IHDSC Seed Awards to Support Interdisciplinary Research

Sponsor:

NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC)

Deadline:

December 8, 2017 at 5PM

Summary:

The IHDSC seed program provides support for faculty members to jumpstart new programs of multidisciplinary research. The University recognizes that scholars who take up the challenge of conducting interdisciplinary research often need support to conduct preliminary research before they can develop larger proposals for funding. As such, IHDSC is committed to supporting faculty with funding for new projects that bridge multiple domains of expertise while furthering the mission of IHDSC. This year, we are also pleased to include a priority for projects that involve collaboration with community based organizations or government agency partners.

Proposed research projects must fit within the research focus areas of the Institute, which include the following:

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Education and child development
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social policy in local, national, and global contexts

Projects should focus on basic change processes in human development, and how these processes are affected by educational, social, economic, historical, political, and cultural contexts. Projects may also explore how human development processes might be altered by intentional change strategies, interventions, or policy.

Research projects that also include one or more of the following components will be given priority:

  • Projects led by junior faculty / junior investigators
  • Projects led by faculty or investigators that are new to IHDSC and/or NYU
  • Projects led by new teams (i.e. teams of investigators that haven’t collaborated in the past)
  • Projects that include collaboration with an external partner focused on policy or practice (community based organizations, non-profit organizations, NGOs, or government agencies)

Eligibility:

  1. All full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply. Research Scientists who have PI status are also eligible to apply.
  2. At least one of the lead investigators must be from one of the core schools affiliated with IHDSC: the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Faculty of Arts and Science, or the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
  3. Proposals must draw upon theoretical and analytic approaches from multiple disciplines.
  4. A letter with the chair’s signature or review/approval from OSP is NOT required.
  5. Previous IHDSC seed grant awardees cannot reapply for funding for the same project.

*Please note that seed award recipients will be required to submit proposals through IHDSC, or as collaborative proposals through IHDSC and another unit at NYU.*

Available Funding:

Awards typically range from $5,000-$15,000, and will not exceed $20,000. Award size depends on the proposed scope of work. Funds are not permitted for faculty support. Budgeted expenses may include wages for student assistants, fringe benefits, travel related to data collection, fieldwork expenses, computer time, consultation, hourly assistance, etc.

Link to Full RFP:

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/media/users/eez206/IHDSC_Fall2017_SeedGrants_CFA.pdf

Pop Culture Collaborative Major Grants

Sponsor:

Pop Culture Collaborative

Deadline:

Proposals are by invite only. Please review the full RFP below to learn about the application process. Major grants are approved on a bi-annual cycle in both the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

Summary:

The Pop Culture Collaborative seeks grantee partners committed to creating a pop culture narrative environment powerful enough to re-shape the American public’s imagination around people of color, immigrants, refugees and Muslims. Our focus is on individuals, projects and collaborations that deliberately work through entertainment and mass media—movies, episodic TV and streaming series, sports, games, books, music, advertising and pop-driven journalism—to transform the narratives, values, beliefs and behaviors of millions of people everyday.

Through a pop culture lens, our grantee partners devote their artistry, resources and strategic efforts to one or more of the following: creative storytelling, narrative strategy design and implementation, research and evaluation, knowledge building and sharing, training and strategy development, audience analysis and activation, and/or network creation and management. We are looking for bold ideas, emotionally resonant storytelling, revelatory research and experiments, and critical insights that together build a powerful field at the intersection of pop culture and social change.

To be considered, proposals must engage, impact and/or support at least one or all of our multi-community focus areas –people of color, immigrants, refugees and Muslims. Intersectional focus on gender equity, the rights of children and families, LGBT rights, disability, democratic fairness, and economic justice within these four community areas is also supported.

Eligibility:

Individuals/organizations with fiscal sponsorships, non-profit and for-profits are eligible.

Available Funding:

Our funding ranges from $5,000 for small, experimental initiatives to $200,000 for multi-year culture change initiatives.

Link to Full RFP:

http://popcollab.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PCC-Major-Grants-Overview-1.pdf

The Berlin Prize Application

Sponsor:

The American Academy in Berlin

Deadline:

September 29, 2017 (12 noon EST)

Summary:

The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2018-19, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective.

For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Eligibility:

Fellowships are restricted to US residents. US citizenship is not required. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application.

Available Funding:

Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Academy during the entire term of the award, generally one academic semester.

Link to Full RFP:

Apply for a Fellowship

Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research (R21) PA-17-295 and (R01) PA-17-298

Sponsor:

NIH / NCI

Deadline:

Standard R01 dates apply

Standard R21 dates apply

Summary:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support substantive investigation of the role of individual residential histories in cancer etiology and outcomes, and to encourage the development of complex analytical strategies in support of substantive investigation.

