Funding Announcements

Funding Announcements

  • University of Pennsylvania
    October 28, 2016
    The URF is an intramural program that provides three funding mechanisms: Research and Conference Support, Impact Seminar Grants and Research Opportunity Development Grants. URF Research Grants and Conference Support URF Research Grants and Conference Support provides up to $50,000 in project support and up to $3,000 for conference support. Its objectives are to: 
    1. help junior faculty undertake pilot projects that will enable them to successfully apply for extramural sources of funding and aid in establishing their careers as independent investigators;
    2. help established faculty perform novel, pioneering research to determine project feasibility and develop preliminary data to support extramural grant applications;
    3. provide support in disciplines where extramural support is difficult to obtain and where significant research can be facilitated with internal funding; and
    4. provide limited institutional matching funds that are required as part of a successful external peer-reviewed application.
    URF Impact Seminar Grants URF Impact Seminar Grants will make awards up to $20,000 for support for a cross-school, cross-disciplinary large scale event to be held on Penn’s campus within a year of the award. Funding for this award can be used to augment an already scheduled University event. The event—which can be a symposium, forum or conference—should occur over one to two days and be open to the entire Penn community. It should highlight the scholarship of Penn faculty and bring distinguished scholars to Penn’s campus, with a particular focus on the University’s distinguishing strength in integrating knowledge. Documented school and/or department matching funds are required.URF Research Opportunity Development Grants (RODG) The Research Opportunity Grant program (Phase 1 and Phase 2) was designed to facilitate the intersection of the forward trajectory of Penn’s research frontiers with the trajectory of the national and global research priorities.  RODG applications should map on to emerging research areas with new opportunities for support. Awards from these programs should be used to develop preliminary information and data for new applications in these emerging research areas. The two programs are as follows.Eligibility for all award programs: Eligibility is limited to Penn assistant, associate and full professors, in any track. Instructors and research associates must provide a letter from their department chair establishing that the applicant will receive an appointment as an assistant professor by the time of the award. Assistant professors must submit a letter from their department chair describing their research independence. Adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply. Awards must be expended on University of Pennsylvania facilities, equipment and/or associated University technical staff and undergraduate students.
    Detailed information including application materials can be found here.
    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
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  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics
    November 1, 2016
    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-6 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a conference to be held June 23, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID’s 2016 Wellbeing and Daily Life Study, the 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, and/or the 2013 Disability and Use of Time study are especially encouraged. Applications are due November 1, 2016. For details see the full announcement here . Questions may be directed to Vicki Freedman (vfreedma@umich.edu). Find more information here.
    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
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  • Russel Sage Foundation
    November 30, 2016
    Social science research on many topics has often been hampered by the limitations associated with survey data. However, the digital age has rapidly increased access to large and comprehensive data sources such as public and private administrative databases, and unique new sources of information from online transactions, social-media interactions, and internet searches. New computational tools also allow for the extraction, coding, and analysis of large volumes of text. Advances in analytical methods for exploiting and analyzing data have accompanied the rise of these data. The emergence of these new data also raises questions about access, privacy and confidentiality.The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection. Examples of research (some recently funded by RSF) that are of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
    • Linked Administrative Data
    • Private Administrative Data
    • Machine-Learning
    • Online Surveys and Experiments
    • Text Analysis
    • Social Media
    For more information about RSF funding click here.
    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
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Penn Funding

  • University of Pennsylvania
    October 28, 2016
    The URF is an intramural program that provides three funding mechanisms: Research and Conference Support, Impact Seminar Grants and Research Opportunity Development Grants. URF Research Grants and Conference Support URF Research Grants and Conference Support provides up to $50,000 in project support and up to $3,000 for conference support. Its objectives are to: 
    1. help junior faculty undertake pilot projects that will enable them to successfully apply for extramural sources of funding and aid in establishing their careers as independent investigators;
    2. help established faculty perform novel, pioneering research to determine project feasibility and develop preliminary data to support extramural grant applications;
    3. provide support in disciplines where extramural support is difficult to obtain and where significant research can be facilitated with internal funding; and
    4. provide limited institutional matching funds that are required as part of a successful external peer-reviewed application.
    URF Impact Seminar Grants URF Impact Seminar Grants will make awards up to $20,000 for support for a cross-school, cross-disciplinary large scale event to be held on Penn’s campus within a year of the award. Funding for this award can be used to augment an already scheduled University event. The event—which can be a symposium, forum or conference—should occur over one to two days and be open to the entire Penn community. It should highlight the scholarship of Penn faculty and bring distinguished scholars to Penn’s campus, with a particular focus on the University’s distinguishing strength in integrating knowledge. Documented school and/or department matching funds are required.URF Research Opportunity Development Grants (RODG) The Research Opportunity Grant program (Phase 1 and Phase 2) was designed to facilitate the intersection of the forward trajectory of Penn’s research frontiers with the trajectory of the national and global research priorities.  RODG applications should map on to emerging research areas with new opportunities for support. Awards from these programs should be used to develop preliminary information and data for new applications in these emerging research areas. The two programs are as follows.Eligibility for all award programs: Eligibility is limited to Penn assistant, associate and full professors, in any track. Instructors and research associates must provide a letter from their department chair establishing that the applicant will receive an appointment as an assistant professor by the time of the award. Assistant professors must submit a letter from their department chair describing their research independence. Adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply. Awards must be expended on University of Pennsylvania facilities, equipment and/or associated University technical staff and undergraduate students.
    Detailed information including application materials can be found here.
    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
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Other External Funding

  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics
    November 1, 2016
    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-6 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a conference to be held June 23, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID’s 2016 Wellbeing and Daily Life Study, the 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, and/or the 2013 Disability and Use of Time study are especially encouraged. Applications are due November 1, 2016. For details see the full announcement here . Questions may be directed to Vicki Freedman (vfreedma@umich.edu). Find more information here.
    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
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  • Russel Sage Foundation
    November 30, 2016
    Social science research on many topics has often been hampered by the limitations associated with survey data. However, the digital age has rapidly increased access to large and comprehensive data sources such as public and private administrative databases, and unique new sources of information from online transactions, social-media interactions, and internet searches. New computational tools also allow for the extraction, coding, and analysis of large volumes of text. Advances in analytical methods for exploiting and analyzing data have accompanied the rise of these data. The emergence of these new data also raises questions about access, privacy and confidentiality.The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection. Examples of research (some recently funded by RSF) that are of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
    • Linked Administrative Data
    • Private Administrative Data
    • Machine-Learning
    • Online Surveys and Experiments
    • Text Analysis
    • Social Media
    For more information about RSF funding click here.
    Date posted: 9/20/2016 | View listing
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