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Last updated September 28, 2016

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Foundation Funding
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal

California Humanities (Formerly known as the California Council for the Humanities)
Humanities for All Quick Grants

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Jefferson Science Fellowship Program

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Humanities Connections
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Art Works

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Public Engagement with Historical Records

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NOTICE: CHANGED APPLICATION GUIDES
Restructured and Streamlined Application Guides
and Supplemental Instructions Available for Applications
Due Dates On or After May 25, 2016 - (NOT-OD-16-084)

Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21)
Factors Underlying Differences in Female and Male Presentation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R21)
Safety and Outcome Measures of Pain Medications Used in Children and Pregnant Women (R03 / R21)
Biosensors in the Oral Cavity (R01 / R21)
Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
Smart and Connected Health
Science of Learning

Opportunity Details

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action - Investigator Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu of your targeted submission date and to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before your targeted submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of RWJF that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Letter of Intent required, full proposals invited.
Program announcement: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1224&cfpOverviewId

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu of your targeted submission date and to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before your targeted submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible. While improving the status quo is vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans now, the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal opportunity reaches beyond incremental changes to explore the ideas and trends that will influence the trajectory and future of health.
Program announcement: http://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/submit-a-proposal.html?rid=CFB_D3yqR5MZU0gLjCmmmS1dJ4qR3hrf&et_cid=620867

Cal Humanities: Humanities for All Quick Grants
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 21, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 25, 2016

Humanities for All is a new grant program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) will be awarded three times a year for small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include but are not limited to community dialogues, reading- or film-and-discussion groups, oral history or nonfiction writing or story-sharing workshops, and other types of activities. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required.
Program announcement: http://calhum.org/grants/humanities-for-all

Jefferson Science Fellowship Program
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 27, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 31, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for nominations and applications for the 2017 Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) program. Initiated by the Secretary of State in 2003, this fellowship program engages the American academic science, technology, engineering, and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and international business objectives. Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. As part of their assignments, Fellows may also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. Following the fellowship year, the Fellow will return to his/her academic career but will remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.

The fellowship is open to tenured or similarly ranked academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Nominees/applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and will be required to obtain a security clearance. The deadline for 2017-2018 program year applications/nominations is October 31, 2016 (online applications open August 1, 2016). The fellowship begins in mid-August 2017.
Program announcement: nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/index.htm

NEH: Humanities Connections
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 21, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 25, 2016

Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. Through this new grant program, NEH invites proposals that reflect innovative and imaginative approaches to preparing students for their roles as engaged citizens and productive professionals in a rapidly changing and interdependent world. Grants support the development and implementation of an integrated set of courses and student engagement activities focusing on significant humanities content. The Humanities Connections program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields.
Program announcement: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-connections

NEH: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: January 9, 2017
  • Closing date for application: January 11, 2017

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. This program combines the former Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants and Digital Humanities Implementation Grants programs; the combined program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Through a special partnership, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. Through this partnership, IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries.
Program announcement: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-advancement-grants

NEA: Art Works
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 7, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 11, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Research: Art Works offers support for projects in two areas: Track One: Value and Impact. These research projects aim to examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s) by using data and methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. Track Two: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. These research projects aim to test the causal or inferred-causal impact of the arts on individual or cohort outcomes by using experimental or quasi-experimental design methods appropriate to the proposed research questions.
All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. These matching funds may be all cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions, and can include federally-negotiated indirect costs or matching funds that are proposed but not yet committed at the time of the application deadline.
Program announcement: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works/grant-program-description

NHPRC: Public Engagement with Historical Records
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 4, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 6, 2016

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons.
Program announcement: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/engagement.html

NIH: Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: December 2, 2016
  • Closing date for application: December 6, 2016

This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the life-course. Long-term goals are to increase knowledge of the individual and group processes that inform thought and behaviors that reinforce health and optimal wellbeing to enhance overall human health, reduce illness and disability, and lengthen life. This FOA encourages research projects dedicated to elucidating this constellation of mechanisms and processes that include, and are not limited to, cognitive, cultural, emotional, physical, psychological, religious, sociological, and spiritual, and their individual and collective biopsychosocial effects on self-management.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-095.html

NIH: Factors Underlying Differences in Female and Male Presentation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions (R21)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 13, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 16, 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research on mechanisms underlying the manifestations of sex-based differences in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial (DOC)-related diseases and conditions. Specifically, this initiative encourages studies aimed at understanding immune reactivity, genetic variation, environmental triggers, aging, and hormonal changes as they affect sex-based differences in DOC-related diseases and conditions including, but not limited to, Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS), orofacial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD), salivary gland tumors, and human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancers.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-296.html

NIH: Safety and Outcome Measures of Pain Medications Used in Children and Pregnant Women (R03 / R21)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 13, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 16, 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to (1) promote preclinical, translational, clinical and epidemiological research in pain medications use in children or in pregnant women to fill knowledge gaps in safe use of the pain medications in these special populations; and (2) develop effective instruments or approaches to assess and evaluate maternal and child outcomes of pain medication treatments. There is a need for data on pain medications used in children and pregnant women to be shared and made available to the scientific community for future studies and to encourage replication of findings and meeting the goal of further advancing research in this area.
Program announcements:
     R03 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-313.html
     R21 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-312.html

