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Association of Independent Research Institutes
The Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) is a nationwide association of independent, not-for-profit research institutes conducting peer-reviewed basic and applied research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Association of University Technology Managers
AUTM's global network of members represent more than 350 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and government agencies as well as hundreds of companies involved with managing and licensing innovations derived from academic and nonprofit research. AUTM provides numerous resources for members including survey reports, professional development courses, a comprehensive training manual, peer-reviewed journal and a worldwide community of peers with expertise in all areas of intellectual property management.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The site provides upwards to 1,400 distinct programs, and offers details on who may apply, amount of funds and average awards, contacts, rules and regulations. It also is a great method to collecting "key words" or descriptors used to access similar funding sources at the state and local level or through private foundations.
Council for Resource Development
The Council for Resource Development (CRD) is the essential education and networking choice for all community college development professionals. CRD connects, educates, supports, strengthens, and celebrates community college development professionals. An affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, CRD serves over 1600 members at more than 700 institutions.
Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools is a coalition of 66 of the nation's largest urban public school systems. Founded in 1956 and incorporated in 1961, the Council is located in Washington, D.C., where it works to promote urban education through legislation, research, media relations, instruction, management, technology, and other special projects designed to improve the quality of urban education.
Educational Associations and Organizations
Information on national, regional, and state education organizations including many associations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics.
Federal Business Opportunities
This is a much less usual "classified ads" publication of the US government. Not recommended to subscribe to and full of request for bids from businesses as opposed to research and training grants. Some small contracts are also listed and it is a source you may wish to surf only occasionally.
This is the legal newspaper for the federal government. Used by the feds to make a public record of changes in programs, it contains very little new grant listings. Most helpful for researching a rule change, but calling the agency is most likely faster and easier.
FedWorld Information Network
The one-stop shopping center for information on most of the federal programs with direct links to hundreds of federal agencies. More and more participants are being added almost daily.
This is the single best collector of library materials, support services, and publications for groups and individuals involved in the area of grant writing in general, and foundation funding in particular.
FirstGov Nonprofit Gateway
The U. S. Government's official web portal linking to up-to-date agency-specific nonprofit resources, fundraising and outreach, grants, loans and other assistance, laws and regulations, management and operations, online services, registration and licensing, and tax information
International Reading Association (IRA)
Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 85,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track that status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.
Kids Count Census Information
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center now includes community-level data in addition to city, state, and national data. Find more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors. Create your own maps, graphs, and charts for use in presentations or on your own website.
National Association of College and University Attorneys
The mission of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) is to advance the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve. NACUA is organized to assist higher education attorneys in representing and advising their client institutions. To achieve this purpose, NACUA and its member volunteers will: (1) Help member attorneys provide high quality and responsive legal services and information to institutions of higher education; (2) Deliver services that allow member attorneys to provide effective counsel to colleges and universities in the areas of administration, policy and ethics; (3) Support a learning environment for professional development of its member attorneys and help them to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards; and (4) Work to improve the understanding of legal issues and to enhance the role of NACUA and its member attorneys in the higher education community. NACUA and its members are committed to practicing and promoting the core values of quality, service, civility, collegiality, diversity, inclusiveness and respect.
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
The NCELA collects, coordinates and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for English Language Learners (ELLs). To fulfill its mission NCELA supports high quality networking among state-level administrators of Title III programs.
National Council for the Social Sciences
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education.
National Council of Teachers of English
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
NCURA serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.
National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
National Endowment for the Humanities
The NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
National Institutes of Health: Grants and Funding Opportunities
Grant news, applications, grants policy, NIH Guide, award data, eRA Commons, research training, research contracts, loan repayment programs, and small business research programs.
National Science Foundation: Funding Opportunities
The NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.
National Science Teachers Association
Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Teachers Association is a member-driven organization that publishes books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college; provides ways for science teachers to connect with one another; and, informs Congress and the public on vital questions affecting science literacy and a well-educated workforce.
Society of Research Administrators International (USA)
Founded in 1967, the Society of Research Administrators International is a nonprofit association dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration. Its grants section includes detailed information on government funding resources, general research administrator resources, private funding, policy and regulations, and SRA international foundations.
