Friday, September 30, 2011

Digital Humanities in Inside Higher Education (including John Wall!)

Many of you have been following trends in what has come to be called "Digital Humanities," and John Wall, in CHASS's English Department, recently attended a meeting at the National Endowment for the Humanities on this topic. John, as many of you know, is leading some truly innovative research on reproducing the sounds of preaching at the old St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

The NEH meeting was featured in the report, linked below, in Inside Higher Education, and John Wall's research received a mention.

I think it's important for all of us in CHASS to be aware of this movement in the humanities, because it is an example of innovation from which all disciplines can benefit.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Limited Submission

While this program has historically funded instrumentation and equipment for the natural and physical sciences and engineering, the NSF's Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) directorate is participating in this solicitation, and to the extent that you have equipment needs, this is a potential place to seek funding. As usual, let us know if we can help with a preproposal. The deadline, unfortunately, is very close.


The National Science Foundation has announced the 2012 Major Research Instrumentation program, which allows up to three lead proposals per institution if at least one of them is for development of instrumentation.  The MRI program also allows up to three non-lead or subaward proposals per "significantly funded" non-lead institution if at least one subaward proposal is for instrumentation development.

Award:  Up to $4 million; duration up to three years for acquisition proposals and up to five years for development proposals.

Important dates:
Notification of interest in applying: Due by 5 p.m. October 6 to .
Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. October 20 to .
Estimated internal review completion:  October 26
NSF proposal deadline:  January 26, 2012

For more information and a link to the program solicitation, see .

NCBST announces FY 2012 cost-sharing program to help NC institutions win federal dollars for U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

This announcement is noteworthy for scholars working on energy issues that relate to DOE R&D programs. I suspect this may be a bit far afield for many of us, but CHASS scholars have researched energy issues, so this will be of interest.


This Program is designed to help North Carolina research institutions win Federally funded Energy R&D projects that require cost-sharing, expand the volume and range of Energy R&D in North Carolina, and generate intellectual property that can lead to energy-related jobs in the long term. Research organizations compete for funding by submitting proposals in response to solicitations issued for the DOE Programs.
More information about the DOE Programs eligible under this funding opportunity, including funding solicitations, may be found at:

The North Carolina Board of Science and Technology (the “Board”), a division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, through its Executive Director, administers the Program based on the requirements contained in this Solicitation.
Maximum Grant Amount:
20% of the Total Amount of a DOE Cooperative or DOE Grant Agreement award (10% of the Total Amount in the case of an ARPA-E award), where “Total Amount” is the sum of the Federal funds and the amount required as cost-sharing by the Applicant.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New NSF Policies Provide Flexibility for Researchers Who Juggle Family and Career

This story in the Chronicle of Higher Education caught my eye today. NSF's new policies may signal to universities and other funders the need to consider work life balance in the context of funded research. This seems like good news.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Kauffman Foundation: Research Fellowship at the Harry S. Truman Library

Truman-Kauffman Research Fellowship
Background Information
The Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and outreach activities of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, one of our nation’s 13 presidential libraries overseen by the National Archives and Records Administration.  Together with its public partner, the Truman Library Institute preserves the enduring legacy of America’s 33rd president to enrich the public’s understanding of history, the presidency, public policy and citizenship.  The Truman Library Institute’s Research Grants Program was created to help fulfill President Truman’s wish that his library become “a center for the study of the presidency… the greatest executive office the world has ever known.”  Therefore, since 1957, the Truman Library Institute has provided $2.4 million to researchers in support of scholarship focused on President Truman and his world-altering decisions via our various awards, which include Research Grants, the Scholars Award, Dissertation Year Fellowships and the Truman Book Award.   

Project Description
The Truman Library Institute is pleased to add to its existing Research Grants Program an exciting new project – the Truman-Kauffman Research Program.  Thanks to the generosity of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Truman Library Institute has created a major new research initiative and public lecture series featuring senior scholars researching, presenting, and publishing on the role of foreign aid on development, modernization, and societal reconstruction, especially in the wake of war, colonialism, and rising globalization.  Of course, research projects that incorporate the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and/or the Point Four program, are especially encouraged.
The Truman Library Institute will award two Truman-Kauffman Research Fellowships in each of the next three years to senior scholars in support of ambitious archival-based research projects.  Participating scholars will receive initial research/travel stipends to conduct research in the collections of the Truman Presidential Library.  The initial grant will be followed by a major non-residential fellowship award allowing scholars to make significant progress on their research and resulting publication(s).  Awardees will also be asked to present their findings through the project’s public component, which will include a combination of academic conferences and public lectures, generally in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  (Military, foreign policy and other experts will also be invited to participate in the project’s public programs.)  Each scholar will also be expected to produce a major book on his or her research, which will be published, contingent upon the standard peer-review process, by a major university press under contract with the Truman Institute for this series.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NC State Pilot Awards RFP: Center for Human Health and Environment

