Grant Opportunities December

Grant Opportunities/General/Miscellaneous 

2014 Charles Bronfman Prize 
The award program seeks to honor next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results. The prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual (or group of individuals) under the age of 50 whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. The prize accepts nominations from around the world in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to medicine and science, education, human rights, conflict resolution, community development, and compassionate care. Nominees should be individuals or teams (not organizations). Nominees should self-define as being Jewish, however that manifests itself to the individual nominee. While nominees must self-identify as Jewish, their endeavors may be universal, contributing to the betterment of the world at large. Nominators are encouraged to collaborate with their nominee to present a strong, well-informed nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. Award ceiling: $100,000
Deadline: 1-15-2015

Russell Sage Foundation Program on Social Inequality 
The foundation’s Social Inequality program supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the U.S. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. To be eligible, organizations must be considered nonprofit organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code. Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.
Deadline: 1-16-2015

Grant Opportunities/Children and Youth 

Society of Pediatric Psychology Diversity Research Grants Program
This annual program is designed to highlight the importance of diversity in pediatric psychology research and clinical care. Through the program, grants of $5,000 will be awarded to society members to conduct pediatric psychology research that features diversity-related variables such as race/ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, language differences, socioeconomic status, and/or religiosity. Other aspects of diversity may be considered. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of SPP in good standing at the time of application. Applicants may be students, fellows, or early-career faculty (i.e., within three years of appointment).
Deadline: 10-1-2015

Grant Opportunities/Human Services 

American Psychological Foundation 2015 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize
The goals of the annual program are to encourage psychologists to promote a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness; to encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field; and to provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses. To be eligible, applicants must possess a doctoral degree and a record of significant research productivity in the area of serious mental illness; a record of significant involvement in training and development of younger investigators; and an affiliation with an accredited college, university, or other research/treatment institution. In 2015, a single grant of $20,000 will be awarded to an exceptional individual working in the area of serious mental illness, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder).
Deadline: 4-15-2015

2014 Charles Bronfman Prize 
The award program seeks to honor next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results. The prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual (or group of individuals) under the age of 50 whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. The prize accepts nominations from around the world in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to medicine and science, education, human rights, conflict resolution, community development, and compassionate care. Nominees should be individuals or teams (not organizations). Nominees should self-define as being Jewish, however that manifests itself to the individual nominee. While nominees must self-identify as Jewish, their endeavors may be universal, contributing to the betterment of the world at large. Nominators are encouraged to collaborate with their nominee to present a strong, well-informed nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. Award ceiling: $100,000
Deadline: 1-15-2015

Russell Sage Foundation Program on Social Inequality 
The foundation’s Social Inequality program supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the U.S. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. To be eligible, organizations must be considered nonprofit organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code. Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.
Deadline: 1-16-2015

Grant Opportunities/Technology and Other Science/Research 

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
The Program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research. Funding can support travel expenses or the purchase of nonstandard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for a grant, approximately 75 percent of Grants-in-Aid of Research funds are restricted for use by dues-paying student members or students whose project advisor is a dues-paying member. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
Deadline: 3-15-2015

Grant Opportunities/Justice/Crime Prevention 

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Application Guidance FY2015
The program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The long-term goals of the EJSG Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. The fiscal year 2015 program will consider proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). Eligible applicants include incorporated non-profit organizations; federally recognized tribal governments; or tribal organizations. Award Ceiling: $30,000
Deadline: 1-9-2015

Grant Opportunities/Natural Resources/Environment/Agriculture 

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Application Guidance FY2015
The program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The long-term goals of the EJSG Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. The fiscal year 2015 program will consider proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). Eligible applicants include incorporated non-profit organizations; federally recognized tribal governments; or tribal organizations. Award Ceiling: $30,000
Deadline: 1-9-2015

Patagonia Grassroots Environmental Grants 
The program supports small, grassroots organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. The company does not fund organizations without 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants are not provided for general environmental education efforts; land acquisition, land trusts, or conservation easements; research (unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem); environmental conferences; endowment funds; political campaigns; or green building projects. Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded for projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, focus on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change.
Deadline: 4-30-2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Model Grants Program – Solicitation Notice for 2014 Grant
The purpose of the Environmental Education Model Grant Program is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.. Selections and awards will be for model projects, each of which is to be conducted in at least two different locations during the project period in at least two different states in the United States, or in the United States and Canada or Mexico, or in the U.S. Territories. Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity as defined and licensed by the Federal Communications Commission may submit a proposal. Nonprofit Tribal organizations and Tribal education agencies may be eligible to apply if they meet certain criteria; please review full guidelines for details. Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or territories and the majority of the educational activities must take place in the United States, Canada, Mexico, or in U.S. Territories. Award Ceiling: $192,200
Deadline: 2-2-2015

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2015 Request for Proposals 
These grants seek to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration, with a particular focus on urban waters and watersheds. These grants are open to any public or private entity that can receive grants. Award Ceiling: $20,000 to $50,000 depending on category.
Deadline: 2-3-2015

Grant Opportunities/Park and Recreation 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2015 Request for Proposals 
These grants seek to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration, with a particular focus on urban waters and watersheds. These grants are open to any public or private entity that can receive grants. Award Ceiling: $20,000 to $50,000 depending on category.
Deadline: 2-3-2015

Grant Opportunities/Health 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program
The goals of the SCDNBSP are for a national sickle cell organization, in part by working with regional and local sickle cell community-based organizations (CBOs) to: 1) create a national effort to develop, implement, and maintain a national strategy to identify and assess the care quality and outcomes of individuals with sickle cell disease in order to assure access to comprehensive care; 2) increase the use of sickle cell educator/counselors (e.g., community health workers); and 3) increase the number of patients with care coordination, follow-up and referral to medical homes for sickle cell patients. The sickle cell educator/counselors will provide care coordination to sickle cell patients in communities by educating patients about sickle cell, linking patients to medical homes and assisting them with other resources in the community to address their health care quality and outcomes. Eligible applicants are any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organizations, and community and faith-based organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,679,000
Deadline: 1-9-2015

Society of Pediatric Psychology Diversity Research Grants Program
This annual program is designed to highlight the importance of diversity in pediatric psychology research and clinical care. Through the program, grants of $5,000 will be awarded to society members to conduct pediatric psychology research that features diversity-related variables such as race/ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, language differences, socioeconomic status, and/or religiosity. Other aspects of diversity may be considered. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of SPP in good standing at the time of application. Applicants may be students, fellows, or early-career faculty (i.e., within three years of appointment).
Deadline: 10-1-2015

Vascular Cures 2015 Wylie Scholars Program
Payment of awards will be made to the candidate?s institution, and the institution will be responsible for disbursing all funds and for the administration of the grant. Vascular Cures does not pay indirect costs. To be eligible for consideration, Wylie Scholar candidates must hold a full-time faculty appointment as a vascular surgeon with active privileges at a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in the United States or the Committee for the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools in Canada. Only one nomination per institution per year will be considered. In addition, candidates must be in the last year of, or have completed in the preceding five years, a vascular surgery board. Award ceiling: $50,000 per year for up to three years for expenses related to teaching, basic or clinical research, community service, and patient care.
Deadline: 3-31-2015

American Psychological Foundation 2015 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize
The goals of the annual program are to encourage psychologists to promote a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness; to encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field; and to provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses. To be eligible, applicants must possess a doctoral degree and a record of significant research productivity in the area of serious mental illness; a record of significant involvement in training and development of younger investigators; and an affiliation with an accredited college, university, or other research/treatment institution. In 2015, a single grant of $20,000 will be awarded to an exceptional individual working in the area of serious mental illness, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder).
Deadline: 4-15-2015

University of British Columbia Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research
UBC will award a single prize of $50,000 to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure for cancer. Among the criteria that will be considered is a distinguished record of translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications, demonstrated ability to forge partnerships with scientists and others to foster cancer research or to implement discoveries, and a talent for cultivating future leaders in the field. To be considered for the prize, applicants must be a Canadian citizen holding an academic appointment in good standing, be active and productive in his or her career, and have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or search for a cure for cancer. Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Deadline: 2-24-2015

Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2015 Cassen Postdoctoral Mentoring Award
The grant will provide support for the postdoctoral fellow to carry out the research under the supervision of the junior faculty member, with the assistance of a senior faculty member or principal investigator. Selection of a postdoctoral fellow from relevant disciplines outside nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is encouraged but not required. Overall administrative and research guidance for the postdoctoral fellow is to be provided by a senior mentor in the same institution. To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree (M.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited institution; have a full-time position at an accredited university or medical school or equivalent in the U.S.; and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. In addition, applicants must be no more than ten years beyond their doctoral degree or final year of postgraduate training, whichever is later, and have a senior mentor with significant research experience. Award ceiling: $100,000 over two years to a junior scientist faculty member to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to support his/her research in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
Deadline: 1-15-2015

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2015 Transplant Register Early Career Awards
ISHLT issues up to three Transplant Registry Early Career Awards annually for research projects directed by ISHLT members at the start of their careers. To be eligible, the applicant or the applicant’s chief of staff/research project director must be a member of ISHLT in good standing at the time of application and throughout the period of funding. The applicant also must have attained fellowship or junior faculty level (instructor or assistant professor equivalent) appointment prior to the period of the award. The award provides $5,000, at least $3,000 of which must be allocated for statistical support and up to $2,000 of which can be used for travel to ISHLT meeting to present the study results. In addition to the funding, awardees will receive a one-year complimentary ISHLT membership.
Deadline: 1-15-2015

American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2015 ASTS-Astellas Fellowship in Transplantation
The annual program provides qualified surgeons with additional clinical training in the field of solid organ transplantation. A single grant of $85,000 over two years will be awarded in support of training in the clinical aspects of transplant surgery, as well as involvement in related clinical, translational, and/or laboratory research. To be eligible, an applicant must be a current clinical trainee in transplant surgery, or be accepted as a trainee in an ASTS-approved transplant fellowship; have completed his or her surgical residency; and have demonstrated a career commitment to the field of transplant surgery. In addition, an applicant’s research and clinical experience must be sponsored by an ASTS member, and the applicant must reside in North America.
Deadline: 1-9-2015

American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2015 Research Grants Program
This annual program designed to facilitate the research endeavors of new investigators; provide bridge funds for projects that are of benefit to other members of the society; and foster the development of innovative research. ASRM research grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for project expenses, technical assistance, patient expenses, research supplies, and durable laboratory equipment. Innovative projects that have been funded by other sources and are in need of bridge funding are appropriate. Proposals from junior faculty, particularly those in their first three years of faculty appointment, will receive priority. To be eligible, applicants must have earned an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and/or D.O. and/or D.V.M. degree or their equivalent; be an independent investigator who has completed his/her training and has a full-time faculty/research staff appointment as of July 1, 2015; and have been an active or associate member of ASRM since at least July 1, 2014.
Deadline: 3-2-2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Eating Research: Special Solicitation 
This Call for Proposals focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: Healthy Food Retail and Early Care and Education. The primary goal is to fund and communicate strategic and timely research addressing key evidence needed to advance RWJF?s childhood obesity prevention priorities. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Concept papers are required.
Deadline: 1-7-2015

Hunter College Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize
The purpose of prize is to recognize and honor one nonprofit organization and one individual for distinguished accomplishment in the field of urban public health. Specific goals include providing financial support and validation to an exceptional individual and organization; raising the profile of creative, community-based solutions to urban health challenges; motivating public health practitioners and inspiring individuals to pursue public health as a career; and creating linkages between the Hunter College community and innovative public health organizations and individuals engaged in public health work. To be eligible, a nominee must be an organization or an individual in the New York City metropolitan area; be involved in a community-based public health initiative in an urban setting that has had measurable impact; and be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (if an organization), or affiliated with such an organization (if an individual). Award ceiling: $10,000
Deadline: 1-23-2015

National Institutes of Health (NIH) High Priority Immunology Grants (R01)
The goal of this FOA is to augment the maintenance and growth of the NIAID portfolio of investigator-initiated R01 grants in fundamental immunology. It seeks to address a decline in NIAID immunology R01 applications and awards that has occurred in the past several fiscal years.Eligible Applicants: private, public and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; For profit organizations and small businesses; state, county, city or township governments; Native American tribal organizations and governments; special district governments; Independent school districts; and public housing authorities. Annual Deadlines: February 5, June 5, and October 5 until January 7, 2018.
Deadline: 1-7-2018

