August 2021 American Honda Foundation Grants – Letter of Intent

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Sponsor Program Announcementhttps://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
Number of Possible Internal Nominees: 1
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: June 15, 2021, 5:00 PM
Sponsor Deadline: August 2, 2021

Synopsis of the Program

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

the American Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment, job training and literacy. Our aim is to seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. In addition, programs should be:

  • Innovative and creative that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to the complex educational concerns currently facing the American society.
  • Broad in scope, intent, impact and outreach.
  • Possess a high potential for success with a relatively low incidence of duplication of effort (i.e. other organizations administering the same programs).
  • Dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind.
  • Operate from a position of financial and administrative soundness.
  • In urgent need of funding from a priority basis (not necessarily financial need); i.e., the relative importance of the program or project to the public.

Funding and award period

The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period. .

Call for Intent to Submit Limited Submission Process

For this Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO) we are issuing a call for intent to submit to gauge faculty interest in a particular funding opportunity. At this stage, only submission of a form and abstract is required to express interest in the opportunity. If there is more interest than the number of submissions allowed by the sponsor (e.g., four faculty have expressed interest in applying to this opportunity where the sponsor only allows two proposals from the University), we will announce an internal competition for pre-proposals.

If no applications are received by a call for intent to submit deadline, the LSO will become “first come, first served.” At this stage, eligible applicants may express interest in the opportunity any time before the sponsor deadline.

PI Responsibilities

If a proposal is selected and the PI or team decides to forgo an application, they must notify the Office of Research within five days of the selection notice. This allows another proposal to be selected and move forward. If the PI fails to submit a proposal and has not notified the Office of Research, the PI runs the risk of being disqualified from future LSO competitions.

PI Eligibility

For any sponsored research projects, the applicant must be eligible to serve as Principal Investigator for the project, unless otherwise noted in the LSO. Please see our PI Eligibility requirements to ensure you are eligible.

Questions: Email LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu