National Science Foundation (DLS)
Supports fundamental research that increases understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Research will add to knowledge of how people learn and the developmental processes that support learning, leading children and adolescents to grow up to take productive roles as workers and citizens. Currently accepting individual investigator and workshop/small conference proposals.
Website: National Science Foundation- Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)
Deadline: Annual target dates are 1/15 and 7/15
National Science Foundation (ESD)
Supports research leading to design theory and to tools and methods that enable implementation of the principles of design theory in the practice of design across the full spectrum of engineered products. Funds advances in basic design theory, tools, and software to implement design theory and new design methods that span multiple domains, such as design for the environment and for manufacturability.
Website: National Science Foundation - Engineering and Systems Design (ESD)
Deadline: Proposal windows are 1/15-2/15 and 9/1-10/1 annually.
The Institute for Rural America
The Institute for Rural America is offering Seize the Moment Grants. These small (maximum $250) awards are intended to assist nonprofit organizations needing to take quick action on issues that arise or to send staff to training programs.
National Institutes of Health - Social Nutrition
Supports research (R21) to: foster multidisciplinary research to evaluate how policies (federal, state, school district levels) can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths’ behaviors and weight outcomes; understand how schools implement these policies and examine influences on adoption and implementation at various levels; and understand the synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight.
Website: Department of Health and Human Services Overview
Deadline: Expires 5/8/16
National Institutes of Health - Developmental Biology
Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Undergraduate Institutions Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)
Website: National Institutes of Health - Developmental Biology
Deadline: Every September 10 through 2014
Supports efforts to move low-income Americans toward greater prosperity. Awards are made in four areas: Improving Community Education; Expanding Economic Opportunity; Building Organized Communities; and Special Initiatives. Current Special Initiatives are Transitions, (promote micro-enterprise and teen pregnancy prevention); and Exploratory/Special Projects (to determine future program directions and promote cross-cutting projects). LOIs are strongly encouraged as the first point of contact. The majority of grants are between $15,000 and $250,000.
Website: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
No Fixed Deadline.