NEW GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
- DOJ: OJJDP FY 2013 National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative
TCUs are encouraged to apply! The award recipient will build on the successes of the past OJJDP National Intertribal Youth Leadership Summits and further expand the types of leadership development support that OJJDP offers to tribal youth. This initiative aims to enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, coordination, and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety in Indian country. The recipient will employ multiple strategies, including national and regional learning events, to strengthen the ability of tribal youth to initiate, contribute to, and participate in culturally relevant efforts that reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors in youth, schools, communities, and families.
Proposals Due: May 20, 2013. Grant Opportunity »
- AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Planning Grants FY2013
AmeriCorps planning grants provide up to $75,000 for a one-year period to provide support to an Indian Tribe for the development of an AmeriCorps program that will engage AmeriCorps members in order to address pressing community problems. Planning grant recipients are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle. Planning grants may not be used to support AmeriCorps members. Organizations chartered by an Indian Tribe or Nation are eligible to apply.
Proposals Due: May 30, 2013. Grant Opportunity »
- Department of Education: Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP)
MSEIP is designed to effect long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into scientific and technological careers. TCUs are encouraged to apply!
Proposals Due: May 31, 2013. Grant Opportunity »
- Tribally Controlled TCU Act (Title I & II)
Applications for institutional operating funds under the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act (Titles I and II) for Academic Year 2013-14 are due to the BIE no later than June 1, 2013. For questions or submitting your completed materials, please contact Juanita Mendoza, BIE.
- TCU Application Checklist »
- TCU Funding Application Instructions »
- TCU Funding Application »
- TCU Indian Student Count (ISC) Reporting Form »
- Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 Form »
- Economic Development Administration: University Center Economic Development Program
This program supports initiatives that are focused on advancing: regional commercialization efforts; entrepreneurship; and a high-skilled regional workforce. EDA solicits competitive applications from accredited institutions of higher education and from consortia of accredited institutions of higher education that are located in, and have programs targeting the Austin and Denver regional offices. TCUs located in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota would be eligible to apply. Proposals Due: June 17, 2013. UCEDP Solicitation »
- HHS: MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T34)
The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training program, assists undergraduate institutions in increasing the number of well-prepared underrepresented students who, within three years of graduation, matriculate into competitive/research active Ph.D. or combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The program provides grants to institutions with significant enrollment of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to strengthen students' academic preparation, research training and professional skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. TCUs are encouraged to apply Proposals Due: June 24, 2013. MARC Opportunity »
- NSF: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)
In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF is establishing the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to: a) nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants (see NSF Innovation Corps Program, NSF 11-560); b) develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Proposals Due: June 25, 2013. Grant Opportunity »
- EPA: Science for Sustainable and Healthy Tribes
This solicitation is focused on research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. The objectives of the awards to be made under this solicitation are to improve understanding of: 1) the health impacts of climate change on tribal populations; and 2) the health impacts of indoor air pollution exposures that derive from or are directly affecting traditional tribal life-ways and cultural practices. Projects should focus on impacts to vulnerable sub-populations of the Tribal communities. Proposals should also consider sustainable, culturally appropriate and acceptable pollution prevention, and adaptation/mitigation strategies. Proposals Due: July 1, 2013. I-CORPS Solicitation »
- DOL: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program
The goals of the TCU ELO are to utilize NASA's unique contributions in collaboration with tribal colleges and universities and tribal-serving institutions to improve the overall quality of the Nation's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. All proposed activities should address the following requirements, as well as the guiding principles that underlie the NASA Education Strategic Framework: a) Communicate experience/familiarity with NASA's unique contributions to science, exploration, and STEM; b) Engage appropriate local, regional, and/or national partners in the design, development, and/or dissemination of activities or experiences; c) Apply appropriate and meaningful formative and summative evaluation. Proposal Due: July 3, 2013 (Consortium Applicants). TCU ELO Solicitation »
- NSF: Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (WIDER)
The chief goal of WIDER is to transform institutions of higher education into supportive environments for STEM faculty members to substantially increase their use of evidence-based teaching and learning practices in order to achieve: (1) Improved student learning; (2) Increased numbers of students choosing STEM majors, particularly from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM; (3) Improved retention in the first two years of undergraduate study and to graduation of all STEM majors. Awards will be made for planning, institutional transformation, community implementation, and research grants. Proposals Due: July 3, 2013. WIDER Solicitation »
- NEH: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources)
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials. TCUs are eligible to apply. Maximum award level is $350,000. Proposals Due: July 18, 2013. NEH Grants »
- Tribal College and University Experiential Learning Opportunities (TCU ELO)
The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $474 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. This solicitation announces a third round of funding under the TAACCCT grant program. The primary intent of the TAACCCT program is to meet the educational or career training needs of workers who have lost their jobs or are threatened with job loss as a result of foreign trade by funding the expansion and improvement of education and career training programs that are suited for these individuals; however, the Department expects that a wide range of individuals will benefit from the TAACCCT program once education and training programs are developed and implemented. TCUs are eligible to apply. Maximum award level is $25,000,000. Proposals Due: July 24, 2013. TAACCCT Solicitation »
- President Obama’s 2020 Goal
