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    Office of Proposal Development (, Texas A&M University

    February 1, 2009 Research Funding Opportunities A listing of research and educational funding for the academic community

    Office of Proposal Development

    Research and Graduate Studies

    Texas A&M University


    Research Development & Grant Writing Resources

    OPD’s monthly E-newsletter

     If you don’t write grants, you won’t get any… OPD recommended grant writing resources to enhance the competitiveness of

    research and educational proposals to federal agencies & foundations. Don’t reinvent the flat tire…‛ an NSF Program Officer’s comment on why

    background information is important to successful grant writing.

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     ? Grant Writing Resources Due Date by Month

    ? New Agency Reports 1. Red Teaming Proposals February

    ? New Web Resources 2. Creating Letters of Support March ? Junior Faculty 3. Writing an NSF CAREER April & Later ? Post Doctoral 4. Online Resources ? Graduate Students 5. Writing an NSF IGERT

     ? NSF

     ? NIH

    Articles By Mike Cronan , Lucy ? Open Solicitations

    Deckard & Robyn Pearson ? New OPD Seminars

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    OPD-Web ( )

    a resource for the development and writing of research and educational proposals

    to federal agencies and foundations

    New funding opportunities are posted to OPD-Web daily and clustered by week

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    OPD-Web Content Manager: Lucy Deckard (

    Assistant Web Content Manager: Nadja Prcic ( What’s New in Federal Research Budget: R&D Budget & Policy Updates

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    by Kei Koizumi, Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program

    American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Research Funding Opportunities in the Humanities

    The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research

    Texas A&M University (funding blog)

    Humanities Resource Center Online

    A Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences The Humanities Resource Center Online, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. This site, the result of collaboration between humanities

    organizations, universities, and social scientists, provides the academic

    community and public at large with an online source of information, including

    statistical data, about the humanities in the United States.

    NEH Encourages Educators to Apply

    for 2009 Summer Programs in the Humanities WASHINGTON (December 3, 2008)American educators across the country are

    encouraged to apply now for 2009 summer study opportunities in the humanities.

    Each summer, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports rigorous

    national, residential seminars, institutes, and workshops located in the United States and abroad. Program participants receive stipends to help defray travel

    and living expenses.

     Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions

    by Christina M. Gillis

    Gillis is a former program officer at ACLS, where she was responsible for the

    fellowship programs.

    Signposting and Front-Loading The process of revising a grant proposal can help you turn piecemeal work into a

    coherent whole Author James Mulholland is an assistant professor of English at Wheaton College

    in Massachusetts.

    Upcoming Grant Deadlines in the Humanities

    Barnard Office of Institutional Support

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship

    scholarship/researchuniversities The Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the

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institutions that sustain scholarship in the humanities and "humanistic" social

    sciences, primarily research universities but also a small number of centers for

    advanced study and independent research libraries. Particular emphases in this

    area include (but are not limited to) doctoral education, postdoctoral

    fellowships, faculty research, and discipline-related projects.

    The Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships

    Application deadline: March 2, 2009 Bogliasco Foundation: Liguria Study Center for Arts and Humanities

    Deadlines January April 15 The Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons

    working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. The Study Center is one of the few residential institutions in the world

    dedicated exclusively to the humanistic disciplines: Archaeology,

    Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History,

    Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and the Visual Arts. The Study Center was

    founded in 1996; during eleven years of activity it has hosted 450 fellows from

    35 countries.

    International Grants & Research Resources: A Regional Listing

    Vanderbilt University International Office Research Funding Relating to: Africa, Asia and Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand & Oceania, Europe, Middle East, North America, Central, South America and The Caribbean, Open / Unspecified Regions.

