NSF – Environmental Sustainability

Date Due: 10/20/17

Amount: undetermined

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

NSF – Environmental Engineering

Date Due: 10/20/17

Amount: undetermined

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

NEH – Collaborative Research Grants

Date Due: 12/6/17 (proposal draft due no later than 10/15/17)

Amount: unspecified

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.

URL: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants


NSF – Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Date Due: 10/20/17, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth’s past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth’s climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological and cryospheric records.

Keywords: climate change, environment

Solicitation number: PD 17-582

~10/20/2017, annually thereafter

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17582/nsf17582.htm

NSF – Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD)

Date Due: open

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The goals of the Program are to: (i) advance knowledge about the processes that force and regulate the atmosphere’s synoptic and planetary circulation, weather and climate, and (ii) sustain the pool of human resources required for excellence in synoptic and global atmospheric dynamics and climate research. Some of the research topics include general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere synoptic scale weather phenomena; processes that govern climate, climate variability and change; climate variations and predictability, parameterization of physical processes; numerical methods for use in large-scale weather and climate models; the assembly and analysis of weather and climate data; data assimilation studies; development and use of climate. Can address multidisciplinary problems and be co-reviewed with other NSF programs, which may have target dates or deadlines.

Keywords: climate change, interdisciplinary

Solicitation number: PD 06-5740

~Due date is open

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11699&org=ATM

NEH – Digital Projects for the Public

Date Due: 06/06/18 (for projects beginning December 2018; updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance of the deadline)

Amount: $30,000 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

Summary: Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.

Keywords: humanities, innovation

~Amount is $30,000 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

~Due date will have updated guidelines posted at least two months in advance of this deadline

URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public


NSF — Sociology

Date Due: 08/15/17 annually thereafter; 01/16/18, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

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 collection, secondary data analysis, theoretically grounded projects, and innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis.  The doctoral awards defray costs associated with conducting research.

Keywords: sociology, research

Solicitation number: PD 98-1331

~Due date is 08/15/17, annually thereafter; 01/16/18, annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369; doctoral dissertation: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505118&org=SBE&from=home

NSF — Economics

Date Due: 08/18/17; 01/18/18

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

Keywords: economics, research

Solicitation number: PD 98-1320

~Due date is  08/18/17, annually thereafter; 01/18/18, annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

NSF – Chemical Synthesis (SYN)

Date Due: 09/30/17

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Chemical Synthesis program focuses on the development of new, efficient synthetic methodologies and on the synthesis of complex and/or challenging molecules.  Typical synthetic targets involve novel structures, structures displaying unique properties, or structures providing pathways to discover and elucidate new phenomena.  Examples of supported research areas include the development of innovative reagents, catalysts for synthetic transformations, discovery of new synthetic methods, target-oriented synthesis, green synthesis, and synthesis of novel organic, organometallic, and inorganic structures.

Research in this program will generate fundamental knowledge of chemical synthesis that enables the development of new avenues of basic chemical research and transformative technologies. Submissions that address national needs for sustainability are encouraged.  Examples include the development of new synthetic methods using earth-abundant and inexpensive chemicals, fundamental studies that improve our understanding of rare earth elements, and the conversion of non-petroleum based resources into useful building blocks.

Keywords: chemistry, innovation

Solicitation number: PD 09-6878

~Due date is  09/30/17, annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503419

NSF — Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP)

Date Due: 10/31/17, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Program supports investigations at the interface of Chemistry and Biology in which the primary knowledge contributions and innovations are in the chemistry aspects of the project; for example, in the study of molecular structure and reaction mechanism of biologically important systems.

The research supported by CLP addresses the fundamental chemistry involved in the function of biomolecules and that of molecules used in probing biological systems. Projects typically employ experimental and/or theoretical approaches to study the chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates or lipids.  The scope of the research and the methods used to conduct the research are intrinsically interdisciplinary.

Keywords: biology, chemistry

Notes: CLP is interested in understanding function rather than malfunction or dysfunction.

Solicitation number: PD 09-6833

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503417&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund