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There are a wide variety of federal, state, city and private funding opportunities available for all interested grant seekers. The following links provide detailed information pertaining to all funding opportunities afforded through federal, state, and private sponsors.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
U.S. Department of Education
NYC Department of Education
St. John’s University has active institutional subscriptions to SPIN and Pivot, the two most prominent and globally recognized funding source databases utilized by both grant seekers and research administrators. These resources are available to all members of the St. John’s University community.
Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN contains information on more than 8,000 current funding opportunities, i.e., grants, fellowships and other support programs. Published by InfoEd, Inc., the database is updated almost daily. The user will find a helpful keyword thesaurus divided into twelve major categories or topics. Included among the broad topics are separate sections on: Arts/Humanities; Behavioral/Social Sciences; Education; Science and Technology; Mathematics; Computer Science; Management/Commerce; and Law. After clicking on a broad topic, the SPIN user has the option of narrowing his/her search by selecting one or more descriptive keywords. An individual may sign up for email notification of opportunities relevant to his/her discipline.
PIVOT is an enhanced funding database which provides a collaborative approach to research. It is a product of RefWorks-COS which is a unit of ProQuest, LLC. PIVOT may be used to search for grant information and to communicate with colleagues at St. John's as well as those at other institutions which use PIVOT. PIVOT helps to identify and connect funding opportunities with interested researchers through the use of a detailed personal profile and tracking mechanism. Its search feature may be customized by many fields such as: program title, award amount, sponsor and country. Sponsors include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations, and more. These sponsors provide substantial funding for research in such disciplines as physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health and medicine, as well as arts and humanities.
Please contact OGSR Administrative Assistant Adrianna Berlingerio (ext. 6276 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) for assistance in creating your individual SPIN and Pivot accounts/profiles.
Internal Opportunities and Faculty Incentives
Following are useful links for many potential NIH grant applicants:
- NIH Grant Application Forms (PHS 398)
- All Active Program Announcements
- NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts: 1992 - present
- NIH Grants Info: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- NIH Study Section Rosters
- NIH Staff Directory (for addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail)
Following are useful links for many potential NSF grant applicants:
- National Science Foundation - Main Page (NSF)
- NSF's Helpful "Site Map"
- NSF Grant Proposal Guide and application forms prior to 2/24/14
- NSF Grant Proposal Guide and application forms on or after 2/24/14
- NSF Training Requirement for Responsible Conduct Of Research
- NSF: Application Deadlines and Target Dates
- Award Abstract: Recent and Current NSF Awards
- Fast Lane (electronic proposal submission)
- NSF Staff Directory (for addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail)
Following are useful links for many potential ED grant applicants:
- U. S. Department of Education - Main Page (ED)
- Current Fiscal Year - ED Discretionary Grant Application Packages
- ED Grant Programs: Listed by Topical Headings
- ERIC Digests (Short reports on topics of current interest in education)
- National Endowment for the Humanities - Main Page (NEH)
Following are useful links for other potential grant applications:
|ACLS Contemplative Practice Fellowship Program||Various||Faculty||Adding Contemplative Practice to curricula|
|Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty||Theology||Grad. Student||Calihan Research Assistance Program|
|American Council of Learned Societies||Various||Various||Eastern European studies program|
|American Heart Association||Women's Health||Various||Trudy Bush Fellowships for CVD Research in Women's Health|
|American Mathematical Society||Math||Various||AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program|
|American Nurses Association||Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellowship||Post Doc.||Clincal Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship|
|American Philisophical Society||Phil./Humanities/Social Sci.||Faculty||Sabatical fellowships for Humanitities and Social Sciences|
|American Philosophical Society||Philosophy||Ph.D. Candidate||John Hope Franklin Minority Dissertation Fellowship|
|Arts Council Silicon Valley||Arts||Various||Various|
|Burroughs Wellcome Fund||Biology||Ph.D.||Various|
|Canadian Studies Grant Program||Social Sciences||Various||Canadian-Social Sciences Grant|
|Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies||Culture||Various||Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies|
