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Research Funding Update


Research Funding Update is published monthly by the office of Research Administration to notify the campus community about potential sources of external support for their research and scholarly activities.

Additional information about opportunities listed in the update can be obtained by clicking on the given link or by contacting your Sponsored Research Officer.


February 2013


Program: Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program

Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards & Technology

Next Deadline: 3/14/2013


The Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to support curriculum development for the undergraduate and/or graduate level. These cooperative agreements support the integration of standards and standardization information and content into seminars, learning resources, and courses. The recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.


Program: Environmental Literacy Grants for Building Capacity of Informal and Formal Educators

Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Next Deadline: 3/11/2013


NOAA's Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Program provides support to improve environmental literacy among our Nation's citizens and to promote a diverse future workforce in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences, with the goal of increasing stewardship and informed decision making by and for the Nation. The program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through a focus on Earth System Science and Environmental Education. Improving the public's environmental literacy, its understanding of how our Nation's natural resources are managed, and its understanding of the importance of these resources is critical to meeting the Agency's stewardship mission. To address this mission and to create a pipeline to meet future workforce needs, NOAA engages in and supports formal and informal education activities at local, state, regional, and national levels.


Program: Indian Education — Professional Development Grants Program

Agency: Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Next Deadline: 2/28/2013


The sponsor announces the availability of funds for the Indian Education — Professional Development Grants Program. This grant is designed to (1) increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians; (2) provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and (3) improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field. Activities may include, but are not limited to, continuing education programs, symposia, workshops, conferences, and direct financial support.


Program: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) — College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project

Agency: Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education

Next Deadline: 3/10/2013


The GEAR UP Program is a discretionary grant program that provides financial support for academic and related support services that eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, need to enable them to obtain a secondary school diploma and prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.


Program: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities - Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services

Agency: Department of Education, Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services

Next Deadline: 3/17/2013


The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel — in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education — to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically-based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.


Program: Grants Program

Agency: Goodrich Foundation

Next Deadline: 7/31/2013


The Goodrich Foundation provides support to charitable organizations serving the needs of the public in Goodrich Corporation's United States headquarters and plant communities, to selected educational institutions and selected national groups; and makes charitable grants in three broad categories: education; honoring the military and their families and engaging employees.