Current Funding Opportunities

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Title: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline: 07/20/2018

Amount: Minimum $400,000 for the 5-year duration

Description: This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers. The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

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/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm


Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/01/2018

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: Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/03/2018

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: Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/13/2018

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: Political Science

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/15/2018

Amount: Unknown, but see recent funding.

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://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


Title: Economics

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/20/2018

Amount: Unknown, but see recent funding.

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&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


Title: Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy

Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (IES) US Dept of Education

Deadline: 08/23/2018

Amount: Up to $400k over 2 years..

Description: The program is intended to support research that is carried out by research institutions and U.S. state and local education agencies working collaboratively on problems or issues that are a high priority for the education agencies. The research may focus on students within a wide range of education settings from prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education, and may focus on typically developing students and/or students with or at risk for disability. The goal of this research grant program is the improvement of education outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

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/pdf/2019_84305H.pdf


Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 09/17/2018

Amount: Senior Research Projects, up to $150k over 3 years. Fellowships, up to $4,200 per month for awards lasting from six to twelve months; the maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month tenure period..

Description: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) is a joint funding program of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used human languages, DEL seeks not only to acquire scientific data that will soon be unobtainable, but to integrate, systematize, and make the resulting linguistic findings widely available by exploiting advances in information technology.

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/pubs/2016/nsf16576/nsf16576.htm

Title: NIH Director's Transformative Research Award (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 09/21/2018

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Period is 5 years.

Description: supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and in any topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral 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/rfa-files/RFA-RM-18-009.html#_Part_1._Overview


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