Grant Opportunities/Arts, Culture and Libraries 

National Museum of Women 2014 Suzanne and James Mellor Prize
This annual $50,000 prize is awarded to the author of the best proposal for a scholarly book on an individual woman artist or subject related to the mission of NMWA. The purpose of the award is to encourage the highest quality scholarship on women artists from any time period or nationality and to enhance the role of the museum in shaping scholarly dialogue on women in the arts. Mellor Prize funds may be used to cover the costs of travel for research, translate materials not available to an English-language audience, and other costs related to creating the final manuscript. While the proposed book must be able to stand on its own, it can include other media (i.e., CD, DVD, online) as an additional component.
Deadline: 1-1-2015

American Voices and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) American Music Abroad
This is an international exchange program designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to audiences around the world. Ten ensembles are selected annually to participate in regional cultural exchange tours in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, or the Middle East for a period lasting approximately a month. As part of their program activities, selected ensembles are expected to perform high-profile public concerts, engage in intensive collaborations with local musicians, lead jam sessions, appear in the media, and offer educational activities such as workshops, music business training for aspiring musicians, and motivational and education programs for underserved youth. AMA tours operate under the official auspices of the U.S. government. The State Department funds international travel, hotels, and an allowance for meals and incidental expenses. A tour honorarium of $200 per day spent on the road is awarded to each musician in an ensemble. American Voices organizes the tours with the input of ECA/State Department and participating U.S. embassies and consulates. Participating musicians must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. or one of its territories, and either hold or be able to obtain a valid U.S. passport.
Deadline: 1-9-2015

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowship Program
NACF has announced new a fellowship designed specifically for Native Hawaiian artists. Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to Native Hawaiian artists working in the fields of dance, music, traditional, or the visual arts. To be eligible, applicant must be able to supply documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
Deadline: 1-15-2015

Grant Opportunities/Education 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Eating Research: Special Solicitation 
This Call for Proposals focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: Healthy Food Retail and Early Care and Education. The primary goal is to fund and communicate strategic and timely research addressing key evidence needed to advance RWJF?s childhood obesity prevention priorities. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Concept papers are required.
Deadline: 1-7-2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Model Grants Program – Solicitation Notice for 2014 Grant
The purpose of the Environmental Education Model Grant Program is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.. Selections and awards will be for model projects, each of which is to be conducted in at least two different locations during the project period in at least two different states in the United States, or in the United States and Canada or Mexico, or in the U.S. Territories. Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity as defined and licensed by the Federal Communications Commission may submit a proposal. Nonprofit Tribal organizations and Tribal education agencies may be eligible to apply if they meet certain criteria; please review full guidelines for details. Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or territories and the majority of the educational activities must take place in the United States, Canada, Mexico, or in U.S. Territories. Award Ceiling: $192,200
Deadline: 2-2-2015

Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2015
Creative leadership projects might involve building a creativity professional development plan that includes a series of workshops delivered by teachers, for teachers; bringing in an arts organization that has expertise in integrating art across the curriculum and having a series of training workshops followed up by co-teaching sessions so the information gets embedded into classroom practices; and/or organizing grade level creativity teams who have monthly collaboration meetings where they design lessons and coach each other on the implementation of art-infused, cross-curricular lessons. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000. To be eligible, school principals must be a NAESP member and not have won the award in 2014.
Deadline: 6-22-2015

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
The Program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research. Funding can support travel expenses or the purchase of nonstandard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for a grant, approximately 75 percent of Grants-in-Aid of Research funds are restricted for use by dues-paying student members or students whose project advisor is a dues-paying member. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
Deadline: 3-15-2015

Grant Opportunities/Economic and Community Development/Business 

Russell Sage Foundation Program on Social Inequality 
The foundation’s Social Inequality program supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the U.S. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. To be eligible, organizations must be considered nonprofit organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code. Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.
Deadline: 1-16-2015

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