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Hanover Research: Higher Education Research Grant Alerts

Below is a recap of research funding opportunities that were recently announced, nationwide. While these alerts are intended to provide you with a broad-reaching overview of the opportunities available, we certainly want to hear if there are specific opportunities that you would like to pursue. Please let your Content Director know if you have any questions or are interested in learning more.

In addition, Hanover is closely monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19. As always, our COVID Grant Alerts dashboard profiles all relevant previously announced national-level COVID-19 funding opportunities, which can be sorted by type, agency/funder, and date. Finally, your dedicated Content Director and Relationship Director also are ready to help with custom research solutions to the challenges you are facing.

Quick Links to Opportunities

These links will take you directly to the websites of the grant opportunities.
For more details, see below.

Federal Grants

Foundation Grants
Grant Name: HeartShare: Next-Generation Phenomics to Define Heart Failure Subtypes (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NIH)
Summary:  This program invites applicants to participate in a new NHLBI phenomics program, HeartShare: Next Generation Phenomics to Define Heart Failure Subtypes and Treatment Targets (hereafter referred to as “HeartShare”). The goal of this program is to conduct large-scale analysis of phenotypic data, images, and omics from patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in order to characterize mechanisms of disease and identify therapeutic targets. Up to four grants will be awarded.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: LOIs are due by November 7, 2020; full proposals by December 7, 2020.
Grant Name: Clinical Translation of Activated Optical Fluorescence Methods and Technologies for Sensitive Cancer Detection in Vivo (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (NIH)
Summary: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to bring a highly sensitive imaging technology capable of detecting very small (1-3 mm3) tumors in vivo to clinical utility. Through this FOA, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits innovative concepts that propose a path to clinical validation for in vivo ‘intelligent’ or activated optical fluorescence agents or probes with previously demonstrated capabilities for the detection of small tumors.
Eligibility  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: LOIs are due by January 10, 2021; full proposals by February 10, 2021.
Grant Name: Tobacco Control Policies to Promote Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (NIH)
Summary:  The purpose of this program is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing disparities in tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the U.S. Specifically, this FOA aims to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative state and local level tobacco prevention and control policies. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce disparities in tobacco-related cancers, and in doing so, to promote health equity among all populations.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: LOIs are due by October 12, 2020; full proposals by November 12, 2020.
Grant Name: Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NIH)
Summary:  The goal of this FOA is to enhance our fundamental understanding of interoception with a specific focus on dissecting and determining the function of neural circuits that connects peripheral organs/tissues with the central nervous system (CNS) via peripheral ganglia. For this FOA, interoception science includes studies of the processes by which an organism senses, interprets, integrates, and regulates signals originating from within itself. This FOA encourages projects that combine diverse expertise and use innovative approaches to delineate interoceptive mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, circuitry, functional, and/or behavioral levels.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: LOIs are due by November 18, 2020; full proposals by December 18, 2020.
Grant Name: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (U19) (HHS)
Summary:  The purpose of this FOA is to solicit meritorious applications for Centers of Excellence for TWH to develop and conduct a broad range of multidisciplinary research, intervention, outreach and education, and evaluation activities that advance the overall safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, or national worker safety and health issues. Centers should emphasize creating and implementing evidence-based solutions to address evolving challenges and opportunities related to worker safety, mental and physical health, and well-being.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: LOIs are due 30 days before the due dates of February 3, 2021, and October 29, 2021.
Grant Name: National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes (NSF)
Summary:  This program solicitation invites proposals for full institutes that have a principal focus in one or more of the following themes: Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration; AI Institute for Advances in Optimization; AI and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure; Advances in AI and Computer and Network Systems; AI Institute in Dynamic Systems; AI-Augmented Learning; AI to Advance Biology; and AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System. Up to eight awards of roughly $18 million each will be awarded.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: Proposals are are due by December 4, 2020.
Grant Name: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (NSF)
Summary:  The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: Applications are due by January 12, 2021.
Grant Name: Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (NSF)
Summary:  The long-range goal of the Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) program is to strengthen the nation's scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, be they in academia, government, or industry. The RTG program supports efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups pursuing coherent research programs. Research groups supported by RTG must include vertically-integrated activities that span the entire spectrum of educational levels from undergraduates through postdoctoral associates.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: Proposals are due by June 1, 2021.
Grant Name: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (NSF)
Summary:  This program supports collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: Proposals are due by December 10, 2020.
Grant Name: Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities, Fall 2021 (NASA)
Summary:  NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen, U.S. national and permanent resident graduate student research that has significant potential to contribute to NASA's goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation's science, exploration, and economic future.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: Proposals are due by November 1, 2020.
Grant Name: Aviation Research Grants Program (DOT FAA)
Summary:  The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and commercial space transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The intent is to encourage applied research and development to enhance technology assimilation, transfer, and development in the FAA.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: White papers are accepted on a rolling basis (quarterly) through 2027.
Grant Name: Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (DOE)
Summary:  DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy strives to promote integrated and collaborative research conducted by national laboratory, university, industry, and international partners under the direction of NE’s programs, and to deploy innovative nuclear energy technologies to the market in order to meet the strategic goals and optimize the benefits of nuclear energy. NE funds research activities, through both competitive and direct mechanisms, as required to best meet the needs of NE. This approach ensures a balanced R&D portfolio and encourages new nuclear power deployment with creative solutions to the universe of nuclear energy challenges.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: LOI and proposal due dates vary by track from September 2020 to February 2021.
Grant Name: Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations (NEH)
Summary:  The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program provides grants to organizations to support collaborative teams who are editing, annotating, and translating foundational humanities texts that are vital to learning and research but are currently inaccessible or are available only in inadequate editions or translations. Typically, the texts are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, may also be the subject of an edition. The program supports continuous full-time or part-time activities during the periods of performance of one to three years. Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates: Proposals are due by December 2, 2020.

