Institutional Grants and Opportunities

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

Award / Funder: Diversity Research Education Grants in Neuroscience / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Description: For educational experiences that will attract, train, and further the career development of underrepresented biomedical scientists (racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) Objective is to increase recruitment, mentoring, training and retention of diverse researchers in the scientific and technology workforce. 
Deadline: September 25, 2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-456.html

Award / Funder: Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research / National Institutes of Health/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Description: To encourage institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations and thus to increase the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences such as: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.
Deadline: Applications can be received at any time through September 30, 2011
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-190.html

Award / Funder: Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Ancillary Training Activities / National Institute of Health
Description: Support for conferences, short courses, or other well-defined ancillary training activities to increase the number and competitiveness of students, faculty, and/or researchers from groups underrepresented to succeed in the pursuit of a biomedically related research careers.
Deadline: September 7, 2010; and January 11, 2011
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-118.html

Award / Funder: Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) / National Science Foundation
Description: To establish innovative programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering.
Deadline: Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: Third Tuesday in September, Annually; Full Proposal Deadline Date:First Tuesday in March, Annually
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=500036

Award / Funder: American Chemical Society / Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences
Description: For individuals / institutions that have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly fostered programs that result in increased numbers of person from underrepresented minority groups, including racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and women – that participate in the chemical enterprise.
Deadline: March 1 – Spring / Summer Regional Meetings; July 1 – Fall Regional Meetings
Link: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=1166&content_id=WPCP_012040&use_sec=true&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=

Award / Funder: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) / National Science Foundation / Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP)
Description: To increase the number of underrepresented students completing degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Projects place emphasis on aggregate baccalaureate production; attention to individual student retention and progression to baccalaureate degrees; and aggregation of student progression to graduate school entry.
Deadline: Second Friday in October
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09515/nsf09515.htm?govDel=USNSF_25

Award / Funder: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement / Mathematical Association of America / Tensor-SUMMA Grants
Description: To encourage pursuit and enjoyment of mathematics among beginning college students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of mathematics. College and university mathematical sciences faculty and their departments and institutions may submit proposals.
Deadline: February 12 of the year for which you would like the grant
Link: http://www.maa.org/programs/tensor-summa.html

Award / Funder: Women and Mathematics Grants / The Tensor Foundation / Mathematical Association of America
Description: Grants to mathematics faculty and their departments and institutions for projects designed to encourage college women to study mathematics.
Deadline: February 12 of the year for which you would like the grant
Link: http://www.maa.org/wam/tensor.html

Award / Funder: AHA Equity Award – American Historical Association
Description: The American Historical Association adopted a statement on equity that acknowledges its commitment to diversity in the historical professional and called on institutions to recruit aggressively and hire members from groups that have been historically discriminated against. The AHA has established two equity awards to be given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. The award can be conferred for new initiatives and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession. The awards are honorary and have no monetary component. Winners will receive a certificate of recognition that honors their efforts. Individuals or institutions can nominate themselves or be nominated. The first set of these Equity Awards will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association to be held in Boston in January 2011. Nominations will also be accepted on a rolling basis to be considered for future years.
Deadline: 8/1/2010
Link: http://www.historians.org/prizes/equityawards.cfm

Award / Funder: AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grants
Description: The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines. Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and seminars/workshops/conferences must be held in the United States. Institutional applicants must be located within the USA. Grants are available in the following categories: Research Travel within the USA, Short-term Research Travel to Japan, Seminars on Teaching about Japan, Instructional Materials, Conference Panels and Speakers at Disciplinary Meetings, and Small Scholarly Conferences on Japanese Studies.
Deadline: 10/1/2010
Link: http://www.aasianst.org/grants/main.htm#NEAC-JAPAN

Award / Funder: 2010 Annual Grant Competition – United States Institute of Peace
Description: The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help: * Prevent and resolve violent international conflicts * Promote post-conflict stability and development and * Increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Grant and Fellowship Program expands the work of the Institute by investing in individuals, universities, nonprofit organizations and civil society organizations around the world.  The program supports innovative projects, involving academic and applied research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, and the development of practitioner resources, tools, and training programs related to conflict management, international peace and security and peacebuilding.
Deadline: 10/1/2010
Link: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/annual-grant-competition

Award / Funder: Institutional Project Support Program (IPS) – Japan Foundation New York
Description: To encourage innovative projects which emphasize institution building and sustainable contributions to the field of Japanese Studies in the US, the Japan Foundation is providing support to colleges, universities (or a consortia of colleges and universities), and academic organizations that play a central role in Japanese studies. The Japan Foundation is soliciting a request for proposals for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Individual grants of up to $150,000 per year will be made to academic organizations that articulate convincing, multi-year proposals.
Deadline: 11/1/2010
Link: http://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/institutionalsupport.html