NIH: Biosensors in the Oral Cavity (R01 / R21)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 17, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 19, 2016

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support pilot and feasibility studies for interdisciplinary research in development of new or adaptation of existing biosensors for noninvasive, dynamic, real-time monitoring of physiological processes in the human body, using the oral cavity as the sensing site. Biosensors developed through this FOA should be able to assess health and disease states by receiving and analyzing signals from oral fluids, oral and dental tissues, cells and microorganisms, and compounds found in or passing through the oral cavity. Additional capabilities of these biosensors may include wireless and remote communication of outputs, local processing and/or transmitting outputs to a data collection center, and communication with drug delivery devices that can dynamically dispense therapeutic compounds to tissues in accordance with immediate physiological needs of an individual.
Program announcements:
     R01 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-17-004.html
     R21 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-17-005.html

NIH: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 17, 2016 & November 7, 2016
  • Closing date for application: October 19, 2016 & November 9, 2016, bu 5:00 PM local time

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), under the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, is to provide time-limited, catalytic support for activities necessary to develop or extend/refine data and metadata standards and/or related tools in areas relevant to the NIH basic, translational, and clinical research mission. Projects can support activities at any point in the data standards lifecycle and should build on existing partnerships, infrastructure, and resources whenever possible. Projects must demonstrate a compelling science community interest and need for standards efforts in the specific domain(s) of interest, as well as a plan for meaningful engagement of the end-user communities and relevant stakeholders in the process. The data standard and any associated tools or products developed should be made freely available to the scientific research community via a curated, searchable portal. Projects should address long-term maintenance and sustainability of the data standard after the period of the NIH award; issues to be considered include approaches for dissemination, evaluation, and updating/refinement. Both short-term and longer-term projects are eligible.
Program announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-16-010.html

NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date:
    • Exploration & Design tier for both tracks: October 31, 2016
    • Development & Implementation tier for both tracks: January 9, 2017
  • Closing date for application:
    • Exploration & Design tier for both tracks: November 2, 2016
    • Development & Implementation tier for both tracks: January 11, 2017

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (i) Exploration and Design and (ii) Development and Implementation.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15585/nsf15585.htm

NSF: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: October 28, 2016
  • Closing date for application: November 1, 2016

This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15536/nsf15536.htm

NSF: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date:
    • Bridge to the Doctorate; Pre-Alliance Planning Grants: October 12, 2016
    • LSAMP Alliance Proposals (including Bridge to the Baccalaureate): November 2, 2016
  • Closing date for application:
    • Bridge to the Doctorate; Pre-Alliance Planning Grants: October 14, 2016
    • LSAMP Alliance Proposals (including Bridge to the Baccalaureate): November 4, 2016

Only one proposal allowed per institution under each alliance type. Please contact osp@pacific.edu if you are interested in Pacific making an application to this program.

This program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15594/nsf15594.pdf

NSF: Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu of your targeted submission date and to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before your targeted submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before your targeted submit date: all application materials
  • Closing date for application: Open, rolling submission date

Proposals Accepted Anytime: Prospective principal investigators (PIs) should contact disciplinary program officers to identify specific NSF programs and determine the feasibility and timing of a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) or Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) request.

Predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) play a critically important role in U.S. science, engineering, and technology through their substantial contributions to education and to research. NSF encourages research by faculty members of these institutions to ensure a broad national base for research and to help faculty members stay at the cutting edge of their disciplines. Such research not only contributes to basic knowledge in science and engineering but also provides an opportunity for integration of scientific discovery into undergraduate education. As the ultimate in inquiry-based learning, undergraduate research is a critical component of high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Undergraduate research experiences provide a strong foundation for careers in science and engineering and for graduate study. A significant number of STEM professionals receive bachelor degrees from predominantly undergraduate institutions.
Program announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14579/nsf14579.htm

NSF: Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: December 1, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: December 5, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills. DRK-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap among them. However, PIs should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions. The program supports five types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, and (5) Conferences and Syntheses. All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 strands.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15592/nsf15592.pdf

NSF (with NIH): Smart and Connected Health
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: December 6, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: December 8, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with bio-behavioral health research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. Such solutions demand multidisciplinary teams ready to address technical, behavioral and clinical issues ranging from fundamental science to clinical practice. The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of next generation health and healthcare research through high-risk, high-reward advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bio-imaging, and engineering. Realizing the promise of disruptive transformation in health and healthcare will require well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary approaches that draw from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, engineering, medicine, biology, and computer and information sciences. One class of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation, Integrative Projects (INT), with multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 4 years.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16601/nsf16601.htm

NSF: Science of Learning
All forms and submission materials should be sent to osp@pacific.edu following the schedule below:

  • When contemplating or starting a proposal, notify osp@pacific.edu to get on OSP submission schedule
  • 5 business days before submit date: signed routing form, reviewed & approved budget, statement of work
  • 2 business days before submit date: all application materials
  • Pacific submit date: 2 business days before closing date: January 13, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time
  • Closing date for application: January 18, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic scientific questions in learning. The possibility of developing connections between proposed research and specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges will be considered as valuable broader impacts, but are not necessarily central to the intellectual merit of proposed research. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences. The program supports a variety of methods including: experiments, field studies, surveys, secondary-data analyses, and modeling.
Program announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567