External Funding Opportunities & Pivot
Department of Education (DOE):
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications (NIA) for fiscal year (FY) 24 for the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program. The Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund fellowships for faculty members seeking to improve their area studies and foreign language skills by conducting research abroad. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.
Grant Submission Due: April 23, 2024
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
- Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - This opportunity invites applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical Research should align with Goal 1 of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research "Advancing Science for the Health of Women." Letter of Intent Due: May 20, 2024
Grant Submission Due: June 20, 2024
- The NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award is different from other NIH R21 programs. It is restricted to clinical and basic scientists who are transitioning to, or are already in the early stages of, their independent research career. The research should be focused on one or more of the areas within the biomedical and behavioral scientific mission of the NIDCD, specifically: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language. The expected outcome from projects funded under this mechanism is the acquisition of necessary preliminary data for a subsequent research project grant (R01) application.
Grant Submission Due: June 18, 2024
- Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) - Institutional Research Training Program [T32] The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit applications for new behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) predoctoral training programs that focus on innovative computational and/or data science analytic approaches and their incorporation into training for the future BSSR health research workforce. The vision of the Advanced Data Analytics for BSSR training program is to support the development of a cohort of specialized BSSR predoctoral candidates pursuing careers in health-related research who will possess advanced competencies in data science analytics.
Grant Submission Due: May 24, 2024
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA):
- The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has published the Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) DE-FOA-0003285 on grants.gov and fedconnect.net. This NOFO invites new or renewal grant applications from consortia partnerships consisting of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) with a focus on building and supporting the workforce capacity of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE). Successful applications will address:
- Expanding scientific and technical knowledge in Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or Nuclear Security
- Providing experiential learning opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines
- Building and strengthening research and education capacities of participating institutions.
- Promoting collaborations with the Department of Energy (DOE) NNSA Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE)
Grant Submission Due: June 15, 2024, by 11:59 PM EST. See the NOFO for guidance on additional application due dates and review cycles.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
- Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) - The Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations program (AccelNet) focuses on collaborative and international research, prioritizing cooperation over competition. The program aims to leverage prior NSF support to establish an international research network of networks (NoN) and enhance the capabilities of a diverse, internationally competent US-based workforce. Proposals should accelerate scientific research through international collaboration, enhance competitiveness for research awards, and cultivate a skilled US-based workforce. The AccelNet Program offers two tracks: the Design Track for building capacity and launching a NoN, and the Implementation Track for implementing an international NoN, with two funding phases. Phase 1 supports NoN activities, while Phase 2 funds early concept research arising from Phase 1 activities, exclusively for Phase 1 PIs identifying critical research gaps.
Grant Submission Due: September 16, 2024
- Accelerating Research Translation (ART) - The "Accelerating Research Translation" (ART) program aims to enhance the translational research capacity and infrastructure at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) while integrating them into regional innovation ecosystems. The program prioritizes training graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in translational research to benefit diverse career paths. ART focuses on supporting IHEs that need to develop infrastructure for accelerating research translation and encourages collaboration among institutions. Proposals are sought for activities that strengthen institutional infrastructure, provide educational opportunities, especially for students and researchers seeking translational research-oriented careers, and support specific translational research activities for immediate societal impact. Funded teams will constitute a nationwide network of 'ART Ambassadors' advocating for the cause of translational research.
Grant Submission Due: September 18, 2024
- Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT) - The ExLENT program aims to boost experiential learning in emerging technology fields. It targets a diverse range of individuals, including those with barriers to formal STEM education. The program emphasizes the importance of a varied STEM workforce in addressing societal challenges and aligns with the dynamic nature of emerging technologies, requiring hands-on experience. Key goals include expanding access to experiential learning, fostering cross-sector partnerships, and aligning the workforce with regional economies to enhance national competitiveness in STEM.
Grant Submission Due: September 12, 2024
View guidelines 23-586 Aims to address the shortage of effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers in high-need school districts. Noyce supports STEM undergraduates and professionals to become K-12 teachers and helps experienced teachers become district leaders.
Grant Submission Due: August 27, 2024
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEMEdIPRF) - The STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed PRF) Program aims to broaden the pool of researchers contributing to STEM learning, participation, and workforce development. It supports postdoctoral fellows in advancing their career goals through experiences that develop expertise and competencies in fundamental STEM education research. Particularly encouraging applicants from underrepresented groups in STEM, the program provides direct support for fellows to engage in ongoing research and independent professional development under the guidance of a sponsoring researcher at an affiliated host organization. Fellows are expected to dedicate full-time efforts to fellowship activities throughout the program duration.
Grant Submission Due: December 3, 2024
Department of Defense (DOD):
- Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI) - The CCDC ARL invites applications/proposals from covered educational institutions for research and education programs that will meet the following objectives:
a. Enhance research and engineering capabilities in areas important to national defense;
b. Increase the number of graduates in STEM disciplines; and
c. Encourage research and education collaborations with other institutions of higher education and with defense organizations.
Support for research, development, testing, evaluation, or educational enhancements will be through the competitive awarding of grants or cooperative agreements.
Grant Submission Due: April 30, 2024
Foundation Grant Opportunities:
- The Whitehall Foundation - This foundation's grant program assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
The Foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. The principal investigator must hold no less than the position of assistant professor, or the equivalent, in order to participate in the application process. The applicant need not be in a tenure track position but must be an independent researcher and have Principal Investigator status at his/her institution, usually construed as having lab space independent of another Principal Investigator.
The Foundation does not award funds to investigators who have substantial extramural funding, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. While it is difficult to assign a specific dollar amount to this policy and each case is unique, the Foundation currently defines "substantial" as approximately $200,000 per year (including both direct and indirect expense but excluding the Principal Investigator's salary).
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