OSP | Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Archive

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is pleased to announce the following Limited Submission Funding Opportunity. In accordance with American University's Limited Submission Policy, the purpose of this announcement is to ensure transparent and appropriate consideration of all proposals from members of the university community intended to be submitted to an external sponsor that restricts or limits the number of proposals or applications it will accept from American University for funding consideration.

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The following opportunity was first published on April 10, 2014.


Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be after the fourth and not after the twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. Institutions may submit only one Henry Dreyfus nomination annually. The application deadline is May 19, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty are asked to submit a proposal abstract that includes: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) an additional brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of the American University; (3) an estimated budget for the propose project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstract is due by 5:00 PM on April 23, 2014 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program can be found at:

http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml 

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The following opportunity was first published on February 27, 2014.

Partners of the Americas - 100,000 Strong in the Americas:

Partners of the Americas are pleased to announce the following new grant competition as part of President Barack Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. 100,000 Strong in the Americas is the administration's signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere designed to foster region-wide prosperity through increased higher education collaboration.

To be eligible for this RFP and to receive information on subsequent rounds, register in the Innovation Network for free. You need only register once in the 100K Strong Innovation Network to be eligible for all rounds.  

The submission deadline is April 1, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. Proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on March 10, 2014 to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu.

Additional information about the Partners of the Americas 100,000 Strong in the Americas opportunity can be found here.

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The following opportunity was first published on January 6, 2014.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Opportunity - Internet Freedom Technology

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces the availability of funding for programs that support internet freedom under the "Governing Justly and Democratically" foreign assistance program objective. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit statements of interest (SOI) outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the internet and other connection technologies around the world.

The submission deadline (for SOI's) is February 28, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. Due to the limited and short notice of the announcement, the proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on January 31, 2014 to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Internet Freedom Technology opportunity can be found here.

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The following opportunity was first published on January 9, 2014.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Opportunity - Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in Nicaragua

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a request for proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Nicaragua.

Strengthening the Capacity of Nicaraguan Women to Engage in Civic Advocacy: DRL's objective is to strengthen the capacity of women in the North Central Corridor of Nicaragua to engage in civic advocacy initiatives that are aimed, at least in part, at diminishing root causes of generalized violence in their communities. Proposals should identify one or more particularly underserved areas within the designated region in which the program will operate.

Illustrative activities may include, but need not be limited to:

  • strengthening the capacity of women to identify and advocate for measures to reduce violence in their communities;
  • increasing the capacity of female civil society representatives to push for transparency and accountability on issues of concern to their community, including but not limited to effective provision of state of social services or enforcement of legal rights under domestic law;
  • providing generalized training, capacity-building, and technical or legal assistance to female civil society leaders in underserved areas.

The submission deadline is February 10, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. Due to the limited and short notice of the announcement, the proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on January 17, 2014 to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Rule of Law in Nicaragua opportunity can be found here.

 

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The following opportunity was first published on December 16, 2013.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Opportunity (for Statements of Interest):

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces the potential availability of funding for programs that support democracy and human rights in Cuba. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit statements of interest (SOI) outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster democracy and human rights in Cuba.

Each SOI should address one or more of the following potential program themes:

  • Advocating for Rule of Law and Human Rights
  • Facilitating Free Expression
  • Facilitating Free Flow of Information

DRL supports programs that uphold democratic principles, support and strengthen democratic institutions, promote human rights, and build civil society around the world. Subject to availability, funds will support projects that have the potential to have an immediate impact leading to long-term sustainable reforms. Projects should have potential for continued funding beyond DRL resources.

The submission deadline (for SOI's) is January 8, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. Due to the limited and short notice of the announcement, the proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on December 20, 2013 to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor opportunity can be found here.

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The following opportunity was first published on December 5, 2013.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Opportunity (for Statements of Interest):

The Global Equality Fund, managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Launched in December 2011, the Global Equality Fund aims to support the work of civil society organizations working to protect and advance the human rights of LGBT persons globally. Partners of the Global Equality Fund include the governments of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden as well as the Arcus Foundation, the John D. Evans Foundation, LLH: the Norwegian LGBT Organization, the MAC Aids Fund, Deloitte, and USAID. The Global Equality Fund is part of DRL's broader initiative to support at-risk and vulnerable populations, including women, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and religious minorities.  