There is a growing recognition of the importance of residential histories – a record of an individual’s places of residence across his or her lifetime — in cancer research, as part of evolving cancer data ecosystem.  Residential history encapsulates a person’s multiple interactions with the social and physical environment that can result in lasting health impact and is an important factor in assessing the effects of exposures on disease onset, as demonstrated in focused studies.  Lifetime residential history records can reveal the variety of potential and actual exposures throughout person’s life including, but not limited to: neighborhood characteristics, physical conditions of housing, tobacco and alcohol consumption, food environments, chemical exposures to contaminants in water, soil, and air, accessibility to healthcare resources, and health disparities.

This FOA is expected to engage scientists from a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, statistics, geospatial science, computer science, demography, decision science, and behavioral science, to effectively integrate individual residential histories into cancer research.

Geospatial expertise is essential for generating new knowledge about the residential context relative to cancer risk, etiology, prevention, treatment, and outcomes. Computer science and informatics are crucial for the development of methodology that would ensure more precise matching of residential information and location (geocoding), improve linkage to automated data sources, and generate reliable lifetime residential histories. Cancer surveillance science, in conjunction with statistical, epidemiological, and medical expertise, is extremely important in answering substantial questions related to the use of lifetime residential histories in the analysis of cancer risk and cancer burden.

In addition, a combination of scientific expertise in demography and behavioral science in addressing the role of lifetime residential histories in the context of cancer can help facilitate more precise assessment of cancer disparities.

Eligibility:

N/A

Available Funding:

R01: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

R21: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in a single year. The maximum project period is 2 years.

Link to Full RFP:

R01https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-298.html

R21https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-295.html

Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01) (RFA-AG-18-011)

Sponsor:

National Institute on Aging

Deadline:

October 20, 2017

Summary:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to consider a variety of health outcomes in order to explain the processes generating these trends. Applicants are strongly encouraged to present well-developed conceptual models.

Examples of analytic approaches that fall within the scope of this FOA include (but are not limited to) those that:

  • Identify the mechanisms that explain growing socioeconomic and geographic inequalities in health at older ages, explain their role in racial disparities, and detect modifiable risk factors
  • Ascertain the extent to which these trends are driven by age, period, and cohort-related factors
  • Consider the role of education, income, and geographic region as causal factors versus alternative explanations such as differential selection over time or shifting composition of groups
  • Leverage longitudinal data, ideally from childhood through old age
  • Use a diverse set of analytic methods (e.g. life-cycle, comparative, cohort, multi-level)
  • Consider how institutional and cultural contexts (including their timing within the life course of individuals) influence health disparities
  • Examine a wide range of physical, mental, and functional health outcomes, in addition to mortality
  • Capitalize on NIA-funded data sources with life history and geographic information (e.g., English Longitudinal Study of Ageing; Health and Retirement Study; Midlife in the United States; National Longitudinal Mortality Study; Panel Study of Income Dynamics; Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe)

Examples of data improvements that fall within the scope of this FOA include (but are not limited to) those that:

  • Enhance existing data resources to improve data availability on a variety of topics (e.g., early life development, exposures to inequality prior to midlife, comprehensive stress measurements, employer and work issues, and minority groups) to enable examination of within-group heterogeneity
  • Enhance existing clinical studies to add complementary measures in areas such as social, emotional, and psychological domains

Characteristics of Responsive Applications

1. Life course approaches are encouraged, but applications proposing analysis of data solely from childhood or young adulthood are not responsive to this FOA.

2. Applications that document descriptive trends without assessing potential mechanisms or explanations will not be considered responsive.

3. Applications proposing projects that use only animal models are not responsive to this FOA. 

Eligibility:

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

Available Funding:

The National Institute on Aging intends to commit $2 million in total costs in FY 2018 to fund 3-6 awards. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Link to Full RFP:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-18-011.html

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

Sponsor:

United States Department of Justice

Deadline:

7:59 PM EST on June 23, 2017

Summary:

Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Community policing comprises three key components:

1) Partnerships

Collaborative partnerships between the law enforcement agency and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in law enforcement.

2) Organizational transformation

The alignment of organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving.

3) Problem solving

The process of engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop and evaluate effective responses. The 2017 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Cooperative Partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Illegal Immigration, (2) Field Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrants, (3) Officer Safety and Wellness Resources, (4) Enhancing Officer Safety Through Increased Respect for Law Enforcement, (5) Critical Response Technical Assistance,(6) Online Training Development, (7) Preparing for Active Shooter Situations; and (8) Invitational Applications. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Eligibility:

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups and faith-based organizations. Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Applications that represent partnerships between law enforcement agencies and institution of higher education and nonprofit institutions are encouraged. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.

