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Limited Submission Opportunities

On occasion, a funding opportunity will arise that is limited to just one or two proposals from each institution. In that case, an internal competition is necessary to pick the most promising applications. Please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, to express interest in these opportunities at or 718-817-4086.

Current List of Opportunities

National Institutes of Health -- Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) R25

Sponsor Deadline -- July 13, 2022 by 5 p.m. Eastern; optional Letter of Intent due 30 days in advance

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

The SEPA program supports P-12 and informal science education (ISE) activities that: (1) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce and (2) foster a better understanding of NIH-funded biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its public health implications.The SEPA program targets two primary audiences: (1) SEPA formal or classroom-based projects, provide STEM content, pedagogical expertise, and problem solving skills to teachers, students, and families in communities not generally supported by advanced and innovative educational practices: (2) SEPA informal science education (ISE) activities, conducted in outside-the-classroom venues as well as in science centers and museums, target both workforce diversity and improved public health literacy.

Applications that target pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) or ISE topics that are not be addressed by existing school, community, or ISE-based activities are encouraged.

Institutions may submit more than one proposal, but each must be in a seperate scientific discipline (update from NIH dated 5/19/2022). If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Kris Wolff, Director, OSP at

Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation -- Grant Program

August 1, 2022

Synopsis of Program from EMJF:
The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation supports early-stage biomedical investigators engaged in basic and translational research that has the potential to make fundamental advances in biomedical science.

The funds are designed to provide to tenure track faculty members in their first to fourth year, at American Institutions, who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, start-up support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply. Grant provides $60,000 annually for a period of up to three years. Grants are not renewable.

Fordham may only submit one application for this program. If you are interested in applying for this grant, please contact Kris Wolff at

National Endowment for the Humanities -- Summer Stipends

Internal Deadline to the Nominating Committee: September 1, 2022
Sponsor Deadline: September 21, 2022
Upcoming Webinar for Applicants: May 18, 2-3pm (see link below)

Synopsis of Program from NEH:
The Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or writing. Anyone can apply, as long as they are not a degree candidate at time of application. The award amount is $6,000.

Although this is a very competitive program, the relatively short application and the focused time period make it a good way for junior faculty to lay the foundation for future grant applications. We have found that Summer Stipends are an excellent entry point for the NEH and its many awards programs. About forty percent of recent Stipends awardees are first-time applicants.

We will be offering a webinar for administrators and prospective applicants, introducing the program, describing the application and nomination process, and offering application-writing suggestions. There will be a chance to ask questions, captions will be available, and the webinar will be recorded so others can watch it later.
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern time)
To join the webinar, click on this link.

This program requires tenured or tenure-track applicants to be nominated by an official on their campus, and institutions can nominate up to two people.  Non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, retired faculty, community college faculty, and independent scholars are exempt from nomination.

If you have any questions, you may contact Beth Torres, Humanities Grants Officer,, or you may contact the NEH directly, at