Grant Opportunities 03-15-2011

March 15, 2011

By , Government Grants Coordinator 831-459-1644

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Funding Source:            NEH

Title:                                 Fellowships

Program:                         Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Fellowships may not be used for projects that seek to promote a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view; projects that advocate a particular program of social action; specific policy studies; research for doctoral dissertations or theses by students enrolled in a degree program; the preparation or revision of textbooks; curriculum development; the development of pedagogical tools (including teaching methods or theories); educational or technical impact assessments; the creation or enhancement of databases, unless part of a larger interpretive project; empirical social science research, unless part of a larger humanities project; inventories of collections; or works in the creative and performing arts, i.e., painting, writing fiction or poetry, dance performance, etc.

Deadline:                        May 3, 2011


Funding Source:            EPA

Title:                                 Environmental Education Regional Grants

Program:                         Under this solicitation EPA is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques as described in this notice. Under this solicitation EPA expects to award environmental education grants from the 10 EPA Regional offices.

Deadline:                        May 2, 2011


Funding Source:            EPA

Title:                                 Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2) Partnership Grants

Program:                         EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is soliciting initial proposals to advance partnerships that focus on pesticide risk management issues with a special focus on integrated pest management (IPM) approaches. Awards are intended to support a diverse set of project types, including, but not limited to demonstrations, transfer of innovative IPM technologies, outreach, and education. This announcement provides qualification and application requirements to those interested in submitting initial proposals for fiscal year 2011.

Deadline:                        April 22, 2011


Funding Source:            USDA

Title:                                 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Fields Programs (WAMS)

Program:                         This grant program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.

Deadline:                        May 10, 2011


Funding Source:            NIH

Title:                                 Economics of Retirement (R01)

Program:                         This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic and health-related factors that influence older persons choices on labor force participation as they near typical retirement age and throughout the later stages of life.

Deadline:                        May 7, 2011


Funding Source:            Department of Interior

Title:                                 WaterSMART: Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools for FY 2011

Program:                         The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite universities, non-profit research institutions, and organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on activities designed to enhance the management of water resources, including developing tools to assess the impacts of climate change on water resources. These projects will focus on the information gaps outlined in the joint Reclamation and United States Army Corps of Engineers Report titled Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information. Projects will support ongoing efforts under the SECURE Water Act (Subtitle F of Title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, P.L. 111 11 (42 USC 10364), including efforts within DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), Basin Studies, and West-Wide Climate Risk Assessments (WWCRAs). These three programs serve important functions in addressing the effects of climate change on water resources: • LCCs are partnerships that bring together science and resource conservation to support and complement adaptation strategies addressing climate change and water conservation. • Basin Studies are comprehensive water supply and demand studies evaluating the ability to meet future water demands within a basin or sub-basin. • WWCRAs provide a consistent baseline of climate impact information that the Basin Studies may use. Together, these programs support Reclamation’s efforts to meet the obligation under Section 9503 of the SECURE Water Act of establishing a climate change adaptation program. The research projects will assist these efforts by helping to narrow uncertainties, provide information in more usable forms, or develop more robust strategies for incorporating uncertainty into decision-making. Enhanced water management is a crucial element of any plan to address the Nation’s water issues. With leveraged water management research grants, an important step will be taken towards improving water management for a more efficient use of water in the West.

Deadline:                        May 13, 2011