|Columbia University||Biology||Post Doc.||Earth Institute Fellows Program|
|Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory||Computational Science||various||Computational Science Fellowships|
|Harvard University||History||Ph.D.||Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History Fellowship|
|Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies||History||Ph.D.||Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship|
|ILSI North America||Health||Various||Various|
|Knowles (Janet H. and Harry) Foundation||Educational Research||Post Doc/ Junior Faculty||Young Scholars Research Fellowship Program|
|Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture||Jewish Culture||Post Doc/ Junior Faculty||International Ephraim E. Urbach Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Jewish Studies|
|Merck Company Foundation||Chem/Bio||Undergraduate||Various|
|National Gallery of Art||Art||Ph.D.||Samuel H. Kress Foundation Paired Fellowship for Research in Conservation and the History of Art|
|National Humanities Center||humanities||Ph.D.||National Humanities Center|
|National Institute for Materials Science||Materials Science||Ph.D.||International Center for Young Scientists Fellowship|
|New York Mills Regional Cultural Center||Art||Various||Jerome Fellowship|
|New York State Health Research Science Board||Breast Cancer||Various||Breast Cancer Research and Education Program|
|Office of Naval Research||Faculty||One summer/sabbatical faculty research program|
|S.L.E. Foundation, Inc||Lupus||Ph.D.||Various|
|Siskind (Aaron) Foundation||Art||Various||Individual Photographer's Fellowship Program|
|Stony Wold - Herbert Fund, Inc||Lung Diseases||Various||Various|
|The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||Various||Various||Various|
|The Japan Foundation||Humanities/Social Sci.||Various||Japanese Humanities and Social Sciences|
|The Library Company of Pensylvania||History/Cult/Economics||Various||Program in Early American Economy and Society|
|The Library Company of Pensylvania||History/Cult/Economics||Various||Fellowships in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture for 2005-2006|
|The Lonergan Institute||Theology||Various||Various|
|United States Holocaust Memorial Museum||History/ Culture||Various||Various|
|University of Notredame||Philosophy/Theology||Ph.D.||Center for Philosphy and Religion - Notredame|
|University of Virginia||Humanities||Ph.D.||Center on Religion and Democracy Fellowship|
|Wabash Center||Philosophy/Theology||Various||Wabash Center Grants|
Upcoming Grant Competitions
Fulbright Scholars Program
Application due date: August 1
The Fulbright Scholars Program offers U.S. faculty and professionals opportunities for advanced lecturing and research in more than 130 countries worldwide. All academic disciplines and a wide range of professional fields are represented, and many awards are flexible to the needs and interests of grantees. Approximately 800 Fulbright Scholar awards are expected to be issued each year
In the U.S., the Fulbright Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Persons interested in Fulbright Scholar grants may also wish to explore other grant program managed by CIES.
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Application due date: November 1
Grants of two to nine months to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars for research at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. American scholars in policy research and development, and cross-disciplinary studies are strongly urged to apply.
Major Funding Sources for International Program Initiatives
- Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (CRDF)
- Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
- Fulbright Scholars Program
- International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
- Ron Brown Fellowship Program
- National Science Foundation: Division of International Programs
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Soros Foundations Network
- Bureau of International Information Programs (USIA)
International Offices of U.S. Agencies and Organizations Federal Science & Technology Agencies
The Foundation Center
A list of international resources on the World Wide Web.
Designed to help people "think globally and act locally." This Directory provides links to the Web Sites of many non-profit associations. Organizations listed in this directory do not necessarily provide grant support! Links are arranged by both country of interest and topic of interest.
Non-Profit Foundations & Health Associations
Appearing below are links to various special interest foundations and non-profit associations. This selection of non-profit funding sources is certainly not an exhaustive list. Rather, these organizations were selected for posting because each has previously been mentioned in the pages of our office's Current Funding Opportunities newsletter. Each organization has one or more ongoing grant programs which we believe may be of interest to the St. John's University community. For information on other private sponsors, we would encourage the use of our Community of Science and SPIN funding source databases.
