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Research and Sponsored Programs

ORSP Funding Opportunities Newsletter

The goal of our office's Funding Opportunities Newsletter is to get important information to you as quickly as possible. For this reason, we publish our newsletter on an "as needed" basis, rather than restricting ourselves to a regularized quarterly or even monthly format. For your convenience, at this site we maintain an online archive where past issues of our office's newsletter (dating back about a year) can be accessed.

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Past Issues

Fall 2009 PDF format.

Fall 2007 - This issue of our newsletter provides information from some of our most popular funding sources across the curriculum in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. If you are not yet aware of our Grant-Writing Stipends Program, please visit the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs' website to learn how you might benefit. Feel free to contact us with any of your questions, ideas or concerns, and best of luck in your upcoming endeavors! PDF format.

June 8, 2006 - This issue highlights funding opportunities in the Humanities including the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) upcoming Summer Stipends Program, which has an internal deadline of September 15th. Additionally, you will find information on numerous funding opportunities in the sciences, including the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Small Research Grant Program, and more. PDF format.

March 2, 2006 - This issue highlights various funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the biological and mathematical sciences, including the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Mathematical Social and Behavioral Sciences (MSBS); and Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM). You will also find information on programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), including the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program (ECEPD); and the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program (AEMDD). Additionally, you will find information regarding two opportunities in the Humanities: the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) Challenge Grants; the National Park Service's Save America's Treasures grant program, and more. PDF format.

January 20, 2006 - This issue highlights numerous funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF), including Informal Science Education (ISE), Undergraduate Research Collaboratives (URC), and Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Mentoring (PAESMM). You will also find opportunities in the Humanities, including NEH Fellowships and Collaborative Research Grants; as well as the upcoming New York State Library's 2006 Anna K. and Mary E. Cunningham Research Residencies in New York State History and Culture, and The Quinn-Library Fellowship. PDF format.

June 13, 2005 - Special Topic Issue: International Programs. This issue details three programs offering opportunities to study abroad and/or conduct research outside of the United States. Programs include: The Fulbright Scholar Program 2006-2007, the Canadian Studies Grants 2006-2007, and The Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC). Each program offers a variety of possible funding opportunities. PDF format.

February 8, 2005 - Special Topic Issue: Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Culture. This issue contains information on NEH's Summer Institutes and Seminars, NEH's Landmarks of American History Workshops, a paired fellowship offered by the National Gallery of Art for Research in Conservation and the History of Art and Archaeology, and an opportunity from the Program for Cultural Cooperation to promote Hispanicism in U.S. educational institutions. Because many of these deadlines are right around the corner, we urge you to act quickly! PDF format.

January 11, 2005 - In this issue you will find information regarding various programs offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in technology and the biological, mathematical and behavioral sciences; a program offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote Research Apprenticeship Programs for high school students; and the Early Reading First program offered by the Department of Education (DEO). You will also find information regarding two fellowships offered by the Smithsonian Institution, and one fellowship offered by the International Women's Media Foundation, and more. PDF format.

December 22, 2004 - This issue highlights numerous funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You will also find information regarding two National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) initiatives, Faculty Humanities Workshops, and We the People Challenge Grants in U.S. History, Institutions, and Culture. PDF format.

October 20, 2004 - This issue contains information regarding various government funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Additionally, you will find information regarding 14 Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships in the Humanities offered at host institutions across the nation, six Resident Fellowships in Anthropology offered by the School of American Research in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and more. PDF format.

October 16, 2003 - In this issue: Upcoming workshops on "Grant Writing at Hofstra" and "Protecting Human Subjects in Social, Behavioral and Educational Research"; an informative CD about grant opportunities at the National Institutes of Health; and grant competitions for (1) computer science, engineering and math scholarships; (2) basic and translational research in emotion; (3) faculty fellowships in ethics; and more. PDF format.

October 2, 2003 - It's not too early to start planning for these winter and spring competitions from the NSF: Information Technology Workforce Program; Major Research Instrumentation Program; Bridges for Engineering Education Planning Grants; Grants for Department-Level Reform of Undergraduate Engineering Education; and, Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education. Also in this issue: three doctoral dissertation program announcements in education; information on three private foundations, the Best Buy Children's Fund, the Foundation for Child Development, and the Northrup Grumman Foundation; and, a notice regarding the next round of FIPSE competition (Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education). PDF Format..

September 23, 2003 - Special Topic Issue: Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Contains six pages of information on current fellowships in the social sciences and humanities. PDF Format.

September 5, 2003 - Special Topic Issue: International Programs. Includes information on the Business and International Education Program and the International Research and Studies Program of the U.S. Department of Education. Also provided: information regarding Muskie Fellowships; an NSF International Research Fellowship Program; Individual Advanced Research Opportunities in Policy Research and in the Humanities, both sponsored by IREX, the International Research and Exchanges Board; and information concerning a Fulbright Scholars' workshop to be held locally on October 1. PDF Format.

August 29, 2003 - The National Science Foundation has updated several program announcements. In this issue, learn about the following NSF programs: Undergraduate Research Centers; Collaborative Research in Chemistry; Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research; CCLI - Assessment of Student Achievement in Undergraduate Education; and, Major Research Instrumentation. PDF Format.

July 3, 2003 - The American Chemical Society introduces a new research sabbatical fund for faculty from predominantly undergraduate programs. NSF broadens its program on Enhancing the Mathematical Science Workforce. Program announcements from the NIH include: Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership (for developing educational programs K-12, the general public, or other groups); The Impact of Media on Adolescents' Sexual Behavior; Translational Research Grants in Behavioral Science; and more. Also provided, notices regarding the Fulbright Scholars Program and NEH Summer Stipends. PDF Format.

