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Title: Peer Support Program (PSP) Translational Research Award

Sponsor: DOD-CDMRP

Deadline: 01/05/2018, Mandatory Letter of Intent; 01/19/2018 Invited Applications Due

Amount: Up to $3,000,000 for 3 years.

Description: This program seeks applications to support examinations of efficacy and effectiveness of peer-to-peer support interventions to translate and integrate content into the everyday routines of Service Members (SMs) to enhance psychological health readiness and mitigate negative behavioral health issues including suicide behaviors. Applications should focus on research to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of peer support programs that could be implemented in the military. Such interventions should leverage public health paradigms such as the social-ecological model, behavior change theory, and adult learning theory. Considerations such as how peer-to-peer support would accommodate military culture, including varied ranks and structure, gender, and occupation requirements should be taken into account. Interventions should be sensitive to the time and contextual constraints associated with occupation and lifestyle. Interventions that include an electronic or virtual component will be considered, but applicants should demonstrate that such components will ensure the interventions are interactive and engaging. Studies should consider ways to integrate content into the everyday routines of SMs to decrease burden and increase buy-in.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your LOI and your full proposal if invited.

More Info: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/phtbi


Title: Political Science

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/16/2018

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418


Title: Social Psychology

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/16/2018

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior.

 

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712


Title: Law & Social Sciences (LSS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/16/2018

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727


Title: Developmental Sciences (DS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/16/2018

Amount: Unspecified

Description: DS supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research supported by this program will add to our knowledge of the underlying developmental processes that support social, cognitive, and behavioral functioning, thereby illuminating ways for individuals to live productive lives as members of society.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671


Title: Linguistics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/16/2018

Amount: Not specified, but please see recent awards.

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):

  • What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
  • What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
  • How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of natural language and/or language processing?
  • What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various grammatical properties of language? 
  • How does language develop in children?

What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408


Title: Science of Learning  (SL)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 1/17/2018

Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences. The program supports a variety of methods including experiments, field studies, surveys, secondary-data analyses, and modeling.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567


Title: Economics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/18/2018

Amount: Unspecified, but see what has been funded recently.

Description: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437


Title: Access to Historical Records

Sponsor: National Archives

Deadline: 01/18/2018 (Required Preliminary Proposal)

Amount: Up to $350,000

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:

  • Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online
  • Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions
  • Provide access to born-digital records

Create new tools and methods for users to access records

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/preliminary-proposal/prelim.html


Title: Challenge Competition: Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities

Sponsor: DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline: 01/31/2018, Phase 1 application due.

Amount: $100,000 for Phase I.

Description: The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces a prize competition to support the development of low-cost, scalable technology-based innovations to promote healthy weight for low-income children and families in the socio-cultural and environmental contexts of their communities.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-26/pdf/2017-20537.pdf


Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/01/2018

Amount: Not specified, but see recent awards.

Description: The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken language, motor control, categorization, and spatial cognition. Of particular interest are emerging areas, such as the interaction of sleep or emotion with cognitive or perceptual processes and the epigenetics of cognition. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, genetics and epigenetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


Title: Small Research Grants

Sponsor: The Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 02/01/2018

Amount: Up to $50,000

Description: The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work that the Spencer Foundation has funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants


Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/02/2018

Amount: Varies, please see link below.

Description: The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15506/nsf15506.htm


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline:  02/05/2018

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Description: The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-160.html


Title: Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R01-Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Deadline: 02/05/2018

Amount: Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research. Up to 5 years.

Description: To support investigator-initiated R01 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-316.html 


Title: Public Scholar Program

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 02/07/2018

Amount: Up to $50,400

Description: The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems.

How to Apply:  Apply directly to the sponsor by February 7, 2018. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info:  https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program


Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 02/12/2018

Amount: Currently, the average award size is ~$175K per year (including both direct and indirect costs), and the average duration is 3 years.