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- American Cancer Society
- American Chemical Society - PRF
- American Council of Learned Societies
- American Federation for Aging Research
- American Foundation for AIDS Research
- American Heart Association - National Office
- Aspen Institute
- AT&T Foundation
- Burroughs Welcome Fund
- Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Commonwealth Fund
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Cushwa Center for Study of American Catholicism (at Univ. of Notre Dame)
- Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
- Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
- Hudson River Foundation
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- W. K. Kellogg Foundation
- John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- A. L. Mailman Family Foundation
- The Markle Foundation
- James S. McDonnell Foundation
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- MetLife Foundation
- Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- NAMM - National Association of Music Merchants
- NEC Foundation of America
- Fund for the City of New York
- David & Lucile Packard Foundation
- Pew Charitable Trust
- Prevent Cancer Foundation
- Readers Digest Foundation
- Research Corporation for Science Advancement
- Rockefeller Foundation
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- Soros Foundations Network (aka Open Society Foundations)
- Spencer Foundation
- John Templeton Foundation
- Verizon Foundation
- The Wallace Foundation
- Women's Sports Foundation
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Regional Government New York State, New York City and vicinity Funding Opportunities and Other Information
New York State Office of Science: Technology and Academic Research
The New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research, also known as NYSTAR, was established with the goal of making New York the leader in high-technology academic research and economic development. NYSTAR is expected to be a driving force in this effort by undertaking a host of new, unprecedented programs and initiatives. These initiatives will result in the construction of several world-class, state-of-the-art research centers, the modernization of existing research centers and the rapid transfer of technologies from the research lab to the marketplace.
NYSTAR also hopes to help attract the best and brightest scientific talent in the nation to New York's research campuses, to help secure a greater portion of Federal grants for our researchers, to maximize the State's return on its high-tech investments by increasing its royalty and licensing revenues and to coordinate New York's high-tech assets and resources.
Through these programs and other strategic initiatives, NYSTAR will strengthen the formation of university-business partnerships to develop and commercialize the most economically promising technologies of tomorrow. From the commercialization of these technologies will come the creation of new companies and most importantly, a new source of high-quality, high-value jobs.
NYSTAR Center for Advanced Technology: Center for Biotechnology
The Center for Biotechnology was established in 1983 as a cooperative research and development partnership between universities, private industry, and New York State. The purpose of the Center is to provide linkages between the biomedical industry and the academic community for the purpose of fueling economic development within New York State. A principle means of achieving this is through the Center's INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY GRANT (ITG) program which funds innovative, commercially promising, faculty research, alone or in partnership with industry. The goal is to add value to technologies that will facilitate licensing, strategic partnerships, and/or new company formation.
Health Research Inc. (HRI)
A non-for-profit corporation affiliated with the New York State Department of Health.
New York State Youth Initiatives and Programs
Grant programs and RFPs
Bureau of Professional Career Opportunity Programs
STEP, TOC and more
New York State Office for Technology
This site "seeks to facilitate information sharing among and between (State) agencies...to provide a resource on purchasing activities", e.g., RFPs, consulting opportunities and technology-related contracts.
"Access to New York State Government"
This official New York State web index provides links to more than 110 State agencies and offices, from A (Office of Aging) through W (Workers Compensation Board).
New York City Board of Education
Current RFPs (Requests for Proposals)
Suffolk County (Eastern, Long Island)
Current RFPs (Requests for Proposals)
Appearing on this page are brief descriptions of a number of student grant programs. The programs listed herein are not financial aid programs; rather, for the most part, they represent a selection of research opportunities and internships for students with outstanding academic records and potential. Many of these research experiences are located at universities and laboratories outside commuting distance for most SJU students. However, students should note that in nearly all of these cases, the program organizers have made accommodations for student housing and, oftentimes, transportation costs.
