Funding Opportunities

This is a list of Funding Opportunites curated for research interests in HPS. Please use the text boxes do to a keyword search and narrow your search, if needed. The list is maintained by Katy Schmitz, Senior Research Analyst, and if you are interested in applying to any of these funding opportunities, reach out to her at katy.schmitz@unt.edu or 940-565-2237.

Sponsor Deadline Sponsor Program Title Date posted
Thursday, December 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Co-morbid Substance Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Psychiatric Disorders

Submit R03, R21, or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 05, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023.

This NOSI is interested in research project grant applications that would further our understanding of co-morbidity through studies that test interventions (treatment and prevention), across the lifespan. NIDA interest includes, but is not limited to, applications in the following areas:

  • Services research to develop and test strategies to improve system- or provider- capacity for treating and managing co-occurring conditions.
  • Studies of the trajectories of the development of co-morbid substance use, substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders and the ways in which their interactions influence the onset, course and recovery of both; of interest are studies which additionally identify potentially effective points and models of intervention.
  • Intervention research to directly address common mechanisms/dimensions that may underlie both substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders. Among treatment seeking populations, studies to determine whether or how the receipt of evidence-based treatments for psychiatric disorders impact substance use initiation/and or progression to misuse and disorder.
  • Strategies for augmenting psychiatric care to prevent substance use initiation and/or progression from use to misuse or disorder. This could include research to test whether and how models of care delivery for mental illness (e.g., the collaborative care model, coordinated specialty care for first episode psychosis) could be leveraged for substance use prevention among at-risk individuals.
  • Studies to further understand and prevent suicide and other adverse outcomes (morbidity and mortality) among individuals using illicit substances.
  • Research to promote adherence to pharmacotherapies, such as buprenorphine, methadone, depot naltrexone, Lofexidine, naloxone, or HAART, in substance abuse treatment populations with comorbidities.

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Jun 25, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

*No deadline to submit. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Awards do not have an explicit funding range. 2019 awards averaged $315,031 and were 1-3 years in length.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.

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Jun 11, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 ECMC Foundation Grants Promote Post-Secondary Education Initiatives in College Success and Career Readiness

Awards can be up to $400,000.

LOI required and accepted on a rolling basis. Only invited LOIs may submit a full proposal.

The ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is currently giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jun 11, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021 Department of Homeland Security Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Stipend payments are for ten consecutive weeks. Research experiences must be scheduled between May - August:
- Faculty: $1,200 per week
- Graduate students: $700 per week

- Undergraduate students - $600 per week

At the end of the ten week summer appointment/team research project, faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding to continue research during the 2021-2022 academic year at the faculty’s home academic institution.

Faculty applications due January 11, 2021.

Invited facutly build a research project application due February 22, 2021.

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research a university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The program requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate and/or graduate level). SRT strives to address current capability gaps while preparing for future challenges. Projects are organized into primary focus areas that directly support DHS components, as well as federal, state, and local first responders:

2020 research areas include:

  • Critical Infrastructure and Resilience: Improving the nation’s preparedness for natural and man-made catastrophes.
  • Cybersecurity: Contributing to a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment.
  • Explosives: Protecting citizens and infrastructure from the devastating effects of explosives.
  • First Responders: Expanding first responder capabilities and improving their effectiveness, efficiency and safety.

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Oct 28, 2020
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Officer's research awards are up to $50,000.

Major research awards are $100,000-$600,000.

Deadlines are January 13, 2021; May 5, 2021; and August 4, 2021.

The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. Successful projects will build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality.The sponsor seeks studies that aim to build, test, or increase under-standing of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. They will prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

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Nov 18, 2020
Friday, January 15, 2021 National Science Foundation Law & Science (LS)

Standard Research Grant awards have no stated dollar amount limit or maximum project duration.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) awards are up to $20,000 for one (1) year.

Application due dates are twice a year on January 15th and August 1st. Upcoming due dates: January 15, 2021; August 1, 2021; January 15, 2022; August 1, 2022.

Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including, through not limited to: Crime, Violence, and Policing; Cyberspace; Economic Issues; Environmental Science; Evidentiary Issues; Forensic Science; Governance and Courts; Human Rights and Comparative Law; Information Technology; Legal and Ethical issues related to Science; Legal Decision Making; Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice; Litigation and the Legal Procession; Punishment and Corrections; Use of Science in the Legal Processes.