Grant Name: Society for the Humanities at Cornell Invites Applications for 2021-22 Fellowships
Summary:  The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University is inviting applications for its 2021-22 fellowship program. Through the program, up to six fellowship grants of $55,000 will be awarded to scholars for research projects focused on any aspect of the theme "afterlives." As described by the society, afterlives can be utopian projects – from heavenly lives to post-capitalist, post-work, and post-family societies – as well as strangely mundane worlds in which the flip side of catastrophe is often the quotidian task of living on and with its aftermath.
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have received their PhD before January 1, 2020, and must also have at least one year of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.
Dates:  Proposals are due by October 1, 2020.
Grant Name: Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design Invites Applications for Research Projects
Summary:  The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design is inviting applications for its Craft Research Fund Project Grant. Through the program, grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of scholarly craft research in the United States. Proposals are welcome from academic researchers and independent scholars for research-related expenses, including travel, honoraria for contributors, salary for independent researchers, and/or support documentation such as images or rights for the use of images or text as part of the research yet to be completed. The awards are not for the printing or dissemination of already-completed research.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates:  Proposals are due by October 1, 2020.
Grant Name: Getty Foundation Invites Applications for Scholars Grant Program
Summary:  The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and around the world. To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for the Getty Scholar Grants program. Through the program, residencies at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa will be awarded to established scholars or writers to pursue projects free from work-related obligations. Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months. Residents will be awarded $21,500 for a three-month residency (September to December, January to April, April to June); $43,000 for a six-month residency (September to April, January to June); or $65,000 for a nine-month residency (September to June). The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and available healthcare option. While in residence, scholars will have the opportunity to make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.
Eligibility:  Scholars who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences are welcome to apply.
Dates:  Proposals are due by October 1, 2020.
Grant Name: American Philosophical Society Invites Applications for Franklin Research Grants
Summary:  APS’s Franklin Research Grants program provides grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to young scholars who have recently received their doctorate in support of the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Eligibility:  There are no eligibility restrictions.
Dates:  LOIs are due by October 1, 2020.
Grant Name: Simons Foundation Grants for Physics/Mathematics
Summary:  The Simons Foundation recently announced three grant programs for physics and mathematics research: the Targeted Grants to Institutes program, the Mathematics Fellowships program, and the Fellowships in Theoretical Physics program.
Eligibility:  Eligibility requirements vary by track.
Dates:  Applications are due relatively soon: by September 24 or 25, 2020, depending on track.


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