Heller Charitable Foundation, Clarence E. — Environment and Health, Education and Music

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

URL: http://www.cehcf.org/apply-for-a-grant/

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

URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17510/nsf17510.htm

NSF – Geography and Spatial Sciences Program–Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI)

Date Due: 09/09/17; 02/09/18

Amount: $16,000

Summary: GSS supports research that involves development of methods and techniques to advance geographic and spatial scientific research. Proposals to develop and advance methods generally are most competitive when they also address substantive questions that are grounded in broader theoretical contexts, because the development of new methods is most compelling when their wider-ranging utility is complemented with convincing demonstrations of their practical utility to address substantive problems.

Keywords: geography, student, research

Notes: must be submitted with a PI and a co-PI; the PI must be the student’s advisor or another faculty member in a U.S. university

Solicitation number: 14-538

~Due date is09/09/17, annually thereafter; 02/09/18, annually thereafter

URL: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14538/nsf14538.htm


NSF — Science of Organizations (SoO)

Date Due: 09/05/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter

Amount: $150,000

Summary: SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.

Keywords: organizations

Solicitation number: PD 11-8031

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504696&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

NSF — Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Date Due: 08/03/18, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter

Amount: $400,000

Summary: STS research focuses on the intellectual, material, and social facets of STEM. Such research endeavors to understand how scientific knowledge is produced and sanctioned, and how it is challenged and changes. It explores broader societal ramifications and underlying presuppositions. STS research studies how materials, devices, and techniques are designed and developed; how and by whom they are diffused, used, adapted, and rejected; how they are affected by social and cultural environments; and how they influence quality of life, culture, and society. STS research explores how socio-cultural values are embedded in science and technology, and how issues of governance and equity co-evolve with the development and use of scientific knowledge and technological artifacts. The STS program supports proposals across the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. Examples include, but are by no means limited to:

1. Societal aspects of emerging high-tech technologies and low-tech technologies.

2. Issues relating to equity, ethics, governance, sustainability, public engagement, user-centeredness, and inclusiveness.

3. Integration of traditional STS approaches with innovative perspectives from the arts or humanities.

4. Ethical, policy, and cultural issues regarding big data, surveillance and privacy in an increasingly networked world, and

5. The science of broadening participation in STEM disciplines.

~ Amount is $400,000 (total direct costs) over 2 to 3 years

Keywords: STEM, technology, humanities

Solicitation number: 15-506

Limitations: Pre-proposals: No more than two in a year as PI, co-PI or PI of a subaward

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15506/nsf15506.htm