The NC State Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) has announced the 2011 Pilot Awards Opportunity:

Individual awards will range upwards to $25,000 for one year with the potential to renew for up to two years of funding. The goal of the CHHE pilot program is to increase National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and other environmental science funded research at NCSU. Consequently, the major emphasis is on research into the effects, potential consequences and prevention of environmental exposures on human health. The CHHE pilot grants program will support innovative basic, applied, clinical and public health research. To get additional information and application instruction, go to The deadline for application is October 15, 2011 with awards starting December 1, 2011.

Friday, September 16, 2011

EPA-RTP & NCSU Collaboration Forum on Research and Educational Opportunities

I received this notice today. Many CHASS faculty are interested in research opportunities at EPA. If you are among them, and want to learn of research opportunities, please note that the EPA is hosting faculty visitors at its RTP location on Thursday, September 29 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. We are limited to only 30 participants so have interested faculty register today at

Research areas for collaborative research include air quality, impact of pollutants on public health and the environment, human and environmental risk management and assessment, human health and ecological exposure, computational toxicology, Homeland Security, and student training opportunities

Please share this broadly with your colleagues.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 Pilot Awards Opportunity

NC State University Center for Human Health and the Environment
2011 Pilot Awards Opportunity

The Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) announces the 2011 pilot grant program. Individual awards will range upwards to $25,000 for one year with the potential to renew for up to two years of funding. The goal of the CHHE pilot program is to increase National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and other environmental science funded research at NCSU. Consequently, the major emphasis is on research into the effects, potential consequences and prevention of environmental exposures on human health. The CHHE pilot grants program will support innovative basic, applied, clinical and public health research. To get additional information and application instruction, go to The deadline for application is October 15, 2011 with awards starting December 1, 2011.

Chancellor's Innovation Fund solicitation

Folks, another note from Billy, this time on the Chancellor's Innovation Fund solicitation. While this is heavily oriented toward patentable ideas and inventions, many of you and your colleagues may be working on projects that are a form of a technology transfer. Let me know if we can help you prepare a proposal.


I am pleased to announce that we will release the Chancellor's Innovation Fund solicitation on December 1, 2011. The solicitation will include specific instructions related to proposal content, submission, and review criteria. A total of $350,000 is available during the FY 2012 funding cycle and we intend to fund no more than six (6) projects. I encourage you to consider those projects and/or ideas that could benefit from proof-of concept funding and submit an invention disclosure no later than December 1, 2011. Disclosures should be submitted using our new electronic invention disclosure submission tool ( Inventions/ideas already disclosed to the Office of Technology Transfer are also eligible. The Chancellor's Innovation Fund program is highly competitive and aimed at funding technology development projects that can be translated into partnerships with industry or the launch of a new company. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Billy Houghteling

Executive Director
Office of Technology Transfer
(919) 515-7199

Nominations for Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards


The note that follows is from Billy Houghteling, the Executive Director of the Office of Technology Transfer. Please send any nominations to your head, or if you like, to me for the dean's consideration.


The Springboard Initiatve and the Office of Technology Transfer is pleased to accept nominations for our Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards. These awards are presented annually to a faculty, staff, or student inventor/entrepreneur that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and/or entrepreneurship. Previous winners include:

  • 2010 Inventor of Year - Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year - Dr. Tom Miller

Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation: Opportunities for undergraduate projects

This is from Lesley Boney, by way of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI), and is a great opportunity for our bright, highly motivated students! Note that the ideas they received spanned a very wide range of disciplines!
Last year NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues­)
kicked off a new prize, designed to recognize innovative, creative university students. The “Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation” grew out of recommendations from the Governor’s Innovation Council’s “Talent Committee” (which several UNC representatives and UNCGA sit on) as part of a larger strategy to remind students as early and often as possible that they can and must think innovatively if we are to succeed as a society.

Last year’s prize competition asked college students to propose creative solutions to reduce childhood obesity. I got to be a judge. We had GREAT ideas that connected education and public and private resources with volunteers, existing programs and new resources, and the submissions proved that we have a new generation of talent moving through our schools that can rock the world. The competition attracted solutions (some whacky; many wonderful) from students in the field of public health, the sciences, marketing, journalism, medicine and literature (!).

