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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.


April 2013


Program: Economic Development Assistance Programs--
Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

Agency: Economic Development Administration/Department of Commerce
Next Deadline: 9/12/2013
EDA provides strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment to support development in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from both rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.


Program: Research Grants

Agency: Horticultural Research Institute
Next Deadline: 5/14/2013
The Horticultural Research Institute strives to fund research that specifically deals with green industry related issues. HRI-supported projects focus on significant problems, regulatory issues and emerging opportunities in the nursery and landscape industry.


Program: Grants Program

Agency: NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc.
Next Deadline: 8/1/2013
The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation, Inc. is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs.


Program: Economics of Retirement

Agency: National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
Next Deadline: 5/6/2014
The sponsor invites applications for research on the economic and health-related factors that influence older persons’ choices on labor force participation as they near typical retirement age and throughout the later stages of life.


Program: Grants Program

Agency: Weeden Foundation
Next Deadline: 5/16/2013
The Weeden Foundation’s primary mission is to protect biodiversity. The sponsor provides grants to support the following programs: Domestic Biodiversity Program, International Biodiversity Program, Land Acquisition Program, Population Program, and Consumption Program.