#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for the Future of Work, Clean Water, Alzheimer’s Research & More

This week, we are highlighting new federal grant opportunities from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research

National Science Foundation

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 06, 2019

In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (ENG/EFMA), once received the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors. The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Big Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies, understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.

 

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#FundingFriday: Grant Announcements From DOJ, HHS, NEH and More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights federal grants supporting the digitization and preservation of historical newspaper content, legal assistance for the victims of sexual assault, and networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements for science and research institutions.

Click here for a full list of new and recent federal grant opportunity announcements.

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#FundingFriday: New Opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new funding opportunity announcements published by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For a full list of open NEA opportunities, click here.

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NEA Performing Arts Discovery, FY2019

National Endowment for the Arts
Closing Date: January 15, 2019

Through grants with other funders, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has a long history of bringing the benefits of international exchange to audiences, artists, and arts organizations nationwide. For many years, however, there have been limited opportunities for foreign arts presenters to come to the U.S. and see artists at events in geographically diverse areas of our country. Programs such as these are important because they create new markets for working artists, expand mutual understanding, and raise the profile of each participating U.S. region and country. To address this ongoing gap, the NEA’s Performing Arts Discovery program supports U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) to undertake performing arts platforms in their region that will showcase the work of U.S. performing artists for presenters1 based outside of this country.

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Funding Friday: Federal Grants Supporting Nutrition

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights federal programs supporting food and nutrition.

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School Nutrition Training Grant for Allied Professional Organizations

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
  • Closing Date: January 28, 2019
  • School Nutrition Training Grant for AlliedProfessional Organizations funds will assist allied professional organizations in planning, developing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating a workforce development and training initiative to provide skills-based training and technical assistance for school nutrition professionals to strengthen school meals program operators’ competencies, knowledge, and skills within one or more of the eight (8) key functional areas.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Programs Supporting Community Development, Refugees and Environmental Protection

If you don’t have time to regularly browse the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov, consider setting up a saved search that will ping you every time a grant relevant to your interests is posted to Grants.gov.

You may also want to download the official Grants.gov mobile app (App Store | Google Play), which makes it easy to browse and subscribe to opportunities while you’re on the move – or on the couch.

Here’s a selection of new funding opportunity announcements that have been posted to Grants.gov in recent days.

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Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program (Forecast)

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families – ORR
  • Estimated Closing Date: April 28, 2019
  • The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for the Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) Program, which establishes and manages Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education (limited to postsecondary and/or continuing education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and General Education Development (GED) Diploma preparation and test fees).

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grant Programs Supporting Developments in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights open federal grant opportunities relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. For tips on how to use Grants.gov’s keyword search, click here.

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Big Data Analysis of Synchrophasor Data

Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Closing Date: November 9, 2018

This program aims to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools on PMU data to identify and improve existing knowledge, and to discover new insights and tools for better grid operation and management.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Supporting the Humanities, Internet Freedom, Suicide Prevention and More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently-announced opportunities from NEH, EPA, HHS and the Departments of State and Interior. Click here for a full list of the most recent funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov.

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Collaborative Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Collaborative Research grant program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. (Closing Date: December 5, 2018)

 

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#FundingFriday Twitter Edition: Grants from NEH, HHS, Commerce and USDA

For this week’s edition of #FundingFriday, we are highlighting grant opportunities that either @grantsdotgov or federal government offices and agencies have shared on Twitter in recent days.

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And if you haven’t yet followed Grants.gov on Twitter, there isn’t a better time to do so than now!

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Opportunities Supporting the Humanities, Languages and History

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights grant programs from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service, and National Science Foundation. These programs support humanities-related research, preservation and expression.

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Dialogues on the Experience of War

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: November 15, 2018
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.

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4 New Grants – Big Data, Environment, TB, Volunteering #FundingFriday

Here are four federal grant opportunities that were posted just this week. These fund research with the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as grants from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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