This year’s topic for Emerging Issues is focused on young people (sometimes known as Generation Z or M, or the “internet generation,” but basically current high school age and down, see, what’s different about this generation, and how to strengthen their education and connectedness to their communities at a time when opportunities seem to be decreasing. The specific focus of this year’s innovation prize is to develop an “innovative idea to increase North Carolina’s high school graduation rate.” Students are asked to work in teams (on campus or between campuses) to develop and refine ideas, then to submit them to IEI for a chance at the $5000 prize. Due date for apps 11/11; finalists 12/1; video submissions will be judged and announced at the forum in February. Details at the URL below.

Sigma Xi honor society Student Research Conference in Raleigh

Colleagues: Please note that "science" includes behavioral science. 

Sigma Xi, the global honor society for research scientists and engineers will host its tenth annual Student Research Conference this November in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, Sigma Xi wants to issue a special invitation to North Carolina undergraduate and graduate students to share their research through poster presentations at the Raleigh Convention Center on November 11 and 12, 2011.

We hope to feature strong presentations from students at North Carolina State University to research scientists from across the globe. Posters will be accepted in all fields of science and engineering and awards will be given for outstanding presentations. 

A full announcement that you may forward to your students is included below [after the jump].

Email questions to

Thank you,

Kevin Bowen, JD
Sigma Xi Program Manager, Society Grants and Awards


NIH Director's Pioneer Award: Behavioral sciences are included

Sorry about the short notice on the due date. Please let us know if you have a project you'd like to propose.
The National Institutes of Health has announced the NIH Director's Pioneer Award "to support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering - and possibly transforming approaches - to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research."  Biomedical and behavioral research is defined broadly in this announcement as encompassing scientific investigations in the biological, behavioral, clinical, social, physical, chemical, computational, engineering, and mathematical sciences.

Award: Up to $2.5 million: up to $500,000 in direct costs each year for five years, plus F&A.  Awardees must commit the major portion (at least 51%) of their research efforts to the Pioneer Award project.

Program description:
Request for applications:
A symposium will be held Sept. 20-21:
Application due date:  October 7

There is no limit on the number of applications per institution.

Great news on a colleague's work!

Folks, I am thrilled to let you know that Professor John Wall, in the Department of English, and his colleagues Professor David Hill (Architect, College of Design) and graduate student Joshua Stephens, also an architect, received very favorable media attention for their fascinating project on recreating the sounds of the old (pre-London Fire) St. Paul Cathedral. With support from an NEH Digital Humanities Startup grant, John and his colleagues, working with other experts, are seeking to understand how a famous sermon by John Donne would sound as it was delivered in St. Paul's churchyard in 17th century London. The work is fascinating, and worth learning about. Here are some links to explore:

Congratulations to John and his colleagues! We will continue to share good news about our faculty's accomplishments.

Monday, September 12, 2011

How to update your faculty profile page

On the right side of this page, you will see a link called "how to update your faculty profile information." Please click this link, and also encourage your colleagues to read and act on this information. This page describes how you can update your CHASS faculty profile page to, where applicable, update your website, and, in so doing, will provide the CHASS research office with important information that we can use to support your scholarship. Please visit this page and peruse the instructions at your earliest convenience.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows

A colleague from NSF shared this with me. This is a very broad, interdisciplinary call, and I imagine that a social scientist with the right interests would be a very strong candidate for this fellowship. Please feel free to contact me to initiative a proposal, or nominate a junior colleague, particularly one from a different discipline that you would be willing to mentor. The fellowship is aimed at junior faculty. I have highlighted particularly interesting phrases in bold. The full announcement is at

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows    


Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Diana  E. Anderson BIO/DBI  Petros  Drineas CISE/CCF 
Susan  C. Kemnitzer ENG/EEC  Larry  Weber GEO/OCE 
Ben  van der Pluijm GEO/OAD  C. Susan  Weiler GEO/AGS 
Charles  D. Pibel MPS/CHE  Fahmida  N. Chowdhury SBE/OAD 
Jessica  H. Robin OD/OISE    
General inquiries regarding this program should be made to

To be eligible, applicants must:
-          Be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent residents of the United States (by the application deadline).
-          Have received his or her doctorate within four years of the application deadline of the competition. Exceptions to this time-related restriction can be made for extenuating personal circumstances, such as a career interruption due to family responsibilities, but must be approved by a cognizant program officer prior to submission of the proposal. PIs who have not yet received their Ph.D. are eligible to apply, but must have received their Ph.D. by the start date of the award.
-          Propose research that is in the broadly defined area of sustainability sciences, beyond the applicant's current area of core expertise.