    IES Research and Research Training Grant Programs: Future


    Grant Writing Resources (Top)

    Many of DARPA’s solicitations encourage the submission of a white

    paper or abstract. What to include in a white paper? Review solicitation instructions or try these websites (STO, IPTO, MTO, DSO,

    and TTO)

    Report by the Committee on Partnerships for Emerging Research

    Institutions of the National Research Council

    cgi/report.cgi?record_id=12577&type=pdfxsum New report on science learning at museums, zoos and informal settings

    Math/Science Partnership News: Most Popular of 2008

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    Resources for Teachers: Earth & Life Sciences at the National


    Science Accelerator Science Accelerator searches science, including R&D results, project

    descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy.

    The Microbe Project

    ‚…to maximize the opportunities offered by genome-enabled microbial

    science to benefit science and society, through coordinated

    interagency efforts to promote research, infrastructure development,

    education and outreach"

    Department of Education Forecast of Funding Opportunities

    USDA Updates

    Grants Process Overview

    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

    Grants Process Overview The State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) awards the vast majority of its program funds through open competition. DRL publishes

    Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on and on the DRL website. RSOIs and RFPs are usually tailored to include specific target countries, themes and review criteria. On occasion when a

    very specific need or timeframe dictates, DRL may issue a limited source

    solicitation to qualified organizations with the required expertise and

    experience. Organizations may submit unsolicited proposals for countries or

    themes that are not covered in DRL's RSOIs or RFPs, but please note that these

    proposals are considered on case-by-case basis as time, funding and priorities

    permit. In order to obtain a wide array of innovative program ideas, DRL

    typically uses a two-step proposal system. The RSOI, posted on and

    on the DRL website, requests organizations to submit a two-page concept paper or Statement of Interest (SOI). Review criteria and format requirements are included

    in each RSOI. All SOIs deemed technically eligible are then reviewed by DRL

    and the appropriate State Department regional bureaus. DRL shares all SOIs with

    relevant posts and missions for their feedback. Organizations that submitted SOIs

    and are deemed competitive based on the review criteria are notified. In the

    notification, DRL requests these organizations to submit a full proposal, budget

    and budget narrative. The full proposal must respond to DRL's Proposal Submission


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    Google Special Searches

    University Search enables searching a specific school website. Try searching for

    things like admissions information, course schedules, or alumni news.

    Federal agency searches:

    RSS Feeds for Oxford Journals

    Oxford University Press (RSS feed on homepage of each journal)

    What’s New in Federal Research Budget: R&D Budget & Policy Updates

    by Kei Koizumi, Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program

    American Association for the Advancement of Science Tips & Resources From Grantors

    26 Federal Agencies and their grant resources

    Junior Faculty Resources (Top)

    Overview, Programs for Junior Faculty by OPD


    NIH New and Early Stage Investigators

    Resources for Post Docs (Top)

    Resources for Addressing NSF's Postdoctoral Mentoring Requirement


    National Postdoctoral Association

    Minority Postdoc

    NIH Academic and PostDoc Opportunities

    Resources for Graduate Students (Top)

    2008-2009 Graduate Student Funding Opportunities Guide Office of Sponsored Programs, Teachers College, Columbia University External Funding and Grants for Humanities Graduate Students OPD Research Funding Opportunities Newsletter, February 2009, Page 5/46 (

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    The Ohio State University College of Humanities

    Proposal Writing: The Art Of Persuasion

    Holy Cross Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies

    Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database

    National Science Foundation (Top)

    Leading Research Agencies Announce New International Competition:

    "The Digging into Data Challenge"

