Friday, November 12, 2010

Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program (Avon)

The Avon Foundation for Women has released the m.powerment by mark 2010 RFP for the Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program. The foundation has developed a comprehensive and need-based philanthropic strategy for this program that recognizes the importance of peer-to-peer education about healthy dating relationships among college-age people.

Twenty grants of up to $10,000 will be provided to colleges wishing to establish a network of Dating Peer Educators on their campuses. Funding may be used to cover the cost of a -trainer education program, printed materials and education sessions.

Amount: $10,000

Date due: December 3, 2010

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities

The purpose of this grant is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, 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.

Amount: Varies

Date due: May 11, 2013

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sociology Focused Grant -- NSF

The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

Amount: Varies

Date due: January 15, 2011

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Monday, October 4, 2010

The NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN)

The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Census Bureau invite teams of researchers to submit proposals for the conduct of long-term interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest and significance to the broader research community and the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census Bureau. The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge, and contribute to the training of the next generation of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons.

With these awards, NSF and the U.S. Census Bureau will create a Network of Nodes (NoN) with complementary research foci. The research program will be defined to include the major measurement challenges of the social, behavioral, and economic sciences relevant to the U.S. Census Bureau. When appropriate, research may be conducted in collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Census Bureau or other federal statistical agencies. Nodes may conduct independent research activities and/or partner with existing Census Research Data Centers (RDCs).

Date due: February 16, 2011

Amount: Varies

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Collaborative Research (NEH)

Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.

Eligible projects include:
  • research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities;
  • conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
  • archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and
  • research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.

Amount: $300,000

Date due: October 28, 2010

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Hadassah Foundation Request for Proposals in Israel and U.S.

The Hadassah Foundation is dedicated to refocusing the priorities of the Jewish community through innovative and creative funding for women and girls in the United States and Israel.

The foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for gender-sensitive social change projects that help low-income women in Israel achieve economic security. The foundation will provide a small number of grants to innovative projects in one or more of the following areas: grassroots programs that provide low-income women with resources and training to enable them to become financially self-sufficient; legal and policy advocacy initiatives that benefit low-income women and help them to improve their economic situation; and business development services that help women who own established businesses to improve their outreach and attract new customers and markets. Applicants must have Israeli amutah or mossad tziburi status.

The foundation has also issued a Request for Proposals for gender-sensitive social change projects serving women and girls in the United States Jewish community. The foundation will provide a small number of grants in one or more of the following areas: projects that encourage self-confidence, leadership skills, and healthy lifestyle choices among adolescent girls and young women in the Jewish community and/or build awareness among influential adults (parents, teachers, other mentors) in their lives; and projects that help women help women and/or girls achieve economic security.

Amount: Varies

Date due: August 9, 2010

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Sociological Initiatives Foundation Research grants

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation, which was established to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions, is accepting concept applications for its annual grant program.

The foundation specifically supports research that focuses on social policy objectives, institutional and educational practices, legislative and regulatory changes, linguistic issues (e.g., literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, language and national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures), and development of community capacity and organization of previously unorganized groups. Funded research should ideally build an organization or constituency's potential to expand public knowledge, impact policy, and create social change.

Examples of eligible applicants include academic-community partnerships, advocacy or community groups that conduct research that can withstand challenge in academic and policy arenas, and academics that organize or link to a constituency through their research.

Amount: $10,000 - $20,000

Date due: August 15, 2010

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty

The SEVEN Fund is a virtual nonprofit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty. SEVEN believes that such solutions already exist but are not sufficiently studied, analyzed, and exhibited as examples.

The SEVEN Fund has published its annual open "Enterprise-based Solutions to Poverty" Request for Proposals. The competition will award up to two research grants of up to $100,000 each to support innovative original research in enterprise solutions to poverty.

The RFP has four goals: 1) to expand scientific inquiry to include disciplines fundamental to a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and economic development currently unsupported by conventional grant sources; 2) to forge and maintain useful collaborations between researchers and on-the-ground actors of enterprise-based solutions to poverty; 3) to provide the public with a deeper understanding of this area and its potential implications; and 4) to find, research, and analyze role-model entrepreneurs and companies whose lesson may inspire others.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: October 15, 2010

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Canada Conference Grant Program

he Canada Conference Grant Program supports conferences that address important and timely issues about Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The Conference Grant is designed to assist an institution in holding a conference and publishing the resulting papers and proceedings in a scholarly fashion. We welcome conferences that engage local government representatives, NGOs, the business sector, students and the general public as well as promote linkages with Canadian academics and institutions.

The Conference Grant program is particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include smart and secure borders; North American economic competitiveness; regulatory cooperation; Canada-U.S. trade and investment partnership; energy security and sustainability; environmental sustainability; emergency planning and management; Canada-U.S. security and defense cooperation; Canada in Afghanistan; global health policy; and changing demographics in North America. We strongly encourage projects that include collaboration with researchers at Canadian institutions.