Description: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects.   Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program.  Additionally, proposals directed at understanding low-level sensorimotor processes or restricted to model-based simulations of neural data will not be considered, unless they are embedded in a cognitive question related to one of the central research topics listed above.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info:  https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


Title: Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 02/14/2018

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $450,000 over the R34 project period, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Description: The purpose is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities for: 1) effectiveness research on preventive and therapeutic interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community practice settings, and 2) research on the development and preliminary testing of innovative services interventions. Applications should provide resources for evaluating the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of approaches to improve mental health/functional outcomes, to modify risk factors, or to improve service delivery, and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a pre-requisite to a larger-scale intervention trial (e.g., comparative effectiveness study, practical trial) or large-scale services study.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-612.html


Title: Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (Collaborative R01 - Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Deadline: 02/14/2018

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to propose a project period of 3 or 4 years.

Description: The purpose is to support collaborative research to test the therapeutic value of treatment, preventive, and services strategies for which there is already evidence of efficacy, for use in community and practice settings and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. Supports research to evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacologic, psychosocial (psychotherapeutic and behavioral), rehabilitative and combination interventions that show promise, compared to existing treatment approaches, for improving symptomatic and functional outcomes for mental disorders. Studies that address either acute or longer-term therapeutic effects are encouraged. This FOA also supports clinical trials to test patient-, provider-, organizational-, or systems-level services interventions to improve service access, engagement, quality, coordination, or delivery, with the goal of improved outcomes for individual patients and as well as larger populations. The intervention research covered under this announcement is explicitly focused on practice-relevant questions. Supports research on interventions/services models that have the potential to substantially impact practice and public health in terms of the magnitude of likely improvements in key outcomes (e.g., clinical benefit, safety/tolerability profile, value and efficiency, or scalability potential), as compared to existing approaches.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-700.html


Title: Development of Psychosocial Therapeutic and Preventive Interventions for Mental Disorders (R61/R33- Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Deadline: 02/14/2018

Amount: Application budgets for the R61 phase and the R33 phase are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period of the combined R61 and R33 phases is 5 years, with up to 2 years for the R61 phase and up to 3 years for the R33 phase. Applications with a project period less than 5 years are encouraged where feasible.

Description: The purpose is to support the development and testing of innovative psychosocial intervention approaches where the target and/or the intervention strategy is novel. Targets might include, but are not limited to, potentially modifiable behavioral, cognitive, affective and/or interpersonal factors or processes, neural circuits or neural activity subserving specific behaviors or cognitive processes, and/or other neurobiological mechanisms associated with risk for, causation of, or maintenance of a mental disorder. Eligible psychosocial intervention strategies might include in-person or technology-assisted delivery, provided the target and/or the intervention strategy is novel. This FOA supports the development and testing of novel psychosocial interventions, as defined above, as monotherapies or as augmentations to a standard treatment (which may be psychosocial, pharmacological, neuromodulation, biologic, or other somatic modality). Studies must include an examination of a defined intervention target/mechanism based on empirical evidence of disease processes or mechanisms that confer risk, causation, or maintenance of a disorder, and a clear hypothesis about how an intervention directed at changing the target/mechanism can lead to clinical benefit in persons with or at risk for mental disorders.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-704.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 02/16/2018

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-161.html


Title: Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R21-Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Deadline: 02/16/2018

Amount: Up to $275,000 direct costs for 2 years.

Description: To support investigator-initiated applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-328.html


Title: Unsolicited Grant Opportunities

Sponsor: US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

Deadline: 03/06/2018, Mandatory Prospectus; 09/30/2018 Invited Applications Due

Amount: $25,000 to $200,000 for 3 years.

Description: The Institute of Education Sciences (the Institute) will consider unsolicited applications for research, evaluation, and statistics projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the organization. The Institute’s mission is to expand fundamental knowledge and understanding of education and to provide education leaders and practitioners, parents, researchers, and the general public with unbiased, reliable, and useful information about the condition and progress of education in the United States; about education policies, programs, and practices that support learning, improve academic achievement, and increase access to education opportunities for all students; and about the effectiveness of Federal and other education programs. Under this announcement, IES can consider applications for projects that are not eligible under the Institute’s FY2018 grant competitions. The Institute’s FY2018 grant competitions are those for the fiscal year (FY 2018), both open and closed, which are described at https://ies.ed.gov/funding/. The applicant must demonstrate that the project was not eligible under one of the Institute’s FY2018 grant competitions.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info:  https://ies.ed.gov/funding/unsolicited.asp


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