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Agency: The William T. Grant Foundation
Release/Posted Date: 11/25/15
Submission Deadline: 1/12/16 (LOI)
Program: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
Award Amount: $100,000-$600,000 across 2 to 3 years
Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations
This grant funds research that increases understanding of (1)program, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes or (2) the use of research evidence in policy and practice. The research should inform change that reduces inequality among youth aged 5-25. The Foundation’s interest is not limited to studies of poverty.
The William T. Grant Foundation is hosting a webinar about the grant program on Dec 1 at 3pm EST; register on the website.
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
Release/Posted Date: 11/17/15
Submission Deadline: 3/11/16
Program: H1-B TechHire Partnership Grants
Award Amount: $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 over 48 months
Eligibility: Public workforce system organizations, education and training providers, public or non-profit business-related organizations
The TechHire Partnership Grants fund partner-based projects that rapidly train individuals for and connect them to well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs in H1-B industries including IT, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and financial services. Funded projects will provide a range of interventions, including assessment, coaching and counseling, short-term or accelerated training, and longer-term training leading to degrees and/or industry-recognized credentials. Projects must serve either out-of-secondary school youth and young adults between the ages of 17 and 29 with barriers to employment and training or a target special population with barriers to training and employment – specifically, individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, or individuals with a criminal record.
Partnerships must include at least one representative of each of the following entities: (1) the public workforce investment system, (2) education and training providers, and (3) a business-related organization or intermediary or at least three independent businesses.
Agency: Office of Naval Research (ONR) Computer, Mathematics and Information Sciences Division
Release/Posted Date: 11/23/15
Submission Deadline: 1/18/16 (white paper); 4/18/16 (full proposal)
Program: Real-Time Full Spectrum Cyber Science & Technology
Award Amount: $500,000-$1,500,000/yr for 12 to 36 months
Eligibility: Academia and industry, University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in proposals for basic research, applied research, and some advanced technology development research to enhance the cybersecurity, resiliency, integrity, and availability of real-time systems. The solicitation is broken up into three separate S&T cyber thrust areas of interest: (1) Cyber-attack resilient and fault-tolerant communications; (2) Cyber-attack resilient and fault-tolerant systems; and (3) Proactive-cyber shaping. Awards may take the form of contracts and grants.
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Release/Posted Date: 11/18/15
Submission Deadline: 12/15/15 (LOI); 1/19/2016 (full proposal)
Program: National Collaboration to Support Health, Wellness and Academic Success of School-Age Children
Award Amount: $300,000-$600,000 per year; 5 years
Eligibility: Non-governmental Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits [with or without 501(c )(3) status], community-based, and faith-based organizations. ("This program announcement is intended to fund non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and supports a national strategy on establishing and maintaining school-based policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in the priority areas identified. NGOs will support states, school districts, and schools to achieve expected outcomes.")
Supports nationwide approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors. The five priority areas are: (1) Physical Education and Physical Activity, (2) School Nutrition Environment and Services, (3) Out of School Time Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, (4) School Health Services for Managing Chronic Conditions, (5) School Health Services for Promoting Sexual Health. Three strategies and associated activities are supported: 1) professional development and technical assistance, 2) education and dissemination, and 3) partnership and coordination. Per the supplied logic model, the following long-term outcomes will be expected at the end of the five years: (1) increased promotion of effective policies and practices by decision makers and key stakeholders, (2)increased number of states, school districts, or schools that have implemented evidence-based policies and practices, (3) increased implementation of local wellness policies among school districts, (4)sustained collaborative relationships with and among NGOs and other national organizations, (5) sustained collaborative relationships with and among NGOs and other national organizations.
CDC will host an information conference call for this opportunity on 12/01/15 at 3pm Eastern Time. Call-in information is on page 1 of the Instructions found on the website above.
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Release/Posted Date: 11/17/16
Submission Deadline: 1/13/16
Program: Media Projects: Development Grants and Production Grants
Award Amount: Development Grants: $40,000-$75,000
Production Grants: $100,000-$650,000
Chairman's Special Awards: up to $1M
Eligibility: U.S. Nonprofits, state and local governmental agencies, federally recognized tribal governments
Media Projects Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects that range in length from short-form to broadcast-length video. Radio projects, including podcasts, may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program.
Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Release/Posted Date: 11/10/15
Submission Deadline: 1/27/16
Program: NEA Big Read
Award Amount: $5,000-$20,000
Eligibility: Public library, or a 501(c )(3) or unit of government, partnered with a library.
Supports community reading programs designed around a single book. Successful NEA Big Read programming should encourage reading and discussion of the selected book or poet on a community-wide scale. A 1:1 match is required.
Agency: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Release/Posted Date: 11/9/15
Submission Deadline: 12/10/15 (brief); 3/22/16 (full)
Program: Evaluating High-Value Innovations from Low-Resource Communities
Award Amount: $250,000-$400,000
Eligibility: U.S. public entities or 501(c )(3) non-profits
Evaluation of disruptive innovations intended to “substantially improve a pressing community health program” that is being implemented in low-resource communities. Untested and pilot programs are eligible. Projects should have expansion potential.
Agency: Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)
Release/Posted Date: 11/6/15
Submission Deadline: 2/8/16
Program: 2016 Organic Farming Research
Award Amount: $15,000 for 1 year; or $20,000 over 2 years for soil health and water management
Eligibility: Farmers, ranchers, graduate students, veterans, and early career researchers, veterans and Extension personnel
Funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and agricultural and research communities. Proposals must be farmer-led OR meaningfully involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation and must take place on certified organic land, ideally on working organic farms or ranches. Applicants should articulate how the proposed research project will foster the improvement or adoption of organic farming systems, as well as ways in which organic farmers or ranchers can use the project results in their operations. OFRF encourages grants that address the resiliency of organic systems to challenges like climate change and/or have economic and social considerations to compliment on farm research.
Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Release/Posted Date: 11/5/15
Submission Deadline: 1/20/16
Program: Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings (BPCS) Programs
Award Amount: up to $500,000 per year; 2 years
Eligibility: Accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facility
“This two-year funding opportunity’s purpose is to increase experiential training opportunities for senior-level BSN students in primary care community-based settings by (1) establishing and expanding upon
academic practice partnerships between schools of nursing and community-based clinical sites; and (2)
providing senior-level BSN students with meaningful clinical experiences and training in medically
underserved and rural communities. Through this program, the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) hopes
that new BSN graduates may receive experiential training that increases BSN student’s exposure to
some of the nation’s most vulnerable and underserved populations that reside in rural community-based
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Release/Posted Date: 10/27/15
Submission Deadline: 2/16/16
Program: Manufacturing Machines and Equipment
Award Amount: $300,000
The MME program supports fundamental research that enables the development of new and/or improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and optimization of their use, with a particular focus on equipment appropriate for the manufacture of mechanical and electromechanical devices, products, and systems featuring scales from microns to meters. Both experimental and theoretical works are supported