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Sep 16, 2020
Monday, January 18, 2021 National Science Foundation Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS) CONTACTS

Award amount and duration vary.

Deadlines are January 18, 2021 and August 18, 2021 and the January 17th and August 18th annually thereafter.

 

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. The DRMS program funds research in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

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Dec 22, 2020
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 National Science Foundation Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

Award amounts and duration vary.

Deadlines are January 19, 2021 and August 17, 2021 and then the third Tuesday in January and August annually thereafter.

The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they enhance fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated geographical research.

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Dec 22, 2020
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 National Science Foundation Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL)

Award amounts and duration vary.

Deadlines are January 20, 2021 and July 14, 2021 and then the third Tuesday in January and July annually thereafter.

The program supports research addressing learning in individuals and in groups, across a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive, affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences. There is special interest in collaborative and collective models of learning and/or intelligence that are supported by the unprecedented speed and scale of technological connectivity. This includes emphasis on how people and technology working together in new ways and at scale can achieve more than either can attain alone. The program also seeks explanations for how the emergent intelligence of groups, organizations, and networks intersects with processes of learning, behavior and cognition in individuals. Examples of general research questions within scope of Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL) include:

  • How can we integrate research findings and insights across levels of analysis, relating understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning in the neurons to circuit and systems-level computations of learning in the brain, to cognitive, affective, social, and behavioral processes of learning?
  • What is the relationship between assembly of new networks (development) and learning new knowledge in a maturing/mature brain?

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Dec 22, 2020
Monday, January 25, 2021 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)

Awards are a maximum of $400,000 direct costs per year for up to five (5) years.

Deadlines are January 25th, May 25th, and September 25th through September 25, 2022.

The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and portfolio priority research interests of AHRQ. The AHRQ mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more ac­cessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Within the mission, AHRQ’s specific priority areas of focus are:

  • Research to improve health care patient safety.
  • Harnessing data and technology to improve health care quality and patient outcomes and to provide a 360-degree view of the patient.
  • Research to increase accessibility and affordability of health care by examining innovative market approaches to care delivery and financing.

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Dec 22, 2020
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

January 26, 2021; May 26, 2021; September 28, 2021; January 26, 2022; May 26, 2022; September 27, 2022; January 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; September 26, 2023

Participating NIH ICs of note for HPS: NICHD, NIDCD, NINDS, NIMH, NIA, NIMHD

The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction. Preliminary data are defined as data not yet published. 

An ESI is a Program Director / Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is for basic science experimental studies involving humans, referred to in NOT-OD-18-212 as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.”

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Nov 10, 2020
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

R01 awards are up to $500K per year for five (5) years.

Deadlines are: January 26, 2021; May 26, 2021; September 28, 2021; January 26, 2022; May 26, 2022; September 27, 2022; January 26, 2023; May 26, 2023; September 26, 2023

Participating NIH ICs of note for HPS: NICHD, NIDCD, NINDS, NIMH, NIA, NIMHD

The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction. Preliminary data are defined as data not yet published. 

An ESI is a Program Director / Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trials. Need help determining whether you are doing a clinical trial?

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Nov 10, 2020
Thursday, January 28, 2021 National Science Foundation Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

Deadlines are the last Thursday in August and last Thursday in January each year. Upcoming due dates: January 28, 2021; August 26, 2021; January 27, 2022.

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate forSocial, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded intheory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. As part of itslarger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support researchproposals that further the production and use of official statistics.

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Jul 30, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Awards are up to $45,000 for one (1) year.

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues. Research focal areas include: Trends in disability; Determining disability; Requirements of work in the modern economy; Informing long-term projections and models; Improving communication and outreach; State and local pensions for non-covered workers; Modernizing totalization agreements; Economic security of SSA beneficiaries; Work-activity retention of disabled beneficiaries with overpayments; and Improving service delivery.

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Nov 3, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest to Highlight High Priority Opportunities for Intervention Development Research in Geriatric Mental Health

Submit R01, R21, R33, or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) listed in the Notice of Special Interest (NOSI).

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2023.

