Environment, Health, Science and Mathematics Opportunities

GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS

Award / Funder: American Physical Society – Travel Grants for Minority Speakers Program
Description: The grant provides a reimbursement of up to $500 to colleges and universities for the travel expenses of one minority colloquium speaker these institutions host during a single academic year. Any physicist who is African-American, Native American or Hispanic is eligible. The COM maintains a Minority Speakers List, but eligible speakers are not limited to this list.
Deadline: Institutions are encouraged to apply early in the academic year, even if the speaker is not scheduled until the spring.
Link: http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/speakers/travel-grants.cfm

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: 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: Promoting Careers in Aging and Health Disparities Research / National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Description: Support and protected time for individuals committed to a career in health disparities research related to aging and who are members of or knowledgeable about health disparity population groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the medically underserved, low socioeconomic populations and rural populations).
Deadline: May 2012
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-136.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: Lesbian Health Fund / The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) /
Description: The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF) was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF’s mission is to improve the health of lesbians and their families through investigation and research. Research goals include: * Determination of rates and risk factors for cancers and other diseases among lesbians * Issues of access to medical care for lesbians * Study of mental health concerns of lesbians and their families * Definition and investigation of lesbian family issues * Methodologic exploration of diversity in the lesbian population.
Deadline: October 15
Link: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=922&nodeID=1

Award / Funder: Exploratory / Developmental Grants and Grants for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities / National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Description: Pilot and feasibility studies, development and testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, and innovative mechanistic into the causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities and the interplay of race/ethnicity with cancer biology.
Deadline: November 23, 2010; June 23, 2011; November 23, 2011
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-160.html

Award / Funder: Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21) / National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Description: Invites applications from investigators from diverse populations with interest in research projects focused on the basic biology of cancer. The purpose is to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. This initiative will also provide a bridge to investigators that have completed their training and may need extra time to develop a full RO1 proposal. The NCI expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; and to increase basic cancer researchers from diverse backgrounds.
Deadline: Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 23, 2010; May 23, 2011; October 23, 2011
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-162.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: Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children / National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: This initiative is designed to stimulate research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. For purposes of this initiative, health disparities apply to children who have limited access to resources and privileges that impact their health. As such, this initiative includes a focus on ethnic and racial minority children and populations of underserved children to include: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children.
Deadline: 9/7/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-392.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: Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Health Conditions Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Disabilities From Diverse Race and Ethnic Backgrounds CFDA Number 84.133A-7 – US Department of Education
Description: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. DRRPs carry out one or more of the following types of activities, as specified and defined in 34 CFR 350.13 through 350.19: (1) research,(2) training,(3) demonstration,(4) development,(5) dissemination,(6) utilization, and (7) technical assistance. An applicant for assistance under this program must demonstrate in its application how it will address, in whole or in part, the needs of individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds. This award is a discretionary grant. The estimated available funding amount is $400,000. The maximum award is $400,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The estimated number of awards is one. The project period is up to 60 months.
Deadline: 8/10/2010
Link: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-14128.pdf?CFID=9896871&CFTOKEN=24677692

Award / Funder: Blindness and Impaired Vision in the Middle East and Africa – Application for Joint Middle East and Africa – U.S. Cooperative Research Grants – U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation
Description: The goal of this grant competition is to facilitate the development of international collaborative research proposals in one or more areas of Blindness and Impaired Vision and to foster high-quality and innovative research and development in the vision field in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. These grants will provide one-year’s support, with the possibility of a no-cost extension if justified, to research teams of scientists from the selected countries/regions. While not a requirement, collaboration with a U.S. researcher is preferred and strongly encouraged. It is anticipated that the research implemented through these awards will lay the foundation for future grant proposals to the National Eye Institute and other funding agencies that support blindness and impaired vision research around the world.
Deadline: 8/30/2010
Link: http://www.crdf.org/usr_doc/PA_NEI_2010_Final.pdf

Award / Funder: National Institutes of Health – Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery (R01, R01, R21) — AIDS
Description: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages the submission of research project grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to: (1) improve the measurement of racial /ethnic discrimination in health care delivery systems through improved instrumentation, data collection, and statistical/analytical techniques; (2) to enhance understanding of the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery and its association with disparities in disease incidence, treatment, and outcomes among disadvantaged racial/ethnic minority groups; and (3) to reduce the prevalence of racial/ethnic health disparities through the development of interventions to reduce the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on health care delivery systems in the United States (U.S.).
Deadline: 9/7/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-083.html

Award / Funder: National Institutes of Health – Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01, R21) — AIDS
Description: Specifically, this initiative focuses on ethnic and racial minority children and underserved populations of children such as: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (physical and family environments), social (e.g., peer influences), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known illness and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the cost effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in nontraditional settings.
Deadline: 9/7/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-392.html

Award / Funder: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) – Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
Description: Health disparities between (1) racial/ethnic populations, (2) lower socioeconomic classes, and (3) rural residents, and the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: (1) public policy, (2) health care, and (3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Proposals that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as system science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: 9/14/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-137.html?CFID=9919127&CFTOKEN=72297572

Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.
Link: http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx?CFID=9896908&CFTOKEN=94185560