U. S. Department of Education: Grants and Contracts
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing nearly $38 billion this year to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students. ED is providing about $2.5 billion to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions and $5 billion to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment.
U. S. Federal Agency Directory
Originally created by David Wuolu in 1994, the U. S. Federal Agency Directory is a partnership between Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program. The directory lists current/active/existing U. S. Federal Government agencies as represented in the United States Government Manual. Indentations, which will inform the reader of the institution's place in the hierarchy.
Association of African Universities
The Association of African Universities (AAU) is an international non-governmental organiaation set up by the universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and between them and the international Academic community. The AAU, whose headquarters is in Accra, Ghana, was formed in November 1967 at a founding conference in Rabat, Morocco, attended by representatives of 34 universities who adopted the constitution of the Association. This followed earlier consultations among executive heads of African universities at a UNESCO conference on higher education in Africa in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1962 and at a conference of heads of African universities in 1963 in Khartoum, Sudan.
Research Africa is for African government and institutional policy makers, researchers and research managers. Research Africa strengthens the African science and technology policy-making, and research community, and connects them with the world scientific community.
Southern African Regional Universities Association (Southern Africa)
Excellence, growth and sustainability of university education, research and development will be a leading indicator of future growth of SADC regional economies and the quality of life of their people. The need for greater co-operation and collaboration within higher education in the SADC region has been a long-standing one. The Southern Africa Regional Universities Association (SARUA) brings together the leadership of 43 universities within the SADC region in order to achieve this reality. Launched in February 2005, SARUA will be the first association of its kind in Africa to simultaneously address the capacity and research needs of higher education institutions and the social, cultural and economic development priorities of the region.
Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (Southern Africa)
The objectives of the South African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) are: (1) Professional development and capacity building of those involved in managing research and innovation systems; (2) Promotion of best practice in the management and administration of research and innovation to create value for education, public benefit and economic development; (3) Creation of awareness in academic and public forums of the value of a stronger research and innovation system and the contribution it can make to economic and social development; (4) Advocacy of appropriate national and institutional policy in support of research and innovation and participation in the development and testing of policy; and (5) Advancement of science, technology and innovation, including addressing the asymmetries in access to, and diffusion of, knowledge between “North and 'South.” SARIMA operates at an institutional, national and international level, as well as across the research value chain, from research management to commercialization of research. SARIMA interacts and liaises with other organizations as required.
West African Research and Innovation Management Association (West Africa)
The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA) is the professional body for research management in the West Africa region. WARIMA’s objectives are: (1) Professional development and capacity building; (2) promotion of best practice; (3) increasing awareness of research and innovation issues in academic and public fora; (4) advocacy of appropriate national and institutional policy in support of research and innovation and participation in the development and testing of policy; (5) advancement of science, technology and innovation, including addressing the asymmetries in access to, and diffusion of, knowledge between “North” and “South;” (6) advancement of a code of professional standards through a framework of values and principles which members are expected to follow; and (7) enhancement of the profile of the profession.
Asia Pacific Research Online
Online research and publications about Asia's traditional and modern communication networks, and religions. The site, with over 50,000 visitors each month, is designed for swift access to data, and for good transmission speed and interoperability, not for fancy looks.
Indian Institute of Science (India)
Founded in 1909, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has grown into a premier institution of research and advanced instruction, with more than 2000 active researchers working in almost all frontier areas of science and technology. IISc is an institute of higher learning and is constantly in pursuit of excellence. It is one of the oldest and finest centres of its kind in India, and has a very high international standing in the academic world as well.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)
The best site for valuable information on Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science and Technology (MEXT). MEXT is the government agency primarily responsible for research and development.
Research Promotion Bureau Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)
The Research Promotion Bureau is responsible for the formulation of policies to promote cross-field research such as encouraging inventions, promoting the application of research results and cooperation among industries, academia and government, improving the research environment and R&D infrastructure by, for example, enhancing the research information infrastructure, and performing work relating to fundamental research. The Bureau also formulates policies to promote scientific study, including the establishment of scientific institutions and the provision of assistance for scientific research, and performs work relating to basic and fundamental research and development in such areas as IT, life science, and quantum and radiation research.
