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SC&I Funding and Research Digest

July-August 2023

Smart Pathway to Incorporating Undergrads

Into Your Research

With more than 8,000 Rutgers-New Brunswick students typically enrolling in at least one class at SC&I yearly that alone should be a compelling reason to explore undergraduate grants. And there appears to be only a "one-size-fits-all" funding mechanism in this area: the NSF's REU. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in a meaningful way in ongoing research or in projects specifically designed for the REU program. This undoubtedly would provide them with new and interesting programming. Take a look:

Program Highlights

  • Deadlines: September 27, 2023; August 21, 2024; Third Wednesday in August, annually thereafter.
  • Funding: Typically, $100,000-$155,000 per year for three years.
  • Participation: Generally, an REU site hosts 8-10 students per year.
  • Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Investigators: Those who receive REU awards establish their own process for reviewing applications and selecting students.
  • Other Essential Information: Alternative Undergraduate Funding Sources, REU-SBE, REU-CISE, REU Awardees in NJ.

Anticipated REU Funding Amount: $84,800,000

Est. Number of Awards

New Site Awards

New Supplements




Master REU-Program Solicitation

 SBE Research Experiences

For Undergraduates


Josie W. Miranda

Program Director

(703) 292-7376

Lisa M. Jackson

Program Specialist

(703) 292-7882

CISE Research Experiences

For Undergraduates


Rebecca Shearman

(703) 292-7403


Jeffrey Forbes

(703) 292-5301


Funding Opportunities of Note

Summer Lagniappe: Have You Explored These 15 NJ Grants?


Social disconnection and Suicide Risk in Late Life (R21).

Deadlines: Standard NIH due dates begin Oct. 16, 2023, through June 16, 2026. (LOI due 30 days prior to the application deadline.)

African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund.

(Deadline: Oct. 10, 2023)

Check the complete listing of Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences programs, including cross-cutting and NSF-wide.


Alfred Sloan Technology Grants

(Rolling Deadline)

ACLS Digital Justice Grant Program

(Next competition opens September 2023)

Sociological Initiatives Foundation 

(Concept paper due June 30, 2024)


WhatsApp Research Awards: Privacy-Aware Program Analysis

(Meta Research, Deadline July 25, 2024)


Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

(Deadline: Oct. 10, 2023)

Upcoming Submissions (As of July 25)

(These are in a submission, development, or under-consideration stage.)




SC&I deadline




Partisan News Television




Community Engagement




Job roles in evolving industries




National Center for Personalized Health




Health Inequity




Safer Online Space



The Grant Repository

Spreadsheets of relevant funding opportunities are compiled by the grants team. The hyperlinks, below, direct you to listings at the Research Portal. Many of the deadlines, particularly those well into the future, are “anticipated” by the Pivot database and other sources. Please verify the deadlines with the funder before considering applying.

Faculty Publication Insights

  • The team of researchers that included Matthew Weber, Veronica Armour, and ItzhakYanovitzky explored knowledge-brokering with health policy-makers in Project ASPEN.
  • In Nations and Nationalism, Melissa Aronczyk points out that some politicians have used the threat of global warming to exclude populations from their native lands, erected walls or other boundaries around national territories, and limited international traffic of people and goods.
  • Jessica Cheng and co-authors creatively and convincingly use the example of building IKEA’s LACK coffee table to explore the temporality of provenance.
  • Dean Lemish writes a deeply introspective commentary about her career in the Journal of Children and Media and posits thought-provoking questions about what might unfold in the future in her field.
  • "Teaching journalism online: a handbook for journalism educators," which was co-edited by Susan Keith and funded by UNESCO, is now publicly available. It addresses contemporary issues for educators worldwide.
  • Lisa Mikesell was the lead author of a study that examined the primary care of patients with a history of breast cancer and it now appears in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


How Shoddy Data Becomes Sensational Research

(The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Following Court Ruling, Foundation Officials Urge Sharing Power With Grantees

(Candid Learning)

Open Road Fund promises $50M in grants to black residents of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who are descendants of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

(Dakota News Now)

Focus Groups as Critical–Cultural Method within Communication Studies.

(Western Journal of Communication)

Nonprofit advocacy is down by more than half since 2000, study finds

(Philanthropy News Digest)

Continuing Ed

Pivot: Go-To Source

For Funding

  • Your funding search should start with Pivot, the university’s database of thousands of opportunities accessible with your NetID. This is where you can personalize your search by funding type, amount, date of the application window, due date, and eligibility, among other parameters.
  • Pivot’s listings also include internal funding through InfoReady and daily curated lists by Rutgers Research and the RU Foundation.
  • For assistance finding funding from the grants team, please submit the Find Funding Research Request Form.

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team and he'll assist you. .

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