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INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES
  • SBIR Program

    The US Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences' Small Business Innovation Research Program (ED/IES SBIR) provides non-dilutive seed funding to for-profit small businesses to develop and evaluate new education technology products to improve education and special education. On December 1, 2021, ED/IES SBIR released two FY2022 solicitations, including:
     

    Phase I solicitation #91990022R0001 which requests proposals for $250,000 awards for 8-months for the research and development (R&D) and evaluation of new prototypes of education and special education technology products. Up to 14 awards are anticipated to be made through this solicitation.

    Direct to Phase II solicitation #91990022R0002 which requests proposals for $1,000,000 for 2-years for R&D and evaluation of new education technology products to ready existing researcher-developed evidence-based innovations (products, interventions, practices) for use at scale, and to plan for commercialization. The goal of this solicitation is to support the successful transfer of research to practice at scale in education and special education. Up to 3 awards are anticipated to be made through this solicitation. Direct to Phase II projects are awarded without a prior Phase I award.
     
    • DEADLINE:  02/01/2022

 

  • Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice 84.305N
     

    Through its National Center for Education Research (NCER), the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) supports research to build knowledge and understanding of education practice and policy. IES was established by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA – P.L. 107-279), in part to improve academic achievement and access to educational opportunities for all learners (ESRA, § 111.b.1.B), but also to focus especially on learners whose increased achievement would help close achievement gaps (ESRA, § 115.a.1) or who lack access to educational opportunities (ESRA, § 115.a.2.A and 115.a.2.B). In carrying out this mission, IES takes steps to ensure that our work is carried out in a manner that is objective, secular, neutral, and nonideological and free of partisan political influence and racial, cultural, gender, or regional bias (ESRA, § 111.b.2.B).  NCER’s program of research is intended to: 
     

    • Improve access to high-quality education for all learners from early childhood through adulthood, particularly learners least likely to have such access

    • Improve academic achievement for all learners from early childhood through adulthood, particularly those least likely to achieve academically

    • Reduce opportunity and achievement gaps between high-performing and low-performing learners

    • Improve access to, persistence in, progress through, and successful completion of postsecondary education

    • LOI DEADLINE:  01/13/2022
      APPLICATION DEADLINE:  03/10/2022

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
  • Institutes for K-12 Educators

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs is accepting applications for the Institutes for K-12 Educators program. NEH Institutes are professional development programs that convene K-12 educators from across the nation in order to deepen and enrich their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective teaching and scholarship.

    • DEADLINE:  02/22/2022
       

  •  Landmarks of American History and Culture Synopsis 1

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs is accepting applications for the Landmarks of American History and Culture program. The purpose of this program is to support a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators across the nation to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level.

    • DEADLINE:  02/22/2022
       

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
  • Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL): The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.
    • DEADLINE:  01/18/2022
       
  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR):  

    Webinars for Prospective Investigators: An archive of previous IUSE webinars may be accessed on the AAAS website at https://www.aaas-iuse.org/

    The IUSE: EHR is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students.  In pursuit of this goal, IUSE: EHR supports projects that seek to bring recent advances in STEM knowledge into undergraduate education, that adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and that lay the groundwork for institutional improvement in STEM education. IUSE: EHR also seeks to support projects that have high potential for broader societal impacts, including improved diversity of students and instructors participating in STEM education, professional development for instructors to ensure adoption of new and effective pedagogical techniques that meet the changing needs of students, and projects that promote institutional partnerships for collaborative research and development
    • DEADLINE:  01/19/2022

 

  • NSF's INTERN program:  A supplemental funding program available to PIs and CO-Pis of active NSF awards that provides "for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will augment their preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting”.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

No relevant announcements at this time.

Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU)

No current announcements


Health Resources & Services Administration

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation (HRSA-22-057) notice-of-intent

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under RCORP-Implementation. This funding opportunity, RCORP-Implementation, will advance RCORP’s overall goal by strengthening and expanding SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. Given the complex and multifaceted nature of SUD/OUD, as well as the need to secure community buy-in and generate adequate patient volume to sustain services, HRSA requires that applicants be part of broad, multi-sectoral consortia. HRSA expects that consortia funded by RCORP-Implementation will sustain the SUD/OUD-related services in rural areas made possible by this funding opportunity both during and beyond the period of performance.

