Upcoming Funding Opportunities

July Deadline—

Department of Education (DOEd)

Sponsor: DOE Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Program:
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes for Young Children with, and at Risk for, Developmental Delays or Disabilities
Goal: to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. 
Amount: $1,100,000
Deadline: 07/24/17    
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294429

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Department of Energy (DOE)

Sponsor: Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Program: University Turbine Research Systems 
Goal: to solicit and competitively award university-based R&D projects that address and resolve scientific challenges and applied engineering technology issues associated with advancing the performance and efficiency of combustion turbines in combined cycle applications (e.g., IGCC/NGCC) in fossil fuel power generation. 
Amount: c. $600,000
Deadline: 07/20/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294486

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor: NSF 
Program: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Goal: to foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation's future.
Amount: $400,000
Deadline: 7/19/17 (BIO, CISE, & EHR); 7/20/17 (ENG); 7/21/17 (GEO, MPS, SBE)
Details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

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Other Federal Opportunities

Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Program: National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition
Goal: to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Amount: $50,000–$150,000
Deadline: 07/11/17    
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293872

Sponsor: Library of Congress
Program: Kluge Fellowship
Goal: to provide scholars who received a terminal advanced degree in the last seven years with opportunities in humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available. 
Amount: $25,000–$46,200    
Deadline: 07/15/17
Details: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.php

Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Program: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES): New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Sciences
Goal: to encourage the integration of Earth system research and education/outreach by scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers.
Amount: c. $1,000,000
Deadline: 07/31/17 (recommended NOI); full proposal due 08/31/17
Details: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={2161E672-FE28-696A-DF0D-D17016CA0C0D}&path=open

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Foundation Grants

Please note the following grant opportunities. For application guidance and assistance contact
Carma Fauntleroy, Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1023 or Carma.Fauntleroy@georgetown.edu.

Sponsor: Woodard & Curran Foundation
Program: 3-Year Impact Grants
Goal: Supports an innovative project that applies or advances technology to address water issues (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater) relating to climate change. Project may be located in the U.S. or internationally; however, a project that primarily uses international staff to benefit non-U.S. locations is not likely to be considered.
Amount: Up to $100,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Interest due July 1, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/WoodardCurran


August Deadline—

Department of Education (DOEd)

Sponsor: Department of Education (DOE) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Program: National Technical Assistance Center to Increase the Participation and Improve the Performance of Students with Disabilities on State and Districtwide Assessments
Goal: to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. 
Amount: $2,000,000
Deadline: 08/22/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286390

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Department of Energy (DOE)

Sponsor: Department of Energy Office of Science (OS), Office of High Energy Physics (OHEP) 
Program: Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics
Goal: to understand how the universe works at its most fundamental level, which is done by discovering the elementary constituents of matter and energy, probing the interactions between them, and exploring the basic nature of space and time.
Amount: $10,000,000    
Deadline: 08/23/17 (LOI); (full proposal due 09/20/17 )
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286531

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U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Sponsor: DoD, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations & Environment
Program: Legacy Resource Management (LRMP)
Goal: to provide funding to high-priority conservation projects that foster mission sustainment while promoting long-term stewardship of the nation's natural and cultural heritage.
Amount: TBD
Deadline: preliminary proposal due 4/4/17; (full proposal due 8/1/17)
Details: https://www.dodlegacy.org/Legacy/intro/guidelines.aspx

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor: NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE)
Program: CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
Goal: With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. 
Amount: ≤$175,000    
Deadline: 08/09/17
Details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504952

Sponsor: NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
Program: NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems
Goal: to enable innovative collaborative research at the intersection of mathematics and molecular, cellular and organismal biology, to establish new connections between these two disciplines, and to promote interdisciplinary education and workforce training.
Amount: $2,000,000
Deadline: 08/10/17 (required LOI); (full proposal; due 09/27/17)
Details: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505392&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Sponsor: NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Program: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Goal: to support development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.  
Amount: ≤ $250,000
Deadline: 08/15/17
Details: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831

