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Liberal Arts Funding Digest


 

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Funding Digest 2/6/2018

 

Please contact Liberal Arts Research Coordinator Jessica Schneider (jk36@txstate.edu) if you wish to pursue any of the following.

 

Title: U.S.-Argentina Workforce Development Competition
Sponsor: 100,000 Strong in the Americas
Funding: $25,000
Duration: 1 Year
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Description: The purpose of the Competition is to provide incentive grants to higher education institutions (HEIs) in United States and Argentina--these include colleges, community colleges, universities and other post-secondary institutions with credit-bearing programs--that promote study abroad and training opportunities in the fields of Economic Development and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), with a special emphasis on energy, geosciences, and/or natural resources management.
Link: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Final-100K-RFP-Chevron-ENG.pdf

 

Title: Innovations in Reading Prize
Sponsor: National Book Foundation
Funding: $10,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Description: The National Book Foundation will award this prize to an individual or institution - or partnership between the two - that has developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. Examples include: After-school and community-based programs; Non-profits such as museums and libraries; Startups focused on reading and literature.
Link: http://www.nationalbook.org/innovations_in_reading_application.html#.WnygMLaZMyl

 

Title: Open Society Fellowship
Sponsor: Soros Foundation
Funding: $80,000-$100,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: March 1, 2018 (LOI, Ant.)
Description: The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich publicunderstanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. 
Link: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

 

Title: John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
Funding: Up to $20,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Description: The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country. 
Link: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx


Title: Wayne F. Placek Grants
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
Funding: $10,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Description: The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics: Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence; Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people; Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.
Link: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/placek.aspx?tab=1

 

Title: Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Sponsor: American Philosophical Society
Funding: $3,000
Duration: 1 Year
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Description: The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time. 
Link: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips-fund-native-american-research

 

Title: Evaluation of Policies for the Primary Prevention of Multiple Forms of Violence
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services
Funding: Up to $350,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: March 21, 2018
Description: NCIPC is seeking research proposals focused on rigorously evaluating previously or currently implemented federal, state, local, tribal or organizational policies for impacts on multiple forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and/or suicide. The proposed research should evaluate the impact of a selected policy on reducing rates of at least two of these violence outcomes. Applicants are encouraged to assess the impact of the policy on as many violence outcomes that is feasible as well as risk and protective factors that are common to multiple forms of violence. The proposed research will add to the limited evidence base regarding the impact of policies on preventing multiple forms of violence by rigorously evaluating federal, state, local, tribal or organizational policy approaches.
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297311

 

Title: Humane Studies Fellowships
Sponsor: George Mason University Institute for Humane Studies
Funding: $15,000
Duration: 1 Year
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Description: The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award and supports current or future students in PhD programs. Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.
Link: https://theihs.org/funding/humane-studies-fellowship/

 

Title: New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice 
Funding: 
Up to $200,000
Duration: Up to 2 Years
Deadline: March 27, 2018
Description: The goal of this solicitation is to broaden the pool of NIJ-sponsored researchers by encouraging new scholars to develop their own research. The objective of the New Investigator/Early Career Program is to provide assistant professors with an opportunity to conduct research that is directly relevant to criminal justice.
Link: https://www.nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-11363.pdf

 

Title: NACADA Research Support Grant for Academic Advising
Sponsor: NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
Funding: Up to $5,000
Duration: Up to 1 Year
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Description: NACADA research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome, as is research from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Program assessment is not funded. Successful proposals will clearly describe the development, implementation, analysis, and reporting of rigorous inquiry that investigates academic advising's impact, context, or theoretical basis. 
Link: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Research-Related/ResearchGrant.aspx

 

Title: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Funding: UP to $350,000
Duration: 3 Years
Deadline: March 8, 2018 (Anticipated)
Description: IRL is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners, including community organizers and advocates. These teams use the power of applied research - informing and supporting critical work being done in communities - to accelerate that work and advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.
Link: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/interdisciplinary-research-leaders.html


Title: Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Funding: $1-2.5M/Year
Duration: 5 Years
Deadline: April 4, 2018
Description: The critical functions of each NSF INCLUDES Alliance are to: Develop a vision and strategy (e.g., problem statement and theory of change) for broadening participation in STEM along with relevant metrics of success and key milestones/goals to be achieved during the project’s lifecycle; Contribute to the knowledge base on broadening participation in STEM through broadening participation and implementation research, sharing project evaluations, data, new scientific findings/discoveries, and promising practices; Develop multi-stakeholder partnerships and build infrastructure among them to decrease social distance and achieve progress on common goals targeted by the Alliance; Establish a "backbone" or support organization that provides a framework for communication and networking, network assistance and reinforcement, visibility and expansion of the Alliance and its partners, that will collaborate with the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub; Advance a logic model or other heuristic that identifies Alliance outcomes that reflect implementation of change at scale and progress toward developing an inclusive STEM enterprise.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18529/nsf18529.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click#awd_info

 

Title: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding: $50,000-$250,000
Duration: 1-3 Years
Deadline: March 13, 2018
Description: The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.
Link: https://www.neh.gov/files/grants/advanced-topics-digital-humanities-march-13-2018.pdf

 

Title: Creative Writing Fellowships (Poetry)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts
Funding: $25,000
Duration: Up to 2 Years
Deadline: March 7, 2018
Description: The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
Link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/grant-program-description

 

Title: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Funding: $250,000-$3M
Duration: Up to 5 Years
Deadline: March 6, 2018
Description: The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program is a foundation-wide effort to accelerate improvements in the quality and effectiveness of the education of undergraduates in all STEM fields. The importance of the undergraduate experience for preparing both a diverse STEM workforce and a STEM-literate public ready to support and benefit from the progress of science is well established. By improving the quality and effectiveness of the education of undergraduates in all STEM fields, these investments enable NSF to lead progress nationally toward a diverse and innovative workforce and a STEM-literate public.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18524/nsf18524.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Title: Climate and Societal Interactions
Sponsor: Department of Commerce
Funding: Up to $1,000,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: March 16, 2018
Description: The mission of the NOAA Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) research portfolio is to inform improvements in planning and preparedness in diverse socio-economic regions and sectors throughout the U.S. and abroad via the integration of knowledge and information about extreme weather and climate. Our research advances the nation’s understanding of climate-related risks and vulnerabilities across sectors and regions - within and beyond our borders - and the development of tools to foster more informed decision making.
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299217

 

Title: Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Funding: Up to $750,000 (Type 1); Up to $2M (Type 2)
Duration: 2-3 Years (Type 1); 3-4 Years (Type 2)
Deadline: March 7, 2018
Description: Critical infrastructures are the mainstay of our nation's economy, security and well-being. They provide essential services through systems and processes. Many of the critical infrastructures are interconnected and even interdependent. This solicitation calls for integrated research on Interdependent Critical Infrastructures (ICIs) by interdisciplinary teams of engineers and social, behavioral, and economic scientists. Research funded through this program is expected to provide the momentum to create a new science of integrative designs in ICIs, to stimulate economic growth, and to inform how communities can engage diverse resources to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18523/nsf18523.htm