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Title: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Long-Term Project

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Amount: Up to $250,000

Description: The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays GPA Program is to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies. This competition invites applicants to submit an application to request support for either a Fulbright-Hays GPA short-term project (GPA short-term projects 84.021A) or a Fulbright-Hays GPA long-term project (GPA long-term projects 84.021B). GPA long-term projects are advanced overseas intensive language projects that may be carried out during a full year, an academic year, a semester, a trimester, a quarter, or a summer. GPA long-term projects are designed to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in the foreign country for intensive advanced language training and for using the language while experiencing the culture in the foreign country. Participants should have successfully completed at least two academic years of training in the language to be studied in order to be eligible to participate in a GPA intensive advanced language training program. In addition, the language to be studied must be indigenous to the host country and maximum use must be made of local institutions and personnel.

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://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/applicant.html


Title: Graduate Research Fellowship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice

Deadline: April 8, 2019

Amount: Up to $150,000 over a period of 3 years.

Description: The NIJ is seeking applications for funding of innovative doctoral dissertation research in the social and behavioral sciences that is relevant to reducing and preventing violent crime, combating the opioid epidemic, promoting law enforcement officer safety, health, and wellness, rescuing and restoring crime victims, securing our Nation’s borders, and enhancing law enforcement investigations and prosecutions.

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.

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Title: Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice

Deadline: April 19, 2019

Amount: NIJ expects to make multiple awards with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2.5 million. Of the $2.5 million proposed for this solicitation, NIJ expects that up to $500,000 will be available for relevant research in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. Awards will normally not exceed a three-year period of performance.

Description: NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice in three areas: (1) eyewitness evidence; (2) police deflection strategies; and (3) forensic science testimony. Applications that fall outside these three priority areas will not be considered. This solicitation aims to strengthen the knowledge base on these three priority areas, and to improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications. It supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s priorities of reducing violent crime and enhancing investigations and prosecutions.

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: download pdf.


Title: Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice

Deadline: April 29, 2019

Amount: NIJ expects to make one or more awards with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2 million in FY 2019. Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a five-year period of performance.

Description:) NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and public mass shootings in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to strengthen the knowledge base and produce findings with the high practical utility to improve public safety. This solicitation furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge about prevention and reduction of gun crimes, gun violence related victimization, and the wide range of criminal activities related to firearm violence.

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: Download pdf.


Title: Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Amount: NIJ expects to make multiple awards with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $1.5 million. Successful applicants will be expected to complete the work proposed within a five-year period of performance.

Description:) With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ is interested in research projects addressing both sex and labor trafficking. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: 1)Labor trafficking research. 2)Evaluation research focused on victim service providers (e.g., sex and labor trafficking,minor and adult victims, etc.) 3)Building knowledge of the “grooming” process of traffickers (i.e., how does one become a sex or labor trafficker?)

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: Download pdf.


Title: Secondary Data Analysis to Examine Long-Term and/or Potential Cross-Over Effects of Prevention Interventions: What are the Benefits for Preventing Mental Health Disorders? (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: May 2, 2019

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs (not including consortium F&A) in any project year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 years.

Description: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research to integrate/harmonize existing data sets from preventive intervention trials implemented early in life to: 1) examine risk and protective factors relevant to later mental health outcomes in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood; and 2) determine whether preventive interventions delivered earlier in life have long-term effects, and/or cross-over effects (e.g., unanticipated beneficial effects), on important mental health outcomes, including serious mental illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, suicide ideation and behaviors, psychosis behaviors).

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-20-110.html


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 5, 2019 or October 7, 2019

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.This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).

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-19-056.html


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 5, 2019 or October 7, 2019

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

Description: This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Studies conducted with specific applications toward processes or products in mind should submit under the appropriate ‘Clinical Trials Required’ or ‘Clinical Trial Optional’ FOA. 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-19-091.html


Title: Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 5, 2019 or October 7, 2019

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). This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. 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. Applicants should note that some ICs (see Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

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-19-055.html


Title: Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 14, 2019 or November 14, 2019

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Funding may be requested for a five-year period.

Description: This FOA seeks to support research to understand and reduce disparities in opioid care; and to determine the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in U.S. health disparities populations. NIMHD and the participating Institutes have a specific interest in projects that will focus on health disparities pathways, explaining opioid health outcomes by examining the impact of different determinants (biological, behavioral, socio-cultural, environmental, physical environment, health system) at multiple levels (i.e., individual, interpersonal, community, societal) on health outcomes in health disparity populations (see the NIMHD Research Framework for examples of health determinants of interest: https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/research-framework.html.

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/PAR-18-747.html#_Section_II._Award_1


Title: Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 14, 2019 or November 14, 2019

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 purpose of this FOA is to encourage developmental and exploratory research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S. This initiative will also seek to identify multi-level intervention strategies at the institutional and systems level for addressing OUD in these 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/PAR-18-745.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 17, 2019 or October 16, 2019

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: This program is intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. For example, such projects could assess the feasibility of a novel area of investigation or a new experimental system that has the potential to enhance health-related research. Another example could include the unique and innovative use of an existing methodology to explore a new scientific area. 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. Applications for Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant awards should include projects distinct from those supported through the traditional R01 activity code. For example, long-term projects, or projects designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area, are not appropriate for this FOA. Applications submitted to this FOA should be exploratory and novel. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. Projects of limited cost or scope that use widely accepted approaches and methods within well-established fields are better suited for the NIH Small Research Grant Program. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s)

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-19-053.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 17, 2019 or October 16, 2019

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.This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” These studies fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial and also meet the definition of basic research. Types of studies that should submit under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical or behavioral outcomes in humans for the purpose of understanding the fundamental aspects of phenomena without specific application towards processes or products in mind. Studies conducted with specific applications toward processes or products in mind should submit under the appropriate ‘Clinical Trials Required’ or ‘Clinical Trial Optional’ FOA. 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-19-092.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Deadline: June 17, 2019 or October 16, 2019

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. This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. 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. Applicants should note that some ICs (see Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

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-19-054.html


Title: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: July 19, 2019 for SBE applicants.

Amount: The CAREER award, including indirect costs, is expected to total a minimum of $400,000 for the 5-year duration, i.e., it can exceed this amount.

Description: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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: Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: August 15, 2019

Amount: The total direct costs for CA DDRIG awards may not exceed $20,000; applicable indirect costs are in addition to (that is, on top of) that amount.

Description: The Cultural Anthropology Program awards Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) in all areas of cultural anthropological science supported by the Program. The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions.

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/2019/nsf19560/nsf19560.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click


Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Deadline: September 16, 2019

Amount: Senior Research Projects: From $12,000 to $150,000 per year for one to three years. Collaborative projects cannot exceed $150,000 total per year for one to three years. Fellowships: Up to 5, $5,000 per month for awards lasting from six to twelve months; the maximum stipend is $60,000 for a twelve-month tenure period. Fellowships are not for predoctoral students.

Description: 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 7,000 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 senior research grants, fellowships from six to twelve months, and conference proposals. Note: a conference proposal should generally be submitted at least a year in advance of the scheduled date of the conference.

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/2018/nsf18580/nsf18580.htm


Title: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Applications accepted until August 8, 2021

Amount: Limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award, and must reflect actual needs of the proposed project. Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate. Administrative supplements end with the currently funded competitive cycle of the parent grant. Budget requests may also be limited by the awarding IC.

Description: For PIs holding specific types of research grants, funds are available for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdocs, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PIs of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project. This FOA is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

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-18-906.html


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