Students are invited to conduct a personalized search for other grant opportunities by using one of our office's online funding opportunity databases. To access these databases, "SPIN" and "The Community of Science", please scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Finally, we would like to alert students to annual workshops held during the Fall semester at St. John’s under the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research. The purpose of this workshop is to help students identify grant programs and plan properly toward preparation and submission of a successful grant application.
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Ronald E. McNair, was an African-American who exemplified the true meaning of scholarship. Dr. McNair was an engineer, scientist and Challenger Astronaut. After his unfortunate death in the 1986 space Challenger accident, Congress honored him by creating The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, a grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. This year, St. John's University was selected to receive a prestigious Ronald E. McNair grant.
This program is designed to prepare first generation/low income students and groups historically under represented in graduate study, for postbaccalaureate education. Program participants may pursue any field of study leading to a doctorate degree. The ultimate goal of the program is to assist in diversifying college and university faculties. Prospective scholars are selected during their junior year. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.7 and completion of 60-66 credits, is required to be considered for admission into this program. Highlights of the program include: Opportunities to work closely with a faculty mentor on a paid summer research project, and to present research at an in-house symposium; participation in several cultural events; the chance to visit universities offering Doctoral programs in the scholars' field of choice; and more. Topical workshops will be provided to McNair Scholars, including presentations on: Library and Information Technology; Computer Literacy; Writing and Research Design; GRE Preparation; and the Financial Aid and Graduate School application processes.
For further information, contact: Beverly Fields, Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program extension 5862.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
National Science Foundation
Application due date: Varies by program and location
The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.
REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. In addition, seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions are organized to facilitate interaction between the undergraduates.
Students are granted stipends, and in some cases assistance with housing and travel. Students who are in those groups traditionally under-represented in science (women, members of under-represented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply. Students with special personal needs or requirements, or who can attend a Site only under special conditions, are also encouraged to apply, and to discuss this with Site Directors in advance of the application dates.
For a complete list of current REU Sites, broken down by discipline, click here.
Graduate Research Program
U.S. Department of Energy - Los Alamos National Laboratory
Application due date: Open, continuous
The Graduate Research Program (GRP) is a year-round educational program which provides students with relevant research experience while they are pursuing a graduate degree. In some cases, students can arrange to conduct master's or doctoral thesis research at the Laboratory. Appointments are available for periods of from 90 days to a full year, with option for renewal based upon program requirements. Students are selected on the basis of field of study (which includes biology, chemistry and math), grade point average, and research interests. Stipends, travel allowances and research allowance costs are provided and the Laboratory can provide economical housing for GRP registered students. For more information, click here or call (505) 667-0870.
Undergraduate Student Program - Post Baccalaureate Category
The post-baccalaureate category of this DOE - Los Alamos program offers research opportunities to those students who have been awarded a bachelor's degree but have not yet been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program. Post-baccalaureate students may remain in this category for up to one year maximum. Post baccalaureate students are encouraged to take class(es) during this year and may move into GRP status when documentation is provided indicating admittance into a graduate program. A 2.5 GPA is required for post baccalaureates, and a 3.0 GPA is required to be considered eligible for the GRP program.
Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation (AWIS)
Application deadline: Open, continuous
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) National Office has internships available year-round, each lasting two to four months. Interns generally work closely with a staff member who could be the executive director, grant coordinator, financial coordinator, or membership and magazine coordinator. In the past, interns have acted as the AWIS liaison to the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, attended hearings and followed judicial decisions, composed AWIS press releases, worked on public relations, set up cataloging systems for AWIS resources, written for the bimonthly AWIS Magazine, assisted with membership activities, worked on grants, fulfilled information requests, and more. The applicant's educational and work-related needs are tailored to work toward the goals of the organization. There are no set deadlines for application to become an AWIS intern. AWIS will consider both graduate and undergraduate students for their internships. For further information, call 202-326-8940, or view online.
Undergraduate Fellowships Program
Associated Western Universities (AWU)
Application deadline: Continuous. See notes below
AWU typically awards over 500 undergraduate student fellowships each year to enhance the educational experience of qualified science, mathematics, engineering and technology students. These fellowships provide an intensive introduction to science and engineering through participation in research and applied technology under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers at a cooperating facility.
