Date Due: 10/20/17
Summary: The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. The four principle research areas that are supported are: 1) Industrial Ecology, 2) Green Engineering, 3) Ecological Engineering, and 4) Earth Systems Engineering.
Keywords: sustainability, biodiversity, climate change
Solicitation number: 17-7643
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338
Date Due: 10/20/17
Summary: The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to support transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activities on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. The program also fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. Major areas of interest include: 1) enhancing the availability of high quality water supplies and 2) fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, solid waste, and soils.
Keywords: sustainability, engineering, water
Solicitation number: 17-1440
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505332
Date Due: 09/30/17
Amount: $20,000 to $100,000
Summary: The Cedar Tree Foundation is interested in communicating the facts and urgency of environmental issues taught in schools in the United States by supporting organizations that provide summer professional development opportunities for current teachers. We are interested in programs which allow teachers to have an engaging hands-on environmental education experience with a cohort of other teachers, include networking and follow-up activities that support teachers in building their skills and bringing innovative and inspiring environmental stewardship education back to their classrooms in the fall. To this end, the Cedar Tree Foundation invites organizations that provide professional development opportunities for teachers who are working in the school systems to communicate urgency and cultivate stewardship around environmental problems to submit a proposal for funding. Compelling opportunities for school administrators that translate into impact in the classroom or school community will also be considered.
Keywords: education, student, sustainability
Limitations: This application must go through the ASU Foundation. URL: https://funding.asu.edu/philanthropic-opportunities/applications-for-environmental-education-teacher-professional
Date Due: 10/25/17
Amount: $87,000 per year, including $62,000 salary, $25,000 costs
Summary: The EAR Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to propose a strong, coherent research program in or across any area of Earth Science within the scope of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) programs. The Division of Earth Sciences supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of Earth materials. The theme of this solicitation is “issues relating to scale.” Earth Science research addresses processes that operate at different scales (e.g. spatial, temporal, numerical), but many communities are just now starting to study processes across different scales, or how processes operating at one scale translate to another. In addition, fellowship applicants are expected to include a coherent program of professional development activities as part of their proposal.
Keywords: career, student, education, geography, postdoc
Limitations: Individuals may submit only one fellowship proposal to EAR per fiscal year
Solicitation number: 16-588
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16583/nsf16583.htm
Date Due: 10/09/17, 2nd Monday in October annually thereafter
Amount: $69,000 max per year for two years for the Fellow
Summary: The National Science Foundation offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to obtain additional training, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons beyond their undergraduate and graduate training. Postdoctoral fellowships are further designed to assist new scientists to direct their research efforts across traditional disciplinary lines and to avail themselves of unique research resources, sites, and facilities, including at foreign locations. NSF seeks to promote the participation of scientists from all segments of the scientific community, including those from under-represented groups, in its research programs and activities; the postdoctoral period is considered to be an important level of professional development in attaining this goal. The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry or private sector, and government.
Keywords: career, student, economics, postdoc
Solicitation number: 17-588
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17588/nsf17588.htm
Date Due: 10/23/17 – life sciences, geosciences; 10/24/17 – Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research; 10/26/17 – psychology, social sciences, STEM education and learning; 10/27/17 – chemistry, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy — reference letters for all are due 11/2/17
Amount: $34,000 per year for 3 years with $12,000 cost of education allowance to institution
Summary: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards Fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM or in STEM education. GRFP supports individuals proposing a comprehensive holistic plan for graduate education that takes into account individual interests and competencies. A holistic plan describes the experiences, attributes, and academic achievements that, when considered in combination, show how the applicant has demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM or in STEM education. Thus, an applicant must provide a detailed profile of her or his relevant educational and research experiences and plans for graduate education in such a way as to demonstrate this potential for significant achievements.
Notes: may apply a second time if not awarded the first
Keywords: student, education
Limitations: students may submit only one application in the 1st or 2nd year of graduate school, applicant must hold US citizenship, national, or permanent resident status by application deadline; applicant must be enrolled in graduate degree-granting institution on a campus in the US, territories, possessions, or Puerto Rico
Solicitation number: 16-588
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm
Date Due: 02/01/18
Amount: not specified but previous awards go up to $140,000, most are much smaller
Summary: Environment and Health Program: To promote the long-term good health and viability of communities and regions by (1) supporting programs to prevent harm to human health from toxic substances and other environmental hazards; (2) encouraging planning and development at the regional level, aimed at integrating economic and social goals with sound environmental policies; and (3) supporting initiatives for sustainability in agriculture and food systems. Education Program:
To provide environmental and arts education opportunities to children and youth by (1) supporting programs for educators and artists to improve and apply their teaching skills in these subjects and (2) supporting efforts to advance environmental and arts education programs.
Keywords: environment, health, sustainability, food, education
Date Due: 1/10/18 for projects beginning August 2018, updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance
Amount: $40,000 (planning), $75,000 (exceptionally ambitious project planning), $50,000 to $400,000 (implementation)
Summary: Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to illuminate significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. The grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement: 1) community conversations, 2) exhibitions, 3) historic places.
Keywords: humanities, community
Solicitation number: CFDA Number: 45.164
Date Due: 12/6/17 (proposal draft due no later than 10/15/17)
Summary: Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by two or more collaborating scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.
Eligible projects include
• research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
• conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
• archaeological projects that include the interpretation and dissemination of results.
Keywords: interdisciplinary, humanities
~Updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance of the deadline.
Date Due: 11/23/17
Amount: 8,000 GBP
Summary: The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) offers an annual Fellowship worth up to £8,000,for geographical research in the Middle East and other arid regions of the world as a memorial to Sir Wilfred Thesiger. The fellowship supports research into either the physical geography of arid and semiarid environments, or the human dimension of arid and semiarid environments. The aim of the award is to support outstanding field research in arid/desert environments, with a priority for research within the Middle East, reflecting Thesiger’s interests and the regions he visited.
Keywords: geography, environment
Limitations: Must have held a doctorate for at least 3 years and have a proven research record beyond PhD. Project should include fieldwork.