The UNL Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) maintains a list of all current funding opportunities. Send a subscription request to ORED to receive weekly announcements of funding opportunities in a wide variety of fields of study.
Grand Challenges in Global Health

Grand Challenges in Global Health fosters innovation in global health research. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges.

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline and from any organization.

Deadline: May 6, 2014

Award: $100,000 – $1m

NASA Nebraska Space Grant

NASA is interested in the development of the future workforce for the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The Nebraska Space Grants are granted to those students with academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in the STEM careers. The goal of the program is to recruit and retain students in STEM fields, providing them with workforce skills that will prepare them for employment with NASA or the aerospace industry. The fellowships require engagement in the STEM fields, and therefore are not traditional scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must propose a workforce development activity, research project, internship, or similar project for their fellowship.

Deadline: May 9, 2014

Award: $500 to $5,000

Organic Farming Research Foundation Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2014

The OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities. Proposals must involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation and must take place on certified organic land, ideally on working organic farms or ranches.

Deadline: May 15, 2014

Award: up to $15,000 per year

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Lab

The Higher Education Research Program enables qualified graduate students in the physical, life, social and environmental sciences, engineering and mathematics to conduct their master's thesis or PhD dissertation research in residence at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory facility.

Deadline: June 1, 2014 for Fall residency

Award: $600/week (+ $125/week housing allowance if permanent residence is more than 60 miles from ORNL)

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Dissertation Award

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. The dissertation award further pursues this mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy component.

Deadline: July 7, 2014

Award: $2,500 first prize; up to two honorable mention prizes of $1,000

UCLA Film & Television Archive Research Stipend

The purpose of the stipend is to:

  • Support the work of scholars by funding a research visit to UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • Encourage research access to moving image collections held by UCLA Film & Television Archive.

For more information and to apply online, visit the RSC site.

Deadline: July 14, 2014

Award: $3,000

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors. The integrated program of research and training should enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent researcher. The training plan should document the need for, and the anticipated value of, the proposed mentored training in relationship to the individual’s research career goals. The training plan should also facilitate the fellow’s transition to the next stage of his/her career.

Deadline: August 8, 2014

Award: $42,000 per year or more

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research.

Deadline: August 8, 2014

Award: $22,476 per year

Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award

The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children in the face of the most significant threats to their health and development. This grant is open to students and faculty to support research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents.

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Award: up to $5,000

National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). See the full text of the solicitation for detailed description of these tracks.

Deadline: October 27, 2014

Award: $45,000 per year

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)

The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) offers two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to obtain training beyond their graduate education. The AGS-PRF is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential and provide them with research experiences that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and establish them in positions of leadership within the scientific community.

Deadline: January 12, 2015

Award: stipend of $58,000 per year; fellowship allowance of $28,000 per year

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Travel Grant Program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute.

Deadline: Rolling deadline; Applicants can expect a decision regarding their application within 2-4 weeks.

Award: reimbursements of up to $750

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