NIMH is issuing this Notice to highlight its interest in supporting intervention development activities for older adults. Examples of NIMH studies that are encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to those that:

  • design and test strategies for increasing the effectiveness of existing interventions administered to older adults with mental disorders (including methods of patient-treatment matching or other approaches to personalizing treatment), particularly in cases where there is evidence of poor or partial response or substandard effectiveness for older adults treated with the intervention(s) in routine clinical practice
  • study the efficacy and effectiveness of internet- and computer-assisted intervention modalities tailored for use by older adults with mental disorders (including computerized games and artificial intelligence informed methods)
  • develop and test interventions to enhance emotion regulation by older adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as informed by research on typical patterns of maturational and aging-related changes in affective functioning
  • develop and test behavioral and psychosocial interventions to improve management of the neuropsychiatric symptoms and syndromes associated with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders
  • develop and test strategies for reducing risk for and preventing suicidal behavior by older adults
  • assess the fidelity and effectiveness of interventions for late-life mental disorders when administered under real-world conditions in typical geriatric residential and care settings (senior centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, primary care clinics, adult day care centers, etc.)

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use Disorders

Submit R01, R03, or R21applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2019 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022.

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applications to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of special interest in grant applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the availability and delivery of efficient, effective drug, alcohol, and tobacco treatment and recovery support services. Examples of such research include: (1) clinical quality improvement; (2) quality improvement in services organization and management; (3) implementation science; (4) availability, demand, access, and financing; (5) effectiveness; and (6) development or improvement of research methodology, analytic approaches, and measurement instrumentation. This NOSI encourages, but is not limited to, applications in the following areas:

  • Quality improvement studies in services organization and management studies that address organizational contexts and service delivery models, the interaction of providers and programs within and across systems, and at multiple levels (e.g., program, practice network, state), and their collective impact on the quality of service delivery.
  • Studies examining the effects of practice and policy changes on service quality and outcomes, including unintended consequences.
  • Studies developing or applying new methods, analytic techniques or approaches (e.g., modeling), technologies or other innovative tools to improve the rigor and reach of health services research.

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) in Research on Risk and Prevention of Black Youth Suicide (R01, R34)

Submit R01 or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcements through the expiration date of this notice.

This NOSI applies to due dates on or after August 25, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through July 31, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research focused on Black child and adolescent suicide. Recent data suggest that Black youth, especially those under age 13, appear to be at higher than average risk for suicide and suicide-related behaviors. NIMH encourages research that addresses Institute priorities and is aligned with these recommended areas. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to studies focused on Epidemiology, Etiology, Trajectories, Intervention and Services Research, Preventive Interventions, Treatment Interventions, or Services Interventions.

NIMHD encourages projects that use approaches encompassing multiple domains of influence (e.g., biological, behavioral, sociocultural, environmental, physical environment, health system) and multiple levels of influence (e.g., individual, interpersonal, family, peer group, community, societal) to understand and address health disparities (see the NIMHD Research Framework, https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/research-framework.html, for more information).

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 16, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through January 10 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to improve health outcomes for individuals with deafness or communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. This NOSI seeks to encourage effectiveness and health services research for improved outcomes in the prevention and treatment of disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Applicants are encouraged to create collaborative teams which may include clinical experts not only in the traditional NIDCD mission areas, but also in other medical specialties and health care professions as well as experts in sociology, health services, health outcomes, economics, biostatistics, public health, health care financing and organization, survey research, psychometrics, epidemiology, and evaluation.

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Jun 18, 2020
Sunday, January 31, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 22, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 26, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Applicants must select the IC and associated R01, R21,or R21/R33 FOA to use for submission of an application in response to this NOSI. Participating ICs include, but are not limited to,: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating ICs are issuing this Notice to highlight interest in the systematic development of novel health-related behavioral interventions that leverage new, emerging or understudied areas in basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR). To achieve more potent and sustained strategies to promote health-related behavior change, there is a need for intentional and methodical translation of foundational behavioral and social science discoveries into new or improved interventions. This includes research that focuses on use-inspired bBSSR, understanding of mechanisms of action underlying initial and sustained behavior change, and systematic development and testing of health-related behavioral interventions and their components.

