Current RFPs

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Hanover Research Monthly Grant Opportunities Calendar
Click above to download a monthly grant opportunities calendar, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Hanover Research DEI Grant Opportunities Calendar
Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar with opportunities that reflect widescale efforts to broaden participation and engage students and researchers from underrepresented groups, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Hanover Research Early Career Researcher Grant Opportunities Calendar
Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar for early career researchers, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Hanover Research Grants Calendar for Minority Serving Institutions
Click above to download a grant opportunities calendar for minority serving institutions, compiled by Hanover Research, a grants development firm working in partnership with UMBC-CAHSS

Hanover Research Grants Calendar – Education Research & Programs

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NIH’s New Scientific Data Sharing Website

NIH has a long-standing commitment to making the research it funds available to the public. This commitment is demonstrated through a variety of sharing policies that function to increase the transparency and availability of scientific data and resources.  NIH policies expect:

  • The appropriate sharing of scientific data to be maximized
  • Data from large scale genomic studies to be broadly and responsibly shared
  • Research tools developed with NIH funding to be made accessible to other researchers
  • Unique model organisms to be made available to the scientific community
  • Clinical trials to be registered and summary results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Peer reviewed manuscripts to be publicly available on PubMed Central

The new website will help you navigate these policies, providing you with step-by-step guides, infographics, tools and resources to help you on your way. In the case of clinical trials and public access policies, the site provides a central access point and visibility to these policies, and links out to existing NIH sites for more information.

Current RFPs

Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

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Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. We recognize that achieving racial equity is not possible without a focus on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, we partner with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policymakers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color.

NIH Helping to End Addiction Longterm (HEAL) Initiative

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is a trans-NIH research effort focused on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management.  The NIH HEAL Initiative is organized into six research focus areas. Within those focus areas, 12 NIH Institutes and Centers are leading 25 research programs to find scientific solutions to the opioid crisis.  Click on the link above for details about the six research areas.

Russell Sage Visiting Scholar, Journalist, and Researcher Application Deadlines

The foundation’s Visiting Scholar program is a unique opportunity for junior and senior scholars to spend a year (or a semester) in residence at RSF in New York City pursuing research examining essential questions on social, economic, and political life in the United States. The program fosters the exchange of ideas in a vibrant interdisciplinary environment and promotes multi-disciplinary collaborations. Applications are reviewed by outside experts; final selections are made by RSF trustees. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be accepted until June 28, 2022.

Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health (OMH)

Proposals are due by July 15, 2022.

OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration projects, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches. The purpose of the initiative is to support development and implementation of new policies and innovative practices to address policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities and may contribute to structural racism.

Leakey Foundation: Anthropology Research

Proposals are due by July 15, 2022.

The Foundation is dedicated to increasing scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. To that end, the foundation invites applications from investigators for promising new research related to human origins in paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and/or the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.

Cooperative Agreements for Innovative Community Crisis Response Partnerships (SAMHSA)

Proposals are due by July 25, 2022.

The purpose of this program is to create or enhance existing mobile crisis response teams to divert adults, children, and youth experiencing mental health crises from law enforcement in high-need communities. This program recognizes a high-need community as a community where mobile crisis services are absent or inconsistent, where most mental health crises are responded to by first responders, and/or where first responders are not adequately trained or equipped to diffuse mental health crises.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Applications are due by July 27, 2022.

NSF’s most prestigious award supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Russell Sage Foundation Funding Guidelines 

Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) due July 27, 2022.

For its next research grants deadline, RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under any of its core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of WorkImmigration and Immigrant Integration ; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. The RSF trustees recently approved revisions in priority topics in several of the core programs. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address the effects of social movements, such as drives for unionization and mass social protests, and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the United States.

LOIs must include specific information about the proposed data and research design. After peer review, about 15% of those who submit an LOI will be invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for submitting LOIs is 2:00pm ET, July 27, 2022. Successful proposals can start on or after April 1, 2023.

NIH Directors Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Applications are due September 1, 2022.

The NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award Program supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the nation’s research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups (see, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031) are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications are welcome from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations and in all topic areas relevant to the broad mission of NIH, including, but not limited to, behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. No preliminary data are required. Projects must clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of relevance to the NIH. The NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program of the NIH Common Fund.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Proposals are due by September 6, 2022.

This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

William T. Grant Foundation: Institutional Challenge Grant

Proposals are due by September 14, 2022.

The William T. Grant Foundation invites applications for its Institutional Challenge Grant, which encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

NSF/NEH Dynamic Language Infrastructure/Documenting Endangered Languages

Applications are due by September 15, 2022.

Supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use.

NIH Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living with Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

LOIs are due by September 20, 2022, with full proposals due by October 20, 2022.

This program invites R21 applications for the development of methods and measures for capturing expanded definitions of “family” and related concepts relevant to informal caregiving for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD), and for the testing of these measures in populations understudied in AD/ADRD research.

NIH Expanding Prevention Strategies for Mental Disorders in Mobile Populations in Humanitarian Crises (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

LOIs due September 25, 2022.

This program seeks to fund research focused on understanding the role human mobility has on mental health outcomes and developing and testing culturally appropriate preventive interventions for mental disorders that may develop during all phases of migration. This FOA seeks to develop assessment tools, preventive interventions, and implementation approaches to improve mental health outcomes in mobile populations.

NSF Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

Submission window:  February 01, 2023 – March 01, 2023

The MCA program offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the mid-career stage to substantively enhance and advance their research program and career trajectory. Mid-career scientists are at a critical career transition stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to research. MCA support is expected to help lift these constraints to reduce workload inequities and enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic ranks.

The MCA program provides protected time, resources, and the means to gain new skills through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than the candidate’s home institution. Partners from outside the Principal Investigator’s (PI) own sub-discipline or discipline are encouraged, but not required, to enhance interdisciplinary networking and convergence across science and engineering fields. Research projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged.

A key component of a successful MCA will be the demonstration that the PI’s current research program could substantively benefit from the protected time, mentored partnership(s), and resources provided through this program, such that there is a substantial enhancement to the PI’s research and career trajectory, enabling scientific and academic advancement not likely without this support.

The MCA is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career stage. Participating programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), and Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) will accept MCA proposals. To help identify the disciplinary program in which the MCA should be reviewed, PIs are urged to investigate the research areas supported by the different directorates and participating programs.

NSF Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC)

Proposals due February 1, 2023.

The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic stakeholders and the research community. CIVIC funds projects that pilot state-of-the-art solutions over 12 months, following a six-month planning phase, and have the potential for lasting impact in the partnering community as well as the potential to be scaled and implemented in other communities.

      •  Track A. Living in a changing climate: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience, and mitigation; and
      • Track B. Bridging the gap between essential resources and services & community needs.

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