May 29, 2003 - Program announcements include Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology; the National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations; and an assortment of programs offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities. PDF Format.

May 19, 2003 - On May 9, Provost Herman Berliner released details of a new Grant Writing Stipend program for full-time faculty. Learn about this program and more about a variety of upcoming external grant competitions in the latest Funding Opportunities Newsletter. Grant competitions included in this issue include: Approaches to Combat Terrorism (NSF and other agencies); Arts in Education - Development and Dissemination Grant Program (U.S. Department of Education); Targeted Grants for Research Directed at Poor and Underserved Populations (American Cancer Society); and many more. PDF Format.

April 28, 2003 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering an Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships program beginning in fall 2003. This student grant opportunity requires immediate, albeit minimal, action on the student's part. By the close of business April 30, students who wish to complete an application must send an e-mail to DHS expressing their intent. This program is intended to ensure the development of a diverse and highly talented science and technology human resource base to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Also in this issue, information on the current year's Fulbright Program for faculty and a reminder of several upcoming grant competitions, addressed in greater detail in past issues of our newsletter. PDF Format.

April 23, 2003 - Research on Children Exposed to Violence; Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers; Informal Science Education; Environmental Justice Partnerships for Communication; Teacher Quality Enhancement - Partnerships Program. These programs and more are described in this latest issue of the Funding Opportunities Newsletter of the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs. PDF Format.

April 17, 2003 - The National Institutes of Health is by far the nation's largest provider of research grant support to academe. In this issue of our newsletter, we share with you information on two ongoing NIH grant competitions and three recent program announcements issued by NIH for behavioral research proposals on problems associated with alcohol abuse. PDF Format.

March 20, 2003 - Major private foundations are discussed: Ford, Gates, Rockefeller, MacArthur, Carnegie, Sloan, Mellon, Hearst, Kellogg, Getty -- some 16 in all. Also provided, short descriptions of five upcoming federal grant competitions. PDF Format.

March 12, 2003 - Details concerning the annual Presidential Research Awards Program (PRAP) of Hofstra University were recently announced by Provost Herman Berliner. This issue of the newsletter provides some of the highlights. Also provided, recently published information regarding the 2004-2005 Fulbright Scholars Program and other select upcoming grant competitions. PDF Format.

February 17, 2003 - This issue is a "must read" for science, math, engineering and technology faculty interested in securing a High Performance Network Connection at Hofstra. This issue also contains information about Teacher Quality Research Grants, Social and Character Development Research Grants, Effective Mathematics Education Grants and Instructional Materials Development from grades pre K-12 in science, technology and math. PDF Format.

February 13, 2003 - This issue is dedicated exclusively to program announcements recently issued by the National Institutes of Health, including a student-funding opportunity and research internships for summer 2003. PDF Format.

January 30, 2003 - Several new grant competitions were announced, and others updated, by federal agencies in January. In this issue, read about NSF's new Teacher Professional Continuum, NSF's Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education and Centers for Learning and Teaching programs, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - Comprehensive Program, and a newly issued RFA from the National Institutes of Health for a program entitled, "Effectiveness of Early Childhood Programs, Curricula and Interventions in Promoting School Readiness." PDF Format.

December 20, 2002 - Timing can mean everything to the grant-seeker so, before we leave for winter break, here's one last issue of our newsletter highlighting yesterday's notice in the Federal Register concerning the annual Environmental Education grant competition of the EPA. Also in this issue, three NSF program announcements: "Gender Diversity in STEM Education: High School, Undergraduate, Teacher and Faculty Development, and Educational Technologies," "Innovation and Organizational Change," and "Research on Learning and Education." PDF Format.

December 19, 2002 - Programs discussed include: W.T. Grant Foundation "Youth Service Grants" of $5,000-$25,000; W.T. Grant Foundation's "Major Research Grants" (up to $450,000) program on issues affecting the young; and three funding opportunities provided to the National Science Foundation: "Collaborative Research in the Biological Sciences at Undergraduate Institutions," "Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate's Research Resources Program," and "Developmental and Learning Sciences." PDF Format.

December 4, 2002 - This issue provides information on the recently announced "We the People" initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, along with information regarding the National Science Foundation's "Informal Science Education" programs and several proposal solicitations from the National Institute of Justice. Also provided, a reminder about our office's upcoming NIH "AREA" grant workshop. PDF Format.

November 2002 - Special Edition: Student Funding Opportunities This issue contains information on more than two dozen student-funding opportunities covering a broad range of academic disciplines. Faculty are urged to advise appropriate students of these opportunities and assist them in any way possible. All programs cited are academically competitive and are not considered financial aid programs. With the exception of two competitions, i.e., the doctoral dissertation improvement grant competitions to NIMH and NSF, applications to the various programs are submitted directly by students to the potential sponsor and are not subject to the prior review and endorsement of the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs. PDF Format.

November 4, 2002 - The National Science Foundation has issued a new program announcement, "Gender Diversity In Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," supporting research, demonstration projects and dissemination projects. In this issue, we also look ahead to the March 2003 grant competition for NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. Finally, we have information to share on a new Faculty Fellowships Program in Ethics and Public Affairs. PDF Format.

October 18, 2002 - This issue announces an upcoming NIH AREA Grant workshop and provides information on three other grant competitions: Major Research Instrumentation Program of the NSF, the Staples Foundation for Learning, and the Alcohol Prevention and Education Programs of the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation. PDF Format.