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2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Opportunities

SUMMER STIPEND PROGRAM – internal deadline: September 24, 2015

The NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

The Summer Stipends program accepts applications only from individual researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants with college or university affiliations must, however, be nominated by their institutions. Organizations are not eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline.

The application submitted to the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs should include:

  1. a project narrative (3pg limit) – applicants should address the following (I) research & contribution, (II) methods & work plan, (III)competencies, skills & access and (IV)final product and dissemination
  2. a bibliography (2pg limit)
  3. a resume (1pg limit)
  4. any appendices

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs at extension 36810 or via e-mail at proard@hofstra.edu.

Enduring Questions-deadline:September 10,2015

The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.

What is an enduring question? The following list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive but serves to illustrate.

  • Are there universals in human nature?
  • What is the source of moral authority?
  • What is evil?
  • Can war be just?
  • How do we differ from other animals?
  • Is peace possible?
  • What is worth dying for?
  • What is the value of education?
  • Can greed be good?
  • What is good government?
  • What is progress?
  • Am I my brother's keeper?

NEH Enduring Questions grants can provide up to $38,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution. The size of the maximum award depends on the number of faculty involved in developing the course. For a course developed by a single faculty member, the National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions maximum award is $22,000; for a course developed by two faculty members, the maximum award is $33,000; for a course developed by three or four faculty members, the maximum award is $38,000. The grant period may run between eighteen and thirty-six months.

If you have any questions or require additional information,please contact the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs at extension 36810 or via e-mail at proard@hofstra.edu.

Ongoing Grant Competitions

NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15) PA-13-313

Goals of the Program

  • Support meritous research
  • Expose students to research
  • Strengthen the research environment of the instituiton

Key Features

  • Project period is limited to 3 years
  • Direct costs are limited to $300,000 over the entire project period
  • Grants are renewable
  • Preliminary data are not required

Standard Application Deadlines
February 25, June 25, and October 25

AIDS-related research deadlines
May 7, Spetember 7, and January 7

There are two levels of eligibility for AREA grants: the eligibility of the institution and the eligibility of the principal investigator(PI)

Institutional Eligibility

  • Only domestic institutions of higher education are eligible
  • The institution must offer baccalaureate or advanced degrees in the health-related sciences
  • The institution may not receive more than $6 million per year in NIH support in each of 4 of the last 7 years. Please view the AREA Program Ineligible Institutions website for more information

Principal Investigator Eligibility

  • The PI must have a primary faculty appointment at an AREA-eligible institution
  • The PI may not be the PI of an active NIH research grant at the time of an AREA award

The PI may not be awarded more than one AREA grant at a time

NSF Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

National Science foundation

The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators.

All NSF directorates may support RUI and ROA funding activities. Funding for these awards is contained within research and education program allocations and not held as a separate allocation. RUI and ROA proposals are evaluated and funded by NSF programs in the disciplinary areas of the proposed research and are funded at their discretion.

Prospective PIs should contact disciplinary program officers to identify specific NSF programs and to determine the feasibility and timing of RUI/ROA requests. General RUI/ROA points of contact are available through the website http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/rui_roa/contacts.jsp.

1. Research in Undergraduate Instituitions(RUI). An RUI Proposal may be:

  • A request to support an individual research project or a collaborative research project involving PUI faculty and students at their own or other institutions
  • A request involving shared research instrumentation

2. Research Opportunity Awards (ROA). The types of ROA opportunities include:

  • A supplement to an existing NSF award to support ROA activities for PUI faculty
  • Requests to rebudget funds in an existing NSF award to support ROA activities for PUI faculty
  • Submission of a new collaborative proposal between a PUI and another institution(s), with a ROA component as a subaward or as part of a linked collaborative proposal

Proposal due dates: Vary by Program