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Jun 18, 2020
Monday, February 1, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Mental Health Comorbidities in HIV Prevention and Treatment

Applies to due dates on or after May 7, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01, R03, R15, R21, R34, F31, K23, or K99/R00 applications for this initiative using one of the listed parent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) listed in this NOSI.

The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused on understanding and addressing the impact of mental health comorbidities, including mental health disorders as well as violence and trauma, on the HIV prevention and treatment continua.

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Jun 26, 2020
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Adminitration for Community Living (ACL) National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) - Research

Awards are $200,000 up to five (5) years.

The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. The purpose of this competition is to improve the capacity of minority entities to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research. NIDILRR will accomplish this by limiting eligibility for this competition to minority entities and Indian tribes. UNT is eligible as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). FI Research proposals should be in the stages of exploration and discovery, intervention development, intervention efficacy, or scale-up evalution.

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Dec 23, 2020
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Adminitration for Community Living (ACL) National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) - Development

Awards are $200,000 per year up to five (5) years.

The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. The purpose of this competition is to improve the capacity of minority entities to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research. NIDILRR will accomplish this by limiting eligibility for this competition to minority entities and Indian tribes. UNT is eligible as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). FI development proposals should be in the stages of proof of concept, proof of product, and proof of adoption.

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Dec 23, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01)

R01 deadlines are 3 times a year: October 5, February 5, and June 5.

Awards are up to $500,000 (direct costs) annually for up to 5 years.

The overarching goal of this FOA is to invite robust investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of disasters on health disparity populations and the health care systems that serve them, including the influence of risk factors or vulnerabilities of both the systems and the communities preceding the event(s). This initiative focuses on (i) describing the direct effects of disasters on health care systems, and specifically on the delivery, coordination, safety and quality of health care services, physical and organizational infrastructure, health care workforce and changes in health care needs and disparities of the communities they serve, and (ii) identifying strategies or best practices that health care systems or communities have implemented that promote appropriate system function and delivery of services during and after the disaster, maintenance of optimal continuity of care, and resilience of health care systems and populations for future events.

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Jun 18, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) – Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2021 through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary based on R01, R03, and R21 standard deadlines.

Submit R01, R03, or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This NOSI invites research applications on the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 survivors. At present, the best acute rehabilitation plan for people who have recovered from severe cases of COVID- 19 is unknown. Similarly, the long-term rehabilitation needs and sequalae of people who recover from COVID-19 are not well understood. Furthermore, the interplay of existing physical disabilities and recovery from COVID-19 is also unknown. Research applications are also sought to understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions. Applications that measure the impact of delayed treatment for common disabling conditions, such as stroke, are also sought.

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Oct 5, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCD is Interested in Supporting Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged human disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). There is a paucity of data on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the sensory and communicative functions within the scientific mission areas of NIDCD. NIDCD invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD’s scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language (HBTSVSL). Given the early stage of COVID-19 research, it is critical that there is a strong premise for research proposals submitted in response to this NOSI. Areas of COVID-19 related research encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to studies on or related to:

  • The effects of prolonged oral intubation on laryngeal function and voice production
  • Short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the auditory, vestibular or olfactory systems
  • The prevalence, onset, and resolution of acquired deficits (i.e. HBTSVSL) among patients with COVID-19 across the lifespan and in association with various underlying genetic predispositions and health conditions
  • The impact of stress/isolation on speech, language or fluency recovery/development in children or adults
  • Worsening of communicative function because of physical distancing, sheltering in place, and wearing of protective personal equipment during mitigation of this infectious pandemic
  • Telehealth service delivery to individuals with communication disorders
  • Multidisciplinary collaborative teams including clinicians, basic biologists, geneticists, quantitative scientist, epidemiologists or other researchers to study COVID-19 related human conditions and behaviors, bioethical considerations, health-service delivery, health services in low-resource areas, and health disparities within NIDCD mission areas

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Jun 18, 2020
Friday, February 5, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) – Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2021 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01, R03, or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to encourage applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation:

  1. Encourage research to address the rehabilitation needs of survivors of COVID-19
  2. Understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions
  3. Understand the social, behavioral, economic, and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mitigation actions on people with physical disabilities

Research applications addressing these topics are considered responsive; not all topics are expected within the same application. Applications will be directed to the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at NICHD.

