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Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants

The objectives of the MAA Tensor Women and Mathematics Program are to: encourage college and university mathematics faculty to develop projects to increase participation of women in mathematics; and provide support to project directors. Possible projects, all of which have a strong mathematical component, are to: Organize a club for women interested in mathematics or...

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Facility Improvement

This program focuses on identifying critical research facilities renovations, alterations, repairs, and other facilities improvements that will specifically catalyze broad-based future research opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to, requests for needed improvements to (1) meet anticipated research growth; (2) catalyze future research in strategic areas of focus; (3) build core or center capacity;...

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Awesome Foundation Micro-Grants

Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1,000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “”trustees”” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. Every chapter interprets “”awesome”” for itself. As such, awesome projects include initiatives...

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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) – Conferences Track

Proposals for conferences addressing critical challenges in undergraduate STEM education may be submitted at any time following consultation with a program officer. Conference proposals are also encouraged that will increase the diversity of the institutions and faculty participating in the IUSE: EHR enterprise and those involving collaborations of education researchers and discipline scientists to ensure...

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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) – Institutional and Community Transformation Track

This track supports projects that use innovative approaches to increase the use of highly effective, evidence-based STEM teaching and learning, curricular, and co-curricular practices in institutions of higher education or across/within disciplinary communities. These projects may be proposed by an institution or set of institutions; alternatively, community proposals may be submitted through professional communities, including...

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Mathematics and Physical Sciences – Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. Grants will support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. 

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Quarterly Strategic Investment

Conferences/Workshops/Special Events support or sponsorship, Construction/Alteration/Renovation of research space, Center/Program/Research Program support, Access to Core/Specialized Facilities analytical services, Equipment/Infrastructure, International Research Activity support

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Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) is conducting a Re-entry to Active Research (RARE) program to reengage, retrain, and broaden participation within the academic workforce. The primary objective of the RARE program is to catalyze the advancement along the academic tenure-track of highly meritorious individuals who are returning from a hiatus...

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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

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...

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Advancing Informal STEM Learning (Research in Service to Practice)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal...

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