An applicant may submit a proposal as an individual or through an institution but, before the grant is awarded, must affiliate with a US university, college, or non-profit, non-academic organization, which will administer the award.

Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) Program

The University has announced the Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) Program for Fall 2011. The deadline is September 30 at 11:59 pm. Here's the link to the program, and a short synopsis follows:


NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, in partnership with the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science have established the Research and Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) Program. This program is designed to assist NC State researchers in developing innovative interdisciplinary programs that have strong potential for significant future support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia, or foundations. Encouraged are projects that align with NC State’s strategic research areas of health and well-being, energy and environment, safety and security, or advanced materials, and advanced manufacturing. Proposals should be high risk/high gain and should describe the how the project will result in new areas of research for NCSU.

Applications MUST:

  • Develop research initiatives with high potential for SIGNIFICANT EXTERNAL FUNDING from government, corporate, and foundation partners. Be as specific as possible and include agencies, programs, dates and potential amounts.

View the rest of the announcement at

CALL FOR PAPERS: Significance of Color in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Biannual North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference

"Significance of Color in the Humanities and Social Sciences"

February 24th--26th, 2012
Dahlonega, GA

For most of us, colors are ubiquitous in our lives, from colorful language to the natural and material worlds that we inhabit and (re)create. Colors are used to persuade consumers, or to affect our mood. But they can also become symbols in political and social struggle, from international relations to the envisioning of different futures for our society. From Le Rouge et le Noir, the thin red line, to the color-line, colorblind society, and the Green Revolution. This interdisciplinary conference wants to see how we attach (or have attached) importance to colors.

Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

Starting September 1, 2011 Applications will be accepted for the 2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:
Eligibility Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen or National
  • Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of Science, social science or humanities
Stipends and Allowances:

REMINDER: CHASS Research Open House Monday, September 12, 1-4 pm, Withers Hall 3rd Floor

Please spread the word about our CHASS Research Open House to be held on Monday, September 12, 1-4 pm, Withers Hall 3rd Floor. An announcement has been posted on the flat screen monitors in the various CHASS buildings. Please share the word with your colleagues. We also invite faculty from other colleges who might want to work with CHASS on interdisciplinary proposals to stop by and visit.

Important changes to federal rules governing human subjects research


I think it's important that you are aware of proposed changes to the Common Rule and regulations related to human subject research. My general impression is that the direction that the feds are going is quite positive, but there remain some concerns in the research community.

The best way to learn about this is by visiting

This page links to DHHS's ANPRM [Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making] for Revision to the Common Rule. Particularly noteworthy is the extension of the public comment period, which now runs through late October 2011.

Your disciplinary organizations have likely already weighed in on the proposed rule, and if you are interested, you may inquire there.

All researchers who work with human subjects should monitor these potential changes. But remember that nothing has changed yet, and the existing rules remain in effect. So no changes to NCSU IRB procedures have happened yet.

As usual, let me know if you have any questions or comments.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

This opportunity may well be of interest to CHASS graduate students with research interests in education. Please circulate among any doctoral students and appropriate departmental DGPs. And the postdoctoral fellowship described here is appropriate for junior faculty, and is a non-residential program, so this may be particularly attractive to our junior colleagues.

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to share information on the application process for the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs. Please help us widely distribute information on the two fellowship programs to qualified candidates, listservs and other electronic sources by using the paragraphs below. Thank you for your assistance.

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) invites applicants for the following fellowship programs:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Doctoral Research Assistantship in Sustainability Science

Colleagues, Bob Brown, the dean of the College of Natural Resources, very kindly shared this with us. If you have a student with an interest in this field, encourage them to apply ASAP, as the sponsor wishes to locate a student immediately.

Doctoral Research Assistantship in Sustainability Science

Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) at the University of Maine offers unprecedented opportunities for graduate students to experience a truly interdisciplinary learning experience through a $20 million, 5-year program funded by the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR program. The SSI's mission is to create an integrative research program and strong stakeholder partnerships to generate improved solutions to intersecting ecological, social, and economic challenges in and beyond Maine. For more information, visit

NSF: Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences (ICES)

This announcement is from the National Science Foundation. CHASS has several researchers with particular strengths in this field. I'd appreciate your sharing with folks whose interests align with this announcement; it may be of particular interest to CRDM scholars.

The full solicitation follows the jump.

Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences (ICES)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Greenwall Foundation: Faculty Scholars Program in BIoethics

The Greenwall Foundation has announced the Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics, which is limited to one preliminary application per institution.  Full proposals must be invited.   The program is designed to support career development enabling junior faculty members to carry out original research on policy and moral dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. Three years of support are provided, requiring a 50% time commitment (carefully monitored) in each of the three years.

Award:  Funding to support a 50% time commitment each year for three years.

Important dates:
Notification of interest in applying: Due by 5 p.m. September 13 to .
Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. October 3 to .
Estimated internal review completion date:  October 7
Greenwall Foundation application due date:  November 1

For more information and a link to the program announcement, see .

Funding Opportunities from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda GATES FOUNDATION is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.
Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:

For more information:

NIH Health Promotion for Children With Physical Disabilities

The National Institutes of Health has posted announcements on the following topics which are of interest to people working in childhood health and well being. As always, please contact us if we can help you learn more and to prepare a proposal.
Health Promotion for Children With Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet: Developing An Evidence Base (R01):
Health Promotion for Children With Physical Disabilities Through Physical Activity and Diet: Developing An Evidence Base (R21):

U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), 2011 Employment and Training Research Paper Program.

I received this recently from the Association for Public Policy and Management listserv, but the topic may be of interest to folks in other disciplines who work on labor and workforce issues; I know there are folks in sociology who may be interested.

Please write to me at if you'd like the application forms, which are not attached here.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

From the National Science Foundation. This announcement is for near-beginning graduate student support--it provides for three years of support for students in areas of NSF's remit, which is quite broad, including the social and behavioral sciences.

Given funding constraints that NC State--like many universities--are experiencing, I hope that our doctoral programs will make a concerted effort to work with their graduate students to apply for this award. Of course, my office is available to help with the paperwork requiremensts, including Fastlane registration. I am confident that we have some students who would do quite well in this competition.

The NSFs summary follows after the jump. The URL for this announcement is The deadline for social sciences and psychology is November 16, 2011.

Changing the Conduct of Science in the Information Age

Colleagues, the National Science foundation has developed a set of reports under this rubric that will be of considerable interest across the natural, physical, behavioral, and social sciences, and in engineering. Folks in CRDM and related endeavors may find this particularly interesting. The URL for these reports is

Projects of Special Merit Competition -- NOAA

This came in today via Community of Science (COS). There are social science aspects to this announcement. It appears that you would need to partner with a state agency charged with coastal zone issues. If you're interested, let me know, and we will try to connect you with the proper agency.

Friday, September 2, 2011

J-1 Options for Visiting International Researchers

J-1 Options for Visiting International Researchers
OIS 2nd Thursday


The Office of International Services will be holding a discussion on J-1 Visa Options for International visiting researchers Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11 am.

The session will be held in Room 136 of the Monteith Research Center Auditorium, Centennial Campus.

Faculty members with a research focus are encouraged to attend!

Event Details:

Arts & Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State? Conference Announcement

The American Council of Colleges and Universities (AACU) has announced this conference, to be held on November 3-5 in Providence, Rhode Island. According to the announcement, the themes of the conference are
  1. The arts and humanities engaged by big questions, both contemporary and enduring
  2. The arts and humanities practiced extensively across the curriculum, engaging creativity, critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, and an array of literacies
  3. The arts and humanities as human expression, anchored through active involvement in civic life, in local and global communities, addressing real-world challenges across people’s lives
  4. The arts and humanities in synthesis and advanced accomplishment, demonstrated through application and performance, using new pedagogies and forms of assessment
Details are available at

Interesting article on postdoctoral felllowships in the humanities

Sharlene Simon kindly shared a link to this Chronicle of Higher Education article on how postdocs are becoming more important to many future faculty. The article is available for the next five days at this link. 

Chronicle of Higher Education subscribers can always access this here.

Coming Soon: Brookdale Foundation Announcement, 2012 Leadership in Aging Fellowship

The Brookdale Foundation's announcement of its 2012 Leadership in Aging Fellowship program is expected soon.  The limit is one proposal per institution.  The fellowship provides two years of support to junior academics to focus on a project that will help establish them in an area of aging research. The Fellowship is open to a broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to, medical, biological and basic sciences, nursing, social sciences, the arts and humanities.

Award:  $250,000 over two years

Important dates:
Notification of interest in applying:  Due by 5 p.m. September 7 to .
Internal preproposal submission: Due by 5 p.m. September 29 to .
Estimated internal review completion date:  October 4
Brookdale Foundation application due date:  Anticipated to be November 1

For more information, see .  The 2011 application is no longer available for reference, but the 2011 Guidelines are available.  Traditionally, the guidelines have changed very little, if at all, over recent years.