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Oct 9, 2020
Monday, February 8, 2021 National Institutes of Health Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Awards are up to $275,000 (direct costs) for up to two (2) years.

Upcoming due dates are: February 8, 2021; June 8, 2021; October 8, 2021

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support pilot, feasibility or exploratory research in 5 priority areas in substance use epidemiology and health services, including: 1) responses to sudden and severe emerging drug issues (e.g. the ability to look into a large and sudden spike in opioid or synthetic cannabinoid use/overdoses in a particular community); 2) responses to emerging marijuana trends and topics related to the shifting policy landscape; 3) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive prescription drug abuse research opportunities (e.g.,  new state or local efforts); 4) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive medical system issues (e.g. opportunities to understand addiction services in the evolving health care system); and 5) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive criminal or juvenile justice opportunities (e.g. new system and/or structural level changes) that relate to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service.

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Jun 11, 2020
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest: Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens

R03 awards are up to $50,000 per year for two (2) years.

Deadlines are February 16, June 16, and October 16 each year through October 2023. Apply under parent R03 announcement PA-20-200.

This initiative encourages secondary analysis on scientific topics within the scientific scope of NICHD overall and the research priorities of the NICHD Extramural Scientific Branches and NCMRR. Research involving linking existing data to complementary data sources such as administrative records, vital statistics, or spatial data is encouraged. The types of data available for analysis by researchers outside the original research team include data from clinical trials, panel studies and other longitudinal research, cross-sectional studies, observational studies, multi-method studies, and other types of basic biomedical, clinical, behavioral, demographic, and epidemiological research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Physiological factors affecting change (e.g., endocrine, musculoskeletal health, reproductive health) at different points in the life span, including factors contributing to health status across the life course

- Differences in risk factors related to health and developmental outcomes at different ages, at different stages of disease progression, and in the presence or absence of co-existing conditions

- Methodological development using one or more data sets to develop and test new analytic approaches within the scientific mission of NICHD and within the scientific scope of NICHD or NCMRR priorities

- Development of common data elements (CDEs) or ontologies across existing data resources

Examples of NICHD datasets and research resources include: the NICHD Data and Specimen Hub (DASH), Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), the Child Language Development Exchange (CHILDES), the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI), and Xenbase.

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Dec 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 National Science Foundation Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH)

Awards amounts will vary but are generally around $1M.

Due dates are Februrary 16, 2021; November 10, 2021; and November 10, 2022.

This program funds work that makes fundamental contributions to two or more discipline such as computer or information sciences, engineering, mathematical sciences, social, behavioral, biomedical, cognitive or economic sciences to improve fundamental understanding of biomedical and health related processes and address a key health problem. Successful proposals should address challenges in the areas of:

  • Information Infrastructure
  • Transformative Data Science
  • Novel multimodal sensor system hardware
  • Effective Usability
  • Automating Health
  • Medical image interpretation
  • Unpacking health disparities

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Nov 18, 2020
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

R03 awards are up to $50,000 a year for two (2) years.

Deadlines are February 16, June 16, and October 16 each year through 2023.

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to promote and facilitate the archiving and documentation of existing data sets within the scientific mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in order to enable secondary analysis of these data by the scientific community. The highest priority is to archive data collected with NICHD support. This includes collecting data and biological samples on a wide array of relevant inputs including measures related to psychosocial and sociodemographic factors, cognition, genetics and biomarkers, pregnancy, reproductive health, behavioral medicine, and well-being over the life course. Examples of activities encouraged by this FOA include, but are not limited to:

Archiving and developing population health, socio-behavioral, and/or demographic data sets that conform to international standards for data documentation, including adequate descriptions of metadata and searchable instruments for public use

Harmonizing data and measures across multiple data sets

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Dec 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 National Institutes of Health Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

Awards are up to $275,000 (direct costs) for up to two (2) years.

R21 proposals are due three times a year: February 16June 16, and October 16

This FOA invites research grant applications that will identify, develop, test, evaluate, and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community (e.g., workplace, school, place of worship) settings. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of interventions that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

This FOA funds  "dissemination research" and "implementation research".

Dissemination research is defined as the scientific study of targeted distribution of information and intervention materials to a specific public health or clinical practice audience. The intent is to understand how best to communicate and integrate knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions.

