ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH UNIT

Grant Alerts
VOLUME 22, NO. 8
Federal Grant Notices for State & Local Governments & Community Agencies
AUGUST 2014
Computer and Information Science and
Engineering (CISE) Research Infrastructure
(CFDA No. 47.070)
Purpose: To support the creation of new CISE
research infrastructure or the enhancement of existing
CISE research infrastructure to enable world-class
CISE research opportunities at the awardee and
collaborating institutions and to support the planning
for new CISE community research infrastructure, the
creation of new CISE research infrastructure or the
enhancement of existing CISE infrastructure to enable
world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-
based communities of CISE researchers that extend
well beyond the awardee institutions.
Eligibility: Nonproft, non-academic organizations
such as independent museums, observatories, research
labs, professional societies and similar organizations;
universities and colleges (including community
colleges).
Funding: $18 million.
Deadline: 11/6/14.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (CFDA
No. 47.076)
Purpose: To check the misuses of cyber technology;
bolster education and training in cyber security;
establish a science of cyber security; and transition
promising cyber security research into practice.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $25 million.
Deadline: 11/14/14.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer
our Future (CFDA Nos. 47.041, 47.049, and 47.070)
Purpose: To support activities that accelerate
materials discovery and development by building the
fundamental knowledge base needed to design and
make materials with specifc and desired functions or
properties from frst principles.
Eligibility: Universities and two- and four-year
colleges (including community colleges).
Funding: $22 million.
Deadline: 1/29/15.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects
and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Research
and Training Centers: Family Support (CFDA No.
84.133B-8)
Purpose: To plan and conduct research,
demonstration projects, training, and related activities,
including international activities; and develop
methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology
that maximize the full inclusion and integration into
society, employment, independent living, family
support, and economic and social self-suffciency of
individuals with disabilities.
Eligibility: State, county, city, township, and special
district governments; independent school districts;
private, public, and state controlled institutions
of higher education; public housing authorities/
Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal
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organizations; nonprofts; for-proft organizations
other than small businesses; and small businesses.
Funding: $875,000.
Deadline: 9/8/14.
Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140;
E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov.
Gifted Education Program Evaluation (CFDA No.
10.200)
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive report of
fndings on the state of gifted education programs
in the Department of Defense Education Activity
areas, districts, and schools that will inform future
programming direction to enhance gifted program
practices and achievement of program goals.
Eligibility: State agricultural experiment stations;
state cooperative extension services; all colleges and
universities; other research or educational institution
or organization; and any other contractor or recipient,
either foreign or domestic.
Funding: $360,000.
Deadline: 8/28/14.
Contact: Tel. (202) 401-5048;
E-mail: electronic@nifa.usda.gov.
Improving Undergraduate Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
(CFDA No. 47.076)
Purpose: To increase the number and diversity of
STEM students, prepare students to participate in
science for tomorrow, and to improve students’ STEM
learning outcomes.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $3 million.
Deadline: 10/24/14.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
(CFDA No. 45.313)
Purpose: To support professional development,
graduate education and continuing education to help
libraries and archives develop the human capital
capacity they need to meet the changing learning and
information needs of the American public.
Eligibility: Unit of state or local government or a
private nonproft organization, library or a parent
organization, such as a school district, a municipality,
or an academic institution, that is responsible for the
administration of a library, public libraries, public
elementary and secondary school libraries, college
and university libraries, research libraries and
archives.
Funding: $10 million.
Deadline: 9/15/14.
Contact: Tel. (202) 653-4730;
E-mail: mball@imls.gov.
NEA Research: Art Works, FY 2015 (CFDA No.
45.024)
Purpose: To collect and analyze data on a host of
variables with research areas including the system’s
core components of Arts Participation and Arts
Creation; the system’s inputs (Arts Infrastructure
and Education and Training); and the system’s main
outcomes, e.g., cognitive or emotional benefts
to individuals, or civic or economic benefts to
communities.
Eligibility: State, county, city, township, and special
district governments; private, public, and state
controlled institutions of higher education; Native
American tribal organizations; and nonprofts.
Funding: $30,000.
Deadline: 10/21/14.
Contact: E-mail: webmgr@arts.gov.
