Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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The WOU Sponsored Research Office's Funding Opportunities blog has moved!  Please click on the following link for the new WOU Sponsored Research Office blog.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Social Science and Human-Dimension Research (Sea Grant affiliated)

The California, University of Southern California, Oregon, and Washington Sea Grant programs are jointly interested in coordinated research efforts that bring together researchers from across the West Coast region to address specific social science and human-dimension issues of regional importance that align with the goals of the National Sea Grant College Program.  The program anticipates being able to fund between two and four regional projects for the 2014-2016 biennium. Individual projects should not request more than $100,000 per year (including indirect costs) from any relevant state Sea Grant program (total project costs can exceed $100K per year if more than one state Sea Grant program is involved). Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: April 1, 2013 (Pre-proposals)

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

Oregon Humanities is seeking scholars, artists, community leaders, innovators, provocateurs, and other engaged thinkers to be leaders for the Conversation Project, a program that offers Oregon nonprofits free, humanities-based public discussion programs about provocative issues and ideas. Conversation Project discussions are led by humanities experts who receive conversation facilitator training from Oregon Humanities. These conversation leaders connect a particular subject to participants’ experiences and to the local community, and model critical thinking without advocating a particular political agenda.

Conversation leaders receive a $200 honorarium, as well as mileage reimbursement and a meal stipend, for each approved program. Leaders must be residents of Oregon. Conversation Project programs will be available from November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2015. Proposals are due March 8, 2013.

Amount: $200

Due date: March 8, 2013

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Institute for New Economic Thinking grant

The Institute for New Economic Thinking is sponsoring a Research Grant Program to explore: (1) financial instability and macroeconomic management; (2) political economy of income and wealth distribution and inequality dynamics; (3) governance of international monetary financial systems; and (4) innovation.  The INET is an organization created to promote changes in economic theory and practice.

Amount: $25,000 - $250,000

Date due: June 14, 2012

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our Shared Past

The British Council and the Social Science Research Council have announced the launch of Our Shared Past, a collaborative grants program designed to encourage new approaches to world history curriculum and curricular content design in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Our Shared Past is designed to promote the development of international scholarly communities that are committed to analyzing history curriculum and reframing the teaching of world history through the identification of new scholarship and the development of new curricular content that illustrate shared cultural, economic, military, religious, social, and scientific networks and practices as well as shared global norms and values that inform world history and society. The project will encourage both the synthesis of existing scholarship on these topics and the exploration of concrete ways that this reframing can be successfully introduced into teaching curriculum in European, Middle Eastern, North African, and North American contexts.

Amount: $75,000

Date due: May 31, 2012

For more information, click here.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. High priority is placed on research on populations that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but have received insufficient attention from investigators. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) highlights a particular community: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and related populations (designated here as LGBTI populations). Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed.

Amount: Varies

Date due: May 7, 2012

For more information, click here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ashoka Changemakers Grant

Ashoka Changemakers has launched the Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters grant competition. This is a global competition that seeks solutions to helping young people learn about and employ empathy to solve today's problems.

Amount: $5,000

Date due: February 23, 2012 (eligible for early entry award); March 30, 2012

For more information, click here.