This week's featured grants include several opportunities for research collaboration as well as a grant to fund the introduction of locally sourced foods into school lunches. And snakes. Yes, snakes.
Two new grant opportunities fund research collaboration in rather broad categories of the humanities and science and engineering. These grants are offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. Both can fund collaborative projects among U.S.-based institutions or U.S. and international researchers.
The Department of Agriculture's Farm to School grant will fund both planning and implementation projects designed to increase locally sourced food in public school lunch and breakfast programs.
And snakes. Did we mention the snakes? A grant from the Department of the Interior aims to eradicate the invasive brown tree snake from Guam. Not a big problem for those of us here on the mainland, but the snake is doing some serious damage to the island's native bird population.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Title: Collaborative Research Grants
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309439
Details: The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods.
National Science Foundation
Grant Title: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations
Details: The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations. The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand scientific challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts.
Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
Grant Title: Farm to School Grant
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309362
Details: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) established a farm-to-school program that assists eligible entities through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Eligible entities include public schools and school districts, nonprofit organizations, agricultural producers, state and local entities and Indian tribal organizations.
Department of the Interior
Grant Title: Brown Treesnake Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309408
Details: Funding focuses on preventing the dispersal of this invasive species from Guam to other geographic areas and funding research in support of population suppression with the ultimate goal of eradication.