Selected External Grants - November 2015


American Society for Cell Biology Due JANUARY 11, 2016

The American Society for Cell Biology is offering grants of up to $2,000 to undergraduate instructors for their peer mentoring program so that they may travel to another institution and shadow an instructor who exemplifies the society’s principles of applying engaged learning strategies in the classroom.


Duke University Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellows 2016-2017 - Due January 6, 2016

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2016-17 academic year for Visiting Faculty Fellows to join with Duke faculty in re-defining our common teaching and research approach to the humanities. This opportunity has been made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called Humanities Writ Large. The deadline for proposals is January 6, 2016

NSF Division of Environmental Biology - Due JANUARY 25, 2016

NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology supports research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Research may span a diverse range of topics and “may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.” Specific categories exist for Small Grants (those with an estimated budget of $150,000 or less), Research in Undergraduate Institutions, International Collaborative Proposals (in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council or the U.S.–Israel Binational Science Foundation), and Long Term Research in Environmental Biology. Preliminary proposal are to be submitted for review by a panel and applicants will be notified of an invitation to submit a full proposal.


NOAA Marine Debris Program - Due JANUARY 19, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is funding projects to educate the public on preventing the introduction of marine debris. While projects may include small-scale cleanup efforts in an effort toward community education, the Marine Debris Program is not intended to fund large-scale cleanup or research. Awards may range from $15,000-$100,000, although typical awards will range from $30,000-$75,000.

Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation is accepting letters of intent for high-risk research projects in the fields of mathematics and physics which have exhibit exceptional promise or scientific significance. LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of an invitation for a full proposal within two months of submission.


Personnel Development to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities - Due December 8th

Department of Education offering grants of up to $250,000 to improve the services offered to children and students with disabilities and to better train the personnel with the skills needed to serve these children. The Department is committed to training personnel using only methods scientifically supported by a strong body of evidence in order to provide the best possible services to children with disabilities.