Monday, December 19, 2011

HBCUs: Education Contracts and Grant Opportunities

Contracts and Grants—White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

·         The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program is accepting proposals for its two research initiatives, with a deadline of September 1, 2011.
AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and other federal agencies. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The selection process is competitive. The next application deadline is
September 1, 2011.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and other federal agencies. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The selection process is competitive. The next application deadline is September 1, 2011.

For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA website at www.aera.net and click on “Fellowships and Grants” and then “AERA Grants Program” on the left-hand side. You may also contact Mr. Ming Lowe at grantsprogram@aera.net or (202) 238-3200, ext. 227.

·         Minority Serving Institutions Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Solicitation Number: SBCR-FN-0511-MSIP02
This Funding Opportunity Announcement is issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Small Business and Civil Rights to fund Minority Serving Institutions' programs and activities, projects, symposiums, and training for the exchange and transfer of knowledge and skills relevant to nuclear safety, security, environmental protection, or any other fields the Commission deems critical to its mission.
To take advantage of this opportunity, applicants have to submit funding applications through http://www.grants.gov by local time (organization/institution's time zone) on the closing date of Monday, August 8, 2011.

·         National Endowment for the Humanities' Grants for grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $100,000 for projects designed to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at HBCUs. These projects may create opportunities for faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities; help faculty members and administrators develop new humanities programs; help institutions take advantage of humanities resources, especially in the digital humanities; enhance or develop areas of basic need in an institution's core humanities programs; or build ties among faculty at more than one institution. Applications for projects in all humanities disciplines are welcome and will receive equal treatment in review. For more information on Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/HI_HBCU.html.
·         Federal Government Grants


The Request for Proposals to select University Transportation Centers has been posted on Grants.gov. The RFP may be viewed at this link:

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=FTMHTvnNLFfmTnGYn8PbHFtfSyHNwsnZGp2t2BKgQpfDywqkB6G5!746851664?oppId=108433&mode=VIEW

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