Russian Science News Agency (Russia)
Informnauka is a science news agency formed in September 1999. The aim of the agency is to keep journalists informing of science-related events and research progress in Russia. Information presented by Informnauka is used for publication by many Russian national newspapers, journals, and television and radio companies. Informnauka was established by Chemistry and Life, a magazine of popular science with thirty-five year history. Informnauka has connections with research groups in academic institutions, state research centers and universities all over the Russian Federation and CIS countries.
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (Democratic Republic of Georgia)
LEPL Rustaveli National Science Foundation is the successor of Georgian National Science Foundation and Foundation for Georgian Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences (Rustaveli Foundation). The foundation is designed to ensure the rational spending of financial means, intended for the science, making the unified science financing system and establishing public trust as well as monitoring stakeholders' activities of State Scientific grants and introducing the report to the Ministry about new scientific products and expected economic effects on data, based on the grant financing.
Australian Research Council
The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in the Australian Government's investment in the future prosperity and well-being of the Australian community. ARC's mission is to advance Australia's capacity to undertake quality research that brings economic, social and cultural benefit to the Australian community. Likewise, ARC fosters excellence, partnerships and the highest ethical standards in research and research training in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities.
Australasian Research Management Society (Australasia)
ARMS is a professional association for research managers and administrators designed to enhance and build the networks of research professionals across the research enterprise spectrum, as well as to exchange knowledge and expertise on issues to do with the management and commercialization of research. Currently ARMS has over 540 registered members under corporate or individual membership categories. ARMS is dedicated to the professional development of members and currently offers travel grants to support middle-level research managers to participate in an appropriate national or international research management activity or study tour. ARMS also encourages and supports formal mentoring relationships through a mentoring scheme. ARMS is a member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS), and collaborates actively with sister societies overseas.
Association of Commonwealth Universities (United Kingdom - International)
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is a global network of outstanding human and scientific resources that serves its member nstitutions by advancing international co-operation and understanding in higher education, and by providing a broad range of services and facilities. Membership comprises nearly 500 universities drawn from the Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta. These institutions come together voluntarily under the umbrella of the ACU to build on their historical links, shared traditions and common purposes in order to further international understanding and collaboration.
Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals
With the field of technology transfer growing rapidly, European Professionals in Transfer of Science & Technology have had an increasing need for a platform to meet and share experiences on a regular basis. The initiative of a multinational group of professionals resulted in the establishment of the non-profit Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals.The Mission of ASTP is to professionalize and promote technology and knowledge transfer between the European science base and industry. The Association is growing rapidly, and within five years has welcomed more than 500 members, covering 35 countries.
Association of Research Managers and Administrators UK (United Kingdom)
ARMA is the professional association for research managers and administrators in the United Kingdom (UK). ARMA members work in a variety of organizations, including universities, funding bodies, the NHS and independent research organisations, as well as organizations providing services to research support offices. ARMA activities are focused on encouraging professional development and networking among research managers and administrators. To keep members up to date with developments in the field, ARMA provides a series of training and information events, including an annual Spring Conference, a series of one-day seminars, a structured programme of training courses, and short Study Tours. ARMA also support the exchange of knowledge and best practice through focused Discussion Groups and a number of email lists. ARMA publish a series of Occasional Papers to which members are encouraged to contribute and offer a small number of bursaries to support individual professional development activities. ARMA also collaborates actively with peer associations overseas.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / French National Center for Scientific Research (France)
The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a publicly-funded research organization that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society. CNRS has 26,000 employees (among which 11,600 are researchers and 14,400 are engineers and technical and administrative staff). CNRS maintains 1,260 service and research units spread throughout the country that cover all fields of research.
Community Research and Development Information Service (Europe)
CORDIS is the information service that keeps you up-to-date with European Community activities and initiatives in the field of Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation. CORDIS is free of charge and offers a wide range of information about EU research and innovation policies, EU funding programmes, initiatives, potential partners, and previous and on-going projects. This service is a powerful knowledge and funding resource for both small and medium-sized enterprises and big companies across Europe that wish to increase their innovative potential. CORDIS is part of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, the publishing house of the European Union.
