All Opportunities

Cedar Tree Foundation – Applications for Environmental Education Teacher Professional Development

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:


NSF – Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)

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


NSF – Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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


NSF – Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

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


Royal Geographic Society – Thesiger-Oman Fellowships

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.


Water Research Foundation: An Asset Management Framework for Forested and Natural Areas

Date Due: 09/12/17

Amount: $180,000 to $200,000

Summary: The World Resources Institute (WRI) has stated that investing in natural infrastructure, such as forested watersheds, can reduce or avoid built infrastructure costs, and enhance water services and security as part of an integrated system to cost-effectively deliver safe water. Forested watershed management is an important function of some water utilities to manage both the quality and quantity of source waters, helping to regulate water flow, control flood waters, improve water quality, and regulate water temperature. Investment in forested watersheds (land purchase, land management, other) represents an integrated approach to water resource management.

Keywords: water, forests, watershed


Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Date Due: 02/08/18

Amount: $75,000

Summary: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor’s or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2012. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

Keywords: chemistry, education, research

Notes: ASU can nominate only one candidate. Limited Submissions will announce a competition as the time gets closer.

Limitations: ASU can submit only one nomination. Nominees must hold a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment

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NSF – Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)

Date Due: 02/20/18, 3rd Tuesday in February annually thereafter

Amount: $3 million in program, anticipate 10 to 20 awards in the program

Summary: The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Keywords: threat, algorithm, human dynamics

Solicitation number: 17-510

~02/20/18, 3rd Tuesday in February annually thereafter


NSF – Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Date Due: 11/07/18, 11/06/19

Amount: various from $150,000 for one year to up to $5M for up to 5 years

Summary: The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments for public and professional audiences; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants (National Resource Council, 2012). To achieve the greatest return on its investments, the AISL program encourages projects that will “raise the bar” in the fields of informal STEM education. It invests in projects that advance the leading edge of the field and address its most critical challenges

Keywords: STEM, education, innovation

Solicitation number: 17-573

Limitations: Individual and instituiton can be lead on no more than 3 proposals


NSF – Sociology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI)

Date Due: 10/15/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter, (invited resubmission)

Amount: $12,000

Summary: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

Keywords: sociology, humans, organizations, population, social, labor

Solicitation number: PD 14-604

~10/15/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter, (invited resubmission)