The Fund invites organizations to submit SOIs outlining program concepts and organizational capacity to manage programs that will protect and advance the human rights of LGBT persons. Statements of interests could focus on areas including, but not limited to:

  • Strengthening legal protection
  • Protection from violence, including sexual violence and hate crime, and combating impunity
  • Organizational development and capacity
  • Combating societal discrimination and negative social attitudes

 

The submission deadline (for SOI's) is January 10, 2014.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. Due to the limited and short notice of the announcement, the proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on December 11, 2013 to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor opportunity can be found here.


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The following opportunity was first published on November 11, 2013.

The Office of the County Executive Community Partnership Grant (CPG) Opportunity:

Approximately $1.6 million in funding is available to eligible non-profits through the CPG and local non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply that are providing community-based program initiatives that help foster the growth and development of people and communities around Prince George's County. Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with our nonprofit community is critical as we work to address the needs of County residents and citizens. The County government as a grant recipient is not immune to achieving and demonstrating measurable results and outcomes to our funders. Similarly, our County government as a grant maker must hold our non-profit partners to these same standards. Performance measurement, evaluation and analysis for data-based decision-making are increasingly important drivers in informing policy-making.

This proposal submission deadline is November 22, 2013.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on November 14, 2013 to the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu.

Additional information about the Office of the County Executive Community Partnership Grant opportunity can be found here.

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The following opportunity was first published on November 5, 2013.

The Norcross Wildlife Foundation Funding Opportunity:

The Norcross Wildlife Foundation announces the availability of funding for grants that support the environmental and conservation communities. Priority is given to organizations that have difficulty raising the modest funds they need to do their critical work "in the trenches" of environmental conservation and the Foundation's niche is to provide that kind of elusive support. Grants are primarily provided for program-related office, and field equipment and public education and outreach materials. They also provide support for digital and printed publications, and other educational materials. Norcross will consider requests only for the tools (e.g. computer hardware and software) that help organizations - especially those without developmental staff - reach their financial goals.

This proposal submission has a rolling deadline.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on November 12, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu.

Additional information about the Norcross Wildlife Foundation Grant opportunity can be found here.

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The following opportunity was first published on August 30, 2013.

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Funding Opportunity:

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is currently accepting proposals to fund programs and services in the areas of arts and humanities, community service, education, health and the environment. The Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC area through support of these grant funded programs. Although the Cafritz Foundation seeks to fund programs and services in (4) areas: arts and humanities, community service, education, health and the environment, it restricts one proposal submission per institution.

This proposal submission deadline is November 1, 2013.

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on September 23, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation can be found here.

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State Department U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program Funding Opportunity:

Recognizing the need to make a fresh start in relations between the U.S. and Russia, the Presidents of both countries created the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission in July 2009 to improve coordination between our governments and societies to address shared challenges and to explore new opportunities for partnership in areas of mutual interest. To help foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians, the State Department is announcing the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, which will provide small grants to support meetings, virtual interactions, exchanges, and internships between American and Russian organizations. Applications from non-commercial organizations are welcomed, including scientific groups, student associations, academic collaborators, and civil society organizations. American or Russian organizations can submit applications, but must clearly demonstrate in their application a proposed collaboration with a peer organization in the other country. This program is not intended to support core funding for applicants, but rather to provide new opportunities for greater dialogue, interaction, and collaboration between Russian and Americans organizations. Projects must be non-political in nature and focus on Russian-American peer-to-peer dialogue or people-to-people engagement on themes of mutual interest. Applicants are encouraged to incorporate innovative ways to foster interaction including the use of social media, video conferencing, short-term academic exchanges, and internships. Successful projects will include an outcome or product that enhances greater interaction and understanding between our two societies. The maximum amount of each grant will be $100,000. Please read carefully the instructions provided with this document, making sure you focus on a concrete theme for your project proposal. Please submit the completed application by August 12, 2013 to US-RussiaDialogue@state.gov, or to the address included in the instructions. The following opportunity was first published on April 24, 2013.

This proposal submission deadline is August 12, 2013.

In order to determine which proposal will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on July 30, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the U.S. State Department U.S-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program can be found here.

