Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC) (NSF 17-542)

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline:

November 06, 2017

Summary:

 This solicitation seeks proposals to make use of Blue Waters for breakthrough research in any domain supported by the National Science Foundation or any other federal agency. Blue Waters constitutes the largest NSF-funded system and staff dedicated to supporting a small number of projects at the frontiers of computational science.

In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The goal of this project and system is to open up new possibilities in science and engineering by providing computational capability that makes it possible for investigators to tackle much larger and more complex research challenges across a wide spectrum of domains. The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system. Proposers must show compelling science or engineering challenges that require petascale computing resources. Proposers must also be prepared to demonstrate that they have science or engineering research problems that require and can effectively exploit the petascale computing capabilities offered by Blue Waters. Proposals from or including junior researchers are encouraged, as one of the goals of this solicitation is to build a community capable of using petascale computing.

Eligibility:

 N/A

Available Funding:

 12 to 15 up to $15,000 for each award, pending availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17542/nsf17542.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF 17-541)

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline:

August 29, 2017. (Last Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter)

Summary:

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies.

The program offers four tracks:

  1. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track,
  2. The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track,
  3. The NSFMaster Teaching Fellowships Track,
    • In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal.
  4. Noyce Research Track.

Please see Section 3. Project Description of the RFP for additional details on each Track.

Eligibility:

The PI/Co-PI team must include at least one faculty member from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department in an institution of higher education and at least one education faculty member in an institution of higher education.

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 55 to 70 including 29 – 31 Track 1: Scholarships & Stipends; 4 – 6 Track 2: Teaching Fellowships; 10 – 12 Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships; 9 – 14 Capacity Building; and 3 – 7 Track 4: Noyce Research.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $58,000,000 annually for new Noyce awards, subject to the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17541/nsf17541.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click#elig

Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners IRF

Sponsor:

United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)

Deadline:

May 31, 2017

Summary:

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces “Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners,” an open competition for a cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance and financial management capacity building to organizations working on international religious freedom programs globally. The funding for the proposal should not exceed $600,000 for a period of 18- 24 months. It is anticipated that there will be substantial involvement between the agency and the recipient during performance in areas such as organization selection, technical direction, and programmatic control.

Proposed funding would promote process improvement and increase the financial management capacity of organizations working to promote international religious freedom globally by reviewing compliance with USG grant regulations, and formulating training documents such as self-assessment tools and best practices for financial management. The implementer will conduct this capacity building and assessment for approximately 20 grantees/organizations. These grantees and organizations are largely located in the U.S. and also include organizations in multiple regions of the world.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders, including private sector partners and NGOs, and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO. Applicants may form consortia and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with the other members as sub-award partners. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

Available Funding:

DRL anticipates having approximately $600,000 available to support approximately one successful application submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding. Applicants can submit one application in response to the solicitation.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=58900

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant

Sponsor:

American Psychological Foundation

Deadline:

November 1, 2017

Summary:

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining, and maintaining families. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be an advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor
  • Demonstrate commitment to LGBT family issues
  • Receive IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

Available Funding:

One grant of up to $11,500 per year.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scrivner-rfp.pdf

The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development (for Graduate Students)

Sponsor:

IIE: The Power of International Education

Deadline:

One to two new scholarships are usually awarded each year following a review of eligible and complete applications.

Qualified candidates should contact Horovitz@iie.org to request an application.

Summary:

The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development was established in memory of Richard Horovitz, a Ford Foundation program officer who died in 1991.

The Horovitz Fund is dedicated to African artists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. A one-time award is granted to one or two students for graduate study for a 12 month period.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a sub-Saharan African country
  • Be a graduate student, researcher or artist in a program at an accredited U.S. university, cultural or artistic institution (on a F or J visa)
  • Specialize in the humanities or social sciences
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, by transcripts and letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Not be currently funded by an established education grant program (this last is particularly important; for example, a Fulbright grantee could not also be a Horovitz grantee)

Available Funding:

The amount of the award varies from year to year depending on the endowment’s market performance, but normally ranges from $6,000 to $12,000.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.iie.org/Programs/Richard-A-Horovitz-Fund-for-Professional-Development

Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

May 2nd, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Summary:

Forward Promise aims to promote opportunities for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of chronic stress and trauma. Empowerment Projects seek to strengthen organizations that provide culturally relevant healing responses to trauma, and can partner with the youth-serving systems that touch BYMOC to advance new practices to prevent further traumatization. In doing so, it is important that the organizations use the stories of BYMOC’s resilience and healing to promote and inform their work, and that BYMOC themselves are the ones telling those stories. Forward Promise seeks to elevate the promising practices of Empowerment Projects grantees to advance a greater understanding of what it means for BYMOC to heal, grow, and thrive. Equipped with this understanding, we hope that other youth-serving organizations and systems can then identify and modify their policies and practices that, intentionally or not, serve as barriers to the health and success of BYMOC.

