Monday, August 31, 2009

7th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. Public and private institutions of higher education located in the U.S. are eligible to apply to be the recipient of a grant to support teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students. The students on the teams supported by the institution receiving the grant must be enrolled in the college, university, or post-secondary educational institution they will be representing at the time the proposal is submitted. Institutions are allowed to submit more than one application where each application represents a unique design concept and student team.

For more information, click here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grants focusing on Canada posted

Grants provided by the Government of Canada and focusing on a variety of topics have been posted in International Opportunities (,
Natural Sciences & Math (, and

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grants targeting predominantly undergraduate institutions posted

Several grants that specifically target predominantly undergraduate or comprehensive master's degree universities (such as WOU) have been posted to the following funding opportunity blogs:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Changes for NSPIRES (NASA grant submittal process)

For a proposal to be submitted after August 7, 2009, all proposal team members must confirm an organizational relationship, i.e., identify the organization through which they are participating in a given proposal. AORs will not be able to submit a proposal if an organizational relationship is missing for any proposal team member, regardless of role on the proposal (e.g. Co-I, collaborator, etc).

Explanatory procedures are in place
here to guide both existing and prospective team members through this process.

If you have any questions, please contact WOU Sponsored Projects (503/838-8589).

Small Grant Program for Conference Support (NIH)

The Small Grant Program for Conference Support funded through the National Institutes of Health has been posted on the Health & PE funding opportunity blog and the Special Education funding opportunity blog.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Graduate Research Fellowship opportunities providing a $30,000 fellowship stipend and $10,500 for tuition have been posted on the Business & Economics, Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Psychology and Social Sciences blogs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fulbright Opportunities posted on International page

Several Fulbright funding opportunities have been posted on the WOU Sponsored Projects International Funding Opportunities blog (

Monday, August 3, 2009

Global Climate Change Institute for Teachers funded by NASA

GccIFT: Improving the Scientific Literacy of K-8 Teachers in the Pacific Northwest has been funded for two years by NASA. The project will provide summer institutes for K-8 teachers to incorporate NASA-based global climate change information and materials into the curriculum. Congratulations to Dr. William Schoenfeld (Natural Sciences) and Dr. Adele Schepige (Teacher Education)!