Research funding opportunities, news & info

Interested in applying to one of the below funding opportunities? Contact Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator.

Find the complete list of current funding opportunities posted to the “Research funding opps, news & info” blog.

Funding Opportunities for the week of January 27-31, 2020

INTERNAL: 4W Innovation Grants for Faculty and Staff are provided as general support – which can be used toward summer salary, course buy out, or other arrangement with school or department – to allow a faculty or academic staff member to devote time to develop a key initiative related to gender and wellbeing. Projects should align with the vision and core values of the 4W program, and should have a research-to-action focus that aims to enhance gender equity in communities locally or globally. Such projects should also employ gender analyses and/or use an intersectional feminist lens to address equity for all. Two to four awards are expected to be made in amounts up to $7,500. Applications are due March 2, 2020. Click here for the complete call for proposals and application instructions.

Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants on Education: The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. The program aims to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. We seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse. Methodological diversity is welcome, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, and historical research. Applications are due March 3, 2020.

American Philosophical Society, Phillips Fund for Native American Research: The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time. Awards will not exceed $3,500 for projects up to one year in duration. Applications are due March 2, 2020.


Faculty Discussion: Course Release Incentive Funding for Research: Tuesday Feb. 4th 9AM-10AM , room 2211 NNH. Faculty are invited to participate in a discussion session with two recent recipients of the SoHE Course Release Incentive Funding for Research, a call issued twice yearly for faculty who seek course release time to pursue research opportunities. Assistant Professor Jennifer Gaddis and Associate Professor Jung-hye Shin will share their experiences with applying to and receiving the Course Release Incentive Funding last year. This session is intended to be interactive and will offer ample time for questions and discussion on these topics: how to submit a strong application, how to plan for research activities during the release time, tips and suggestions for potential applicants.

Reminder: Applications for the Course Release Incentive for Research opportunity are due March 1, 2020.

Policy News

January 24, 2020: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. One noteworthy change is the use of SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae for preparation of Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents.

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