Funding Opportunities

Jo Ann Emerson is the proposal development coordinator hired by The College of Business Administration to assist faculty in preparing and submitting proposals to fund research. If you would like a consultation, contact Jo Ann Emerson at jemerson10@unl.edu or stop by room 356A to visit. Funding Opportunities is a select list of current grant opportunities issued by federal agencies, private foundations, and a variety of other funding sources.

You may wish to review Grants.gov (available at http://www.grants.gov) for additional funding opportunities. Grants.gov centralizes more than 1,000 grant programs across all 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Proposal development assistance for CBA faculty includes:

  1. identifying potential funding sources based on faculty research areas
  2. initiating and managing collaborator and/or team meetings
  3. editing, timeline management, budget, and submission assistance
  4. collaborating with investigators and their project teams to develop competitive grant proposals from initial draft to final submission

Foundations with rolling or multiple deadlines:

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation  http://www.sloan.org/apply-for-grants/

FINRA Investor Education Foundation http://www.finrafoundation.org/grants/general/guidelines/index.html 

National Endowment for Financial Information  http://www.nefe.org/what-we-provide/research-funding/grant-guidelines.aspx

 

Helpful tips:

Your Data Management Plan is a key component to a successful proposal.  Visit this link http://unl.libguides.com/c.php?g=51638&p=333886 for detailed information, templates, and assistance.

When planning your submission timeline, make sure you know what supplemental documents are required.  Sometimes these can trip you up!

For assistance preparing a competitive proposal, contact Jo Ann Emerson by email: jemerson10@unl.edu or stop by CBA 356A.


National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Application Deadline: 05/26/2017

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. 

Russell Sage Foundation
Behavioral Economics
Application Deadline: 05/31/2017

Letter of Interest is due on May 31, 2017.

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We are especially interested in novel uses of existing data, as well as analyses of new or under-utilized data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might consist of exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data.

The foundation encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. All proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated.

Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project. Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 (no overhead allowed) are also available. Our website lists upcoming deadlines and provides detailed information about submitting letters of inquiry, proposals, and budgets.

For details, visit https://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/behavioral-economics

National Science Foundation
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: 10/09/2017

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in theFellow'scareerthrough supporting his or her research and training goals.The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.

For more information:http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf16590

Russell Sage Foundation
Small Grants in Behavioral Economics
Application Deadline: 10/31/2017

The Russell Sage Foundation offers small awards to support high-quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators (Ph.D. students and recent graduates) to enter this developing field.

There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any topic in behavioral economics. However, projects must contribute to the Foundation's mission to improve the social and living conditions in the U.S. Appropriate projects will demonstrate the explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the research design and the preparation of the results. Experimental projects which do not have substantial behavioral content (such as market experiments testing neoclassical ideas) or substantial economic content (such as psychology experiments with no economic choices or strategic or market implications) will not be funded.

There is a $7,500 lifetime limit for these small awards

Visit: https://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/small-grants-behavioral-economics?utm_source=Funding+Supplement&utm_campaign=6c9bbc49fb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d6cbefc3d-6c9bbc49fb-212708225

Defense Logistics Agency
Emergent II Research and Development
Application Deadline: 04/19/2019

The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to request interested parties to submit either an initial synopsis, commonly referred to as a "white paper," or a technical proposal relating to any BAA area of interest listed in the document. Two CBA-relevant areas of interest in the document:

  • Transportation and Management Logistics: to reduce transportation costs and achieve logistics efficiencies in the DLA supply chain, with particular focus on inbound procurement shipments and direct vendor deliveries. (see page 5).

  • Medical Logistics: to identify and resolve medical logistics support challenges at low cost (see page 5).

Access the BAA here: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=1438450600e47f56ebc3c299033c37fe&tab=core&_cview=1.

Open through April 2019. 

 

 

Agency for International Development (USAID)
Research and Innovation for Health Supply Chain Systems and Commodity Security
Application Deadline: 05/28/2019

The purpose of this APS is to publicize the United States Government's (USG) plan to fund a limited number of awards through the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Washington Global Health Bureau (GH) to: support research on a focused set of health supply chain systems and related commodity security issues in low and middle income countries.

Funds may support:(a) Formative, analytical research on challenges to improving supply chain systems and the enabling environments for commodity security; and/or (b) Development and testing of interventions in the field based on formative research conducted under this Annual Program Statement (APS) or from other sources.

Cost share required. Open throuh May 2019. 

Full solicitation available on Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=APS-SOL-OAA-14-000115

Charles Koch Foundation
Grants for undergrad and graduate research
Application Deadline: 02/01/2020

The Foundation accepts grants on a rolling basis. There are no deadline.The Foundation supports educational initiatives in economics, philosophy, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, and other disciplines that have a direct impact on opportunities to thrive.  For more information, visit the sponsor website https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/our-giving/higher-education/