Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Interdisciplinary Grant Opportunities

National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Other

 

National Institutes of Health

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-136.html
Purpose: To encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities in the U.S.  Emphasis placed on research in public policy, health care, and disease prevention.  Proposals using interdisciplinary approach are encouraged.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Social Science

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: Superfund Basic Research and Training Program
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-08-005.html
Purpose: The objective for the SBRP is to develop a holistic research agenda for the protection of human health. This is accomplished by the establishment of interdisciplinary programs that link and integrate biomedical research with related engineering, hydrogeologic, and ecologic components within the context of unique scientific themes developed by the applicant.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Health Sciences

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: Centers of Excellence in Genomics Science (CEGS)
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-094.html
Purpose: To establish academic centers for advanced genome research.  The center supports an interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address particular biological problems. The focus is on the development of novel technological or computational methods for the production or analysis of comprehensive data sets, or on a particular genome-scale biological problem, or other ways to develop and use genomic approaches for understanding biological systems.  Each center will nurture genomic science at its institution by facilitating the interaction of investigators from different disciplines, and by providing training of new investigators will expand the pool of professional genomics scientists and engineers.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Biology

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Education and Career Development Program
Web page: http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/training/R25T
Purpose: Support the development and implementation of institutional curriculum-dependent predoctoral/postdoctoral programs with specific core didactic and research requirements to train a cadre of scientists in interdisciplinary and collaborative cancer research settings. Examples of interdisciplinary/collaborative areas of cancer research that are particularly applicable to intent of the CECDP are cancer prevention and control, behavioral and population sciences, nutrition, imaging, and molecular diagnosis.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Cancer Research

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research
Web page: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/srp/index.cfm
Purpose: Supports a network of university grants that are designed to to seek solutions to complex health & environmental issues associated with the nation's hazardous waste sites. Awards are made for 5 years. Proposals must be multi-project, interdisciplinary efforts that bring together investigators from different scientific disciplines.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, Individuals
Discipline area: Science related fields

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: Research on Interventions for Child Abuse and Neglect
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-437.html
Purpose: Supports research focused on efficacy & effectiveness of child abuse & neglect interventions at various levels, from preliminary developmental/exploratory work, pilot studies, or in some cases efficacy trials. Also supports research on understanding effective strategies to prevent child abuse & neglect (CAN), & on the amelioration of the biological & behavioral effects of CAN on its victims. Must necessarily draw upon interdisciplinary theories & approaches.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Public Health Research

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: Interdisciplinary Research on Implantation
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-445.html
Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate interdisciplinary approaches to study the mechanisms of blastocyst implantation, with an emphasis on immunological approaches.
Eligibility: Open Discipline area: Human Development

National Science Foundation

 

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=EFRI
Purpose: Funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two specific research areas: (1) Cognitive Optimization and Prediction: From Neural Systems to Neurotechnology (COPN), and (2) Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN). EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Engineering

 

 

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS)
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423
Purpose: Supports scientific research to increase understanding/effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, & society. Disciplinary/interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research & workshops funded in the areas of judgment & decision making; decision analysis/aids; risk analysis, perception, & communication; societal & public policy decision making; mgmt science & organizational design. Also supports small grants for exploratory research of a time-critical nature.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Psychology

 

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Applied Mathematics
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5664
Purpose: Supports mathematics research motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in science & engineering. Mathematical merit & novelty, as well as breadth & quality of impact on applications, are important factors. Proposals to develop critical mathematical techniques from individual investigators as well as interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Math, Science, Engineering

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5295
Purpose: Supports interdisciplinary materials research & education addressing fundamental problems in science & engineering. Requires outstanding research quality & intellectual breadth, provides support for research infrastructure & flexibility in responding to new opportunities, & strongly emphasizes integration of research & education.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Science, Engineering

 

Other

Funder: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Title: Small Grant Program for Conference Support
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-074.html
Purpose: To support conferences that provide research training, infrastructure and career development where research faculty and students are brought together with users of research to develop, share and disseminate research products, experiences, curricula, syllabi, approaches or core competencies required to train individuals from multi- and interdisciplinary backgrounds or prepare developing or emerging research institutions to conduct and translate research related to fostering improvements in health care delivery in the US.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Health fields

Funder: Greenwall Foundation
Title: Interdisciplinary Program in Bioethics
Web page: http://www.greenwall.org
Purpose: Supports physicians, lawyers, philosophers, economists, theologians & other professionals to address micro, macro, sensitive & controversial issues related to bioethics. Especially interested in supporting pilot projects & the work of junior investigators. Collaboration is encouraged.
Eligibility: Professionals
Discipline area: Bioethics
 
Funder: Compton Foundation, Inc.
Title: Grants (Peace, Security, Population, Environment)
Web page: http://www.comptonfoundation.org/
Purpose: Supports projects addressing community, national, & international concerns in peace & world order, population & reproductive health, & the environment. Other concerns include equal educational opportunity, community welfare & social justice, & culture/arts. May involve education of the public, policy makers, & media; advocacy & public activism; demonstration projects; fellowship support to selected institutions for young scholars; or research, with priority given to policy-related, interdisciplinary, & action-oriented projects.
Eligibility: Organizations
Discipline area: Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and Population & Reproductive Health

Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration
Title: MCH Distance Learning
Web page: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/projects.asp?program=7
Purpose: Supports development, implementation, creative utilization, application & evaluation of distance education opportunities for maternal and child health (MCH) professionals. Areas of interest: MCH leadership competencies, cultural competency & family centered care, & best practices in interdisciplinary training.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Health fields

Funder: Great Lakes Protection Fund
Title: Grants Program
Web page: http://www.glpf.org/working-with-us
Purpose: The Great Lakes Protection Fund is a permanent environmental endowment that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Interests include: preventing biological pollution; restoring natural flow regimes; using market forces to improve ecosystem health; & system-wide ecological restoration.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Environmental Research

Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Title: Scientific Cooperation Research Program
Web page: www.fas.usda.gov/programs/scientific-cooperation-research-program
Purpose: USDA promotes long-term & short-term international collaborative research & exchange activities that promote domestic & global food security, sustainable agriculture & resource management, & trade.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Science fields

Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration
Title: Grants
Web page: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/
Eligibility: Universities, Local health programs
Discipline area: Health fields

Funder: W.M. Keck Foundation
Title: Grants Program
Web page: http://www.wmkeck.org/
Purpose: Undergraduate Science and Engineering Program supports the development of new curricula and course materials and the expansion of research linked to this new content. Liberal Arts Program supports these types of interdisciplinary projects: consortia enabling two or more colleges or universities to share equipment, experiences or approaches; and creative new approaches with technology, pedagogy or student/faculty engagement.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher education
Discipline area: Science, Engineering