Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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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

Promoting Psychology in Secondary Schools

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. APF's Pre-College Psychology Grant program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for talented students.

The program awards grants of up to $20,000 to projects that improve the quality of high school education in psychology and/or encourage talented high school students to pursue careers in psychology. Priority is given to projects that reinforce the discipline of psychology as a science in secondary school curricula; expand the profile of psychology as a science among talented high school students; convey to high school students that psychological science is a tool to improve society; and teach students about career options that apply psychology outside of an academic setting. Proposals must focus on supporting the education of talented high school students.

Amount: $20,000

Date due: May 1, 2013

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

American Psychological Foundation invites applications for Pearson Early Career Grant

The American Psychological Foundation invites early career researchers to apply for the Pearson Early Career Grant.  The program's goals are to support psychology's efforts to improve areas of critical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically-based clinical work on serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, and adults with serious mental illness; and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.
Applicants should be psychologists with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university, and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

Amount: $12,000 + $1,500 for travel costs

Date due: December 31, 2012

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Improving the Lives of Older Adults

Kendal Charitable Funds is seeking proposals for promising innovations that will transform the experience of aging. Established in 1989, the organization raises and disburses funds in support of the charitable purposes of the Kendal Corporation and its affiliates, a system of not-for-profit communities, programs, and services for older adults.

The funds' Promising Innovations grant program seeks to support new projects designed to enhance the lives of older adults, whether through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of the potential for aging well. The program is looking for pilot projects that address one or more of these criteria. Priority will be given to opportunities that have the greatest potential for change and replication to impact the greatest number of individuals. 

Potential project topics include but are not limited to 1) The Field of Aging — wellness enhancement, quality of life, multi-generational relationships, and home and community; and 2) Populations of Older Adults — frail, thriving, underserved, minority, and cognitively impaired. In addition, the foundation may consider other grants to individuals and organizations whose proposals compliment these topics.  Grants are available only for new programs; existing programs are not eligible for funding.

Amount: $25,000

Date due: June 15, 2012

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Collaborative R34s for Pilot Studies of Innovative Treatments in Mental Disorders

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks to support collaborative preliminary intervention studies to evaluate the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of novel mechanism drug candidates, promising investigational new drugs (INDs), or novel psychosocial strategies for the treatment of mental disorders and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a pre-requisite to larger-scale (efficacy or effectiveness) intervention or services studies. This FOA should be used when at least two but no more than three sites from different Institutions/Organizations are needed to complete the study. The collaborating studies should be organized in order to increase sample size, accelerate recruitment, and/or increase sample diversity and representation.

Amount: $225,000

Date due: Ongoing

For more information, click here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

American Federation for Aging Research

The American Federation for Aging Research, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research, provides financial support to early and mid-career scientists whose research can increase knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of aging.

The AFAR Research Grants Program provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer-term research efforts.

AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics, including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and more.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: December 15, 2011

For more information, click here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage developmental and exploratory studies on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development as well as family functioning. Intervention studies targeting the particular concerns of early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence are also encouraged, as are the development and testing of measures to assess family functioning and child development outcomes.

Amount: $275,000

Date due: May 7, 2011

For more information, click here.