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New Engagement Funding: Jan. 14, 2015

Informative Webinar Session for CURES Partnership Award Funding

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research’s Pilot Grant Program offers the Community University Research (CURES) Partnership Award to provide funding support for pilot or feasibility studies that address community-identified health priorities and translation of findings to interventions, strategies, and policies that improve health. The request for proposals for this grant opportunity will be released at the end of January, with proposals due in mid-March. Academic and community partners who want to learn more about the CURES application and review processes are invited to participate in an informational webinar on Friday, January 30 from Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the webinar by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.

J.M. Kaplan Publishing Fund: Non-Fiction Books About Public Issues

The Fund supports nonfiction books about the urban experience; natural and historic resources, art, architecture, and design, cultural history, and civil liberties and other public issues. The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience, demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, promises a reasonable shelf life, might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being, and represents a contribution. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2015.

Calls for Applications to Civil Society Scholar Awards Available from Open Society Foundation 

The Civil Society Scholar Awards supports international academic mobility in order to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their community or country. The awards support activities such as fieldwork and data collection, research visits to libraries, archives, or universities, course and curriculum development, and international collaborations leading to a peer-reviewed publication. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields. Available funding includes $10,000 for doctoral students and $15,000 for faculty members. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2015. 

AFAR Invites Applications for Aging Research Fellowship 

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Grants between $49,000 and $60,000 will be awarded to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. Letters of Intents are due by March 3, 2015.

HHS and CDC to Fund Research into Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Young Males

This is a collaborative initiative between the Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The purpose of this interdisciplinary research opportunity is to evaluate innovative interventions designed for young men (15-24 years old) to reduce their risk of fathering a teen pregnancy that can be feasibly implemented in target settings (e.g., clinics, schools, community settings, youth-serving organizations, correctional settings). Up to three 5-year research projects will be funded, with at least one project evaluating an intervention targeted at young men aged 15-19 years. Grants of up to $1,000,000 will be awarded. Applications are due by March 3, 2015. 

Environmental Education Local Grants Program 

The Environmental Protection Agency is has an open cycle of Environmental Education Local Grants to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. Grants of up to $91,000 will be awarded. Applications are due by March 6, 2015. 

Generous U Competition Encourages Students to Take on Philanthropy

Generous U is a national contest to increase awareness and involvement of students on college campuses about the importance and impact of philanthropy and philanthropic values. Student groups are invited to compete for the $10,000 Sillerman Prize and the Generous U title. One Runner-Up prize will also be awarded for $2,500. The competition is judged based on the cover letters and YouTube videos submitted by undergraduate and graduate students eligible to receive the prize through their college or university. Students must submit materials (3 page cover letter, video link and confirmation letter) to sseller@brandeis.eduDeadline to apply is March 13, 2015. 

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for Visionary Grants

The American Psychological Foundation’s 2015 Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following areas:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being
  • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony
  • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world
  • Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster

One-year grants are available in amounts of up to $20,000. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

Limited Submission Opportunities

  • Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites
  • Promoting Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in the Dominican Republic


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