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Oregon State University Funding Opportunities

Award Name Description
Professional Faculty/Instructor Development Funds Professional Faculty/Instructor development funds are given to members of the faculty of Oregon State University for the purpose of permitting and enabling recipients of such funds to keep current in their professional fields and improve upon their abilities to serve Oregon State University.
LL Stewart Faculty Development Fund Faculty development awards are given to deserving members of the faculty of Oregon State University for the purpose of permitting and enabling recipients of such awards to keep current in their professional fields and improve upon their abilities to serve Oregon State University, the students of the university, and the colleagues of the award recipients. Emphasis in the awards will be upon activities that contribute to the improvement of teaching at Oregon State University.
College of Forestry: Dean's Investment Fund Proposals are sought for projects that contribute to the College of Forestry's Strategic Priorities in Academic Excellence, Internationalization, Research, and Diversity. This RFP is intended to be a conversation-starter. While the College leadership has developed RFPs to advance particular priorities, we would like to hear your best ideas for moving the College forward.
Oregon State University Extension Service: Professional Development Fund Through the generous donations of Extension supporters, OSU Extension offers professional development funds to support Extension faculty and staff in their professional development activities. These funds are awarded quarterly and are designed to help faculty and staff gain the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors to enhance Extension education programs and services.
Oregon State University Extension Service: Manning Becker Professional Development Fund This fund is available to Oregon Agriculture Extension Association (OAEA) members who will be attending events or pursuing independent study to enhance their capabilities in Extension agricultural or natural resource education. Distributions will be determined by the OAEA Manning H. Becker Professional Development Fund Committee.
Academic Affairs: Faculty Productivity Loan Award The purpose of the fund is to enhance instructional opportunities for faculty and departments. A variety of projects have been funded in the past, but the most common requests are from faculty for assistance in the purchase of computers, related equipment and software to improve faculty productivity.
Office for Research Development: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program The nomination letter should provide concrete examples not only of the nominee’s research and teaching accomplishments, but also of meaningful contributions to advancing the education of undergraduate students. The nomination letter is expected to provide palpable evidence of significant activities that enhance student learning beyond this minimum and of dedication to education in the chemical sciences.
Office for Research and Development: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences The Geospace Section of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, to ensure the health and vitality of solar and space sciences on university teaching faculties, is pleased to offer awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences. The aim of these awards is to integrate research topics in solar and space physics into basic physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, geoscience, meteorology, computer science, and applied mathematics programs, and to develop space physics graduate programs capable of training the next generation of leaders in this field. Space Science is interdisciplinary in nature and the Faculty Development in the Space Sciences awardees will be expected to establish partnerships within the university community.
Center for the Humanities: Fellowship Program Each year, the Center for the Humanities awards seven to eight fellowships in support of research professionals at OSU. The fellowship awards are open to scholars pursuing projects in traditional humanities disciplines as well as projects in the social and natural sciences that are historical or philosophical in approach and that address questions generally associated with the humanities.
New Funding for Hybrid Courses Development Professional Faculty/Instructor development funds are given to members of the faculty of Oregon State University for the purpose of permitting and enabling recipients of such funds to keep current in their professional fields and improve upon their abilities to serve Oregon State University.


External Funding Opportunities

Award Name Description
APA Grants - Funds for Diversity and Inclusiveness The fund for diversity and inclusiveness, established in 2013, supports efforts to make philosophy as a field more diverse and inclusive from the major to the professoriate. Funds go to projects that will have a demonstrable impact on the representation of and climate for women, people of color, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups in philosophy, with special focus on seeding new and innovative projects.
National Science Foundation - Advancing Informal STEM Learning The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.
National Science Foundation - Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures (e.g. organizational changes, new methods for certification or credentialing, course re-conception, cyberlearning, etc.) and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise.
National Science Foundation - Faculty Early Career Development Program The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
National Science Foundation - Cultivating Culture for Ethical STEM Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?
Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. To accomplish the stated goal, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences.
National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowships: Division of Research Programs Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.
National Endowment for the Humanities - Preservation and Access Education and Training Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
National Endowment for the Humanities - Research and Development: Division of Preservation and Access All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.
National Endowment for the Humanities - Division of Education Programs: Summer Seminars and Institutes These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the humanities, arts, higher education, and cultural heritage. Organizations in those fields can consult descriptions of the Foundation's areas of grant-making (available online) to determine whether a project fits within the Foundation's programmatic interests and mission.
National Institutes of Health: Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce The Common Fund’s Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce program is establishing a national Consortium to develop, implement, and evaluate approaches to encourage individuals form diverse backgrounds to enter into and persist in biomedical research careers. This Consortium will build upon and move beyond existing programs and paradigms to support transformative approaches to student engagement, research training, mentoring, faculty development, and infrastructure development. Transformative approaches are ultimately expected to supplant less effective practices and methods to have a broad and sustained impact on the diversity of the NIH-funded biomedical research workforce. The Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce program consists of three highly integrated initiatives. Through these integrated initiatives, this program will assess which approaches work in various contexts. The three initiatives and descriptions are available online.
Diversity Network Research Grant Previously titled the "Innovation Grant," the Diversity Network Research Grant, sponsored by CAPA International Education, provides support to individuals and/or institutions involved in research activities that explore issues of diversity, inclusion and underrepresentation in international education and exchange. Whereas previous grant cycles have supported programmatic activities at institutions of higher education, the Research Grants are intended to support efforts to expand scholarly resources related to access, inclusion, and diversity in international education and exchange.
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.