Implementation research is defined as the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings to improve individual outcomes and benefit population health.

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Jul 23, 2020
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) New Topics for the 2022 National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Program

Awards are up to $45,000 for eleven (11) months.

A synthesis study documents current practice and experience for specific highway topics. The following factors are considered in the selection process for synthesis topics:

• The objective of the scope of work is to document current highway practice in state departments of transportation (DOTs);

• The synthesis documents current practice, not best practice; it is not a research project or a guidebook;

• The topic addresses an area of practice that is widespread and of general interest to state DOTs;

• The topic should be timely and critical for expediting delivery, improving the quality, or lowering the cost of highway programs; and

• The scope of work aligns with a $45,000 budget and an 11-month turnaround.

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Jan 12, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021 National Science Foundation Mid-Career Advancement

Eligibility: Must be of Associate Professor rank

Mid-career researchers in particular are at a critical career stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to research. The MCA offers an opportunity for researchers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. he MCA is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career (Associate Professor rank or equivalent) stage. Participating programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Engineering (ENG), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and Education and Human Resources (EHR) will accept MCA proposals. PIs are encouraged to discuss the suitability of their MCA proposal with a program officer from the appropriate directorate (see https://www.nsf.gov/bio/MCA_contacts.jsp).

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Oct 20, 2020
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 National Science Foundation Smart & Connected Communities

Track 1 awards are $1.5M- $2.5M for up to four (4) years; Track 2 awards are up to $1.5M for up to three (3) years; Planning Grants are up to $150,000 for one (1) year.

The goal of this solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life. For the purposes of this solicitation, communities are defined as having geographically-delineated boundaries—such as towns, cities, counties, neighborhoods,community districts, rural areas, and tribal regions—consisting of various populations, with the structure and ability to engage in meaningful ways with the proposed research activities. A “smart and connected community” is, in turn, defined as a community that synergistically integrates intelligent technologies with the natural and built environments, including infrastructure, to improve the social, economic, and environmental well-being of those who live, work, or travel within it. The S&CC program encourages researchers to work with community stakeholders to identify and define challenges they are facing, enabling those challenges to motivate use-inspired research questions. For this solicitation, community stakeholders may include some or all of the following: residents, neighborhood or community groups, nonprofit or philanthropic organizations, businesses; as well as municipal organizations such as libraries, museums, educational institutions,public works departments, and health and social services agencies.

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Nov 30, 2020
Friday, February 26, 2021 Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grants

Awards are up to $50,000 for one (1) year.

Due February 26, 2021.

Through the Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) provides seed money to researchers working on the entire spectrum of hearing research and balance research, including many underfunded areas of otology.

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Oct 26, 2020
Monday, March 1, 2021 Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

Awards are a maximum $50,000 for up to five (5) years.

Applications open January 4, 2021 and are due March 1, 2021.

The Small Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. The Spencer Foundation recognizes that learning occurs across the life course as well as across settings—from the classroom to the workplace, to family and community contexts and even onto the playing field—any of which may, in the right circumstance, provide the basis for rewarding study that makes significant contributions to the field. To this end, the sponsor supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives from scholars at various stages in their career. Proposals span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, economics,history, or neuroscience, amongst others.

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Dec 22, 2020
Friday, March 5, 2021 National Science Foundation Build and Broaden 2.0 (B2 2.0)

Awards size and duration varies.

Build and Broaden 2.0 (B2 2.0) encourages research collaborations between scholars at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and scholars in other institutions or organizations. This program of the NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports research in many areas associated with our evolving world, including fundamental research on human behavior and surrounding social, economic, and natural environments. Research supported in SBE advances the understanding of people, social organizations and society in a changing world where there are new opportunities for human interconnectedness as well as challenges that affect the ability to live healthy and productive lives.

The goal of the SBE B2 2.0 funding opportunity is to encourage submission of proposals from MSIs, and partnerships with and among MSIs, in order to advance fundamental research and build capacity in the SBE sciences. NSF’s SBE directorate welcomes submission of proposals from MSIs, and from partnerships that include MSIs, that address any of the research areas supported by the directorate.

