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: https://funding.asu.edu/philanthropic-opportunities/applications-for-environmental-education-teacher-professional

URL: http://cedartreefound.org/environmental-education-teacher-professional-development-program

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

URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16583/nsf16583.htm

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

URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17588/nsf17588.htm

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

URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm

NSF – Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS)

Date Due: 01/18/18, annually thereater; 08/18/18, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical (Rapid Response Research – RAPID) and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature (Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research – EAGER).

Keywords: decision, resilience, interdisciplinary, student

Solicitation number: PD 98-1321

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

URL: http://https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

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