Amount: $15,000

Date due: June 30, 2010

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Program Enhancement Grant (Canada)

The Program Enhancement Grant is designed to encourage scholarly inquiry and multidisciplinary professional academic activities that contribute to the development or expansion of a program dedicated to the study of Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. We are particularly interested in innovative projects that promote awareness among students and the public about Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. We strongly encourage programs that foster student mobility (exchanges, study tours, internships, scholarships) to Canada and that promote institutional linkages and research collaboration in priority areas with Canadian institutions.

Institutions must demonstrate their funding support for the program and that they are bringing innovative ideas to the program.

Grants are provided to help defray only direct costs related to professional activities initiated by the institution. These costs include travel, honoraria, research and promotion materials, printing, website development, student mobility, linkages and research collaboration with Canadian universities, and faculty and course development. Faculty and student first-time membership fees for the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States or a Canadian academic association are allowable budget items.

Amount: $18,000

Date due: June 15, 2010

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Research Grant Program (Canada)

The Research Grant Program promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in a scholarly publication and at scholarly conferences, thus contributing to the development of expertise on Canada in the United States. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant's teaching load.

The program is particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include smart and secure borders; North American economic competitiveness; regulatory cooperation; Canada-U.S. trade and investment partnership; energy security and sustainability; environmental sustainability; emergency planning and management; Canada-U.S. security and defense cooperation; Canada in Afghanistan; global health policy; and changing demographics in North America. We strongly encourage projects that include collaboration with researchers at Canadian institutions.

Amount: $15,000 - $20,000

Date due: November 1, 2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism Initiative Grants

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) Program Project Initiativeprovides leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary research on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: the nature, causes, consequences, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism; and in developing new topics, approaches and methodologies to pursue these areas of research.

Amount: $500,000

Date due: December 2, 2010 (Proposal); November 2, 2010 (Letter of Intent)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Social Network Analysis and Health (NIH)

Social networks are social structures comprised of nodes, which can be individuals, organizations, or even societies. In a social network, nodes are tied to each other based on a type of social relationship, such as friendship, kinship, sexual contact, or economic exchange. Social network analysis (SNA) is the measuring, mapping, analyzing, and interpretation of social network structures, the ties between nodes, and the flows that occur within and across networks. Information, disease pathogens, ideas, money, and many other things can flow across networks. The goal of this funding announcement is to advance the science of SNA in ways that will enhance its utility for understanding and addressing public health issues. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research with the potential to advance and expand the utility of SNA and methods in studies of health and disease. This FOA is not intended to encourage proposals on the development of intervention strategies that operate on social networks, but rather to strengthen basic science knowledge on which intervention strategies may later be based.

Social network analysis allows researchers to describe, integrate, and analyze spatial, mathematical, and substantive dimensions of the social structures formed as a result of ties formed between persons, organizations, or other types of nodes. Researchers can represent networks graphically, locate them spatially, and describe and analyze their properties mathematically. These spatial and mathematical relations (i.e., “networks”) can then be related to the content and quality of interpersonal ties, individual or group phenotypes and behaviors, and the well-being and dynamics of groups and communities. SNA can be used to yield more meaningful measures of social integration in studies focusing on individual outcomes and to investigate the social dynamics underlying community function and population health. SNA can be used to study the transmission of viral infections, behaviors, attitudes, information, or the diffusion of medical practices.

Date due: May 3, 2010 (Letter of intent); June 3, 2010 (Proposal)

Amount: varies

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Friday, March 5, 2010

How Housing Matters to Families Grants

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is accepting research proposals to explore how housing matters to children, families, and communities.

Grant proposals are invited for the second round of research awards under the foundation's $25 million How Housing Matters to Communities and Families initiative. The initiative is based on the premise that stable, affordable housing may be an essential platform that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical health by helping to ensure a greater return from other social and public investments.

In the 2010 competition, the foundation seeks to expand further the body of empirical evidence on the difference that living in decent and affordable housing makes in the lives of children, their families, and communities, with a special emphasis on how such evidence can be put to use by decision-makers to strengthen policies and programs.

Amount: Varies

Date due: March 22, 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mentorship, Collaboration & Undergraduate Research

The Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) is sponsoring a three-day workshop that will bring together teams of three to five faculty members and administrators engaged in enhancing undergraduate research opportunities at their home institutions, focusing on undergraduate research as faculty development, student-based inquiry and institutional support structure. The three days will consist of plenary lectures presented by facilitators associated with CUR interspersed with individual team meetings with CUR mentors. Faculty and administrators from disciplines throughout the social sciences and humanities will spend the weekend discussing models of undergraduate research, mentorship and collaboration; what "research" and "mentorship" mean in different disciplines in the social sciences and humanities; assessing the value of undergraduate research; and means of augmenting funding for undergraduate research internally and externally.

Teams typically consist of at least one academic administrator, one or more department chairs, and several interested faculty members. To apply for the Institute, please visit

and complete the on-line application. Questions may be addressed to the CUR National Office ( or 202-783-4810). Enrollment is limited.

The workshop runs from March 26 - 28, 2010 and is hosted at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ. Application deadline is March 1, 2010.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

William T Grant Foundation Evidence-based Research Grant

Through this RFP, the William T Grant Foundation supports empirical, theory-building studies of what affects policymakers’ and practitioners’ acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. They are interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, and youth programs.

