ACADEMIC RESEARCH

CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Grant Seekers

This is a collection of grant opportunities and, if applicable, grant-related training opportunities that are currently available from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and other sources (April 22, 2015). Please note that they are divided by academic discipline and thus allow for easy navigation. The links listed below will change as new grant opportunities become available. In addition to checking the already existing external grant opportunities, do not hesitate to check this site on a regular basis.

 

AGRICULTURE

Deadline Date – May 1, 2015 Letter of Interest; August 1, 2015 proposal

Grant Resource – Farm Aid

Category – Family Farming

Description – Farm Aid supports nonprofit organizations that work to maintain a family farm system of agriculture and that promote solutions to the challenges facing rural communities. Grants are provided in the following categories: Growing the Good Food Movement; Helping Farmers Thrive; and Taking Action to Change the System.

Size of Grant - $3,000 to $10,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.2723745/k.9953/Grant_Guidelines.htm

 

Deadline Date – May 6, 2015

Grant Resource – Aetna Foundation

Category – GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities

Description – The Aetna Foundation's GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program supports the creation and expansion of community gardens, urban farms, and farmers markets in underserved, low-income, and minority communities nationwide. The goal is to make fresh fruits and vegetables locally available, accessible, and affordable. Beyond the garden, farm, or farmers market itself, projects must also include one or more of the following: nutrition education or cooking classes focused on the health benefits of fresh produce; growth or distribution of produce that reflects the food traditions of the target area; opportunities to learn job skills or entrepreneurship within the context of gardens, farms, or farmers markets; and opportunities for community service or volunteer work with the project.

Size of Grant - $25,000 to $50,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/apply-for-a-grant/regional-grants/index.html

 

Deadline Date – August 14, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Description – The Specialty Crop Research Initiative supports eligible entities to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to: (a) combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive and including huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid, which pose imminent harm to United States citrus production and threaten the future viability of the citrus industry; and (b) provide support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered pursuant to research and extension activities funded through SCRI/CDRE and other research and extension projects targeting problems caused by citrus production diseases and invasive pests.

Size of Grant – awards totaling $23 million

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/specialty-crop-research-initiativecitrus-disease-research-and-extension-scricdre

 

Deadline Date – May 14, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Agriculture

Category – AgrAbility: Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities

Description – The AgrAbility program increases the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities will experience success in agricultural production. The program supports projects between State Cooperative Extension System and private non-profit disability organizations who work in partnership to provide agricultural education and assistance directed at accommodating disability in farm operations for individuals with disabilities, and their families, who engage in farming and farm-related occupations.

Size of Grant - $180,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agrability-%13-assistive-technology-program-farmers-disabilities

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

Deadline Date – June 22, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Program Supplements for Violence Intervention to Enhance Lives

Description – The purpose of this program is to provide one-year supplemental funding to enable grantees from the Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS Minority Women. The supplemental grants will allow awardees to enhance existing substance use disorder treatment services by implementing intimate partner violence screening. The purpose of the TCE-HIV: Minority Women program is to expand SUD treatment and HIV services for African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual persons, women who were previously incarcerated, and their significant others, who have substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Size of Grant – 5 awards of $70,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-15-013

 

Deadline Date – May 7, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34)

Description – This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks to support: (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of innovative new, revised, or adapted prevention intervention approaches to prevent or delay the initiation and onset of drug and alcohol use, the progression to problem use or alcohol and other substance use disorder, reduce drinking and driving and deaths related to impaired driving and the drug- or alcohol-related acquisition or transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis among diverse populations and settings; and (b) pre-trial feasibility testing for prevention services and systems research.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-177.html

 

Deadline Date – June 23, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency

Description – The purpose of this grant program is to create and/or enhance statewide networks that represent mental health and addictions recovery communities to improve access to and the quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment and recovery supports statewide.

Size of Grant – 8 awards of $100,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-15-013

 

Deadline Date – May 7, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34)

Description – This FOA for R34 applications seeks to support: (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of new, revised, or adapted preventive intervention approaches targeting the initiation of drug and alcohol use, the progression to abuse or dependence, and the acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among diverse populations and settings; and (b) pre-trial feasibility testing for prevention services and systems research.

Size of Grant - $225,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-171.html

 

Deadline Date – June 8, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Health and Human Services

Category – Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal

Description – The purpose of the ROOR program is to reduce the incidences of morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the purchase and placement of emergency devices used to rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdoses and the training of licensed healthcare professionals and emergency responders on the use of opioid devices.  Community partnerships are an important component of this program and can be comprised of local emergency responders as well as other local non-profit and for-profit entities involved in the prevention and treatment of opioid overdoses. 