    Dear Colleague Letter: U.S.-China Collaboration in Mathematical

    Research Dear Colleague Letter: Update on Chemistry Research Instrumentation

    and Facilities (CRIF) Program

    NSF UpdateFall 2008

    Enhancing Support of Transformative Research at NSF Enhancing Support of Transformative Research at the National Science Foundation

    presents the Board's findings and recommendation for NSF to enhance its ability

    to identify and fund transformative research. The Board recommends that NSF

    develop a distinct, NSF-wide Transformative Research Initiative distinguishable

    by its potential impact on prevailing paradigms and by the potential to create new fields of science, to develop new technologies and open new frontiers. NSF Unsolicited Proposals at the Interface of Mathematical Sciences

    and Computer Sciences This letter is to remind the mathematical sciences community and the computer

    science community that DMS and CCF welcome proposals from interdisciplinary

    research teams on projects of mutual interest in specific areas of mathematical

    sciences and computer sciences

    NSF Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences

    Opportunities for Research Collaborations Between the Mathematical

    Sciences and the Geosciences

    Open February 24, 2009 - March 10, 2009 The purpose of the Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences (CMG) activity is to

    enable collaborative research at the intersection of mathematical sciences and

    geosciences, and to encourage cross-disciplinary education. Projects should fall

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within one of three broad themes: (1) mathematical and statistical modeling of

    complex geosystems, (2) understanding and quantifying uncertainty in geosystems,

    or (3) analyzing large/complex geoscience data sets. Research projects supported

    under this activity must be essentially collaborative in nature. Research groups

    must include at least one mathematical/statistical scientist and at least one

    geoscientist. Proposals that address problems with relevance to global change and

    sustainability are especially encouraged.

    NSF Integrating HSD Goals into Core SBE Programs Following the innovations of the recently ended Human and Social Dynamics (HSD)

    priority area, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) now encourages submission of research proposals to the regular SBE programs

    covering three areas. There will be new funds available in the Divisions to

    support these activities where they differ in scope or scale from the traditional

    core of the programs. Complexity Science. We recognize that the concept of

    complex systems means different things in different areas, and we encourage work

    on complex systems incorporating analyses of the interaction of simpler systems

    to explain observed complexity; the dynamics of complex systems, for example

    ‚tipping points,‛ where many things change dramatically at one time, and

    ‚emergent phenomena,‛ such as phase transitions in which complex phenomena emerge

    despite being underdetermined by ambient conditioning factors. Large-scale Interdisciplinary Research. We also invite the submission to our programs of

    large-scale interdisciplinary projects that advance the understanding of the

    dynamics of human systems. We expect to make a small number of awards of up to

    $1.2 million.

    Mentoring Requirement for Postdoctoral Research Fellows Chapter II Section C.2d(i), Project Description, has had entirely new guidance

    added regarding mentoring activities. This was done to address the mentoring

    requirement of the America COMPETES Act. Each proposal that requests funding to

    support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a separate section within the

    15-page project description, a description of the mentoring activities that will

    be provided for such individuals. Examples of such activities are provided and

    the mentoring plan will be evaluated during the merit review process, under the Broader Impacts criterion. Proposals that do not include a separate section on

    mentoring activities within the Project Description will be returned without


    NSF RSS Feeds and Podcasts

    NSF Grant Proposal Guide, Effective date: January 5, 2009

    Summary of Significant Changes: The NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) (now part of a larger document, the Proposal

    and Award Policies and Procedures Guide) provides the basic policies for both

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    solicited and unsolicited proposals.

    NSF Pertinent Workshops, Studies and Reports on Undergraduate

    Education for Preparing CCLI Proposals ? Recommendations for Action in Support of Undergraduate Science, Technology,

    Engineering, and Mathematics and Recommendations for Urgent Action Project

    Kaleidoscope 2002, 2006 reports calling for ‚collective action‛ to share

    ideas and materials so that projects build on, connect to, and enhance the

    work of others. ReportonReports.pdf and ? How Students Learn, a 2005 NRC report on effective teaching mechanisms

    (emphasizes the importance of teaching subject matter in depth, eliciting

    and working with students' preexisting knowledge, and helping students

    develop the skills of self-monitoring and reflection).

    ? Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science,

    Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, a 2004 report from an

    AAAS organized meeting of CCLI active faculty describing some of the

    successful efforts supported by the CCLI program and its predecessors (the

    Course and Curriculum Development (CCD), Instruction and Laboratory

    Improvement (ILI), and Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement (UFE) programs). ? Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a

    Brighter Economic Future Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of

    the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology, Committee

    on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, a 2007 National Academies Press


    National Institutes of Health (Top)

    NIAID Funding News and Email Alerts Subscription Center

    Register to receive instant emails for NIAID Funding News, new initiatives,

    concepts, policy notices through our newsletter, and more. The NIH Center for Scientific Review Updates the Descriptions of its

    Chartered Review Panels

    Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (R21)

    NIH Video Casting & Pod Casting RSS Feeds

    Upcoming Video- and Pod-Casting Events

    Comparison of Existing and New NIH Peer Review Processes

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    Office of Proposal Development (, Texas A&M University Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review for Appointed

    NIH Study Section Members, January 4

    NIH UpdateFall 2008, Office of Extramural Research

    Enhancing Peer Review: The NIH Announces Updated Implementation

    Timeline Enhancing Peer Review: The NIH Announces New Scoring Procedures for

    Evaluation of Research Applications Received for Potential FY2010

    Funding Enhancing Peer Review: The NIH Announces Enhanced Review Criteria for

    Evaluation of Research Applications Received for Potential FY2010


    NIH Parent Announcements

    For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications NIH and other agencies serviced by eRA Commons still want your investigator-initiated applications. Electronic grant applications must be submitted in

    response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement*. NIH developed Parent

    announcements for use by applicants who wish to submit what were formerly termed

    investigator-initiated or ‘unsolicited’ applications. Read More About Parent Announcements.

    NIH Revised New and Early Stage Investigator Policies

    November 3, 2008

    New Investigator policies, stemming from the NIH Enhancing Peer Review Initiative

    (see, can be found in this

    Revised New and Early Stage Investigator Policy Announcement. Under this new policy, the NIH intends to support New Investigators at success rates comparable

    to those for established investigators submitting new applications. Early Stage Investigators (ESIs), as previously described on September 26, 2008 at should comprise a majority of the New Investigators supported. In addition, New

    Investigator applications will be clustered during review whenever possible.

A complete definition of a New Investigator along with a list of NIH grants that

    do not disqualify a PD/PI from being considered a New Investigator can be found

    at Early Stage Investigator (ESI): More information on ESIs is available at

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    Open Solicitations (Top)

    Defense Sciences Office Current Solicitations



    Office of Naval Research Currently Active BAAs

    Office of Naval Research ONR Overview of Budget/Funding

    Army Research Office ARO Budget/Funding Update

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Update

    DARPA Zeno-based Opto-Electronics (ZOE)

    Open to Dec. 10, 2009

    Defense Sciences Office within DARPA, Current Solicitations

    Harnessing Infrastructure for Building Reconnaissance (HIBR) DARPA is developing broad and diverse technologies necessary for external sensing

    deep inside buildings with the objective of providing a suite of sensing technologies for situational awareness both above- and below-ground suitable across a broad range of building environments. The component technologies must

    support all external ISR concepts of operations ranging from pre-mission planning through detailed assessment of targeted structures, and live updates during

    mission execution. The intent of this solicitation, DARPA-BAA-09-08, Harnessing Infrastructure for Building Reconnaissance, is to investigate individual

    technological approaches that leverage building infrastructure to

    opportunistically collect information for interior awareness. DARPA believes that

    opportunistic sensing may be exploited to infer urban interior building awareness

    using exterior observations. Open to 10/9/2009.

    DARPA Mathematical Challenges Open to 9/25/09

    DARPA Strategic Technologies DARPA is soliciting proposals under this BAA for the performance of research,

    development, design, and testing that directly supports Strategic Technology

    Office (STO). This includes Space and Near-Space Sensors and Systems; Strategic

    and Tactical Networks; Information Assurance; Counter Underground Facilities;

    Weapons of Mass Destruction Defense; Small Unit Operations; Maritime Operations;

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