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Grant Funding Opportunities: 4/5/2013

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May 9th, Noon to 1PM
Cost:  Free

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Grant Opportunities


Deadline: 4/29/2013

Agency: National Science Foundation

Program: Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering

Description:  The Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) solicitation is designed to promote the development of early career faculty who will become champions for diversity and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering throughout their careers. BRIGE awards will enable early career faculty to integrate effective diversity and broadening participation strategies in their engineering research, education, and innovation activities.

Throughout this solicitation, the term underrepresented groups will refer to and include the following: women, persons with disabilities, and ethnic/racial groups that are in the minority in engineering, which include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Pacific Islanders. Proposals from early career faculty who are members of underrepresented groups as well as from Minority Serving Institutions (including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Predominantly Black Institutions) are especially encouraged.

Award Amount: $5,000,000


Eligibility:  Universities and colleges

Deadline: 4/30/2013

Agency: ING

Program: ING Unsung Heroes

Description:  Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Educators submit applications for an ING Unsung Heroes grant by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Winners are selected by Scholarship America, a national non-profit educational support and student aid service organization. Of the 100 finalists, three are selected for additional financial awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place. The top winners are selected by ING's Educators Advisory Board, consisting of six distinguished educators from across the United States.

Award Amount: $2,000 – 27,000


Eligibility:  Public and private schools in any state

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Agency: Dominion Educational Partnership

Program: Dominion Educational Partnership Grants

Description:  Dominion accepts grant applications (up to $10,000) to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and science education in kindergarten through grade 12.

Award Amount: up to $10,000


Eligibility:  Public schools, private schools and higher education in any state

Deadline: 5/1/2013

Agency: American Honda Foundation

Program: American Honda Foundation Grants

Description:  Organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education may be eligible for grants from the American Honda Foundation. Our policy is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives.

Award Amount: $10,000 – 80,000


Eligibility:  Public schools, private schools and higher education in any state

Deadline: 5/16/2013

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research

Description:  NINDS invites applications for Center Core Grants that provide resources and facilities shared by a minimum of six NINDS-supported investigators, and supporting a wider base of neuroscience research. The proposed Centers will offer services and expertise that would be difficult or impractical to support in individual labs. The Centers are expected to capitalize on economies and synergies associated with shared resources, and to foster a collaborative environment among neuroscientists at host institutions. 

Award Amount: up to $400,000


Eligibility:  Government entities, school districts and universities, nonprofits, small businesses, private institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations, Native American tribal organizations

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