Size of Grant – 15 awards totaling $1.5 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275759

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Deadline Date – June 25, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Common Heritage

Description – America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. The Common Heritage program recognizes that members of the public—in partnership with libraries, museums, archives, and historical organizations—have much to contribute to the understanding of our cultural mosaic. Together, such institutions and the public can be effective partners in the appreciation and stewardship of our common heritage. The program supports day-long events organized by community cultural institutions, which members of the public will be invited to attend. At these events experienced staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in by the public. Project staff will also record descriptive information—provided by community attendees—about the historical materials. Contributors will be given a free digital copy of their items to take home, along with the original materials. With the owner’s permission, digital copies of these materials would be included in the institutions’ collections. Historical photographs, artifacts, documents, family letters, art works, and audiovisual recordings are among the many items eligible for digitization and public commemoration. Projects must also present public programming that would expand knowledge of the community’s history. Public programs could include lectures, panels, reading and discussion, special gallery tours, screening and discussion of relevant films, presentations by a historian, special initiatives for families and children, or comments by curators about items brought in by the public.

Size of Grant - $12,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/common-heritage

 

Deadline Date – May 9, 2015

Grant Resource – Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation

Category – Guest Artist Initiative

Description – SDCF's Guest Artist Initiative (GAI) facilitates and helps to fund the hiring of professional SDC Directors and Choreographers to helm college or university theatre productions. All American colleges and universities are welcome to apply. An SDCF panel comprised of professional directors and choreographers, arts administrators, and college educators will select the winning proposals.

Size of Grant – 2 awards of $6,000, 4 awards of facilitation services

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://sdcfoundation.org/opportunities/guest-artist-initiative/

 

Deadline Date – June 10, 2015

Grant Resource – National Endowment for the Humanities

Category – Digital Projects for the Public

Description – Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.

Size of Grant - $400,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public

 

CAMPUS CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE LEARNING

Deadline Date – April 29, 2015

Grant Resource – Corporation for National and Community Service

Category – 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants

Description – The purpose of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service and remembrance activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. CNCS will give priority consideration to organizations with applications that feature one or more of the following elements: o a focus on engaging and supporting Veterans and Military Families in September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance activities for a proposal to develop educational materials or curriculum for youth, including a plan for curriculum distribution and educating youth about service to honor September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

Size of Grant – 12 awards of $300,000

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web - http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2015/2015-september-11th-national-day-service-and

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Deadline Date – May 15, 2015 and October 15, 2015

Grant Resource – RedRover

Category – Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters

Description – Red Rover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable organizations throughout the country that shelter domestic violence victims to create space to house the victims’ pets on-site where little to no pet housing was previously available. These grants are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project get started. Red Rover is working toward the goal of having one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in each state in 2015Visit the Red Rover website to review the funding guidelines.

Size of Grant - $6,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.redrover.org/node/1099

 

Deadline Date – June 15, 2015

Grant Resource – El-Hibri Foundation

Category – Peace Education

Description – The El-Hibri Foundation envisions a world in which respect for human dignity, equality, and appreciation of diversity are cultural norms, and the non-violent resolution of conflict is widely practiced. The Foundation’s grant making focuses on the following areas: The Peace Education program strives to engage youth in peace education, build the capacity and elevate the importance of peace education initiatives, and demonstrate the effectiveness of peace education. The objectives of the Respect for Diversity program are to encourage inter-religious dialogue and action, increase networking and communication among thought leaders, and promote understanding of how Islam advances peace and respect for diversity.

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.elhibrifoundation.org/grants

 

Deadline Date – May 20, 2015

Grant Resource – Corporation for National and Community Service

Category – Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps

Description – Programs should target recruitment of two distinct types of AmeriCorps members: 1. Disconnected Youth who will be engaged in direct service to address a compelling community need. Disconnected Youth may serve as full-time or less than full-time members. 2. Individuals who will have mentoring experience and/or applicable life experience to serve as mentors for Disconnected Youth. In addition to providing direct service that addresses the community need, these AmeriCorps members will provide direct service as coaches and mentors to guide and to support the successful participation of the Disconnected Youth members in the program and position them for success after their service ends. The program may enroll individuals over age 25 in this capacity, and members may be full-time or less than full-time. Program objectives will include: • Engaging AmeriCorps members in an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach to provide a service intervention that will result in intended solutions to community problems. • Matching Disconnected Youth AmeriCorps members with the one-on-one mentoring and support services needed to establish a self-sustaining, law abiding life and successfully reintegrate into the community. • Developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative member development strategies that address the challenges posed by offender reentry, recidivism reduction, and youth at risk of incarceration. • Stabilizing communities by reducing recidivism and reintegrating offenders into the community. Proposed programs should: • Establish and maintain a mentoring relationship between the experienced member(s) and the Disconnected Youth AmeriCorps members. • Be cognizant of and collaborate with other entities that also provide reentry or reentry-related activities.

Cost Sharing or Match – Yes

Web – http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2015/youth-opportunity-americorps-notice-funding

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Deadline Date – June 1, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – At-Risk or System-Involved Girls

Description – This program will sponsor studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about the extent and impact of girls’ contact with the juvenile and adult justice systems including arrests, referrals to court, diversion, charges filed, placement in secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails and lockups, findings of delinquency, placement in secure juvenile correctional facilities, probation, and transfers to the adult criminal justice system.

Size of Grant – 3 awards of $50,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275958

 

Deadline Date – June 2, 2015

Grant Resource – US Department of Justice

Category – Juvenile Drug Courts

Description – To meet the vision of fairness, this program will focus on increasing the effectiveness of juvenile drug courts by: (1) supporting programs or strategies that recognize and engage the family as a valued partner in all components of the program; (2) supporting local training programs or teams that educate practitioners and their families to meet the needs of the adolescent client and include adolescent brain development, integrated treatment, trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and strong judicial interaction; (3) supporting the development of local programs that will engage stakeholders and build or enhance partnerships among judges, representatives from behavioral health treatment programs, juvenile justice, social services, school and vocational training programs, law enforcement, probation, prosecution, defense, and community organizations; (4) supporting existing juvenile drug courts to monitor and evaluate current practices to develop strategies to create policies and procedures that will address and provide solutions to identified local barriers and (5) developing and implementing data management systems, including disaggregated data by race and ethnicity of participants. OJJDP will make awards to currently operating juvenile drug courts to enhance their capacity to address barriers they encounter as they provide services to youth.

Size of Grant – 20 awards of $360,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2015/DrugCourts.pdf

 

EDUCATION

Deadline Date – August 14, 2015 Letter of Intent; October 5, 2015 Full Proposal

Grant Resource – National Science Foundation

Category – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience

Description –NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative supports a coherent set of investments to address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise.  The NSF-wide IUSE initiative acknowledges the variety of discipline-specific challenges and opportunities facing STEM faculty as they strive to incorporate results from educational research into classroom practice and work with education research colleagues and social science learning scholars to advance our understanding of effective teaching and learning. IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community.  The primary goal of the IUSE: GEOPATHS funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. 

Size of Grant – 30 awards totaling $9 million

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web – http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15526/nsf15526.htm

 

Deadline Date – April 30, 2015 white papers

Grant Resource – US Department of Defense Navy and Marines

Category – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Program

Description – The ONR seeks proposals for developing innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust STEM workforce. The goal of any proposed effort should be to provide "game changing" solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian DoN (or Navy and Marine Corps) STEM related workforce opportunities. Funding efforts will be targeted primarily towards High School, Post-Secondary education, and outreach, especially developing and strengthening the engineering disciplines, developing the capacity of the current and future workforce to utilize big data analytics, and develop efforts that engage veterans in STEM careers.

Size of Grant - $200,000/yr for 3 year projects

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/2015/15-0002-STEM.ashx

 

FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline Date – May 1, 2015

Grant Resource – Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Category – Teacher Scholarship

Description – The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science,… more » technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school.

Size of Grant - $5,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/TeachersScholarship.asp

 

HEALTH FIELDS

Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers: Immunity to HCV Infection (U19)

(RFA-AI-15-025)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Application Receipt Date(s): June 24, 2015

 

Post-market Surveillance of Generic Modified Release Products (U01)

(RFA-FD-15-015)

Food and Drug Administration

Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 2015

 

FDA FERN Cooperative Agreement Continuation Program (U18)

(RFA-FD-15-019)

Food and Drug Administration

Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 2015

 

Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1)

(RFA-HG-15-021)

National Human Genome Research Institute

Application Receipt Date(s): July 15, 2015

 

NIMHD Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

(RFA-MD-15-006)

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Application Receipt Date(s): June 23, 2015

 

Research Partnerships for Going to Scale with Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (U19)

(RFA-MH-16-350)

National Institute of Mental Health

Application Receipt Date(s): July 15, 2015

 

Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research (R21)

(RFA-RM-15-004)

NIH Roadmap Initiatives

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination

Application Receipt Date(s): June 24, 2015

 

Limited Competition: International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) (U01)

(RFA-AI-15-017)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Cancer Institute

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Mental Health

Application Receipt Date(s): July 17, 2015

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Deadline Date – October 1, 2015

Grant Resource – Lizette Peterson-Homer & American Psychological Foundation

Category – Research on Threats to Mental Health of Children

Description – The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology. The project supports improving the status of children in the face of the most significant threats to their health and development.

Size of Grant - $5,000

Cost Sharing or Match – No

Web - http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/peterson-homer.aspx?tab=3

 

MINORITY STUDENTS

Deadline Date – sometime in 2015

Grant Resource – Alliance Merck

Category – Hispanic Scholars Program

Description – High school seniors and Hispanic college students will be given scholarships for study in science, technology, engineering and math.

Size of Grant – HS - $20,000 ($5,000 each of 4 years) + $22,500 in summer internships ($7,500 each of 3 summers); College $2,000 scholarship

Cost Sharing or Match – No 

Web - http://www.alliancescholars.org/applications/

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