First Nations Institute Invites Applications for Native Language Immersion Initiative

For nearly forty years, the First Nations Development Institute, a Native-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked to strengthen American Indian economies and to support healthy Native communities by investing in and creating innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.

To that end, First Nations is currently accepting applications for its Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). First launched in 2017, the initiative seeks to build a dialogue and community of practice, through grantee cohorts, around Native language immersion programs as well as momentum for supporting Native language programs.

Through the initiative, twelve grants of up to $90,000 each will be awarded.

Programs supported through the initiative should be actively growing new speakers and have assessment and evaluation plans in place to identify progression in student Native language acquisition. Priority will be given to programs with long-term, community-based plans. Funding will support capacity-building activities designed to improve and enhance the program’s ability to achieve its mission, which may include curriculum development, technology access, instructional courses and materials, mentorships, teacher training, and other kinds of organizational infrastructure

To be eligible, programs must have an existing language-immersion program (one-year minimum), provide at least twenty hours per week for an entire school year of Native American language instruction, and serve a minimum of ten students between the ages of 3 and 22.

See the First Nations website for program requirements and guidelines and a link to the application portal.

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Spencer Foundation Invites Applications for Lyle Spencer Research Awards

The Chicago-based Spencer Foundation, the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research, is inviting applications for the Lyle Spencer Research Awards Program.

The program envisions a broad conception of educational practice that encompasses formal and informal learning as well as the institutional, policy, and normative frameworks that influence and are influenced by learning and developmental processes and seeks to engage the research community in thinking big and engaging with work that is thoughtful, critical of prevailing assumptions, self-critical about the work and its limitations, and relevant to the aim of building knowledge for the “lasting improvement in education.”

Grants of up to five years and ranging in amount between $525,000 and $1 million will be awarded to intellectually ambitious research projects with the potential to transform the practice of education.

Scholars from all disciplines (including education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, history, law, or neuroscience) are invited to submit a proposal. Projects may utilize a wide array of research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, and archival research.

The foundation values work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. The program also supports proposals with multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, and work that stretches beyond existing research silos.

To be eligible, principal investigators and co-PIs must have earned a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field (or have appropriate experience in an education research-related profession) and must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the administrative organization should a grant be awarded.

Letters of intent are due May 22, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 2019.

See the Spencer Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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U.S. Soccer Foundation Invites Applications for Safe Places to Play Program

The U.S. Soccer Foundation is committed to helping young people in underserved communities embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth through trained coach-mentors. To that end, it partners with local communities to create cost-effective, long-term initiatives that meet community’s youth-development needs and provide safe environments where kids can thrive.

The foundation is currently accepting applications for its Safe Places to Play grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to cover the cost of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and/or other enhancements that transform abandoned courts, empty schoolyards, vacant lots, and the like into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for irrigation projects; grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for single-field projects; and grants of of up to $50,000 will be awarded for multi-field projects

Projects must be completed within one year of a potential grant award.

Eligible applicants must be a nonprofit entity, own or hold a ten-plus year lease on the field space, and, at the time of application, have 50 percent of the needed funding in hand.

The foundation will begin accepting LOIs on May 2. Letters of intent are due by May 24. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 31, 2019.

See the U.S. Soccer Foundation website for complete program guidelines, eligibility criteria, a list of official U.S. Soccer Foundation Corporate Partners, additional insurance and grant agreement requirements, and application instructions.

