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New Opportunities and Funding: Feb. 13, 2015

Theatre Communications Group Supporting Global Connections Grant

The Theatre Communications Group’s Global Connections grant supports artistic collaboration between U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists with international colleagues. TCG award initiatives include:

  • Global Connections—On the Road: This initiative will award 12 grants of up to $5,000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange.
  • Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.

Many U.S.-based theatre organizations and individual artists have made substantial strides in learning and developing projects with colleagues abroad. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2015.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Handbook of Research on Community Engagement in 21st Century Education

The work of service-learning has been around since the 1960s, and the literature on the implementation of it, primarily in the higher education context, has developed over the last two decades. Collectively, the research to date indicates that service-learning is becoming more frequently implemented across educational contexts to help students find their place in the world, where they have power and agency, and where they can make a change. The Handbook examines how community-engagement is carried out in various educational contexts in the 21st Century. The handbook highlights a variety of community-engagement projects carried out across various educational contexts, including the PK-12 and higher education contexts, the traditional and online classrooms, and in volunteer organizations. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global. Deadline to submit is March 15, 2015. 

Call for Applications to Public Health Nurse Leadership Program 

This two-year leadership development program focuses on building a group of senior level Public Health Nurse Leaders who have the capacity to lead individuals, organizations and communities to build partnerships around a Culture of Health.  When PHNLs have the leadership skills to develop and implement community based strategies to improve the health of the population, build partnerships with key stakeholders in organizations and communities, and influence organizational, state and federal policy, they become effective change makers for building a Culture of Health in their communities and across America.  This solicitation will fund the senior leadership development of up to 24 PHNLs for two years, including travel to program meetings, a value of over $40,000 each. Applications due April 17, 2015. 

Language Legacy Grants Accepting Proposals for Language Preservation and Study 

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and linguistic fieldwork. Funded work should serve both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within on to two generations. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in funding decisions. Grant awards range from $2,000-$4,o00. Note that many languages in the Northwestern U.S. are NOT eligible for the Language Legacies grant. Proposals due by April 20, 2015.

National Environmental Education Foundation Capacity Building Grants

The National Environmental Education Foundation is providing capacity building grants to land service projects for Friend Groups. The foundation will support organizations that work with land managers at the federal, state or local level that focus on serving a public land area. Help to maintain public land sites often comes from nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Sometimes these organizations are called Friends Groups, sometimes Cooperating Associations, sometimes, simply a partner. They are invaluable in supporting, promoting and helping maintain public lands. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. Proposals for summer cycle due by April 30, 2015. 

Calls for Nominations to 2015 Lynton Engagement Award

The 2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing. It is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise and is of benefit to the external community. The New England Resource Center for Higher Educations (NERCHE) will be accepting nominations for the award, which will be presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, “A Love of Place: The Metropolitan Advantage,” which will be held October 11-13, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska. Nominations are due by May 15, 2015. 

Limited Submission Opportunities

    • National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
    • Iraq Programs

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