B2 2.0 is designed to support research projects that:

  • Build capacity and enhance research productivity in the SBE sciences at MSIs;
  • Provide researchers with new ways to diversify and sustain collaborations;
  • Foster partnerships that strengthen career and research trajectories for faculty at MSIs;
  • Contribute to stronger, more innovative science by diversifying research and widening the STEM pipeline

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Dec 23, 2020
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

Awards are up to $2.5M, the recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000, and for up to five (5) years.

NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against elderly women and American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, NIJ is interested in research responding to the following two priority areas: 1) evaluation research on VAW programs, models, practices and 2) VAW research.

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Jan 12, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)

Due dates (non HIV/AIDS related): March 17, 2021; November 17, 2021; March 17, 2022; November 17 2022; February 17, 2023.

The overarching purpose of this FOA is to promote research to generate new knowledge to improve health care access, delivery, utilization and quality, and health outcomes of racial and ethnic minority populations and other groups affected by health disparities. Research encouraged under this FOA includes the examination of population-specific clinical presentation and/or manifestation of diseases and their complications within the context of health care settings; services within health care systems and non-clinical settings linked to health care systems (e.g. personal residences, school-based health centers, the workplace, and criminal justice settings); etiologies and reduction of health care disparities; structure and organization of health care systems and coordination of health care; impact of healthcare and non-healthcare policies on health care and health disparities; and system-wide interventions or multi-level interventions.

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Oct 5, 2020
Friday, March 19, 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) New Topics for the 2021 Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis Program

Awards are up to $45,000 for ten (10) months.

A synthesis study documents current practice and experience for specific public transportation topics.  The following factors are considered in the selection process for new topics.

  • The objective of the scope of work is to document current practices in public transportation and/or public transit agencies
  • The synthesis documents current practice, not best practice; it is not a research project or a guidebook
  • The topic addresses an area of practice that is widespread and of general interest to public transit and/ or public transportation
  • The topic should be timely and critical for expediting delivery, improving the quality, or lowering the cost of programs

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Jan 12, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

R03 Awards are up to $50,000 per year for two (2) years.

Deadlines are March 30, 2021 and March 30, 2022.

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R03) is intended to support both basic and clinical research from rehabilitation scientists who are establishing independent research careers. The research must be focused on one or more of the areas within the biomedical and behavioral mission of NCMRR: pathophysiology and management of chronically injured nervous and musculoskeletal systems (including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and orthopedic conditions); repair and recovery of motor and cognitive function; functional plasticity, adaptation, and windows of opportunity for rehabilitative interventions; rehabilitative strategies involving pharmaceutical, stimulation, and neuroengineering approaches, exercise, motor training, and behavioral modifications; pediatric rehabilitation; secondary conditions associated with chronic disabilities; improved diagnosis, assessment, and outcome measures; and development of orthotics, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies and devices. The NCMRR ECR Award R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; translational research; outcomes research; and development of new technology. Irrespective of the type of project, the intent of the NCMRR ECR Award R03 is for the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) to obtain sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent R01 application.

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Dec 8, 2020
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2021 Transit Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Program

Awards are up to $150,000 for Type 1 projects and up to $100,000 for Type 2 projects.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) administers three programs that invest in the potential of innovations: Innovations Deserving of Exploratory Analysis (IDEA).

  • Through the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), state departments of transportation fund the Highway IDEA program in search of advances in design, construction, safety, maintenance, operations, and manage-ment of highway systems.
  • The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funds the Rail Safety IDEA pro-gram, which looks for innovative approaches to improve railroad safety or performance.
  • Through the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds the Transit IDEA program to support innovations to improve the efficiency, safety, security, and ridership of transit systems.

Type 1 projects are concept explorations and demonstrate the validity of unproven concepts. Type 2 projects develop and test prototypes of proven concepts and requires 25% cost sharing.

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Jan 12, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021 National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

Annual Fellowship amount of $69,000

Due November 1, 2020 (and annually on Nov. 1 thereafter)

The National Science Foundation offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to provide opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to obtain additional training, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established social scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons beyond their undergraduate and graduate training.

Areas of Research: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports research in a broad range ofdisciplines and in interdisciplinary areas through its Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Division, Social and Economic Sciences (SES) Division, and SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA).

Note: Proposals are submitted directly bythe Fellowship candidate to NSF, not by the Fellowship candidate's current or proposed organizational Sponsored Projects Office (SPO).

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Oct 1, 2020