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NIH Notices

  • Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2019
    (NOT-OD-19-099) National Institutes of Health
  • Notice of Change to Activity Codes allowed for Administrative Supplement for Research on Bioethical Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) PA-19-217
    (NOT-OD-19-101) National Institutes of Health
  • Notice of Special Interest for Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
    (NOT-OD-19-102) National Institutes of Health
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Cancer Institute
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institute on Aging
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Office of Research on Women’s Health
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office Request for Letters of Intent and Nominations for SGM Investigator Awards Program
    (NOT-OD-19-103) National Institutes of Health
  • Invitation for Input on the 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, & Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers
    (NOT-AG-19-016)
    National Institute on Aging
  • Notice of Change to PAR-18-185, “Development of Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) to Engage Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and their Caregivers (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional)”
    (NOT-AG-19-020)
    National Institute on Aging
  • Notice of Change to PAR-18-186, “Development of Socially-Assistive Robots (SARs) to Engage Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and their Caregivers (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)”
    (NOT-AG-19-021)
    National Institute on Aging
  • Pre-Application Webinar for Population-Based Researchers on NCI’s Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research Funding Opportunities (RFA-CA-19-038, RFA-CA-19-039, RFA-CA-19-040, and RFA-CA-19-041)
    (NOT-CA-19-048)
    National Cancer Institute
  • Notice to Extend the Expiration Date of PAR-18-261: Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award (K01 Clinical Trial Required)
    (NOT-ES-19-011)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Notice to Extend the Expiration Date of PAR-18-291: Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award (K01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (NOT-ES-19-012)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • NEI Notice of Participation in PAR-19-134, “Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”
    (NOT-EY-19-024)
    National Eye Institute
  • NEI Notice of Participation in PAR-19-135, “Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Required)”
    (NOT-EY-19-025)
    National Eye Institute
  • Notice Announcing the National Human Genome Research Institutes Genomics in Medicine and Health Strategic Planning Workshop
    (NOT-HG-19-020)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • NHLBI Limitations on Clinical Trial Applications Submitted to the NIH Parent (R01 Clinical Trial Required) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
    (NOT-HL-19-690)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Notice of Correction to Eligibility Information for PA-19-166 “Implementation of shared decision making for HLBS diseases and conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)”
    (NOT-HL-19-699)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Notice to Extend the Expiration Date of PAR-16-204 “NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (K01)” and Discontinue the FOA.
    (NOT-LM-19-004)
    National Library of Medicine
  • Notice of Change to Key Dates for RFA-NS-18-014 “BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects – TargetedBCPP (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”
    (NOT-NS-19-034)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Eye Institute
    National Institute on Aging
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
  • Notice of Correction to NOT-RM-19-001 Request for Information (RFI): Institutional Accountability to Promote Inclusive Excellence
    (NOT-RM-19-006)
    Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)
  • Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Alternatives to the Use of Human Fetal Tissues for NIH Tissue Chip Programs
    (NOT-TR-19-019)
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
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Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (R25) National Institute on Aging

062742 PAR-17-290 07-May-2019 1,750,000.00 USD
Contact Email BarrR@mail.nih.gov
Program URL https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-290.html
Deadline Dates (ALL) 07-May-2019, 25-May-2019, 07-Sep-2019, 25-Sep-2019, 07-Jan-2020, 25-Jan-2020, 07-May-2020, 25-May-2020, 07-Sep-2020
Synopsis  

National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIA R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce in aging. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences  and Curriculum or Methods Development. This FOA will utilize the NIH R25 Education Projects award mechanism.

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture

081494 USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006769 11-Jun-2019 [LOI/Pre-App] Not Available
Contact Email AFRI@nifa.usda.gov
Sponsor Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314956
Deadline Dates (ALL) 11-Jun-2019 [LOI/Pre-App], 13-Jun-2019, 27-Jun-2019, 18-Jul-2019, 22-Aug-2019, 07-Apr-2020, 28-Apr-2020, 26-May-2020, 16-Jun-2020
Synopsis The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2019 and FY 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Program areas to support:

  • professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals;
  • workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges;
  • training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and
  • fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

The anticipated amount available for new grants in this FY 2019 Education and Workforce Development RFA is approximately $29.166 million. The FY 2020 anticipated amount has not yet been determined. This RFA solicits Standard Grants and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants, whereas project types solicited in this RFA are Research, Education, Extension, and Integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects. Grant types and project types solicited vary by program area priority, and not all grant types are solicited within each program area priority.

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Scientific Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Uncertainty Quantification Office of Science/Department of Energy

DE-FOA-0002122 08-May-2019 [LOI/Pre-App] 2,000,000.00 USD
Contact Name Steve Lee, Program Manager
Contact Telephone 301-903-5710
Contact Email steve.lee@science.doe.gov
Sponsor Website https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314981
Deadline Dates (ALL) 08-May-2019 [LOI/Pre-App], 31-May-2019
Synopsis In support of the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, the DOE Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program and DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announce their interest in the co-design of learning systems and AI environments that significantly advance the field of AI for public benefit within DOE’s Congressionally-authorized mission-space.
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