Friday, October 28, 2011

USDA- Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Letter of Intent due: November 25, 2011
Full Proposal due: January 31, 2012

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) was established to solve critical industry issues through research and extension activities. SCRI will give priority to projects that are multistate, multi-institutional, or trans-disciplinary; and include explicit mechanisms to communicate results to producers and the public. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, and genomics to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, productivity, and profitability over the long term; new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production and processing of specialty crops.

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National Endowment for the Humanities- Planning and Implementation Grants

Applications due: January 11, 2012

NEH offers two categories of grants for America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants. Planning grants are available for projects that may need further development before applying for implementation. This planning can include the identification and refinement of the project's main humanities ideas and questions, consultation with scholars, preliminary audience evaluation, preliminary programming, research, or the drafting of interpretive materials.

Implementation grants support the final preparation of a project for presentation to the public.

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Robert A. Welch Foundation Research Grant- FY 12

The purpose of this program is to support fundamental chemical research at universities, colleges, or other educational institutions within the state of Texas. In specific, the program provides support for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member to conduct research in chemistry.

Funding may be used for the following:
-Fellowships and scholarships
-Fringe benefits for individuals receiving fellowship
-Permanent scientific equipment with at least one year useful life expectancy and costing a minimum of $5,000
-Expendable scientific items, services, and equipment maintenance
-Publication expenses
-Travel expenses not exceeding $1,500 per funding cycle.

Application due: 02/01/2012

For more information, please visit the full solicitation here.