Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Projects to Focus on Endangered Languages

These programs support projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. The effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research.

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NSF to Accelerate Discoveries

The program supports research on fundamental questions at the frontiers of science and engineering. It will generate new knowledge and understanding and accelerate discovery and innovation.

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NSF to Advance Infrastructure

The program supports efforts to improve science and engineering research at NSF. The studies can comprise any combination of equipment, instrumentation, computational hardware and software and human capital to advance the agency’s research.

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Technology to Advance Workforce

The program supports research on using technology to improve the nation’s workforce. The goals are to: understand and develop the human-technology partnership; design new technologies to augment human performance; illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape; uncover the risks and benefits of new technologies, especially the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work; and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.

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Agency Encourages Applications on Anniversary

The program provides grants to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials. Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply.

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Legal Ed Grantmaking to Commence Soon

The program supports new and innovative projects and research to improve access, increase affordability and strengthen the value of legal education.

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Studies to Focus on Environmental Interactions

The program supports research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at regional to continental scales. Proposers are encouraged to use NEON resources in their research.

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Foundation Readies Conference Competition

The Spencer Foundation invests in research to improve the nation’s education system. The conference grants support efforts to bring together scholars to devise ways to enhance U.S. education methods. The conferences will encourage collaboration within the educational research community. In the last cycle, the foundation funded meetings with a specific focus on creating and sustaining equitable educational spaces. The topic for the next deadline will be different.

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Competition to Fund Biodiversity Studies

The program supports research on the scope and role of life on Earth. The grantees will fill the most substantial gaps in the understanding Earth’s biodiversity. For this competition, NSF takes a broad view of biodiversity and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals must integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions among them.

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Robots to Work Beside People

The NRI-2.0 program builds on the original National Robotics Initiative program to support fundamental research to accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots that work beside or cooperatively with people. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, meaning seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life. The program supports four main research goals to advance the goal of ubiquitous co-robots: (1) scalability; (2) customizability; (3) lowering barriers to entry; and (4) societal impact.

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