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Funding to develop energy-efficient low-rise residential dwelling units
Funding to support research of chronic overlapping pain conditions
Funding to support clinical trials for spinal cord injuries
Funding to support hands-on environmental projects for children
Funding to support lung cancer research
Postdoctoral training award for prostate cancer research
Funding to support fellowship programs at independent research institutions to advance the study of the humanities
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On the state level...
All not-for-profit applicants must now pre-qualify on the NYS Grants Reform website at
grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees in order
to apply for certain New York State grant solicitations. Potential not-for-profit applicants are strongly encouraged
to begin the process of registering and prequalifying immediately, as this is a lengthy process.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications for the Low-rise Residential New Construction Program.
This opportunity is intended to encourage the construction of highly energy-efficient single-family homes and low-rise residential dwelling units which
will be more durable, more comfortable, and provide a healthier environment for their occupants than would otherwise be achieved. NYSERDA's new program
incentives specifically target homes designed to achieve net zero energy performance, helping to support and accelerate adoption of this level of
performance in the residential new construction marketplace.
Dwelling units must be located in one of the supported electric or gas utility service territories. See Program Opportunity Notice for more
information. Other utility service territories may be added at the discretion of NYSERDA. Low-rise residential new construction is defined as
the ground-up new construction of dwelling unit(s) contained within residential buildings of not more than three stories in height. Residential
buildings which are more than three (3) stories in height and determined to be eligible to participate in the EPA's ENERGY STAR Certified Homes
program, as well as dwelling units in eligible buildings which will be "gut-rehabbed" or fully rehabilitated, will also be considered by NYSERDA
for eligibility on a case-by-case basis. Buildings that are primarily transient in nature such as hotels or motels are not eligible to apply.
$13.5 million is available for new projects as of June 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a solicitation for Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions. NIH seeks to encourage epidemiological,
clinical and translational research that will increase our understanding of the natural history, prevalence, biological mechanisms, psychological variables, and
clinical risk factors responsible for the presence of multiple chronic pain conditions that co-occur in an individual. The main objective of this opportunity is
the formation of research groups with interests bridging expertise in pain mechanisms with translational and clinical expertise to address important unresolved
questions about overlapping pain conditions. Applicants are encouraged to include researchers with complementary expertise from outside the pain field in their
research teams who will enhance the breadth of research and understanding of comorbid chronic pain conditions.
Public/state-controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; independent school districts; nonprofit
organizations; small businesses; for-profit organizations; state, county, city, township or special district governments; Indian/Native American
tribal governments; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations; faith-based or community-based
organizations; regional organizations and non-domestic entities.
For R01s, application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Proposed budgets for
R21 direct costs for a two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
Deadline: Oct. 5, 2014 (R01); Oct. 16, 2014 (R21)
Expires: Sept. 8, 2017
Contact: National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301) 496-9231
On the private level...
Department of Defense
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, under the direction of the Department of Defense, is now accepting applications for their Spinal Cord Injury
Research Program (SCIRP) Clinical Trial Award. SCIRP provides support for research that has the potential to make a significant impact on improving the health
and well-being of military service members, veterans and other individuals living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). The program challenges the scientific community
to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research. Though the SCIRP supports
groundbreaking research, all projects must demonstrate solid scientific rationale. Funding from this award must support a clinical trial and may not be used for
preclinical research studies.
Independent investigators at all academic levels are eligible to submit applications. Investigators must apply through an organization, whether it's a national,
international, for-profit, non-profit, public or private organization. Investigators within the military services, and applications involving
multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, the military services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal government
agencies are also eligible to apply and are encouraged.
Pre-applications are due
July 10, 2014. All applications are due
by Oct. 30, 2014.
The Captain Planet Foundation has grants available for activities that conform to their mission, which is to give the next generation of environmental stewards
an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. The program funds and supports hands-on environmental projects designed to encourage
innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions
in their homes, schools and communities.
All applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be a 501(c)3 under the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation may choose to fund a portion of
the project budget that best fits within the foundation guidelines or contact an applicant for further discussion. Preferential consideration is given
to requests that have secured at least 50 percent matching or in-kind funding for their projects.