Delegation of the European Commission to the USA (Europe - USA)
This well-maintained and informative website contains important information on – and provides vital links to – a range of EU-US agreements of direct interest to research administrators.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research Foundation (Germany)
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. The DRF serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects and facilitating cooperation among researchers.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (The University of Edinburgh) (Scotland)
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) seeks to promote the University of Edinburgh's research and commercialization activities to potential research sponsors and collaborators, licensees or investors.
European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (Europe)
EARMA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to: Continually improve the quality of research management and administration; Set high professional standards by effectively supporting its members; Promote the interests of its members at all times; and Influence relevant European policies by utilizing the invaluable experience of its members EARMA’s.
European Association for the Transfer of Technology, Innovation and Industrial Information (Europe)
The European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information – or TII – is one of the longest-standing, voluntary, independent associations representing the innovation support and technology transfer professions in Europe. Its 300 members, based in some 30 countries, come from both the private and public sectors and are active in R&D exploitation, business incubation, IP negotiation, technology brokerage and licensing, prototype and new product development, technology audits and innovation management, company spin-off and start-up support. TII is a non-profit association governed by a Board of Management elected by and from the members.
European Industrial Research Management Association (Europe)
The European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, and its aim is to enhance innovation through more effective market-oriented research and development. By being member-focused and by providing a platform for these members to discuss ideas and exchange practical experience, EIRMA stays current with the ways managers think about and address their jobs. EIRMA’s activities support companies in benchmarking and improving their innovation processes and in ensureing well-managed and well-organised research and development. These activities also establish EIRMA as a natural first point of contact for policy makers and others seeking the business community’s insight.
European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (Europe)
The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase cooperation with European industry. Leading research institutes from seventeen European countries are members of ERCIM.
European Science Foundation (Europe)
The European Science Foundation (ESF) is an association of 77 member organizations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries. Since ESF was established in 1974, it has coordinated a wide range of pan-European scientific initiatives, and its flexible organization structure means ESF can respond quickly to new developments. In brief, ESF's core purpose is to promote high quality science at a European level, and is committed to facilitating cooperation and collaboration in European science on behalf of its principal stakeholders (Member Organizations and Europe's scientific community). This cross-border activity combines both “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches in the long-term development of science. The Foundation is committed to providing scientific leadership through its networking expertise and by ensuring that there is a European added value to all of its initiatives and projects.
European Union Research (Europe)
To access the European Union's portal web site – EUROPA – go to http://europa.eu.int/ and you will find all the information made available on the Internet by the institutions and bodies of the European Union, including the European Parliament, the Council of the Union, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, the European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank. EUROPA provides a vast array of information on European integration, particularly concerning the European Union's objectives, policies and institutional set-up. EUROPA is designed to be as user-friendly as possible in line with the EU institutions' commitment to openness.
Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology/Bundesministerium f½r Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (Germany)
A source of valuable resources for information – in English or German – on efforts of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research to broaden participation in education, promote excellence and increase investments in research and development.
Institute of Nanotechnology (United Kingdom)
The Institute of Nanotechnology (originally the Centre for Nanotechnology founded by Ottilia Saxl in 1994) was one of the world's first nanotechnology information providers, and is now recognized as a global leader. IoN works closely with governments, universities, researchers, and companies worldwide on developing and promoting all aspects of nanotechnology. It also serves as a key organizer of international scientific events, conferences, and educational courses designed to encourage nanotechnology takeup by industry, as well as stimulating interest in less developed countries.
Joint Research Councils (United Kingdom)
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership through which the UK’s eight Research Councils work together to champion the research, training and innovation they support. The Research Councils are the main public investors in fundamental research in the UK with interests ranging from bio-medicine and particle physics to the environment, engineering and economic research. RCUK works alongside the Office of Science & Technology (OST) to support the UK’s finest academic researchers and to ensure the best investment of public money in research. The partnership is led by the RCUK Executive Group which comprises the eight Chief Executives of the Research Councils.