Sponsor: NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Program: Political Science Program
Goal: to support scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.
Amount: unspecified
Deadline: 08/15/17 and 01/16/18
Details: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418

Sponsor: NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Program: Provision of Marine Seismic Capabilities to the U.S. Research Community
Goal: to support needs of the marine seismic research community that are currently provided by the specialized seismic research vessel R/V Marcus G. Langseth. 
Amount: $10,000,000
Deadline: 08/21/17
Details: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505422&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Sponsor: NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)
Program: Campus Cyberinfrastructure
Goal: to invest in in coordinated campus-level cyberinfrastructure (CI) components of data, networking, and computing infrastructure, capabilities, and integrated services leading to higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects.
Amount: $3,000,000
Deadline: 08/23/17
Details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504748&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

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Other Federal Opportunities

Sponsor: Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Program: Professional Research Experience Program (PREP-Boulder/Gaithersburg)
Goal: to establish and manage a program to support collaborative research relationships among NIST staff, undergraduate and graduate students, individuals with bachelor's or master's degrees, post-doctoral fellows, and academic affiliates, and the PREP researchers' academic institutions. 
Amount: $250,000–$2,400,000
Deadline: 08/04/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294410

Sponsor: Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS)
Program: National Maritime Heritage Grant Program
Goal: to support a variety of maritime resources and choose a group of projects which will provide the maximum benefit to U.S. maritime heritage for the funds available.
Amount: $15,000–$200,000
Deadline: 08/04/17
Details: https://www.nps.gov/maritime/grants/apply.htm

Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD) Department of the Army, U.S. Army Material Command (AMC)
Program: High Performance Superconducting Qubit Systems (HiPS)
Goal: This BAA has two primary goals; (a)substantially improve the fidelity of one and two-qubit operations over current state-of-the-art performance, and (b) design and test qubits with built-in error protection.
Amount: ≤$4,000,000    
Deadline: 08/07/17 (white paper); 09/18/17 (full proposal) 
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294436

Sponsor: Department of Transportation (DOT)
Program: Transportation Disruption and Disaster Statistics (TDADS)
Goal: BTS requires support from a multi-state coalition of State Departments of Transportation and other transportation agencies to develop a consistent national TDADS program. BTS will initiate a Cooperative Agreement, with a State transportation department, metropolitan planning organization, or institution of higher education on behalf of a multi-state coalition, in support of the TDADS Program. The TDADS Program is envisioned as a national system that contains data, statistics, dashboards, tools and visualizations for use in the analysis and understating of multimodal interstate and inter-regional transportation system disruptions. 
Amount: $100,000–$700,000
Deadline: 08/08/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294497

Sponsor: Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Program: Criminal Justice Collaboration and Partnership Program
Goal: to provide an opportunity for police, investigators, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, court administrators, civil society actors, correctional officers, relevant Ministry of Justice or Interior officials, and other criminal justice sector representatives from host-country nations to produce sustainable, long-term change within their institutions and criminal justice systems through a coordinated and integrated approach to tackling cross-sectoral criminal justice problems.
Amount: $500,000–$700,000
Deadline: 08/11/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294564

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)
Program: Manage the Compliance Assistance Center Program
Goal: to manage the Center Program. Specifically, EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to present innovative and effective approaches and partnerships that will support existing Center websites and resources and address the long-term financial security of the Centers as EPA funding is reduced over time. 
Amount: ≤$1,700,000
Deadline: 08/18/17
Details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294039

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Foundation Grants

Please note the following grant opportunities. For application guidance and assistance contact
Carma Fauntleroy, Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1023 or Carma.Fauntleroy@georgetown.edu.