Internal Deadline: 11/29/2021

Proposal Deadline: 01/13/2022


Russell Sage Foundation

Russell Sage Foundation: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Purpose:  The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Race, Ethnicity & Immigration supports innovative investigator-initiated research on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American.


Letter of Intent Due:  11/10/2021

Full Proposal Due:  03/09/2022

 

Spencer Foundation

No current announcements.

 

Van Ameringen Foundation

Direct Service Grants:  The Foundation funds programs and projects that provide a direct service, such as case management, assessment, counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric care, training, or jobs, housing, and other supports to people and communities confronting significant mental illness.

  • Up to 3 years. $25,000 - $75,000 annually.

Internal Deadline:  01/24/2022

Proposal Deadline: 02/04/2022

 

Non-Direct Service Grants: 
Advocacy: The Foundation funds strategies that seek to create changes in the law, public policy, or in the perceptions and practices of the public and private sectors responsible for improving mental healthcare, particularly in unserved or underserved communities.

Media/Dissemination: The Foundation funds efforts which seek to share research findings, best practices, and knowledge related to improving the mental health safety net and system. This may be in the form of a publication, training, or media project using traditional or new forms of communication.

Training: The Foundation funds activities that provide learning and skill-building opportunities for mental health providers, advocates, people living with mental illness, policymakers, and family or community members who are seeking to deepen their understanding, knowledge, treatment, or social change efforts.

 

  • Up to 3 years. Up to $250,000 annually.

Internal Deadline:  01/24/2022

Proposal Deadline:  02/04/2022

 

William T. Grant Foundation

Major Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Purpose: The program supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines and methodologies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States.

Notice of Intent Due:  01/03/2022

Proposal Deadline:  01/12/2022


Research Grants Improving the Use of Research Evidence


Purpose: Through the program, the foundation seeks high-quality field-initiated studies that identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth..

Notice of Intent Due:  01/03/2022

Proposal Deadline:  01/12/2022

 


For proposal submission details, please use Penn State's InfoReady website:  https://psu.infoready4.com/

No relevant announcements at this time.

LIMITED SUBMISSIONS

Please visit the Limited Submissions website to complete the Internal Submission Requirements.  See Section titled “Currently Accepting Notices of Intent/Proposals”, select the opportunity “Apply Here.”
 

National Science Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed PRF) Institutional Cohort (NSF 22-531)

To realize its identified goals of promoting discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship, NSF supports projects judged as promising to “advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization” (https://www.nsf.gov/about/glance.jsp). Working towards the particular objective of furthering the Nation’s ability to develop an effective STEM workforce requires high-quality STEM education informed by robust STEM education research. The STEM Ed PRF program directly aligns with this work by funding projects designed to build STEM education research capacity and advance knowledge in STEM education.
 

  • Track I - Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (Track I) provide an opportunity for recent doctoral graduates in these disciplines to receive training and mentorship under the direction of a sponsoring STEM education researcher(s) from a host institution.
  • Track II- Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowships (Track II) provide an opportunity for institutions to design a postdoctoral training and mentorship program and host a cohort of recent doctoral graduates in these disciplines.

Internal Deadline: 01/05/2022

Proposal Deadline: 03/01/2022
 

 

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Implementation (HRSA-22-057) notice-of-intent

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under RCORP-Implementation. This funding opportunity, RCORP-Implementation, will advance RCORP’s overall goal by strengthening and expanding SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. Given the complex and multifaceted nature of SUD/OUD, as well as the need to secure community buy-in and generate adequate patient volume to sustain services, HRSA requires that applicants be part of broad, multi-sectoral consortia. HRSA expects that consortia funded by RCORP-Implementation will sustain the SUD/OUD-related services in rural areas made possible by this funding opportunity both during and beyond the period of performance.

Internal Deadline: 11/29/2021

Proposal Deadline:  01/13/2022

 

CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT CENTER

  • No relevant announcements at this time.


INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTATIONAL and DATA SCIENCES (ICDS)

Seed Grant Opportunities:  The ICDS Seed Grant Program fosters innovative data- and computation-enabled research. A major goal of the ICDS seed grants program is to support interdisciplinary research groups to develop competitive proposals for substantial external funding to tackle complex problems. For the purposes of this solicitation, the research team is expected to be interdisciplinary, comprising a diversity of researcher expertise.  We especially encourage proposals that bring together junior and senior faculty, or faculty from multiple academic units/colleges to lay the groundwork for ambitious interdisciplinary project.

Internal Deadline:  01/23/2022

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE

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