Grant Opportunities 04-18-2011

April 18, 2011

By , Government Grants Coordinator 831-459-1644

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Funding Source:   NEH

Title:         Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

Program:      The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtains the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

Deadline:      June 30, 2011


Funding Source:   NIH

Title:         NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)

Program:      The primary purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators. The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm.

Deadline:      June 12, 2011


Funding Source:   NIH

Title:         NIMHD Health Disparities Research (R01)

Program:      The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Research aims may include, but are not limited to, biological mechanisms; behavioral strategies; lifestyle factors; environmental, structural, and economic factors; cultural and family influences; delivery system interventions; medical procedures and regimens (including alternative therapy), and medical assistive devices and health information technologies. Projects may involve primary data collection or secondary analysis of existing datasets. 

Deadline:      Letter of Intent (not required): May 14, 2011

Full Proposal:      June 14, 2011


Funding Source:   Administration for Children and Families

Title:         Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars

Program:      The Administration for Children and Families is considering funding Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the field to focus research on questions that inform child care subsidy policy decision-making and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high quality doctoral students. Funding is dependent on availability and government interest.

Deadline:      June 14, 2011


Funding Source:   Spencer Foundation

Title:         Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions

Program:      The Spencer Foundation provides funding for research projects that study education in the United States and abroad. The foundation funds research grants that range in size from smaller grants that can be completed within a year, to larger, multi-year endeavors. Sustained improvement in educational performance requires continuous learning within and among schools, education systems, and higher education institutions. The foundation is interested in advancing understanding of ways to strengthen the capacity of schools and education systems as learning organizations.

Deadline:      Large grants over $40,000-continuous

Small grants under $40,000-April 29 & July 8Link:

Funding Source:   Toyota Foundation

Title:         Research Grant Program

Program:      Based on the theme of “Exploring Knowledge to Build a Better Future,” the program provides support to research projects that seek to uncover new relations among people, as well as connections between people and culture and people and nature, and those that bring about a spiritually richer society in which people sustain each other by forming such links. In particular, the program targets research projects with important social significance that adopt a pioneering stance based on flexible ideas that are not limited by existing frameworks.

Deadline:      May 13, 2011


Funding Source:   Johann Jacobs Foundation

Title:         Research Grants

Program:      The foundation supports research and intervention projects in the field of Productive Youth Development. In this context, the foundation focuses on the value chain paradigm: innovative research, practical testing of the findings in pilot interventions and market introduction, which ensures the systematic application of tested models on a larger scale.

In the field of productive youth development, the Jacobs Foundation has current priorities:

- Capitalizing on migration and the integration of youngsters with migrant backgrounds

- Improving learning contexts, including institutional dimensions of learning, all-day learning, out of school learning and integrative approaches to learning

- Economic dimensions of productive youth development: macro and microeconomic effects

Within this context, the following aspects are of particular interest:

- Developmental perspectives

- Transitions in life

- Preventative inter-medial measures

- Learning methods, such as formal and non-formal learning

- Cultural contexts and values

- Skills and social responsibility

- Peace, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue

Deadline:   Rolling