National Research Council / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country. To this end, the activities of the organization are divided into macro areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research, concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-economic sciences, classical studies and arts. CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations.
Scottish Funding Council (Scotland)
The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) was formally established on 3 October 2005. The new Council creates a single body providing a strategic overview of tertiary education in Scotland and will secure a more coherent system of high-quality learning and research. In promoting further and higher education in Scotland, the new Council will support colleges and universities in the: Delivery of high quality programmes for learners; Investment in modern facilities for learning and research; and Being flexible and responsive in allowing access to lifelong learning for all.
Scottish Research Information System (Scotland)
The Scottish Research Information System (SRIS) is a starting point for finding out about Scotland’s vigorous research, development, consultancy and innovation resources, and keeping pace with innovation. SRIS brings together the powerful capabilities of universities and institutes in Scotland, and the vital interests of organizations across the world that can make good use of these resources.
Swiss Association of Research Managers and Administrators (Switzerland)
The Swiss Association of Research Managers and Administrators (SARMA) is a non-profit national network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness, competitiveness and quality of research and innovation management in Switzerland. Ever since its foundation in 1999, SARMA's principal objective has been to support capacity building in order to improve the R&D manager's role as an interface between management and research, to foster professional skills and to eliminate barriers. With over 100 individual and 8 top ranking institutional members in both the public and the private sectors, SARMA has established itself as a well respected and widely known association for professionals in Switzerland who aspire to excel in their field.
Trade Association of European Specialized Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO) (Europe)
EARTO is the trade association of Europe's specialized research and technology organizations. Its members make a major contribution to strengthening Europe's economic performance by supporting product and process innovation in all branches of industry and services, thereby raising the international competitiveness of European firms. EARTO members sit on the European Union's influential European Research Forum and Programme Advisory Committees.
Western Norway Research Institute (Norway)
The Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) contributes to development and innovation in the public and industrial sectors by delivering relevant innovative ideas and knowledge of a high standard. Our work will contribute to increased insight, adaptability in terms of reorganisation, as well as innovation, particularly within the policy formulation, management, industrial development, and formation of value. WNRI is a non-profit foundation, established as an independent research institute in 1985. The institute is part of Norway’s national research system, and has a close co-operation with the Regional College of Sogn og Fjordane. Key research areas are in the fields of information technology, environmental research, and society and industry. The research staff represents various scientific areas such as social subjects, organisation subjects, technology subjects, the (liberal) arts, economics, and natural science.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada / Association des universities et colleges du Canada
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is the voice of Canada's universities, and represents 90 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. Since 1911, AUCC has provided strong and effective representation for its members, in Canada and abroad. AUCC's mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. AUCC provides services to member universities in three main areas: (1) public policy and advocacy; (2) communications, research and information-sharing; and (3) scholarships and international programs.
Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (Canada)
A national association of individuals committed to advancing the profession; to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research administration at post-secondary institutions, hospitals, and other research institutes; to maintaining a strong presence and coherent voice on key issues relevant to research and to fostering co-operation and links with other organizations active in the management and administration of research.
Canadian Federal Government Departments, Agencies and Crown Corporations
A comprehensive list that provides direct links to the primary Web sites of Canadian government departments, agencies and Crown corporations, as well as links to Web sites maintained by organizations for which various departments and agencies are responsible.
National Research Council / Conseil national de recherches Canada (Canada)
NRC is a Government of Canada organization, and is responsible for: Undertaking, assisting or promoting scientific and industrial research in different fields of importance to Canada; Establishing, operating and maintaining a national science library; Publishing and selling or otherwise distributing such scientific and technical information as the Council deems necessary; Investigating standards and methods of measurement; Working on the standardization and certification of scientific and technical apparatus and instruments and materials used or usable by Canadian industry; Operating and administering any astronomical observatories established or maintained by the Government of Canada; Administering NRC's research and development activities, including grants and contributions used to support a number of international activities; and Providing vital scientific and technological services to the research and industrial communities.