Available Funding:

Funding available varies by topic. Please seee full RFP.

Link to Full RFP:

https://cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=2450

Turning NATO’s Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting (DOS-USNATO-PAA-2017-001)

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of State

Deadline:

July 16, 2017, 11:59 PM Brussels time

Summary:

The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) invites not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit project proposals which encourage public discussions and creative public engagements in Europe on the major theme of “Turning NATO’s Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting.

USNATO seeks proposals that illustrate how to adapt NATO’s strategic focus on deterrence and defense, and projecting stability with specific emphasis on burden sharing, counterterrorism, cyber security, and other outcomes from the Brussels May Meeting. To successfully communicate these policies, the alliance and its stakeholders will need to explain and debate these issues with policymakers, media, and their public in the coming period. USNATO is seeking proposals that will outline how the alliance can transform intent into actions and programs that NATO and its member states can implement. Specifically, we are referring to initiatives that relate to the strategic direction coming from the Brussels meeting; as well as how member states can honor their defense investment pledges, ways the alliance can support counterterrorism efforts, and novel methods to support cyber defense commitments including ways to blunt disinformation.  We look forward to reviewing proposals from partner institutions that discuss some or all of these important NATO-related topics. Additional topics that may be of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Pledges on defense investment;
    • National plans to reach the 2% and 20% thresholds;
  • The NATO-Russia relationship;
  • Methods to identify and combat disinformation as well as approaches to evaluating the efficacy of those methods
  • Counterterrorism;
  • NATO’s efforts in the south and east;
  • NATO partnerships and cooperative security
    • Collaboration with European Union and other international institutions
    • Looking South—Gulf Cooperation Council, African Union;
  • Countering Hybrid Warfare;
  • Strengthening cybersecurity;
  • Women in peace and security.

Please note: all activities should be targeted at European and/or Canadian audience and should take place in either Europe or Canada.

We strongly encourage:

  • New and creative approaches that utilize digital technology, social media and other innovative means;
  • Programs that seek to reflect the diversity of thought and background as well as gender balance.
  • Forthright analysis about the gaps in NATO strategies along with practical solutions to address deficiencies.
  • Evaluation components that will help inform the measure of the proposal’s effectiveness, rather than merely its output.

Grant funding cannot be used for salaries, rent, or other general support of an organization, unless these expenses are directly tied to the project.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations and think tanks that have demonstrated expertise in international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations.
U.S. or other national organizations are eligible to apply for grants; however submitted proposals should target audience outside of the United States. NATO allies and partners states are the primary target audiences.

Available Funding:

$15,000 – $100,000 per award; 1-2 awards anticipated

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=293831

Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems (RTHS)

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

3 PM EST, June 23, 2017

Summary:

The Foundation’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. While there is consensus that more reform is needed to improve the value of the U.S. health care system, questions remain around the optimal mechanisms to achieve these goals. For example, how can we promote greater affordability and stability in the individual insurance market? What does the evidence suggest about the effectiveness of benefit design strategies and consumer engagement in health care decision-making? How are safety-net health systems responding to alternative payment models and coverage expansions? The 2017 RTHS CFP will focus on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage. We will prioritize proposals for research that are timely and that will directly inform the policy process.

Eligibility:

Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields.

Available Funding:

Project funding will range from $50,000 to $150,000 and up to 6 projects will be funded.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/research-in-transforming-health—health-care.html?rid=ba1ZC3vz6tD3zOFsnlTAAA&et_cid=888045

New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for Economic Workforce Development

Sponsor:

New York State Department of Economic Development, in the interest of Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) – 30 programs available through 12 state agencies:

  • Empire State Development
  • NYS Canal Corporation
  • NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Environmental Facilities Corporation
  • Homes and Community Renewal
  • Department of Labor
  • New York Power Authority
  • Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Department of State
  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Council on the Arts

Deadline:

4 PM EST Friday, July 28, 2017

Summary:

New York State is soliciting applications for funding to advance the priorities of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). Funding will be available for the following projects:

  • Direct Assistance to Businesses and Other Organizations
  • Community Development
  • Waterfront Revitalization
  • Energy
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Sustainability Planning and Implementation
  • Education/Workforce Development
  • Low Cost Financing

This announcement is meant to provide a general overview of the programs included in this year’s REDC/CFA competition and does not contain all program requirements and guidelines. Full solicitations, application materials, and details for CFA workshops are available online at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.

Eligibility:

Eligibility will vary by program. Please see full RFP.

Available Funding:

Up to $247.25 million

Link to Full RFP:

https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2017ResourcesAvailable.pdf

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