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 – International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Date Due: 08/15/17, third Tuesday in August thereafter

Amount: $250,000 for up to 3 years

Summary: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.

Keywords: education, research, students

Limitations: One per year per PI or co-PI including international REU submissions

Solicitation number: 12-551


NEH – Fellowships

Date Due: 04/11/18

Amount: $50,400 over 12 months max

Summary: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Keywords: Humanities, research

~Amount is $4,200 per month for 6 to 12 months, max $50,400 over 12 months


NSF – Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Date Due: 7/18/18 for BIO, CISE, EHR, 3rd Wednesday in July annually thereafter; 7/19/18 for ENG, 3rd Thursday in July annually thereafter; 7/20/18 for GEO, MPS, SBE, 3rd Friday in July annually thereafter

Amount: $400,000 minimum over 5 years except BIO, ENG, PLR is $500,000 minimum over 5 years

Summary: This premier program emphasizes the importance the Foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning. Effective integration of research and education generates a synergy in which the process of discovery stimulates learning, and assures that the findings and methods of research and education are quickly and effectively communicated in a broader context and to a larger audience. Successful Principal Investigators will propose creative, integrative and effective research and education plans, developed within the context of the mission, goals, and resources of their organizations, while building a firm foundation for a lifetime of contributions to research, education and their integration.

Integration of Research and Education – All CAREER proposals must have an integrated research and education plan at their core. NSF recognizes that there is no single approach to an integrated research and education plan, but encourages all applicants to think creatively about how their research will impact their education goals and, conversely, how their education activities will feed back into their research. These plans should reflect the proposer’s own disciplinary and educational interests and goals, as well as the needs and context of his or her organization. Because there may be different expectations within different disciplinary fields and/or different organizations, a wide range of research and education activities may be appropriate for the CAREER program.

Proposers are encouraged to communicate with the CAREER contact or cognizant Program Officer in the Division closest to their area of research to discuss the expectations and approaches that are most appropriate for that area (see for a list of CAREER contacts by division).

Keywords: career, research, education

Notes: 400 awards are given per year!

Limitations: PI must:

  • submit only one CAREER proposal per year and only three all together;
  • have a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF,
  • be in a tenure track position as an assistant professor,
  • be untenured at least until the October 1 following the deadline,
  • have not previously received a CAREER award

Solicitation number: 17-537

~Amount is $400,000 over 5 years except in BIO, ENG or PLR, which must be $500,000 over 5 years
~Date due is mid-late July


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

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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


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