Eligibility:

  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Programs that serve both young men and women will be considered, but must indicate an explicit emphasis on improving outcomes for BYMOC. Additionally, preference will be given for organizations whose programs are made up of at least 50 percent male participants.
  • The applicant must have the administrative and financial capacity to manage an award of the size being requested. This includes proper governance, sufficient staffing and strong policies, procedures and internal controls. For consideration for grants in the amount of $450,000, this would generally indicate an annual operating budget of $1.2 million or more at the time of proposal submission. Applicants seeking grants in the amount of $150,000 would generally be expected to have an organizational budget of at least $500,000 annually at the time of proposal submission. Organizations with a budget of over $1.0 million will be considered only in the $450,000 category.

Available Funding:

  • Up to nine awards will be made through this initiative. To ensure the initiative is accessible to a variety of organizations, awards will be made in two sizes.
  • Up to six grants of up to $450,000 per grantee will be awarded, and up to three grants of up to $150,000 per grantee will be awarded. Award size consideration will be determined by the applicant’s administrative and financial capacity as described in the following section.
  • Grant duration will be two years.
  • Grants will begin on November 1, 2017.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/forward-promise–empowerment-projects.html?rid=j7w5Z-8RZlFq6d4XQxCigg&et_cid=854084

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (AAW) NSF 16-542

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

June 1st, Annually

Summary:

The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose.

U.S. Antarctic Program infrastructure consists of three year-round stations and numerous austral-summer research camps in Antarctica, research ships in the Southern Ocean, and surface and air transportation. These assets support the projects undertaken by the artists and writers.

The main purpose of the U.S. Antarctic Program is scientific research and education. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors on the southernmost continent. Priority will be given to projects that focus on interpreting and representing the scientific activities being conducted in and/or about the unique Antarctic region. Resulting projects must target audiences in the U.S. and be distributed/exhibited in the U.S.

The program does not support site installations or performances in Antarctica.

The program also does not support short-term projects that are essentially journalistic in nature. See Section IX (Other NSF Programs).

Potential proposers are encouraged to contact the Program Officer prior to submitting a proposal. Note: if the Polar Program determines, prior to the panel review, that the logistic needs for a project cannot be met in the upcoming field season, the proposal will be Returned Without Review.

 Eligibility:

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4

Anticipated Funding Amount: $0; Travel and field support only; refer to the text for additional information.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16542/nsf16542.htm

The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science

Sponsor:

The Russell Sage Foundation

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 2 p.m. EST on August 21, 2017

Invited Proposal: 2 p.m. EST on November 15, 2017

Summary:

The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection.

Some inquiries may also be considered by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for joint funding, especially projects with larger scale potential that relate to behavioral economics, the economics of science and technology, regulation and industrial organization, as well as privacy, empirical methodologies, economic measurement, or administrative data curation generally.

See RFP link below for examples of research (some recently funded by RSF) that are of interest.

Eligibility:

Applicants should specify how the proposed project informs and advances RSF’s computational social science research priorities in its core program areas: Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. RSF values reproducibility and open science, and where applicable, investigators should explain their data release plan (data, code, codebooks) or any prohibitions on providing such materials.

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We are especially interested in novel uses of new or under-utilized data and new methods for analyzing these data. Smaller projects might consist of a pilot study to demonstrate proof-of-concept. RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated.

Available Funding:

Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results (within our budget guidelines). Applications must be limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project (including overhead). Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 ($50,000 if new data collection/access costs are included; no overhead allowed) are also available.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.russellsage.org/call-proposals-computational-social-science

The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Sponsor:

The Russell Sage Foundation in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 2 p.m. EST on August 21, 2017

Invited Proposal: 2 p.m. EST on November 15, 2017

Summary:

This initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. We are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. We are also interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We welcome projects that propose novel uses of existing data, as well as projects that propose to analyze newly available or underutilized data. We will not fund research on the effects of the ACA on health care delivery or health outcomes (e.g., barriers to implementation, changes in the quality of care and health status, or trends in enrollment and affordability); other funders already do that.

Review the RFP link below to see examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest.

Eligibility:

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We are especially interested in novel uses of existing data, as well as analyses of new or under-utilized data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might consist of exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data. The Foundation encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. All proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated.

Available Funding:

Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project. Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 (no overhead allowed) are also available.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/affordable-care-act

NYU Whitehead Fellowships for Junior Faculty

Sponsor:

New York University

Deadline:

Letter of Intent:  April 26, 2017

Application: June 1, 2017

Summary:

The New York University Whitehead Fellowships assist faculty in the early years of their independent research careers to conduct focused research projects in the biomedical and biological sciences and enhance their ability to compete successfully for external funds.

Eligibility:

The competition is open to applicants from all New York University units with faculty working in the biomedical sciences. At the time of application, applicants must be full-time, tenure track, nontenured faculty within five years of their first tenure track faculty appointment, including appointments at other institutions. Previous recipients of Whitehead Fellowships are ineligible to compete.

Available Funding:

Two grants will be awarded in 2017. Awards will be in an amount up to $30,000 for a one-year project period beginning September 1, 2017.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/provost/documents/Research/2017_Whitehead_Fellowship.pdf