This cooperative program enriches the academic experience, enhances the research and development capabilities of host facilities and promotes a skilled technical workforce. The fellowship term is normally eight to sixteen weeks. Applicants do not need to be enrolled at an AWU member institution to apply for a fellowship. This program is open to students who have been or will be enrolled in any accredited institution within six months of the start of their fellowship. It is expected that applicants will have completed one year of college by the start of their fellowship.
Applications may be submitted at any time. However, to insure optimum consideration, submit by Feburary 1 for summer appointment, by March 20 for a fall appointment, and by October 20 for a spring appointment. A fellowship award includes placement on a project at a facility, with a usual stipend of at least $300 per week, and may include an allowance for travel to and from the facility. For further information, call 801-273-8900, or link to: http://meldi.snre.umich.edu/node/1407.
Student Internship Program
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Application deadline: Open, continuous
This internship program supports students working in physical, biological, medical, and computer science, engineering, and supporting disciplines, provides opportunities and support for applied research and development in the areas of environmental health engineering programs, projects, and activities. This program takes place at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland) and other approved locations for three months to one year, allowing either full or part-time appointments. Internships are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The stipend is based on the applicant's research areas and academic classification. For further information, call Joanne Rasnake at 410-436-7257, or link to: http://see.orau.org/.
Summer Student Program
The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory is an internationally recognized center for mammalian genetic research. There, outstanding students conduct interdisciplinary biomedical research as apprentices in the laboratories of staff scientists. The laboratory, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) designated cancer research center, is located in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Summer Student Program allows students to conduct original hands-on research as a contributing member of a sponsoring scientist's research team. Projects are tailored to the student's background and interests. Research areas focus on advancing the knowledge of molecular, developmental, genetic, biochemical and immunological mechanisms related to normal growth and development and human disease. The laboratory's extensive resource of mutant and inbred mice strengthens this basic research. The laboratory provides a stimulating environment for students interested in experiencing the day-to-day challenges of scientific research. College students accepted in this program will receive a scholarship which covers the program fee of $2,950 (which includes housing) and, in addition, provides a stipend of $2,500.
For an overview of research being conducted at the Jackson Laboratory, on the Internet, potential applicants can link to http://www.jax.org/education/index.html. Specific information on the Summer Student Program can be located at http://education.jax.org/summerstudent/index.html.
Summer Science Institute
American Psychological Association
Application due date: February 1, 2000
The APA Summer Science Institute (SSI) is a 9-day, all-expense paid, intensive program designed to immerse students in the science of psychology. The Institute's goal is to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry, and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through seminars and laboratory activities. The 2000 Summer Science Institute will be held at the University of California at Berkeley, from Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 18. Eligibility is limited to college students who will be freshman or sophomores at the end of the 1999-2000 academic year. Thirty-two students will be accepted. For further information and application materials, link to http://www.apa.org/science/ssi.html.
Summer Student Fellowship Program
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year and are studying at colleges or universities in any field of science or engineering with at least a tentative interest in the ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy. Fellowships are awarded to pursue an independent research project, chosen by the fellow, under the guidance of a member of the research staff. Through this program, the institution's aim is to give a promising group of science and engineering students experience which will assist them in determining whether they wish to devote careers to the study of the oceans.
Fellows are selected on a competitive basis, with final decisions based on the applicant's previous academic and scientific achievements and promise as future ocean scientists or ocean engineers. Fellows have an excellent opportunity to select and pursue a research problem of their own with access to more than two hundred practicing research scientists and using the facilities of a major oceanographic institution. In addition, fellows are welcome to participate in the busy summer schedule of seminars and colloquia in the Woods Hole scientific community which provides an excellent introduction to the many facets of marine science.
Fellowship awards for the summer carry a stipend. Additional support may be provided for travel. Institution housing will be made available for fellowship recipients. Specific information on the Summer Student Fellowship Program can be located at http://www.whoi.edu//page.do?pid=36375.
