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New Opportunities and Funding: September 6, 2016


$10K Prize in Public Interest Communications Research

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ annual frank Prize in Public Interest Communications celebrates peer-reviewed research that informs the growing discipline of public interest communications. One $10,000 prize and two $1,500 prizes will be awarded for research that meets one or more of these requirements:
1. contributes to the understanding of the field as a unique discipline;
2. offers insight that can improve the effectiveness of public interest communications practice;
3. details a specific public interest communications campaign, including analysis of the reasons for its success or failure;
4. explores evaluative measures;
5. documents specific ways in which public interest communications differs from similar disciplines; or
6. provides insight on how to communicate effectively.

Anticipated deadline for 2017 prize is November 14, 2016.  Confirm by checking website or contacting frank research director Annie Neimand.


National Endowment for the Humanities: up to $400K for Digital Projects for the Public

NEH Digital Projects for the Humanities grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.
Next Deadline: June 17, 2017. Note that updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance of this deadline. 


Bronislaw Malinowski Award for Applied Anthropology

The Bronislaw Malinowski Award is presented to an outstanding social scientist in recognition of efforts to understand and serve the needs of the world’s societies and who has actively pursued the goal of solving human problems using the concepts and tools of social science during one’s entire career.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2016.


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: up to $6,000 for Pre-K-6 Classroom Research

NCTM grants support classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. The research must be a collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades Pre-K-6 classroom teachers. To be eligible, applicants must be either a college or university mathematics educator who is a  Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM (on or before October 14, 2016), or a teacher with a Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM (on or before October 14, 2016) or who teaches at a school having a current (on or before October 14, 2016) NCTM pre-K-8 school membership.

Application packet must be postmarked by November 4, 2016.


Russell Sage Foundation:  up to $150K for Computational Social Science Projects

The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in the Foundation’s core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection. Examples of research  that are of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Linked Administrative Data
  • Private Administrative Data
  • Machine-Learning
  • Online Surveys and Experiments
  • Text Analysis
  • Social Media

Deadline: November 30, 2016 (Letters of Inquiry)


American Psychological Foundation: $20K Visionary Grants to Solve Social Problems

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
  • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
  • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
  • Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

Deadline: April 1, 2017.


NIH Community Partnerships to Advance Research Grants

The National Institutes of Health seek proposals that address community-engaged research methodologies that improve partnerships and enhance interdisciplinary relationships. Proposals should focus on methods for improvement of intervention and public health. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Deadline: May 8, 2017

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