take place outside of the United States. Inside Higher Ed reports that NEH has cited budget concerns as the main reason behind the change. Though Inside Higher Ed also makes note of the Congressional pressure and attention the program has received. The Summer Seminars and Institutes program continues to fund projects taking place in the United States. NEH encourages applicants to send optional preliminary proposals by December 15, 2014. The agency offers feedback on draft or partial proposals submitted by January 24, 2015. Full applications are due February 24, 2015.

More GRC Members Receive OSERS Awards

Congratulations to Emporia State University (Kan.) and Springfield College (Mass.) for their recent awards through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). Emporia and Springfield will receive $184,548 and $199,500, respectively, each year over five years for Rehabilitation Long-Term Training / Rehabilitation Counseling programs designed to ensure that skilled personnel are available to serve the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities.


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