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: Emerald Research Grant Awards
Agency: American Library Association
Next Deadline: 12/15/2012
The sponsor offers support to individuals seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. Two $5,000 awards will be presented. Award recipient must be an ALA member or at least one member of a collaborative team must be an ALA member.
Program: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
Agency: Directorate for Engineering/NSF
Next Deadline: 12/12/2012
This program solicitation, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) 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.
Proposals may only be submitted by U.S. universities and two-and four-year colleges (including community and technical colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution.
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.