Offce of Innovation and Improvement: Charter
Schools Program Grants for National Leadership
Activities (CFDA No. 84.282N)
Purpose: To increase national understanding of
the charter school model by providing fnancial
assistance for the planning, program design, and
initial implementation of charter schools; evaluating
the effects of charter schools, including the effects on
students, student academic achievement, staff, and
parents; expanding the number of high-quality charter
schools available to students across the nation; and
encouraging the states to provide support to charter
schools for facilities fnancing in an amount that is
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more commensurate with the amount the states have
typically provided for non-chartered public schools.
Eligibility: State educational agencies (SEAs) in
states with a state statute specifcally authorizing the
establishment of charter schools; authorized public
chartering agencies; public and private nonproft
organizations with a mission that explicitly includes
operating, supporting, or managing charter schools;
and public and private nonproft organizations in
partnership with an SEA, authorized public chartering
agency, or a public or private nonproft organization
with a mission that explicitly includes supporting
charter schools.
Funding: $4 million.
Deadline: 9/12/14.
Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140;
E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov.
Offce of Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services: National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research: Research Fellowships
Program (also known as the Mary E. Switzer
Research Fellowships) (CFDA No. 84.133F-2)
Purpose: To build research capacity by providing
support to experienced, highly qualifed individuals,
including those who are individuals with disabilities,
to perform research on the rehabilitation of
individuals with disabilities; and develop methods,
procedures, and rehabilitation technology that
maximize the full inclusion and integration into
society, employment, independent living, family
support, and economic and social self-suffciency of
individuals with disabilities.
Eligibility: Individuals.
Funding: $125,000.
Deadline: 9/2/14.
Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140;
E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov.
Offce of Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services: Offce of Special Education Programs:
Technical Assistance on State Data Collection:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Data Management Center (CFDA No. 84.373M)
Purpose: To improve the capacity of states to meet
the IDEA data collection and reporting requirements.
Eligibility: State, county, city, township, and special
district governments; independent school districts;
private, public, and state controlled institutions
of higher education; public housing authorities/
Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal
organizations; nonprofts; for-proft organizations
other than small businesses; and small businesses.
Funding: $2.5 million.
Deadline: 9/4/14.
Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140;
E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov.
Partnerships for International Research and
Education (CFDA Nos.47.041, 47.049, 47.050,
47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.079, and 47.081)
Purpose: To support high quality projects in which
advances in research and education could not occur
without international collaboration and to catalyze a
higher level of international engagement in the U.S.
science and engineering community.
Eligibility: U.S. academic institutions with Ph.D.-
granting programs that have awarded doctoral degrees
in the 2012 or 2013 academic years in any area of
research supported by National Science Foundation.
Funding: $15 million.
Deadline: 5/15/15.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
Projects and Centers Program: Advanced
Rehabilitation Research and Training Program:
Advanced Rehabilitation Research Policy
Fellowship (CFDA No. 84.133P-5)
Purpose: To provide advanced research training
and experience to individuals with doctorates or
similar degrees who have clinical or other relevant
experience and to plan and conduct research,
demonstration projects, training, and related activities,
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including international activities,
to develop methods, procedures,
and rehabilitation technology
that maximize the full inclusion
and integration into society,
employment, independent living,
family support, and economic
and social self-suffciency of
individuals with disabilities,
especially individuals with the
most severe disabilities.
Eligibility: State, county, city,
township and special district
governments; independent school
districts private, public, and
state controlled institutions of
higher education; public housing
authorities/Indian housing
authorities; Native American
tribal organizations; nonprofts;
for-proft organizations other
than small businesses; and small
businesses.
Funding: $150,000.
Deadline: 9/2/14.
Contact: Julius Cotton,
Tel. (202) 245-6140;
E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov.
Research Training Groups in
the Mathematical Sciences
(CFDA No. 47.049)
Purpose: To strengthen the
nation’s scientifc competitiveness
by increasing the number of well-
prepared U.S. citizens, nationals,
and permanent residents who
pursue careers in the mathematical
sciences and to improve
research training by involving
undergraduate students, graduate
students, postdoctoral associates,
and faculty members in structured
research groups centered on a
common research theme.
Eligibility: Universities and four-
year colleges.
Funding: $10 million.
Deadline: 10/14/14.
Contact: E-mail:
grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.

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