Small grant requests between $500 and $2,500 may be awarded.
Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC) announces funding opportunities for research aimed at increasing survival rates of patients with lung cancers. Last year,
UALC funded over $1.5 million in research grants, and looks forward to increasing their support this year. UALC places a high priority on funding research that
has a clear path to clinical application and/or therapeutic development. Proposals for basic science are greatly aided by a forward-looking research plan outlining
clinical potential. UALC funding is intended primarily as seed money for promising and potentially transformative new projects, rather than funding projects that
already receive considerable support. Cross discipline collaborations are strongly encouraged.
Principal investigators (PIs) should hold a faculty appointment or be mentored by a faculty member in good standing at a not-for-profit academic,
medical or research institution, within the United States or Canada. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens in order to apply or receive a
UALC grant, but must have a valid visa for the length of the grant. Collaborations with industry partners are also strongly encouraged, however, the
PI is required to be an academic researcher. Applicants should apply from the sponsoring institution of employment during the grant term.
Up to $100,000 will be awarded per grant. Indirect costs may represent no more than 10% of the total award. UALC does not support travel,
equipment, publication or tuition costs.
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, under the direction of the Department of Defense, has announced funding for their Prostate Cancer
Research Program (PCRP) Postdoctoral Training Award. The mission of the PCRP is to find and fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from
prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease. Specifically, the PCRP seeks to promote highly innovative,
groundbreaking research; high-impact research with near-term clinical relevance; multidisciplinary, synergistic research; translational studies to support
the fluid transfer of knowledge between bedside and bench; research on patient survivorship and quality of life; the next generation of prostate cancer
investigators through mentored research and research on disparities in the incidence and mortality of prostate cancer. The Postdoctoral Training Award
supports prostate cancer research training opportunities for recent doctoral graduates.
By March 31, 2015, principal investigators (PIs) must
have successfully defended a doctoral thesis or possess an M.D. degree (or equivalent);
be involved in an accredited training or residency program; and
have three years or less of postdoctoral research experience (excluding clinical residency or clinical fellowship training).
PIs must have a designated mentor who is an experienced prostate cancer researcher. Eligible scholars must apply through an organization, whether
it's a national, international, for-profit, nonprofit, public or private organization.
A maximum of $115,000 will be awarded per fellowship for direct costs (plus indirect costs up to a maximum rate of 8 percent) for up to two years.
Deadline: Pre-applications are due
Aug. 27, 2014. All applications are due
by Sept. 10, 2014.
The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for their Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) grant to
support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. The FPIRI program offers fellowships that provide scholars
with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them. Fellowship programs
may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and
American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. Grantee institutions must ensure the fair and informed selection
of recipients of FPIRI fellowships by relying on the recommendations of an external committee composed of qualified scholars drawn from outside the
institution's staff and governing bodies.
To apply for an FPIRI grant, an organization must:
be a U.S. nonprofit institution with IRS tax-exempt status, a state or local governmental agency, or a federally recognized Indian tribal government;
be financed, governed and administered independently of institutions of higher education; and
have established and maintained a fellowship program with its own or other funding for at least three years.
Individuals are not eligible to apply to this announcement. Individual scholars apply directly to the participating institutions.
FPIRI grants support fellowship stipends at a rate of $4,200 per month and a portion of the costs of selecting the fellows, up to $7,000.
Indirect costs are not allowed in this program. Awards are three years in duration, to support fellowships with four to twelve month tenures.
Deadline: Aug. 14, 2014
Contact: National Endowment
for the Humanities
400 Seventh St., SW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: (202) 606-8200
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes.
Grant-seeking Basics: August 28
Attendees will learn how the center's resources help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in
foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow.
Introduction to Finding Funders: August 14
This class provides a hands-on introduction on how to use the center’s comprehensive online database – The Foundation Directory Online – to
research and identify potential funders. The Foundation Directory Online contains over 100,000 profiles of grant-making institutions.
Proposal Writing Basics: August 7
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.
Proposal Budgeting Basics: August 7
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, located at:
New York Library
79 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.
For additional training opportunities, to register, or for more information, call 212-620-4230 or visit
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