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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Opportunity:

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces the availability of funding for programs that support Internet freedom under the Governing Justly and Democratically Foreign Assistance program objective. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit statements of interest (SOI) outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects that will foster freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet and other connection technologies around the world. This announcement does not constitute a formal Request for Proposals: DRL will invite select organizations that submit SOIs to expand on their ideas via full proposal separately. This solicitation is focused only on aspects of Internet freedom programming related to technology development. Statements of Interest related to the digital safety, advocacy or research will be accepted through a separate solicitation.


This proposal submission deadline is May 31, 2013 at 11:30pm EST (via grants.gov)


In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on May 1, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor opportunity can be found here.


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Safeway Foundation in Partnership with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Award:

The Safeway Foundation is partnering with Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHRCO) to develop interdisciplinary, and collaborative community and/or clinic-based programs designed to reduce the burden of childhood obesity and that will likely have important population-level impacts.

The goals of the award are to:

  • Empower innovative programs to expand and enhance services, increase capacity, and/or incorporate new strategies to support healthy body weights among children and/or adolescents
  • Evaluate the impact of existing programs
  • Identify promising approaches that can be replicated, adapted, implemented and sustained in diverse communities nationwide

Topics of interest:
This Safeway CHRCO funding partnership is open to a wide variety of research projects with the potential to prevent and/or treat childhood obesity in communities or medical centers throughout the US. Strong preference will be given to projects that are innovative, and that can be implemented and sustained within a community or medical center for little additional cost. Preference will also be given to organizations working in communities where Safeway stores are present. Interest areas include targeted collaborative programs that increase children’s physical activity, improve food choices and/or create better access to healthy foods. Proposals that include only physical activity, or do not offer an innovative approach, will not be considered for funding.  

This proposal submission deadline is May 15, 2013 at 5:00pm PST

In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM EST on April 22, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the Safeway Foundation award can be found here.

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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Opportunity:

DRL seeks projects that will address ongoing lack of justice and impunity in Latin American countries with a legacy of gross human rights violations. Successful proposals will provide an analysis of the root causes of these systemic issues, explain how the proposed programming approach addresses these root causes, as well as take a holistic view of justice and impunity, articulating how the approach will ultimately serve to restore the relationship between citizens and the state in countries where this legacy impacts individual and community participation in democratic processes. Innovative approaches are encouraged, acknowledging that in many cases in Latin America, conflicts are decades old and societies face ongoing challenges related their effects, as well as new obstacles. For example, in places where ongoing effects of trauma and divisions within communities impede victims from organizing effectively to hold governments accountable for human rights violations, approaches to reconciliation and victim healing are appropriate. DRL encourages applicants to focus on up to 3 of the following countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.  

This proposal submission deadline is April 26, 2013 at 11:30pm EST (via grants.gov)


DRL will allow an institution to submit no more than 2 proposals.


In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM on April 16, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu


Additional information about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor opportunity can be found here.

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National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Health Conference Support Program:

The National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry provides a national focus for environmental public health. The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. NCEH is especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental health hazards—children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves the public by focusing on communities, using the best science to provide trusted health information and recommendations to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to exposures. ATSDR is a Federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services and is administratively managed by the CDC’s NCEH.

NCEH and ATSDR share a common vision—healthy people in a health environment. The organizations also work to achieve a common mission—to serve the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures. As part of fulfilling this mission, NCEH and ATSDR have historically provided support to eligible entities to partially fund conferences and meetings aimed at achieving common public health goals.

This proposal submission deadline is May 2, 2013 at 11:59pm EST (via grants.gov)


In order to determine which proposal(s) will be submitted on behalf of American University (per American University's Limited Submission Policy), interested faculty and staff are asked to submit: (1) a summary of the proposed project, no longer than two single-spaced pages; (2) a brief description (1 page) of how the proposal contributes to (a) the mission of the program sponsor and (b) the research mission of American University; (3) an estimated budget for the proposed project; and, (4) brief bio sketches for participating AU personnel. The proposal abstracts are due by 5:00 PM on March 29, 2013 to the Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at OSPLimitedsubmission@american.edu

Additional information about the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Health Conference Support Program can be found here.