Call to action to boost college graduation rates across the country and help the nation meet President Obama’s goal for the United States to have the best-educated workforce and the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2011 Comprehensive Grant Program, which is part of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). In addition to these grants, the Administration has also proposed two programs in its 2012 budget. The First in the World initiative, which in its initial year would provide $123 million in competitive funds, would support programs that embrace innovative practices to accelerate learning, boost completion rates and hold down tuition. Secondly, states can also apply for College Completion Incentive Grants, which would give a total of $50 million in awards to reward states and institutions for undertaking reforms that produce more college graduates. To help develop college completion plans and boost college graduation rates, the Administration released a calculation of each state’s share of the President’s 2020 goal as well as a comprehensive college completion tool kit. The toolkit identifies seven no-cost or low-cost strategies, fifteen related action steps, and a series of existing federal resource streams from which to draw. College Tool Kit »
- National Institutes of Health (NIH): Translational Research to Improve Obesity and Diabetes Outcomes
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) encourages NIH Research Demonstration and Dissemination Project grant (R18) applications from institutions/ organizations to test practical, sustainable, acceptable, and cost efficient adaptations of efficacious strategies or approaches prevent and treat diabetes and/or obesity. Research must target the prevention or reversal of obesity, prevention of type 2 diabetes, improved care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or the prevention or delay of the complications of these conditions. The approaches tested should have the potential to be widely disseminated to clinical practice, individuals and communities at risk. Research in response to this announcement must test sustainable, acceptable, and cost efficient adaptations of efficacious strategies or approaches prevent and treat diabetes and/or obesity. Due Dates: 7/1/13; 11/1/13; 3/3/14; 7/1/14; 11/3/14; 3/2/15. Award Ceiling: Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. Budgets over $500,000 in direct costs per year must receive prior approval. For more information, please visit: Overview Information »
- National Institutes of Health (NIH): Planning Grants for Translational Research to Improve Obesity and Diabetes Outcomes
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) encourage NIH Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program grant (R34) applications from institutions/ organizations to develop and pilot test practical, sustainable, acceptable, and cost efficient adaptations of efficacious strategies or approaches prevent and treat diabetes and/or obesity. Research must target the prevention or reversal of obesity, prevention of type 2 diabetes, improved care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or the prevention or delay of the complications of these conditions. NIMH encourages research focused on people with severe mental illness (SMI), whose risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes is twice that of the general population. The approaches tested should have the potential to be widely disseminated to clinical practice, individuals and communities at risk. Research in response to this announcement should propose pilot and feasibility studies to test sustainable, acceptable, and cost efficient adaptations of efficacious strategies or approaches prevent and treat diabetes and/or obesity. In demonstrating sustainability, applicants are particularly encouraged to partner with community organizations, employers, insurers, health care providers, pharmacies, electronic medical/health record developers or other organizations that might provide a venue for continued dissemination and implementation if the intervention or approach is proven effective. Due Date: 7/1/13; 11/1/13; 3/3/14; 7/1/14; 11/3/14; 3/2/15. Award Ceiling: $150,000/year (up to two years). For more information, please visit: Overview Information »
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Education Programs:
DHS Summer Faculty-Student Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions, providing paid research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS (stipends and housing allowance included). After the summer experience, faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on research funding. Complete information is available online: DHS Education Programs »
- Department of Agriculture:
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Tribal Institutions Portal is a support center for American Indian-serving educational institutions and tribes that receive NIFA research, educational or extension funding. It provides information on how to apply for grants and post-award management. Closing dates and opportunities vary. NIFA Tribal Institutions Portal »
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- Department of Health and Human Services
HHS and other federal agencies provide grants, benefit programs for individuals and families, loans, and contracting opportunities. Grants and Funding »
- Department of Education
Forecast of funding opportunities under the Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, and the final Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs » notice.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
For academic communication, this site offers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals that aims to cover all subjects and languages.
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs
CFDA contains detailed program descriptions for more than 2,000 Federal assistance programs.
- Federal Register
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
This government managed site is part of the federal government's e-grants initiative. Some federal grant applications are also submitted through this site.
- National Center for Education Statistics
This is not a grant site, but is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- National Science Foundation
A site listing the most recent NSF grant releases.
- National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
- National Institute of Food & Agriculture
NIFA grants opened for applications. The grant names are linked to grant summary pages, which include links to the RFA and other information.
NIFA Tribal Institutions Portal
The USDA NIFA Tribal NIFA Tribal Institutions Portal is a support center for American Indian-serving educational institutions and tribes that receive NIFA research, educational or extension funding. It provides information on how to apply for grants and post-award management. Access the portal by clicking on the Web address: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/education/in_focus/tribal_if_tribal.html
FY 2011 Extension Application Processes
Information on the application process is described in a Web Tutorial: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/tribalcollegeext
If you have any questions concerning the portal or extension tutorial, please contact Jill Lee, Education Program Specialist, Phone: 202.720.3511; Email: email@example.com
- NSF Tribal Colleges & Universities Program
TCUP provides awards to enhance the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instructional and outreach programs at Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan Native-serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions.
- NOAA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
The NOAA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program is designed to strengthen the capacity of Minority Serving Institutions to foster student careers, entrepreneurship opportunities and advanced academic degrees in the sciences directly related to NOAA's mission.
- National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH Grant Programs and Deadlines
- NSF Advanced Techological Education
NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.