Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages grant applications to strengthen the developmental biology research environment at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. In addition, this FOA attempts 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. 

Grant deadline: September 10, 2014
Award ceiling: $300,000

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grant-in-Aid Award

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation awards a limited number of Grants-in-Aid for research at teh Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum semi-annually. Grants may be used for research for dissertations, theses, senior papers, publications, and other projects.Funds are awarded for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the LBJ Library during the period for which the grant is awarded. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

Grant periods are June 1 through December 31 for the Fall term and January 1 through August 31 for the Spring term.

Grant applications for the Spring term must be received by September 15recipients will be announced at the end of November. Grant applications for the Fall term must be received by March 15; recipients will be announced at the end of May. 

Find out more here

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) for fiscal year (FY) 2012 to conduct undergraduate and D.V.M. scholarship programs to meet national and international needs for training food and agricultural scientists and professionals, or professionals in rural economic, community, and business development. The amount available for support of this program is approximately $990,000.

This notice identifies the objectives for MSP projects, the eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and the application forms and associated instructions needed to apply for an MSP grant. NIFA additionally requests stakeholder input from any interested party for use in the development of the next RFA for this program.

In FY 2012, special emphasis is placed on training that will address the changing demographics of the nation and the development of 21st century skills in USDA mission areas that include STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) disciplines and social sciences. The next generation workforce in USDA mission sciences will be multicultural, and as for all Americans, their educational development will require tools that creatively and innovatively contribute to their areas of emphasis, profession, and U.S. global competitiveness.

Read the full solicitation for this grant.

Grant Deadline: August 29, 2012
Estimated Total Program Funding: $990,000
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Award Floor: $20,000