Award / Funder: Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce. The NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups; to improve the quality of the educational and training environment; to balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities; to improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols; and to improve the Nations capacity to address and eliminate health disparities. This FOA issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications to increase the number of highly trained investigators, from diverse backgrounds or who have experienced an interruption in their research careers. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic and clinical research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases in the general and health disparities populations. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the K01 award mechanism and is a continuation of the program named Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity/Re-Entry in Biomedical Research (K01)
Deadline: 10/1/2010
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-11-022.html

Award / Funder: William A. Hinton Research Training Award – American Society for Microbiology
Description: Honors outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African-Americans to join the ASM. The nominee must contribute to the research training of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or health professional students and efforts leading to the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in microbiology.
Deadline: 10/1/2010
Link: http://asm.org/index.php/professional-development/william-a-hinton-research-training-award.html

Award / Funder: Geoscience Education / National Science Foundation -Directorate for Geosciences
Description: The Geoscience Education (GeoEd) Program is part of a portfolio of programs within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) that seeks to increase public understanding of Earth system science and foster recruitment, training and retention of a diverse and skilled geoscience workforce for the future. The program achieves these goals by supporting innovative or transformative projects that improve the quality and effectiveness of formal and informal geoscience education at all educational levels, increase the number of students pursuing geoscience education and career paths, broaden participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the geosciences, and promote public engagement in Earth system science.
Deadline: 10/12/2011
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10512/nsf10512.pdf

Award / Funder: Frances M. Culbertson Travel Grant – American Psychological Association
Description: This grant supports women from developing countries who are in the early stages of their careers by providing travel funds to attend international regional conferences in psychology. The grant provides reimbursement for registration and travel expenses up to US $1,500. Recipients of the grant also receive a two-year affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association.
Deadline: 2/15/2012
Link: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/culbertson.aspx

Award / Funder: Advancing Novel Science in Womens Health Research (ANSWHR) (R21) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. Recent research reports have established the importance of studying issues specific to women, including the scientific and clinical importance of analyzing data separately for females and males. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women’s health; however, applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited.
Deadline: October 16, 2010; October 16, 2011, October 16, 2012 for new applications
Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-10-226.html?CFID=9936391&CFTOKEN=87213817

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Award for Outstanding Psychiatry Resident Paper Award on LGBT Mental Health – The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
Description: The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health (JGLMH) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that is indexed by PsychInfo. JGLMH is the official journal of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) (www.aglp.org). JGLMH is seeking outstanding resident papers on LGBT mental health; these can be original research papers, case series and detailed case reports, or review articles. The award includes $500, publication in JGLMH, and assistance with travel to the AGLP annual meeting (held concurrently with the APA) to present the resident’s work.
Deadline: 4/1/2011
Link: http://www.aglp.org/pages/cResidentPaper.html

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Social Justice / Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor
Description: The Editors of Studies in Social Justice invite submissions all year round. Studies in Social Justice is published twice yearly by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. This electronic journal publishes articles on issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with the struggle for social justice. This interdisciplinary journal aims to publish work that links theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. The journal welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry. The journal focuses on debates that move beyond conventional notions of social justice, and views social justice as a critical concept that is integral in the analysis of policy formation, rights, participation, social movements, and transformations. Social justice is analysed in the context of processes involving nationalism, social and public policy, globalization, diasporas, culture, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, welfare, poverty, war, and other social phenomena. It endeavours to cover questions and debates ranging from governance to democracy, sustainable environments, and human rights, and to introduce new work on pressing issues of social justice throughout the world. Nicole A. Noël, Journal Manager, Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4; tel: 1 519 253-3000 ext. 3492 Email: nnoel@uwindsor.ca
Deadline: N/A
Link: http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/ssj

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 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=

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: American Chemical Society / Women Chemists Committee – Overcoming Challenges Award
Description: Cash and travel expenses to attend the ACS Fall National Meeting to a woman undergraduate pursuing a major or minor, who has completed one semester of college-level chemistry, for her efforts in overcoming hardship (economic, personal, or academic) to achieve success in chemistry.
Deadline: 4/1/2011
Link: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=1166&content_id=WPCP_010370&use_sec=true&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=1b9fffe7-572e-49bf-9385-aafac86f08e3

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 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

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement (SUMMA) program / The Mathematical Association of America
Description: Grants to mathematical sciences faculty to host an MAA Student Research Program at their own campus over the summer. These grants support stipends for faculty researchers and  local minority undergraduates, as well as costs for student room and board.
Deadline: Last Friday of February in the year in which the program is to take place
Link: http://www.maa.org/summa/archive/summa_wl.htm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 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

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: American Physical Society – APS Minority Scholarship
Description: The goal of this minority scholarship is to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. It provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students to enhance their education and help them prepare for success in various careers.
Deadline: Applications for the next scholarship competition will be available in November 2010
Link: http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/index.cfm

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE)
Description: To expose minority undergraduate university students to the field of medical physics by performing research or assisting with clinical service at a U.S. institutions. Each applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Preference will be made to applicants that have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations and junior level courses in modern physics/quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those eligible to live and work in the U.S. Non-citizens and non-permanent residents must provide evidence at the time of application (e.g. visas and permits issued by INS) that they are authorized to work in the USA during the period of the fellowship.
Deadline: Information for 2011 will be available Mid November 2010
Link: http://www.aapm.org/education/muse/