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La búsqueda y captación de fondos externos constituye una gestión muy importante para financiar el fortalecimiento de los programas graduados y el desarrollo de innovaciones. Mediante este blog compartiremos con ustedes información acerca de fuentes de fondos pertinentes a las prioridades de los programas, así como de estrategias para el desarrollo de propuestas exitosas, y noticias de proyectos que han obtenido fondos externos. Esperamos que la información sea del interés de ustedes, y de utilidad para sus iniciativas en obtener fondos externos.  Agradeceremos sus ideas para mejorar este blog. John Mark Esposito, estudiante doctoral del Programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma, está trabajando conmigo este año académico como asistente en el área de fondos externos, y se encuentra en la oficina 443. Él es autor de este blog.

Dra. Sandra A. Macksoud López
Directora Asociada Asuntos Académicos
sandra.macksoud1@upr.edu
Oficina: NEP 442, extensión 4318

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Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences

Full Proposal Window: June 15, 2012
Program Guidelines: PD 08-7335

The long-range goal of the DMS Workforce Program is to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who successfully pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other NSF-supported disciplines.

Among intermediate goals to this end are improvements in recruitment, retention, education, and placement of trainees in the mathematical sciences.

The program’s primary interest is in activities centered on education through research …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503233&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.016A.
  • Applications Available: May 15, 2012.
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 29, 2012.
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 28, 2012.

Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The UISFL program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.

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Fulbright–Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program

  • Dates: Applications Available: May 15, 2012.
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 14, 2012.

Purpose of Program: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 6, 2012

Program Guidelines: NSF 11-563

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation and retention of individuals (including persons with disabilities, women and minorities) who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the …

More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5473&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

  • Applications Available: May 9, 2012.
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 8, 2012.
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 7, 2012.

Purpose of Program: The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs, which provide postsecondary educational support for qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The McNair Program is a discretionary grant program that awards grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 1, 2012

Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Program Guidelines: NSF 09-598

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct …

More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 28, 2012
For Type 1 proposals from submitting organizations located in states or territories beginning with A through M.

Program Guidelines: NSF 10-544

The Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. This solicitation especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education, for example, by bringing about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5741&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

MasterCard Foundation, EARTH University Create $19.5 Million Scholarship Program

The MasterCard Foundation and EARTH University in Costa Rica have announced a seven-year, $19.5 million partnership to provide educational opportunities to young people from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The partnership will offer scholarships to a hundred and twenty students at the nonprofit university, which offers an innovative four-year program in sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and community development…. More»

Promise Neighborhoods Program Planning Grant Competition

Description: The Promise Neighborhoods program is carried out under the legislative authority of the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE), title V, part D, subpart 1, sections 5411 through 5413 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended (20 U.S.C. 7243-7243b). FIE supports nationally significant programs to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education at the State and local levels and to help all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

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Promise Neighborhoods Program Planning Grant Competition CDFA 84.215P

Amity Institute

Amity Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building international friendship and cultural understanding through teaching exchange.

Based on the belief that cross-cultural interaction creates an effective, dynamic learning environment, Amity Institute sponsors international educators to teach in US schools. Amity provides opportunities for global educators to share their knowledge with students, schools and communities.

Amity Institute currently sponsors several programs in the field of international educational exchange. Please click on the name of each program to learn more about what they have to offer.