The Director of Grants Development regularly identifies funding opportunities that may be of interest to your department. If you have an idea that you would like to get funded and are interested in finding out about funding opportunities, please contact Til F. Dallavalle, MCC Director of Grants Development at Ext. 2602. Or, send an email to TDallavalle@middlesexcc.edu.
Recently Announced Funding Opportunities : (For additional grant opportunities, also check the Federal Funding Links as well as the State and County Funding Links listed on the left side of this page.)
National Science Foundation
Listed below are examples of upcoming NSF grant opportunities. Also note that there are numerous NSF grants posted on the NSF Active Funding Opportunities Web Page at http://www.nsf.gov/home/ebulletin/archive/20011201edaily.htm
National Science Foundation : Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) (Formerly CCLI)
The Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. It encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education, for example, by bringing about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. The program supports efforts to create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning. It funds projects that develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, assess learning and evaluate innovations, prepare K-12 teachers, or conduct research on STEM teaching and learning. It also supports projects that further the work of the program itself, for example, synthesis and dissemination of findings across the program. The program supports projects representing different stages of development, ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.
Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. A secondary goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on applied research relating to technician education.
For more details, visit : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07530/nsf07530.htm
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (S-STEM)
This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09567/nsf09567.pdf National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
For additional NEH funding opportunities, visit the NEH web page at www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
These grants support national faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. Seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic. Summer seminars and institutes are intended to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote effective links between teaching and research in the humanities.
For more details, visit : http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
For NIH funding opportunities, visit the NIH web page at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/grant_basics.htm