Latin American Network Information Center (Brazil)
This link offers a number of valuable links to a variety of academic and non-academic research resources throughout Brazil.
InterAcademy Council (International)
The IAC was created by the world's science academies to mobilize the best scientists and engineers worldwide to provide high quality advice to international bodies – such as the United Nations and the World Bank – as well as to other institutions. In a world where science and technology are fundamental to many critical issues – ranging from climate change to genetically modified organisms and the crucial challenge of achieving sustainability – making wise policy decisions has become increasingly dependent on good scientific advice. IAC is client-driven and works on a project-by-project basis. It has developed mechanisms and procedures to guarantee the scientific quality of its reports, the policy-relevance of its recommendations and the absence of regional or national bias.
International Association for Management of Technology (International)
The International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) offers its members association with professionals in the field. There is particularly close interaction during the annual conference. IAMOT offers its members the benefit of participating in an Association which supports research and application projects, world wide, in cooperation with government or private organizations or in its own initiative, an association which encourages education in the field of Management of Technology, and acts as an information resource center in the field.
International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (US – International)
The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Its 200 members are from a variety of workplaces, including data archives, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations.
International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology (International)
The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) is an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU) which works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology. CODATA is a resource that provides scientists and engineers with access to international data activities for increased awareness, direct cooperation and new knowledge. CODATA is concerned with all types of data resulting from experimental measurements, observations and calculations in every field of science and technology, including the physical sciences, biology, geology, astronomy, engineering, environmental science, ecology and others. Particular emphasis is given to data management problems common to different disciplines and to data used outside the field in which they were generated.
International Intellectual Property Institute (USA – International)
The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in Washington, DC. As an international development organization and think tank, IIPI is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth, particularly in developing countries. Since 1998 the Institute has been engaged in a wide range of activities both abroad and within the United States, including critical research, public education, policy and training workshops, technical assistance, institution building and consultative services.
International Network of Research Management Societies (International)
INORMS was formed in 2001 to bring together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, sharing of good practice, and joint activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual memberships.
Israel Science Foundation (Israel)
The Israel Science Foundation (ISF) is now Israel's predominant source of competitive grants funding for basic research. Its $50 million annual budget funds 1,200 grants a year, providing 2/3 of all such funds. Every year, some 10,000 expert reviewers from Israel and abroad are involved in peer-reviewing the scientific merit of its proposals. The ISF awards grants in all fields of: Exact Sciences and Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine; Humanities and Social Sciences to researchers at Israeli universities, other centers of higher education, research centers and medical centers. Most funds (96%) are provided by the Government of Israel via the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Israel Council for Higher Education, under a long-term agreement.
Licensing Executive Society (International)
LES International is an association of 31 national and regional societies, each composed of individual members who are engaged in the profession of licensing and other aspects of transferring or profiting from intellectual property. The LES family is business-oriented for the most part, and its over 10,000 individual members include management representatives from companies both large, medium and small, scientists, engineers, academicians, governmental officials, lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and consultants.
World Intellectual Property Organization (International)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works -- intellectual property -- are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. It administers 23 international treaties dealing with different aspects of intellectual property protection. The Organization counts 182 nations as member states.
Schoolhouse Partners Education Foundation
The Schoolhouse Partners Education Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to ensure that all students, given enough quality time and support, will achieve mastery levels of essential standards. The ShP Education Foundation assists classroom teachers by providing funding creative projects and programs that challenge students to reach their highest potential.
Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Parks are the result of Purdue University's commitment to spur economic growth in Indiana's high-tech sector. Under development since the late 1990s by Purdue Research Foundation, a private, nonprofit foundation created to assist Purdue, the parks are focused on companies operating in the arenas of life sciences, homeland security, engineering, advanced manufacturing and information technology.
Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy
The goal of the Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy is to provide innovative math, science and technology-based business and life skills that empower young people, and offer them unique opportunities and real-world experiences.
About West Lafayette, Indiana
Forbes names West Lafayette the Sixth Most Educated Small Town (populations 20,000-65,000) in the U.S., based on the number of post-secondary degrees held by those over age 25; January 2009