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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

External Grants

Timing isn’t everything, but it is important.

If you are interested in any of the following announcements, call 516.877.3259 for more information. Please remember that the completed grant applications must be received by the Provost’s Office five working days prior to the grant agency deadline.

U.S. Department of Education  (

The Department has several deadlines covering a range of topics and interests including school readiness, educational opportunities for those serving children with disabilities, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, school violence prevention and school physical education projects;  please call or email the ORSP for additional information.

U.S. Department of Education Sciences  (

The IES usually has deadlines in August for research proposals in the following areas: reading and writing, math and science education, cognition and student learning, teacher quality—reading and writing, teacher quality- math and science education, education leadership, and social and behavioral context for academic learning.  These grants fund research projects that involve experimental and quasi-experimental designs only. 

National Endowment for the Arts  (

The NEA supports projects in arts education, dance, music, media arts, theatre, and more. Depending on the type of program deadlines vary but are usually twice per year February and July.  

National Endowment for the Humanities  (

The NEH funds fellowships, summer institutes, summer stipends, digital projects, and preservation projects, as well as other projects.  Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.   Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months; the next deadline is April 2016. Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing; the deadline is October 2015.

National Institutes of Health  (

NIH’s format and submission requirements have changed. The research design section is now limited to 6 pages if the previous version was under 25 pages, for example, R21 and 12 pages if the previous application was limited to 25 pages, e.g., R01. This new research strategy section is subdivided into three parts, significance, innovation and approach. The biographical sketch is now five pages, continues to incorporate a personal statement and now has a contribution to science section where you describe five of your most recent contributions to science.  

The standard due dates continue, RO1 proposals are due February 5, June 5, and October 5. R15 proposals (Academic Research Enhancement Awards) are due February 25, June 25, and October 25.

National Science Foundation  (

NSF has numerous programs and deadlines, the following are a short sample of upcoming due dates. As always, if you would like more information, please contact the office.


Due Date

Division of Environmental Biology (core program) August 3, 2015
Law and social sciences August 3, 2015
Documenting Endangered Languages September 15, 2015
Chemical Measurement and Imaging November 2, 2015
Informal Science Education TBD
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers January 20, 2016

For further information, please contact:

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
p – 516.877.3161

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