Awards and Funding Opportunities

Funding Hot Sheet May 10, 2019: Dynamic and multi-scale systems, how a math class sparked community engagement, and more

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Posted on November 23, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems

Fellowship awards are designed to provide students with opportunities to pursue postdoctoral training and research opportunities aligned with their interest in obtaining additional skills and experience and that might not otherwise be available.

Sponsored by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, this is a $200,000 grant opportunity. 

Small Research Grants

Historically, the work that has been funded through these grants have spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods. 

Sponsored by the Spencer Foundation, this is a $50,000 grant opportunity. 

How a math class sparked students' engagement in their community

An associate professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, developed a statistics course that has established multiple community-based learning opportunities. One opportunity was created when a group of students wanted to know if the local food bank was recommending the right blends of foods to families. In the course evaluations, students reported that they felt the class gave them the opportunity to use their skills in a real-world setting. 

View the PDF: May 10, 2019 Hot Sheet