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.
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Program: Grants Program
Agency: American Honda Foundation
Next Deadline: 11/1/2012
The American Honda Foundation provides grant support for projects in the area of youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To be considered for funding organizations MUST have two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA for the purpose of expressing an opinion if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audits, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA’s review report instead. Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges and universities with several departments/outreach programs.
Program: Advanced Technological Education -Targeted Research on Technician Education
Agency: Directorate for Education and Human Resources/NSF
Next Deadline: 10/18/2012
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education. Eligible applicants include universities and colleges, non-profit, non-academic organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local governments, and unaffiliated individuals.
Program: Education and Interdisciplinary Research
Agency: Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences/NSF
Next Deadline: 10/31/2012
The sponsor provides funding to support activities in conjunction with NSF-wide programs such as Faculty Early Career Development, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and programs aimed at women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Eligible applicants include colleges and universities, nonprofit, non-academic organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local governments, and unaffiliated individuals.
Program: Grants Program
Agency: Independent Educational Consultants Association Foundation
Next Deadline: 12/1/2012
The IECA Foundation provides support for programs that have significant impact on students and their educational environments. Priority is given to programs that assist students in making educational choices. Eligible applicants for grants include: Individuals or organizations including but not limited to educational consultants, graduate students, educators, researchers, and research projects, schools, educational organizations and other non-profit organizations.
Program: Grant Programs - Undergraduate Education
Agency: Keck (W. M.) Foundation
Next Deadline: 11/1/2012
This program promotes distinctive learning and research experiences in science, engineering and the liberal arts at four year undergraduate colleges only in Foundation designated states, or through organizations that address undergraduate needs at the national level. Public institutions and research universities located in the designated states may apply but must demonstrate a compelling or unique resource to be competitive. Colleges and universities, especially private, predominantly undergraduate institutions located in Foundation designated states are eligible. Additionally, organizations that address undergraduate needs at the national level may be considered.
Program: Grants Program
Agency: Kinder Morgan Foundation
Next Deadline: 11/10/2012
The Kinder Morgan Foundation provides grants programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Non profits, public schools and private schools may apply.
Program: Children's TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards
Agency: Lokoff (Terri Lynne) Child Care Foundation
Next Deadline: 12/3/2012
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) gives awards to acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. The award is open to child care teachers throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on U.S. Military bases and installations. Eligible applicants must be full-time child care teachers employed in a home, group or center-based program that is fully compliant with local and state regulations for operating child care programs. Applicants must work a minimum of 32 hours per week, 12 months per year at the same center. Teachers must be with the same children for 10 consecutive months. Applicants must be working as paid, full-time child care teachers in their current regulated program for a minimum of 36 consecutive months (3 years) by December 2012. Applicants may apply having worked in a teaching position for the same child care entity for 36 consecutive months (3 years) in more than one location. Applicants employed by a U.S. Military child care facility must be in their current location for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. Programs must be open a minimum of 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, 12 months per year. Applicants must be teachers of infant, toddler or preschool age children. Only one teacher per application may apply for this award. Only one application per center may be submitted. Multi-site agencies may submit one application per site. TLLCCF Child Care Teacher Award winners from 1994 to 2008 may reapply. Full day Head Start with a Wrap-around Care Program. Must be with same children all day.
Program: Learning & Leadership Grants
Agency: NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Next Deadline: 10/15/2012
The sponsor provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences; or Grants to groups fund collegial study. Applicants must be practicing U.S: public school teachers in grades PreK–12; public school education support professionals, or; faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. The sponsor encourages grant applications from teachers with less than seven years of experience in the profession and education support professionals.