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New Opportunities and Funding: April 15, 2015

Apply Now: UT Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat

The proposals for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat are beginning to come in. This fully funded retreat is limited to 10 participants. All faculty who are interested in publishing research about their own teaching practice and interactions with pedagogies and students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those who have engaged in action research/course-based assessment and research and have a writing plan. See the application criteria. Deadline for proposals is midnight April 20, 2015.

American Dental Association: Travel Grants for Community Leadership Development Institute

The American Dental Association Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile Program has established itself in providing education and oral health care to nearly four hundred thousand underserved children annually. The goal of the grant application is to execute a process whereby eligible applicants interested in expanding, enhancing, or beginning their GKAS programs can apply for funds to subsidize travel expenses associated with attending the GKAS Institute. Grants will be awarded to subsidize travel expenses associated with attending the GKAS Institute, which will be held on October 23-4, 2015, in St. Louis. Application deadline is May 11, 2015.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Initiative

Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded twice a year for the Gates Foundation’s Round 15 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, which fosters innovation in global health research to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization, colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Deadline to apply is May 13, 2015. 

Entertainment Software Association Foundation Grants Open to Youth-Oriented Project Proposals

The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth.  The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. Proposals must support programs and services that utilize technology and/or computer and video games to educate America’s youth and young adults. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to first-time recipients. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2015. 

Open Applications for French-American Jazz Exchange Program

The French-American Jazz Exchange, a partnership of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, the French American Cultural Exchange, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, seeks to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, music concepts, and professional relationships. FAJE will award up to $25,000 in project grants. Funding may be used toward artist stipends, communications, equipment and space rentals, fiscal sponsor fees (if applicable), marketing, project-related agent/management fees, recording and production fees, shipping, travel-related expenses (international airfare, domestic travel, accommodations, and per diem costs), and visa fees. The application deadline is May 29, 2015 for projects taking place between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.

Nominations Open for Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or restores an historic building, or complex of buildings, in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, technique, and documentation. Projects in the twelve-state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) region of SESAH that were completed in 2013 or 2014 are eligible. Nominations are due July 1, 2015.

Sappi Fine Paper North America: Design Ideas that Matter

Ideas that Matter is an annual program that recognizes and supports designers who use their skills and expertise to solve communications problems for a wide range of charitable activities. Since 1999, Ideas that Matter has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing more than $12.5 million worldwide to causes that enhance our lives, our communities and our planet. Sappi believes and supports the creative ideas of designers because they are a powerful force for social good. Grant awards, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 per project, may be used for implementation and out-of-pocket costs, including photography, illustration, paper, printing, mailing and related expenses. Deadline to apply is July 17, 2015.

Tuft Health Plan Foundation to Fund Policy and Advocacy Projects

To build healthy communities and age-friendly cities, engaging in policy and advocacy are essential strategies as communities work on ideas that are relevant to them. The Foundation will support advocacy efforts that champion communities as they improve the quality of life for all citizens across the lifespan. The aging framework we emphasize is that of the  World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities initiative. Topic areas we will consider in Policy and Advocacy include: (1)Built environment, (2) Transportation, (3) Housing, (4) Social and civic participation and inclusion, (5) Employment, (6) Communication and information, and/or (7) Community support and health services. Key aspects of the work should include:

  • Community/civic engagement of diverse stakeholders in communities to mobilize and affect change
  • Participation among key stakeholders, including the voice of older adults, to support planning, policy and advocacy initiatives
  • Expanded access to programs and services as well as system change/improvement.

The foundation does not set a minimum or maximum dollar amount for grants. Applicant’s should request the amount needed for a program and outline the expenditures for that amount accordingly in the LOI. Deadline to apply is July 20, 2015.

Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants Accepting Applications

Grief Reach community expansion grants are for the purpose of expanding grief support services to underserved populations as defined in this request for proposals. Proposals should clearly define the target population, local partners and strategy for expansion. Fifty percent of the children served must be from low-income families, or 50 percent of the children must be from minority communities. Grant amounts range from $15,000 up to $100,000.  Application deadline is July 31, 2015. 

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