While most grant proposals present a considerably stronger argument for funding when they include an element of collaboration, some funding opportunities specifically require collaborators or suggest a need for partners. Here are just a few examples.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Picturing America School Collaboration offers $75,000 in outright funds for projects including one or more conferences. No cost sharing required.
Building on the national distribution of Picturing America, the National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals for local and regional projects that foster collaboration between K-12 educators and humanities scholars to encourage engagement with the rich resources of American art to tell America’s story. The Picturing America School Collaboration Projects grant opportunity is designed to help teachers and librarians whose schools display the Picturing America images form connections with courses in the core curriculum. These projects will be grounded in the great works of art included in Picturing America, which is part of the Endowment’s We the People program. Information about Picturing America, including the Picturing America Teachers Resource Book, can be found by visiting the Picturing America Web site. The due date is October 7, 2009.
The National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation (IT) program dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. We could apply for an IT Catalyst award of approximately $100,000 per year for two years to "support self-assessment activities...such as basic data collection and analysis and the review of relevant policies and procedures, to provide the foundation necessary to undertake institutional transformation." There is no cost share required. Below are links to both a brochure about ADVANCE and the solicitation. RIT received one of these awards proposed by women scientists from different departments. I have attached a link to their abstract.
The deadline for filing a letter of intent to submit is August 4. The full proposal is due November 12, 2009.
An ADVANCE Program brochure is available athttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf0941
The solicitation is athttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5383&ods_key=nsf09504
The abstract of RIT's award can be viewed athttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0811076