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Program: Small Research Grants
Goal: Supports projects that provide high-quality, innovative research to advance the understanding of education as a means of improvement to education, broadly conceived.
Amount: Up to $50,000 over 1 year
Deadline: Full application due August 1, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/Spencer-SmallResearch

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Sponsor: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Program: Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
Goal: Supports the development of scientific leadership by funding innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Established principal investigators with research efforts in these areas apply to obtain postdoctoral funding. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the PI’s lab at the time of application.
Amount: $120,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Full application due August 1, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/Dreyfus-EnviroChem

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Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Program: Social, Economic, Political Effects of Affordable Care Act
Goal: Supports innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection.
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 21, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/RSF-ACA

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Program: Immigration and Immigrant Integration
Goal: Supports new, innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. 
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 21, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/RSF-Immigration

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Program: Behavioral Economics
Goal: Supports innovative, investigator-initiated research that uses behavioral insights from psychology and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the U.S. RSF seeks proposals that will broaden the understanding of social, economic and political consequences of real-life behaviors and decisions that deviate from neoclassical economic standards of reality. 
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due August 21, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/RSF-BE

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Program: Computational Social Science
Goal: Supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in core RSF programs: Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Preference for novel uses of new or under-utilized data and new methods for analyzing such data. 
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due August 21, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/ComputationalSS

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Program: Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge
Goal: Supports innovative social science research on social and economic outcomes to improve the understanding of the interactive mechanisms by which environmental influences affect biological mechanisms, and vice versa.
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due August 21, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/082117IBSSK

Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Program:
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Goal: Supports research that broadly examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due August 21, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/082117RSF-REI

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Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation
Program: Core Funding Areas
Goal: Funding for subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. Core funding areas include: Science & the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; Genetics; and Voluntary Family Planning. 
Amount: Large Grant Program - $217,400 and up generally over 3 years; Small Grant Program - up to $217,4000 over 3 years
Deadline: Online Funding Inquiry due August 31, 2017
Details: Large Grant Program - http://bit.ly/083117Templeton
Small Grant Program - http://bit.ly/083117Templeton-Small-Grants


September Deadline—

Other Federal Opportunities

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Program:
Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Academic Research Enhancement Award-Eligible Institutions (R15)
Goal: to foster the development of novel or underutilized experimental model systems, and to motivate students through exposure to and participation in research projects designed to study fundamental processes underlying normal development. 
Amount: ≤$900,000
Deadline: 09/11/17
Details: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-149.html

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Foundation Grants

Please note the following grant opportunities. For application guidance and assistance contact
Carma Fauntleroy, Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1023 or Carma.Fauntleroy@georgetown.edu.

Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Program: Origins of Life 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships
Goal: Supports creative, innovative independent research on topics such as astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, development of prebiotic chemistry, assembly of the first cells, advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth.
Amount: Up to 5 awards of $186,000 over 3 years, with additional allowance for healthcare and project expenses
Deadline: First-stage proposal due September 7, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/090717Simons-Foundation

Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Program: Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: September 28, 2017
Eligibility: Restricted to sabbatical-eligible tenured faculty who wish to use the grant for extending a single term sabbatical leave to a full academic year.
Details: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/simons-fellow-program/


October Deadline—

Other Grants

Sponsor: Louisville Institute 
Program: Project Grant for Researchers
Goal: Supports research, reflection and writing by academics and pastors concerning Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, and/or religious institutions. Projects that show potential to benefit the church in North America are of particular interest.
Amount: Up to $25,000    
Deadline: Full application due October 1, 2017
Details: http://bit.ly/Louisville-Institute


Rolling Deadline—

Foundation Grants

Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
Program: Data and Computational Research Program
Goal: To accelerate scientific discovery by helping researchers fully exploit the opportunities created by recent advances in our ability to collect, transmit, analyze, store, and manipulate data. 
Amount: $125,000 to $1,500,000     
Deadline: Rolling deadline for LOIs. Successful LOIs invited to submit full proposal. 
Details: https://sloan.org/programs/digital-technology/data-and-computational-research
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