Summer Minority Access to Research Training (SMART)
University of Colorado
The University of Colorado's Summer Minority Access to Research Training (SMART) program offers 10-week research internships in science and engineering. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a leading university. Twenty undergraduates from schools throughout the United States will be housed on campus and will take part in this challenging and informative program.
Interns will earn three (3) hours of upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study by carrying out their projects, attending evening seminars conducted by minority faculty and graduate students, and taking part in workshops in basic research, technical writing, and communication. Interns are provided an $1,800 stipend plus housing and tuition costs. For further information, link to http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/.
Minority Scientist Development (MSD) Summer Research Program
University of California at Los Angeles - Center for Research & Academic Excellence (CARE)
An eight to ten week program held during the summer, the MSD Summer Research Program allows students from other universities to work full-time in a laboratory. The program features regular workshops and seminars on the nature of academic life, standardized test preparation, writing and research skills, as well as career opportunities in biomedical research. The stipend includes approximately $250 (net) per week, room and board, and round trip airfare from the student's home to UCLA. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should be undergraduates at universities other than UCLA and majoring in a life science with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.80. Applications can be obtained from the home page of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research or by contacting Heather Bautista or Richard L. Weiss at UCLA's Center for Academic & Research Excellence, P. O. Box 951606, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606 (Tele: 310-206-4600).
Grants-in-Aid of Research
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Research awards are made to support scientific investigation in any field. Awards are made in amounts up to a maximum of $1,000 (with an average award of $600) except as noted in the case of special funds, such as: (1) In the fields of astronomy and eye or vision research special National Academy of Science (NAS) funds allow for awards up to a maximum of $2,500; and, (2) In the field of plasma research the new Sigma Xi-Consortium for Plasma Research Fund allows for awards of $5,000.
Two grant competition categories exist in this program. (1) Sigma Xi funds: The faculty advisor or "1st recommender" of all applicants must be a full, active member of Sigma Xi, or the student must be an active member to be eligible for consideration. These funds cover all areas of science and make up four-fifths of available funding. (2) NAS funds/unrestricted funds: These are open competitions -- not restricted to Sigma Xi members -- and include, among other programs, the plasma research grant mentioned above. Complete program guidelines and interactive grant application forms can be located on the Internet at http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml.
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
U. S. Department of Energy - Office of Biological and Environmental Research
The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors a ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program known as SURE 2000. The program will begin in June with a one-week orientation and focus session on global change research areas, tentatively scheduled to be held at Tulane University. The orientation will involve a one-week lecture series aimed at giving undergraduate students a detailed overview of all research areas within the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) global change activities. Students will receive more focused information on the specific area in which they expect to conduct research. After the orientation and focus session are completed, students will travel to various nine-week research assignments at one of the national laboratories or universities conducting OBER-supported global change research. Among the possible national laboratory assignments available to students Brookhaven National Laboratory, located about 60 miles of St. John's University in Upton, New York. The SURE 2000 program is primarily aimed toward undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years. Successful participants may reapply for a second year of research the following year. Between 20 - 30 students are expected to be enrolled through a competitive process. Successful applicants will be given travel and housing support, as well as a weekly stipend during the ten-week program. For further information, link to http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/SURE/index.html.
The purpose of the Summer Support of Research program is to foster an institutional culture of faculty research
productivity. To this end, the University has made available a limited number of Summer Support of Research funds
for full-time faculty. It is the expectation that this program will lead to scholarly productivity as well as the potential
to increase our external funding. Therefore recipients of support from this internal grant should submit an external
grant or fellowship application within -three-months after the final report is provided to the academic dean.
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The purpose of the University’s Seed Grant/Venture Capital Fund Program is to provide support for the development of projects and programs that have the potential to attract substantial external grant support to the University. The University’s Seed Grant/Venture Capital Fund Program will provide financial support for projects and programs which further any one or more of the University’s basic missions—education, research and/or public service.