#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Research, the Arts and Emergency Capabilities

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently announced grants from the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Education and Defense, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award

Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army

Closing Date: January 02, 2019

The AIMM Research Award is intended to support highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine. AIMM initiative funding supports novel research concepts and other efforts that initiate or enhance potential game-changers that may not be supported by other funding mechanisms or core programs.


African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants

Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Closing Date: October 08, 2018

The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS 2008 report, “Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites,” will serve as the reference document in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.


NEA Research: Art Works, FY2019

National Endowment for the Arts

Closing Date: October 09, 2018 

In September 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Office of Research & Analysis published a five-year research agenda, supported by a system map and measurement model. Titled How Art Works, the report offers a framework for studying research topics critical to a broader public understanding of the arts’ value and/or impact for individuals and communities. In December 2016, the NEA’s research office updated its five-year agenda for 2017-2021, which reflects a tighter focus on Arts Participation and Arts/Cultural Assets as essential research topics. Arts Participation, in the new agenda, remains inclusive of various modes of participation and specific arts activities.


911 Grant Program

Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Closing Date: September 4, 2018 (Part 1)

The 911 Grant Program provides Federal funding to grantees to help 911 call centers nationwide upgrade equipment and operations so that citizens, first responders, and 911 call-takers can use digital, IP-based, broadband-enabled technologies to coordinate emergency responses. The 911 Grant Program application is a two-step process.


Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Grants to States for School Emergency (GSEM) Program

Department of Education

Closing Date: September 04, 2018

The GSEM program provides grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to increase their capacity to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) by providing training and technical assistance in the development and implementation of high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPs), as defined in this notice.