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Searching for research funding can be overwhelming – but the Office of Research and Grants Administration (ORGA) is here to take the stress out of the process so that College of Charleston faculty are able to concentrate on their research. As the central source of information for major government agencies, foundations and corporations that impact research and scholarship, ORGA compiles lists of funding opportunities and deadlines in its monthly newsletter.

Below is a sneak peak of some of the upcoming funding opportunities that CofC faculty won’t want to miss!

S.C. Sea Grant ConsortiumS.C. Sea Grant Consortium – FY24–25 Request for Proposals
Concept Letter Deadline: Feb. 17, 2023
Full Proposal Deadline: May 19, 2023
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The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has opened the FY24–25 Request for Proposals. A total of $1,000,000 is available for one-to-two–year projects that identify needs of marine and coastal resources in South Carolina. Only five to seven projects will be selected for funding, conditional on NOAA funding. Please note: Before starting submissions, applicants should read through the Principle and Reporting Forms for Principle Investigators on the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium website.

National ArchivesNational Archives and Records Administration – Archives Collaboratives
Draft Deadline Feb. 15, 2023
Application Deadline: May 3, 2023
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The National Archives grant will support three or more repositories collaborating together for their collections to be accessible to the public. The program seeks improvement for small and underserved archives with collections focusing on indigenous and people of color. Funding awards go up to $25,000.

S.C. HumanitiesSouth Carolina Humanities – Fast Track Literary Grants
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
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Fast Track Literary Grants will fund new or existing public literary programs, including book festivals, conferences or writers’ residencies at schools. Please note that S.C. Humanities will not subsidize expenses of research, writing or publishing books through this program. Applicants may request up to $3,000 in funding for programs that start after April 15, 2023.

NEH LogoNational Endowment for the Humanities – Professional Development Programs: Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
Application Deadline: March 3, 2023
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Professional Development Program will fund K-12 and higher education faculty, offering them the chance to study humanities topics without financial burden. Stipends of up to $3,450 will be awarded for residential programs and up to $1,725 for virtual programs.

SC Arts CommissionSouth Carolina Arts Commission – Art Project Support Grants
Application Deadline: March 6, 2023
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The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) Art Project Support Grant is accepting applications with awards given up to $2,500. The grant aims to bring financial relief to artists and organizations for artistic projects and/or events that work toward bettering the artist or the arts.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business-Cooperative Service – Agriculture Innovation Center Program
Application Deadline: March 6, 2023
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The Agriculture Innovation Center Program provides funds to assist the establishment of Agricultural Innovation Centers designed to help producers with both technical and business growth, as well as the improvement of agricultural product marketing. Awards are available up to $1,000,000.

NEH LogoNational Endowment for the Humanities – Fellowships Open Book Program
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
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The Fellowships Open Book Program competition aims to make books in the humanities digitally available to scholars, students and the public with the use of e-book technology. Any author who has published in the past seven years, or any author that is about to publish, is eligible to apply to the competition. Awards will be given up to $5,500.

NSF LogoNational Science Foundation – Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem Program
Application Deadline March 16, 2023
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The Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE) program will fund activities promoting advancement in the geosciences through access to data, collections, software, computing, etc. The grant’s mission is to foster connection of informational resources and computing compatibilities for a long-lasting resource for future geoscientists. Award availability is subject to change based on the GEO OSE program’s available funds. Up to 10 grants will be awarded.

NSF LogoNational Science Foundation –  Emerging Mathematics in Biology
Application Deadline: March 22, 2023
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Emerging Mathematics in Biology (eMB) program endorses interdisciplinary research that addresses mathematical biological innovations to mathematical/statistical/computational theories, tools and modeling. The program encourages the development of new theories using mathematics, along with artificial intelligence and machine learning, to help answer questions of biologists and public health policymakers. The eMB program will support projects that are up to three years in duration, with funding up to $6,000,000 across award winners per year, until 2025.

NSF LogoNational Science Foundation –  Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) promotes collaboration within departments and with other institutions to engage in impactful, long-term and innovative research in computer and information sciences and engineering. Up to four awards will be given out with funding up to $15,000,000 across seven years. Prospective PIs should check the proposal guidelines for eligibility requirements.

NEA logoThe National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects
Application Deadline: April 27, 2023
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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) FY24 Challenge America program will fund small organizations in all artistic disciplines. The grant will support projects focusing on using art space to share and showcase underserved communities with rich cultures. Projects and programs will be supported up to $10,000. Please note: This grant requires a $10,000 match, and the total project cost must meet a minimum of $20,000.

The South Carolina Research Authority – FY23 Academic Matching Grant
Application Deadline: May 30, 2023
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The FY23 Academic Matching Grant seeks to further technological advancements of academic research and development that lends itself to possible company formation. Maximum award amount is $15,000. Please note that funds cannot be used for licensing fees, patent expenses, salaries or reimbursing of expenses prior to grant.

DoN logoDepartment of the Navy – Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Education and Workforce Program
Application Deadline: Sept. 1, 2023
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The Department of the Navy (DoN) Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program will support educational activities and programs in the physical and natural sciences, technology, engineering, social sciences and mathematics disciplines, topics or issues. Projects should aim to meet the following objectives: (1) expand participants knowledge in STEM-related fields, (2) assist students pursuing STEM certifications or careers, (3) provide research relief for students and (4) better faculty quality in the STEM field. Funding ranges from $50,000 to $600,000, depending on the type, scope and duration of proposed projects.

Grant writers should check out the Tips for a Successful Grant on the Environmental Protection Agency website for insight into what grant reviewers want to see in application packets – including how proposals connect back to the locals in the area or into the discipline you’re involved in – and for suggestions on how to better rally support and foster connections to show reviewers the value of your application.

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Please note that faculty planning to submit a proposal for external funding should also contact ORGA at