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New Opportunities and Funding: April 29, 2015

American Sociological Association Awards for Sociological Practice and Public Sociology

The William Foote Whyte Award is given to an individual who has made a notable contribution to sociological practice and public sociology, which can include several of the following elements: outstanding clinical, applied or public sociological work, exceptional service to the section, publications that advance both the theory and methods of sociological practice or public sociology, or mentoring and training of students for careers in sociological practice or public sociology.

The Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement is for graduate students who have made a promising contribution to the field, such as a project or paper in the areas of sociological practice and public sociology. Work done within the three years prior to the conferral of the award will be considered. Products of graduate-level classes, internships, or independent projects are eligible. An award recipient who attends the 2015 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco will receive a cash award of to offset travel expenses.

The nomination deadline for both awards is May 15, 2015.

Call for Papers: *New* Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education
The new Journal is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal which examines the ways in which institutions of higher education foster the global competitiveness of their regions through human capital formation, research and innovation, and the creation of knowledge-centric, mixed-use communities and innovation districts.  Submission deadline: June 30, 2015

Latino Americans Documentary Project

This project is designed for libraries, museums, community arts and cultural organizations, historical societies, public television station affiliates, state humanities councils, and others that seek to facilitate informed discussion in their communities about the long and fascinating history of Latinos in the United States, dating back more than 500 years. Inclusion of community partners is strongly encouraged. This project will be part of the PBS documentary series Latino Americans. $3,000 – $10,000 grants will be available to up to 200 sites.  Grant requests due May 1, 2015. 

Ribbons of Hope to Invest in Human Rights for Women and Girls

Ribbons of Hope – Invest in Women, is an Atlanta-based foundation that supports organizations that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls. The organization is committed to improving the lives of women and girls with one annual $100,000 grant, to be awarded to a nonprofit organization working to promote education, health, economic independence, social well-being, and/or human rights for women and girls. The foundation’s regional focus includes the state of Georgia and states contiguous to itApplications are due May 31, 2015.

NEH Humanities in the Public Square

The Humanities in the Public Square program supports scholarly forums, public discussions, and educational resources related to the themes of a new NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Awards can be up to $300,000. Applicants are strongly encouraged to forge partnerships with other institutions as appropriate (especially state humanities councils), to ensure that the scholarly, public programming, and educational elements are all well conceived and realized. Organizations are encouraged to think creatively about what discussion topics would be meaningful to their community. Deadline to apply is June 24, 2015.

Engagement Awards from the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute Accepting Letters of Inquiry

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will award up to $15.5 million in FY 2015 as part of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. The award total costs may not exceed $250,000 and the maximum project period is two years. LOIs due by July 1, 2015.

Impact Grants for Justice, Human Rights

The Impact Fund awards grants to non-profit legal firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. We seek to provide funding for public interest litigation that will potentially benefit a large number of people, lead to significant law reform, or raise public consciousness. This year the Impact Fund hit the $5.6 million mark in general and donor-advised grants since the organization’s inception. We award grants four times per year, with an average grant range of $5,000 to $15,000. The maximum grant amount awarded to any single applicant per year is $25,000. Deadline to apply is Aug. 8, 2015. 

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