NEH Opportunity: Summer Stipends

The NEH Summer Stipends Program supports faculty who 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. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

The Summer Stipends program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society.

These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest. In connection with a focus on civic discourse, projects might explore the role of women in America’s civic life as well as the civic role of women in other cultures and regions of the world. All applications will be given equal consideration in accordance with the program’s evaluation criteria, whether or not they respond to the Bridging Cultures initiative.

This is a limited submission opportunity, with a deadline of September 26th, so contact the Office of Sponsored Programs (x.5129) as soon as possible.

For more information, check the NEH website.

The NSF Career Grant: Establishing the Careers of Teacher-Scholars

Supported by nearly all Directorates in the National Science Foundation, the Faculty Early Career Development Program provides a five-year grant to tenure-track faculty members with a desire to pursue scholarly work that is integrated with classroom activities and student development. Of particular interest to the NSF are projects that feature cross-disciplinary or international dimensions, in addition to projects that address a broad range of activities that address K-12 education improvement.

While these grants are competitive, they are not limited to the larger research-intensive institutions (small schools are eligible as well) and they are not limited to just the STEM disciplines. The NSF supports research in education and the social sciences, in addition to science and technology.

If you would like to review the Funding Notice, you can find it here. If you’d like to discuss your plan to apply for a Career Grant, please call the Office of Sponsored Programs at x5129.

NSF Announces Deadline for Research in Undergraduate Institutions

The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) activity supports research by faculty members of predominantly undergraduate institutions through the funding of (1) individual and collaborative research projects, (2) the purchase of shared-use research instrumentation, and (3) Research Opportunity Awards for work with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions. All NSF directorates participate in the RUI activity. RUI proposals are evaluated and funded by the NSF programs in the disciplinary areas of the proposed research. Eligible "predominantly undergraduate" institutions include U.S. two-year, four-year, masters-level, and small doctoral colleges and universities that (1) grant baccalaureate degrees in NSF-supported fields, or provide programs of instruction for students pursuing such degrees with institutional transfers (e.g., two-year schools), (2) have undergraduate enrollment exceeding graduate enrollment, and (3) award an average of no more than 10 Ph.D. or D.Sc. degrees per year in all NSF-supportable disciplines. Autonomous campuses in a system are considered independently, although they may be submitting their proposals through a central office. A Research Opportunity Award is usually funded as a supplement to the NSF grant of the host researcher, and the application is submitted by the host institution.

Recent Awards
Developing Models of Facilitated Diffusion for DNA Binding Proteins (Emmanuel College)
Making Sense of Source Code: Improving Software through Information Retrieval (Loyola - MD)
A Common Cognitive Foundation for Rhythm in Music and Speech (College of Wooster)

For More Information: NSF RUI Program.

Funding in Perception, Action & Cognition

Supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.

Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Face and Word Processing: Common Principles (Carnegie Mellon)
Workshop on Cognitive Science: the Computational Paradigm (Kalamazoo College)
Phonetic Convergence in Spoken Communication (Montclair University)

For More Information: NSF Perception, Action & Cognition.

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