#FundingFriday: Four New Federal Grants Posted This Week

This week’s featured funding announcements are from the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of State.

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1. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration – Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The purpose of this one-year funding opportunity is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty. In exchange for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes cancellation of up to 85 percent of any such loan (plus interest thereon).

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#FundingFriday: New Grants from the U.S. Federal Government

Funding opportunities announced this week support programs within the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security, among other federal agencies. Visit Grants.gov for the full list of announcements.

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1. Department of Energy, Office of Science – Collaborative Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences on Long-Pulse International Stellarator Facilities

The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), herby announces its interest in receiving applications to carry out experimental research in magnetic fusion energy sciences on long-pulse overseas stellarator facilities, namely Wendelstein 7-X (Germany) and the Large Helical Device (LHD – Japan).

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Using USAspending.gov Data for Grant Applications

The passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) has unlocked a wider array of U.S. government spending data for public consumption. Among the beneficiaries of this data are federal grant applicants and the new beta version of USAspending.gov. (Note: The data is still being migrated, so more historical data is available here.)

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#FundingFriday – Grants that Care for Children

Federal grants fund a variety of public-serving missions, which includes many ways to support all children’s education, health, and development. Below are funding opportunities posted this week that support these causes.

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‘Harmonizing’ U.S. Federal Grant Terminology

The U.S. federal government is in the midst of an effort to fix inconsistencies in the terminology used across federal financial assistance application forms. The home for the newly “harmonized” terms is the Common Data Element Repository Library, or CDER Library.

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Over the years, synonymous data elements on federal grant forms have sometimes been used interchangeably. For example, forms from different systems and applications have listed “address” as “Street 1”, as “Address Line 1” or as “Street Address Line 1”.

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Grants.gov Workspace: Fast, Easy to Use, and Secure

For years, applicants have applied for federal grants by submitting a package of PDF forms.

But on Dec. 31, 2017, Grants.gov will officially retire the legacy PDF package as a method to apply for a federal grant. Why? There’s now a fast, easy, and secure alternative to apply for federal grants called Workspace.

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#FundingFriday – 4 Most Viewed Grants During 4th of July Week

While many of us celebrated Independence Day, some of you all were working hard on federal grant applications. Here’s the top 4 most viewed federal grant opportunities so far in July.

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#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in June

Which grants are people looking at the most? Here’s the list of the five most viewed funding opportunities on Grants.gov so far in the month of June (1st through 22nd).

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Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities, Part 3 of 3

In Part 3 of our ongoing blog series, we will look at how a Big Team of Specialists can apply for a federal grant using Workspace. We assume you have read Part 1 and Part 2 because these go over the basics and allow us to get into more specifics here.

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If you are beginning to see how Workspace might fit your grant process, but you are concerned that some of the more nuanced parts of your standard grant proposal development process will not fit, here are a few ideas.

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Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities, Part 2 of 3

So, you work in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and have to lead your small grants team in applying for a federal grant. Before reading further, please read Part 1 of Grants.gov Workspace for Colleges and Universities. That’s the foundation we build on below.

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Let’s say your IHE grant team fits the Small Team of Generalists category. You also know you don’t have a month to try to learn and test out a different grant application system. Here are your next steps to quickly learn whether Workspace will fit your team.

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