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The Camille & Henry Drefus Foundation invites applications for the Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences.

Drefus Foundation invites applications for the Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences to support innovative projects across a spectrum of research areas to advance the chemical sciences. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. Proposals are due August 18. More information is available at the Dreyfus website.


NASA invites proposals for the Early Stage Innovations Program

NASA invites proposals for the Early Stage Innovations Program to support research and development focused on innovation, early stage space technology research of high priority to NASA's Mission Directorates. Proposals will be accepted in six technical areas. Approximately $500,000 may be made available to support up to 12 awards. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Letters of intent are due June 24; proposals are due July 21. More information regarding NNH14ZOA001N-14ESI-B2 is available at the grants website


The incubation fund RFP is now posted on the website of the State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is appropriated funds each year by the Legislature through the colleges and universities appropriation to be used for the mission and goals of the Higher Education Research Council (HERC). These funds have been used to develop research infrastructure, promote STEM education, foster innovation and technology and enhance the research environment at Idaho's public institutions. Nationally and within Idaho, it is being recognized that the intellectual property and technology created through university research is not being fully utilized or reaching its economic potential.

HERC believes that to fully realize the potential of the technical advances of the universities, to meet the expectations of stakeholders, and to create opportunities for retaining students within Idaho, an incubation fund should be established from which technologies that meet specific criteria will be incubated to support technology transfer and commercialization. These will be investments in selected technologies with expectations that the licensing of the technologies will provide benefits to the universities and stimulate economic development. The RFP may be downloaded from the Board of Education website