Monday, August 29, 2011

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Internship Grants FY13

Application due: 11/18/2011

To Provide support for educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through theatrical motion picture production-focused internships. Funds are to be used directly by the interns for stipends and/or travel, temporary housing, and per diem expenses.

For more information, please visit full solicitation here.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
  • All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, predoctoraldissertation or postdoctoral.

Application opens on September 1, 2011 and the deadline is November 14, 2011.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Environmental Protection Agency- Gulf of Mexico Program

Application due: 09/30/2011
Expected Number of Awards: 50

Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,000,000
Award Ceiling:$333,000
Award Floor:$50,000
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals for projects that improve the health of the Gulf of Mexico by addressing improved water quality and public health, priority coastal habitat conservation and restoration, more effective coastal environmental education, improved ecosystems integration and assessment, strategic nutrient reductions and coastal community resilience. Projects must actively involve stakeholders and focus on one of the six priority issue areas contained in this document; and/or the goals and objectives of the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program (acres restored, impaired stream/river segments removed and water quality improved.) For more information go to 

For full solicitation, visit Gulf of Mexico Regional Partnerships

Dept. of Ed Postsecondary Education Center for Individuals Who Are Deaf- FY 11

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
CFDA: 84.326D
Federal FON: ED-GRANTS-080911-001
Solicitation Date: 08/09/2011
Application Due: 09/08/2011

The purpose of this program is to support a Postsecondary Education Center for Individuals Who Are Deaf, which will support postsecondary institutions, working with other relevant organizations and public agencies, to more effectively address the postsecondary, vocational, technical, continuing, and adult education needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing with co-occurring disabilities such as learning and emotional disabilities, so that a greater number and proportion of these students persist in and complete college or other postsecondary education and training.

The center will:
*Provide postsecondary institutions and other relevant organizations and public agencies with technical assistance on programs, practices, and activities that postsecondary institutions could use to improve the completion and persistence of students who are deaf or hard of hearing
*Provide professional development opportunities through local, state, regional, and national in-person or online trainings to postsecondary educators and other individuals who provide educational services to postsecondary students who are deaf
*Provide training and information about how postsecondary institutions and other relevant organizations and public agencies can utilize technology to provide and promote access and accommodations for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

For more information, please visit here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

National Endowment for the Arts has new funding category

The Research: Art Works category will award grants for research projects to analyze the value and impact of the arts in the United States. Approximately 25 grants will be made, generally ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. The application deadline is November 8, 2011, for projects that may start on May 1, 2012, or any time thereafter.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. This may include, but is not limited to, colleges and universities. Access the new guidelines here.

Research and Technology Implementation Office (RTI) Annual Research Program, FY12

Proposal Instructions - Refer to Chapter 3 (RFP) and Chapter 4 (Proposal Requirements) of RTI's University Handbook, December 2010.

Eligible Proposers - Proposals will be accepted only from Texas state-supported colleges and universities. Partnerships with other entities will be considered only when the appropriate expertise is not available at a Texas state-supported college or university. Proposals will not be considered when the research team includes any member with "seriously late" deliverables as defined in Rick Collins 1/4/2011 letter (attached).

Proposal Deadline: 4:00 p.m. Central Time, September 7, 2011

Norm Hackerman Advanced Research Program

The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program is a competitive peer-reviewed grant program created in 1987 by the 70th Texas Legislature. The purpose of the program is to encourage and provide support to faculty members and students in Texas institutions of higher education, both public and independent, to conduct basic research.

*** 2011 NHARP Update *** 

The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) funding was significantly reduced from $16 million to $1,000,000 for the 2012-2013 biennium. The following changes were approved the Board at their July 28 meeting:
  • Only "Early Career Investigators" may submit a proposal
  • Targeted research areas are:
    •  Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, and Genetics (excluding cancer-related research)
    •  Materials Science/Nanoscience
  • Maximum award of $80,000 for the two-year grant period
  • Principal investigators are limited to one submission
  • Notice of intent and pre-proposal are required for each submission
  • Budget cannot include faculty summer salaries
  • Budget must include support for undergraduate/graduate students, depending on eligible institution
For the 2011 NHARP competition, an "Early Career Investigator" is a non-tenured, tenure track faculty member or a research professional (not including post-doctoral students, research assistants/associates, or instructors) from an eligible institution who has been employed at the institution in that capacity for not less than two years and not more than five years, as of the pre-proposal submission date.
NOTICE OF INTENT DEADLINE: September 1, 2011, 5:00 PM C.D.T.
PRE-PROPOSAL DEADLINE: September 15, 2011, 5:00 PM C.D.T.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  December 15, 2011, 5:00 PM C.S.T.
Full version of the request for applications (RFA):

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Offers Fellowships for Artists and Scholars

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. The fellowships are intended to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean.

For the U.S. and Canada competition, the deadline is September 15, 2011. For the Latin America and Caribbean competition, the deadline is December 1, 2011.

For complete program information and application procedures, visit the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Web site

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Federal Faculty Development Grants FY 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Release date: 7/22/2011

Application date: 9/22/2011


The purpose of this program is to provide support to enable newer faculty members to enhance their careers as professors and researchers in the university departments where they are employed. Awards made through this program are specifically for probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first six years of their career and new faculty hires in the areas of nuclear engineering, health physics, radiochemistry, and related disciplines.
Awards may include support for developing applications for research and for initiating or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise. Other funding uses might include course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, and preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses. The objective of this program is to attract and/or retain highly qualified individuals in academic teaching careers in order to benefit the nuclear sector.
For more information, please visit the solicitation site.