#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for High-Tech Research and Development

Over 225 federal grants have been posted to Grants.gov over the last two weeks.

Here, we highlight a few awards promoting the development of new technologies for science, health and security from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD).

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Law, Justice and Legal Services Programs

This week’s Funding Friday post highlights grant opportunities from the Law, Justice and Legal Services category in Grants.gov Search. You can easily filter funding opportunities by this and other categories, such as Natural Resources, Health, Education, Community Development and many more.

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1. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement – Strengthening Law Enforcement’s Partnerships with Women’s Justice Centers

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a Grant/Cooperative to implement a two (2) year program entitled “Strengthening Law Enforcement’s Partnerships with Women’s Justice Centers”.

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What Is a Grant Forecast?

Sunny with a slight chance of competition? Cold and gloomy thanks to freezing funds?

While federal grant applicants may at times face such varying climates, the grant forecasts we refer to here are previews of potential funding opportunities that a grant-making agency plans to announce in the future.

Applicants can search for grant forecasts just as they would for funding opportunities – by using Grants.gov Search.

How to Search for Grant Forecasts

By checking “Forecasted” under Opportunity Status, searches can be tailored to turn up forecasted opportunities.

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Grant Writing Basics: Make Sure You Are Eligible before Writing

Welcome to the Grant Writing Basics series, in which we will provide you with tips and advice for writing grant applications on Grants.gov. Our goal is to provide the essential info—the basics to begin building (i.e., writing) on a solid foundation.

The first grant writing tip? Save yourself time by confirming you are eligible to apply for the grant before you begin strategizing or writing the application.

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This may seem, well, basic, but we want to avoid assumptions. If you (i.e., the organization you are applying on behalf of) do not meet the specific eligibility requirements, then you cannot receive the grant funds.

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#FundingFriday: New Government Grants for Programs in the Arts, Transportation, Agriculture, and More

Below are five highlights from federal grants posted this week to Grants.gov. Featured here are awards from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Thailand – Enhanced Community HIV Link

This cooperative agreement will help to strengthen capacity to protect and improve health and well-being, specifically to help community HIV/AIDS services in Vietnam to support a sustainable national HIV/AIDS response.

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Video: How to Locate Federal Grant Forecasts on Grants.gov

The next time you search for federal grants on Grants.gov, check the Forecasted option under the Opportunity Status heading on the Search page. (See screenshot below.)

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This will allow you to browse projected funding opportunities weeks or months before they are officially posted. The Forecast feature is a great way to get a head start on preparing your next application.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Government Grants for Research or Technical Assistance Posted this Week

This week we’ve seen several grants for research posted on Grants.gov. The areas of research are in nuclear forensics, ecology, humanities, and space. There is also an opportunity to support Tribal communities in repairing brownfields lands.

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#FundingFriday: New Federal Grants from the U.S. Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Defense, Energy, and Commerce

Nearly every week, we highlight new funding opportunities that have been posted to Grants.gov. Grants announced this week focus, among other things, on fighting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), preventing the Zika virus, and advancing carbon storage technologies.

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1) U.S. Department of State – Rule of Law Assistance in Democratic Republic of Congo – Strengthening Forensic Medicine, Law Enforcement, and Legal Capacity

Since 2009, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs programs have provided support and access to justice for survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) while increasing the capacity of civilian law enforcement, healthcare workers, and judicial actors to better document, investigate, and prosecute cases of SGBV. This grant aims to further support progress in improving the criminal justice sector’s capacity in Democratic Republic of Congo to use forensic medicine to investigate and prosecute SGBV.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Posted This Week

Highlighted below are five more funding opportunity announcements posted to Grants.gov in the first week of August. The activities for these funding opportunities include scientific research, web development, and health services, as well as disarmament and reducing emissions.

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1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – ROSES 2016: Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science

NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program will fund grants to improve our capability for both prognostic predictions and retrospective simulations of the Earth system. The grant recipients will also advance our understanding of the vulnerabilities in human and biogeophysical systems and their relationships to climate extremes, thresholds, and tipping points. Meeting these goals requires approaches that integrate the traditional disciplines of the Earth sciences, as well as innovative and complementary use of models and data.

2) Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food Emergency Response Network Cooperative Agreement

The Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) currently comprises federal, state, and local government regulatory laboratories with varying capacities to perform threat agent testing.

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