#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: 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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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Supporting Literacy and Cultural Preservation

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday features a range of federal grants supporting libraries, museums and translation.

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National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that enhance the quality of library and archives services nationwide by advancing theory and practice.

Closing Date: March 20, 2019

 

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Research, the Arts and Emergency Capabilities

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently announced grants from the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Education and Defense, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award

Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army

Closing Date: January 02, 2019

The AIMM Research Award is intended to support highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine. AIMM initiative funding supports novel research concepts and other efforts that initiate or enhance potential game-changers that may not be supported by other funding mechanisms or core programs.

 

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#FundingFriday: Closing Dates for Grants Supporting Journalists, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Food Security and More

The following grant opportunities will see their application windows close in early and mid-February. These grants support a wide range of government initiatives in the areas of foreign policy, business, science and education, and the arts.

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Close Date: Feb 09, 2018

Agency: Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Opportunity: Journalist Reporting Tours in Northeast Asia 2018

Purpose: The purpose of these tours is for the journalists to gather information to better inform their audiences about the U.S. and its partners’ foreign policy toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the nature of the threat posed by DPRK nuclearization to global security.

 

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Grant Agency Spotlight: National Endowment for the Arts

In continuing the grant agency spotlight series, we look at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and its work to give “Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities.”

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Why Does NEA Exist?

Browse the NEA website and you will likely notice a two-word credo repeated on almost every page: “Art Works.” Here’s how the bureau of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities explains the credo:

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#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: Apply Soon for Federal Grants Supporting Arts Education, Cultural Diplomacy & Youth Songwriting

The following funding opportunities from federal agencies highlight an array of arts-related programs that support local humanities councils, arts education, employment, and cultural exchanges. Application deadlines are approaching for each of these five grants, so apply soon! Continue reading #FundingFriday: Apply Soon for Federal Grants Supporting Arts Education, Cultural Diplomacy & Youth Songwriting

#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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