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Updated July, 2011

National Science Foundation
Cellular Processes

The Cellular Processes Cluster encourages the use of innovative approaches and technologies that resolve long-standing questions in cell biology. The cluster seeks to support imaginative projects that integrate research on processes at the supra-molecular and cellular scales. The cluster recognizes the need for rigorous, quantitative approaches for cell biology and welcomes multidisciplinary research that includes physical, mathematical, and computational approaches. Areas of particular interest include live-cell imaging, single-particle analysis of macromolecular assemblies, architectural organization and dynamics of structures over broad dimensional scales. This cluster entertains proposals in the following general areas of cell biology: Membrane organization and function; Organelle biogenesis, maintenance, and trafficking; and Cyto-skeletal dynamics, cell division and motility. As stated in the Grant Proposal guide, proposals to conduct research motivated primarily by relevance to human diseases and health is not appropriate for the division and will be returned without review. Deadline: July 12, 2011

National Science Foundation
Advances in Biological Informatics

The program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The program is especially interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to advance or transform research in biology supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Deadline: July 12, 2011

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, 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, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. Deadline: July 20, 2011

National Science Education
Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21)
The CE21 program aims to build a computationally savvy 21st century workforce that positions the U.S. to demonstrate a leadership role in the global economy. Innovations in computing and more broadly, information technology (IT), drive our economy, underlie many new advances in science and engineering, and contribute to our national security. Projected job growth in IT is very strong. Despite these very positive indicators, student interest in computing has declined dramatically over the last decade. The CE21 programs seeks to reverse this troubling trend by engaging large numbers of students, teachers, and educators in computing education and learning at earlier stages in the education pipeline. While interventions in primary education are within scope, the CE 21 program focuses special attention on activities targeted at the middle and high school levels (i.e., secondary education) and in early undergraduate education. The goals of the CE21 program are to: 1) increase the number and diversity of K-14 students and teachers who develop and practice computational competencies in a variety of contexts; and 2) increase the number and diversity of early postsecondary students who are engaged and have the background in computing necessary to successfully pursue degrees in computing-related and computationally-intensive fields of study. The program seeks to increase computational competencies for all students, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, or socioeconomic status, and regardless, too, of eventual career choices. Deadline: July 28, 2011 (Planning Proposals ONLY)

National Science Foundation
Instrument Development for Biological Research
The Instrument Development for Biological Research Program supports the development of instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research, in areas support by the National Science Foundation biology programs. Deadline: July 29, 2011

National Institutes of Health
Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development (R01)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to enhance our understanding of effective positive youth development programs and the mechanisms responsible for positive health and developmental outcomes. This will be accomplished through the development, implementation, and evaluation of new or improved positive youth development programs, the evaluation of existing successful programs, or the evaluation of effective, evidence-based, gender-inclusive programs that are adapted, translated, or disseminated for new populations of youth and adolescents. Deadline: September 7, 2011

Office of Naval Research
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for K-12 and Institutions of Higher Education
The purpose of this announcement is to receive proposals in support of the Office of Naval Research’s mission of scientific outreach and education in working to develop the next generation of scientists capable of providing support to the continued development of critical technologies in support of the Department of Defense. The objective of these activities will be to: 1) Establish and ensure successful, sustainable, and affordable long-term Navy wide programs targeted at elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning, 2) establish and maintain a pipeline of students, particularly women and members of minority groups, who will apply for and participate in Navy education and outreach programs, 3) increase the number of domestic students (particularly students from underrepresented groups) completing STEM degrees through enhancing student interest and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, 4) strengthen peer, family, and school support for such interests, 5) ensure long-term inclusiveness of women and minorities in science and technology programs, 6) increase the number of students taking college-pre science and mathematics courses, and 7) demonstrate appropriate curricular connections with the applicable state and national standards of learning for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Deadline: September 30, 2011

National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college, faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Deadline: October 3, 2011

National Science Foundation
Technologies for Cyber-infrastructure
The goal of the cyber-infrastructure framework for the 21st Century (CF21) initiative is to foster the development of a scalable, comprehensive, secure and sustainable cyber-infrastructure that supports potentially transformative research in science and engineering. The development of a mature cyber-infrastructure relies on the evaluation of the potential for new technologies to catalyze transformative research and on an understanding of the strategic role of new technologies in cyber-infrastructure. The primary goal of the Strategic Technologies for Cyber-infrastructure (STC) program is to support activities based on experimental/innovative hardware or software systems or other unique cyber-infrastructure activities that enable leading edge scientific and engineering research and education with broader impact realized across our entire society. Deadlines: October 17, 2011

National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Partnerships with inner city schools or other high need schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Deadline: October 31, 2011

Economic Development Administration
FY 2011 Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs Opportunity
Pursuant to the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, EDA announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs. These programs will help communities develop the planning and technical expertise to support communities and regions in their comprehensive, entrepreneurial, and innovation-based economic development efforts. Resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher wage jobs in areas experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress, these programs are designed to enhance the competitiveness of regions. Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received.

National Science Foundation
Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences
Conferences, workshops, and related events support research and training activities of the mathematical science community. Proposals for conferences, workshops or conference-like activities may request funding of any amount and for duration of up to three years. Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime.