Friday, May 20, 2011

The Frees Foundation

The Frees Foundation awards grants in four areas: community services, education, health and housing. Emphasis will be given to organizations and programs to benefit women, children, youth and families. Priority will be given to international aid and emergency relief. The Frees Foundation prefers to fund organizations in the Houston area and the state of Texas.

Deadlines are September 1, 2011, March 1, 2012 and September 1, 2012. Funding is available after January 1, 2012. LINK TO GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Grant Cancellation

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) regrets to inform you that the EU-US ATLANTIS Call for Proposals EACEA/36/10 published on January 5th 2011 (Official Journal of the European Union 2011/C 2/02) and later amended by a corrigendum published on April 7th 2011 (Official Journal 2011/C 108/12) has been cancelled.

This is due to severe cuts in the 2011 US budget meaning that the funds needed to match the EU contribution are not available. 

We thank you for your interest in our programme and your commitment to improving transatlantic collaboration and academic networking.

A formal cancellation notice has been published in the Official Journal JO C 142.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Technology, Disabilities and Microentrepreneurs

Name: Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Agency: Department of Education
Deadline: June 20, 2011
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

The purposes of the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program are to: (1) Improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that are appropriate for use in the classroom setting. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.327N.

Name: Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Agency: Business and Cooperative Programs
Deadline: September 30, 2011 (RMAP applications are accepted on a rolling basis)
Award Ceiling: $130,000

Technical assistance-only (TA-only) grants will competitively be made to MDOs for the purpose of providing technical assistance and training to prospective borrowers. TA-only grants will be made to eligible MDOs that seek to provide business-based technical assistance and training to eligible microentrepreneurs and microenterprises, but do not seek funding for a direct loan under RMAP. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

STEM, Autisim and Coastal Wetlands

The following grant solicitations and announcements may be of interest to faculty and staff at Stephen F. Austin State University. If you see something that you'd like to try for, contact ORSP as soon as possible!

Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Deadline: July 19, 2011
Award Ceiling: $500,00
Award Floor: $400,000

The long-range goal of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Workforce program is to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines. The Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) activity is a part of the Workforce program. RTG supports education through research involvement in groups centered on a common research interest that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates.

Agency Name: Health Resources & Services Administration
Deadline: June 24, 2011

The purpose of the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The Resource Center will accomplish this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Agency Name: US Department of the Interior
Program: National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
Deadline: June 30, 2011

Coastal wetlands are valued because they protect against flooding, help maintain water quality, and provide habitat for wildlife. Coastal environments are also important economically, generating billions of dollars annually through such industries as commercial fishing and tourism. The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program provides States with financial assistance to protect and restore these valuable resources.