Amount: $100,000 - $600,000 (across 2 - 3 years)

Date due: May 6, 2010

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William T Grant Foundation Research on Youth Settings

The William T. Grand Foundation supports high-quality research that addresses their Current Research Interests: enhancing the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 16, 2010

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Political Science Grants (NSF)

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance. The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.

Amount: Varies

Date due: August 15, 2010

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Law & Social Science Program grants

The Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors. These can include, but are not limited to, research designed to enhance the scientific understanding of the impact of law; human behavior and interactions as these relate to law; the dynamics of legal decision making; and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations and changes in legal institutions. The primary consideration is that the research shows promise of advancing a scientific understanding of law and legal process. Within this framework, the Program has an "open window" for diverse theoretical perspectives, methods and contexts for study.

For example, research on social control, crime causation, violence, victimization, legal and social change, patterns of discretion, procedural justice, compliance and deterrence, and regulatory enforcement are among the many areas that have recently received program support. In addition to standard proposals, planning grant proposals, travel support requests to lay the foundation for research, and proposals for improving doctoral dissertation research are welcome.The Law and Social Science Program continues to solicit proposals that take account of the growing interdependence and interconnections of the world. Thus proposals are welcome that advance fundamental knowledge about legal interactions, processes, relations, and diffusions that extend beyond any single nation as well as about how local and national legal institutions, systems, and cultures affect or are affected by transnational or international phenomena. Thus, proposals may locate the research within a single nation or between or across legal systems or regimes.

Amount: Varies

Date due: August 15, 2010

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Investigator Initiated Grant on Youth Settings

The William T. Grant Foundation supports work to improve the settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. The foundation supports high-quality research designed to enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved, as well as when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth and how its use can be improved.

Applicants should submit a project that is consistent with the foundation's current research interests; addresses issues that have compelling relevance for theory, policy, and/or practice affecting the settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States; and reflects high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project's goals.

The foundation's current Action Topic is improving the quality of afterschool programs. The foundation funds studies of how afterschool programs affect youth, research on attempts to improve these programs, and activities meant to strengthen the communication among researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the afterschool field.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 6, 2010 (Letter of Inquiry)

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Friday, February 5, 2010

NIH Research Conference Grant (Interdisciplinary Teams)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13)applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop interdisciplinary research teams. Teams must include investigators from the social and/or behavioral sciences, and may include the life and/or physical sciences. The goal is to broaden the scope of investigation into scientific problems, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and increase the sophistication of theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches by integrating the analytical strengths of two or more disparate scientific disciplines while addressing gaps in terminology, approach, and methodology. This program will allow investigators from multiple disciplines to hold meetings in order to provide the foundation for developing interdisciplinary research projects.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 12, 2010; August 12, 2010

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Terrorism Prevention Training & Technical Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the State and Local Terrorism Prevention Training and Technical Assistance National Initiative Program, funded through the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-117). This training and technical assistance program will further the Department’s counter-terror efforts and assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to prevent acts of terror in their jurisdictions. This training will emphasize that constitutional rights, civil liberties, civil rights, and privacy interests must be protected throughout the intelligence process.

Date due: March 18, 2010

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Investigator Initiated Crime & Justice Research grant

The Crime and Justice Research and Evaluation solicitation is NIJ’s solicitation for investigator-initiated social and behavioral research and evaluation on topics relevant to State, local, tribal, or Federal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. Most crime and justice topics that are relevant to policymakers and practitioners are eligible for consideration. The goal of this solicitation is to encourage investigator-initiated proposals that focus on crime and justice topics relevant to criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. These proposals may apply to 1) social and behavioral research and/or 2) evaluations that focus on program impact and/or causal effects of programs.

Amount: $500,000/year for 3 years

Date due: March 29, 2010

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Homeland Security Grants for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the fourth annual competition for the Homeland Security Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Career Development Grants. The program enables colleges and universities with existing and/or proposed programs in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering or mathematics to award undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate fellowships to qualified students who intend to pursue homeland security scientific, technology, engineering or mathematics careers. HS-STEM requires curricula that are homeland security specific.

Amount: $200,000 (across 2 years) for undergraduate programs; $500,000 (across 3 years) for graduate programs

Date due: February 22, 2010

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Bureau of Justice Statistics College Campus Survey

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals for assistance in reviewing a preliminary design and for a data collection agent to field the 2010 BJS Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies. The goal of this program is to generate accurate and reliable national statistics about the police and security agencies serving college and university campuses in the U.S. The survey will be conducted during calendar year 2010 and will collect information on the personnel, functions, budgets, policies, and programs of campus police and security agencies covering the 2009-2010 school year.

Amount: Varies

Date due: March 4, 2010

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American Psychological Foundation Grants

The American Psychological Foundation's Visionary and Weiss grant programs seek to seed innovation through the support of research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being; reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000

Date due: March 15, 2010

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Native American Research grant

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials.

Amount: $2,500 - $3,500

Date due: March 1, 2010

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