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.
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BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Program: Advanced Technological Education-Centers
Agency: Directorate for Education and Human Resources/NSF
Next Deadline: 10/18/2012
The Advanced Technological Education program promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and the secondary school levels (grades 7 through 12). Proposals to the program may aim to affect specialized technology courses or core science, mathematics, and technology courses that serve as immediate prerequisites or co-requisites for specialized technology courses. The curricular focus and the activities of all projects should demonstrably contribute to the ATE program's central goals: producing more qualified science and engineering technicians to meet workforce demands, and improving the technical skills and the general science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) preparation of these technicians and the educators who prepare them.
Program: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
Agency: Directorate for Engineering/NSF
Next Deadline: 9/26/2012
This program solicitation, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities The primary aims of the activities of this partnership are three-fold: (1) to build the innovation capacity of the individual participants from academe and from business; (2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and (3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively learn from, participate in, and be profoundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that occurs in BIC projects. The active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market.
Program: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships
Agency: European University Institute
Next Deadline: 10/25/2012
The sponsor offers one or two year fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career.
The fellowships are open to candidates who will have successfully defended their Ph.D. by 31 July preceding the start of the fellowship on 1 September. Candidates are eligible during the 7-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D. (For example, to apply for 2013/14, the Ph.D. should be completed between 31/7/2006 and 31/7/2013). Extensions to the 7-year rule are allowed in cases of applicants whose academic career has been interrupted due to maternity leave or illness. In particular, for each maternity leave an additional year will be permitted, while in the case of a long or recurrent illness the total period of illness may be taken into account in calculating eligibility. Supporting documents will be requested from candidates proposed for selection. Candidates who have received their Ph.D. from the EUI can only apply for JMF after they have been away from the Institute in a full-time occupation or with another fellowship for at least one year after defending the Ph.D. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.
Program: Sustainable Vision Grants
Agency: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
Next Deadline: 11/9/2012
Sustainable Vision grants fund educational programs in which technologies are created and commercialized to benefit people living in poverty. Sustainable Vision grants range in size from $10,000 to $50,000. Funds are awarded to US-based colleges and universities and can then be shared with partners (other universities, NGOs, etc.) in the US and abroad.
Program: Grants Program
Agency: National Endowment for Financial Education
Next Deadline: 12/4/2012
The grants program seeks innovative research that can make a profound contribution to the field of financial literacy. Inquiries are encouraged from disciplines in fields as diverse as: behavior, economics, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, marketing, finance, education, change theory, and decision sciences and others.