Grant Opportunities 07-18-2011

July 11, 2011

By , Government Grants Coordinator 831-459-1644

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Funding Source:       NSF
Title:                       Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
Program:                 This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months.
Deadline:                 September 20, 2011

Funding Source:       USDA
Title:                        Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers (IPM)
Program:                  The overarching goals of the Regional IPM Centers program are to improve the cost benefit analyses of adopting IPM practices and to reduce the environmental and human health risks associated with managing pests. The IPM Centers will promote the development and implementation of IPM by facilitating collaboration across states, disciplines, and purposes. They will serve as focal points for regional pest management information networks, collaborative team building, and broad-based stakeholder participation. The end result will be increased coordination of IPM research, education and extension efforts and enhanced responsiveness to critical, priority pest management and global food security challenges.
Deadline:                  August 19, 2011

Funding Source:        NASA
Title:                        ROSES: Terrestrial Ecology

Program:                  The goals of NASA's Terrestrial Ecology research are to improve understanding of the structure and function of global terrestrial ecosystems, their interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and their role in the cycling of the major biogeochemical elements and water.

This program of research addresses impacts to and vulnerability of ecosystems and the carbon cycle to global environmental changes; development and utilization of new and/or multi-sensor remote sensing analysis approaches to estimate important ecosystem and carbon cycle properties; coastal ecosystem impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill through analysis of NASA airborne data; and follow-on studies that advance the results of prior NASA Terrestrial Ecology research.
Deadline:                  Notice of Intent:         August 17, 2011
Full Proposal:            October 28, 2011

Funding Source:       NEH
Title:                        Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants
Program:                  The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. What is an enduring question? The following list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive but serves to illustrate. In addition, please also consider the questions raised in the sample funded projects. What is good government? What is the value of work? What is friendship? What is evil? Are there universals in human nature? What are the origins of the universe? Enduring questions are questions to which no discipline, field, or profession can lay an exclusive claim. In many cases they predate the formation of the academic disciplines themselves. Enduring questions can be tackled by reflective individuals regardless of their chosen vocations, areas of expertise, or personal backgrounds. They are questions that have more than one plausible or compelling answer. They have long held interest for young people, and they allow for a special, intense dialogue across generations. The Enduring Questions grant program will help promote such dialogue in today�s undergraduate environment. The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members, but not team taught. Enduring Questions courses must be taught from a common syllabus and must be offered during the grant period at least twice by each faculty member involved in developing the course. The grant supports the work of a faculty member in designing, preparing, and assessing the course.
Deadline:                  September 15, 2011

Funding Source:        Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Title:                        Sloan Research Fellowships
Program:                  The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Deadline:                  September 15, 2011

Funding Source:        UC Mexus
Title:                        Faculty Research Grants
Program:                  Projects funded are expected to lead to development of major, long-term, interdisciplinary research and intercampus/interinstitutional collaborations with strong potential for extramural funding; binational conferences and publications; significant advancement of scholarship; new creative works; innovative binational instruction or new intercampus courses; public service programs; strengthening of academic and research capabilities; and/or graduate student training. The competition is intended to provide seed funds for new or developing projects; requests to support the continuation of an ongoing project will have a lower priority.
Deadline:                  September 19, 2011