Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We've moved!

The WOU Sponsored Research Office's Funding Opportunities blog has moved!  Please click on the following link for the new WOU Sponsored Research Office blog.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

American Honda Foundation seeks STEM application

The American Honda Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Honda Motor Company, is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and schools for programs that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs also will be considered.

Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, public school districts, and private/public elementary and secondary schools listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Amount: $75,000

Date due: The foundation accepts applications on a quarterly basis. Deadlines for the 2013 grantmaking cycle are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

For more information, click here.

Lawrence Foundation supports Education, Environment

The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes.  The foundation awards both program and operating grants with no geographic restrictions.

Amount: Varies

Date due: (rolling) April 30, 2013; November 1, 2013

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Regional Social Science & Human-Dimension Research Proposals (Sea Grant)

The California, University of Southern California, Oregon, and Washington Sea Grant programs are jointly interested in coordinated research efforts that bring together researchers from across the West Coast region to address specific social science and human-dimension issues of regional importance that align with the goals of the National Sea Grant College Program.  The program anticipates being able to fund between two and four regional projects for the 2014-2016 biennium. Individual projects should not request more than $100,000 per year (including indirect costs) from any relevant state Sea Grant program (total project costs can exceed $100K per year if more than one state Sea Grant program is involved). Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: April 1, 2013 (Pre-proposals)

For more information, click here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ocean Fund seeks grant inquiries

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. established the Ocean Fund in 1966 to support marine conservation organizations working to preserve the world's oceans.  Ocean Fund grants are made to nonprofit groups and institutions conducting activities (e.g., research, education, and innovative technologies) directly related to marine conservation.  Organizations seeking grants from the Ocean Fund are encouraged to e-mail the fund throughout the year to introduce their organization, mission, programs, and potential projects relevant to thefund's mission.

Amount: $20,000 - $40,000

Date due: Rolling

For more information, click here.

Oregon Sea Grant Program

The Oregon Sea Grant Program invites preliminary proposals for research on important marine and coastal issues from researchers who are affiliated with any institution of higher education. Proposals will be entered into a highly competitive review and selection process. Proposed work may begin on either February 1, 2014, or February 1, 2015.  Available funding is set by the NOAA Sea Grant Program based on congressional appropriations.
Pre-proposals are reviewed by external scientists, a citizen advisory board and the Oregon Sea Grant Leadership to ensure that they match the priorities and goals set forth in our strategic plan. Based on these evaluations, OSG will issue invitations for full proposals. Full proposals undergo independent external mail reviews as well as science panel and citizen advisory panel reviews of both scientific excellence and societal relevance.

Date due for preliminary proposals: February 15, 2013

For more information, click here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mountaineers Foundation provides funding for Pacific Northwest

The Mountaineers Foundation provides support to organizations and agencies working to preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Pacific Northwest.

The foundation provides support for modest, short-term projects. Eligible projects include studies that will yield new data aimed at protecting Northwest wilderness and wildlife; biological, economic, legal, or policy studies; direct educational programs and materials related to environmental preservation; lectures, conferences, and seminars; written or audiovisual awareness materials; curriculum or other instructional materials; publication of conference proceedings, journal articles; seed or pilot studies that can be continued with funding from other sources; and selected capital improvement projects (e.g., restoration; assistance in purchasing equipment/materials).

The foundation funds selected projects led by 501(c)(3) or other nonprofit organizations, by certain agencies such as libraries and schools, and, occasionally, by individuals.

Amount:  $5,000

Due date: February 1, 2013

For more information, click here.