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New Opportunities and Funding: May 5, 2015

irslceInternational Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)  Dissertation Recognition

The Dissertation Recognition acknowledges and celebrates a dissertation that advances research on service-learning and community engagement through rigorous and innovative inquiry and has the potential for impact, including on the study of it, the practice of it, and/or the cultures and systems within which it is undertaken. Nominations for recognitions and applications for graduate student scholarships are due by June 12, 2015. Extended to June 22, 2015

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Distinguished Research Award

The  Distinguished  Career  Recognition  acknowledges  and  celebrates  intellectual  leadership  through  a  body  of  work  that  has  broad  and  deep  impact  on service-learning  and  community  engagement, including  the study  of  it,  the  practice  of  it,  and  the  cultures  and  systems  within  which  it  is  undertaken.

Nominations are due June 12, 2015. Extended to June 22, 2015

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Early Career Research Award

The Early Career Research Award recognizes outstanding early career contributions to scholarship on service-learning and community engagement. Nominations are due June 12, 2015. Extended to June 22, 2015

irslceInternational Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Community Engaged Research Team Award

The  Community-Engaged  Research  TeamRecognition  acknowledges  and  celebrates  the  scholarly  contributions  of  teams,  in  which  community  members  are  co-­researchers  with  scholars  in  educational  institutions,  that  both  (a)  demonstrate  the  potential  for  impact  on  service-­learning  and  community engagement, including  on  the  study  of  it,  the  practice  of  it,  and/or  the  cultures  and  systems  within  which  it  is  undertaken, and  (b)  model  a  high  standard  of  reciprocity  in  the  inquiry  process  and  in  the  implementation  of  the  partnership.

Nominations are due June 12, 2015. Extended to June 22, 2015

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Graduate Student Conference Scholarship

Ten  recipients  will  each  receive  $500  to  support  their  participation  in  the  2015  IARSLCE  Conference  in  Boston,  MA.  Scholarship  recipients  fall  into  two  categories:  (a)  early  graduate  students  and  (b)  advanced  graduate  students.  A  total  of  ten  scholarships  will  be  awarded  across  the  two  categories.  Within  each  category,  at  least  one  scholarship  will  be  awarded  to  an  international  graduate  student  based  outside  the  US.

Nominations are due June 12, 2015. Extended to June 22, 2015

Grant for Improvements to Quality and Health Outcomes in Rural Communities

The Department of Health and Human Services is requesting applications for their Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to improve quality and health outcomes in rural communities through technical assistance to beneficiaries of FORHP quality initiatives such as grantees, Critical Access Hospitals, and other rural providers. Assistance will be provided in areas such as: data collection and analysis, understanding measure specifications, benchmarking and target-setting, developing and implementing efficient and effective improvement strategies, and tracking the outcomes of quality improvement efforts. This program will provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2015 – 2017. Approximately $500,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) awardee over a project period of three years. Deadline to apply is June 22, 2015.

Dept. of State Offering International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Award

The International Visitor Leadership Program seeks to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and foreign publics through carefully designed professional programs. Projects should support U.S. foreign policy objectives. Participants are current or potential foreign leaders in government, politics, media, education, science, non-government organizations, the arts, and other key fields. Organizations must submit a proposal that falls between a floor of approximately $450,000 and a ceiling of approximately $2,540,000. The Bureau may fund up to six assistance awards. Proposal deadline is June 22, 2015. 

Open Nominations for First Amendment Journalism Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists National Convention will honor an individual, group of individuals or organization with the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award and $10,000 accompanying cash award as well. The honoree(s) also will receive transportation (airfare and two-night hotel stay) to the national convention. Nominations are open to any person, persons or organization in the U.S. or its territories who have worked to protect the basic rights provided by the First Amendment. Nomination deadline is June 22, 2015. 

American Chemical Society: Local Innovative Projects Grant Program

The American Chemical Society Committee on Local Section Activities funds new local section projects through Local Section Innovative Projects Grants. This program encourages local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects to strengthen the functioning of the local section. Projects that support interaction with other ACS local sections, ACS divisions, ACS committees, other professional associations, or community groups are especially encouraged, as are programs that foster inclusiveness and participation of diverse section membership or segments of the general public. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2015.

PeopleForBikes Supporting Community Grant Program

This program provides funding for influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives. Since 1999, the foundation has awarded 272 grants to non-profit organizations and local governments in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Our investments total nearly $2.5 million and have leveraged $650 million in public and private funding. LOIs due July 31, 2015.

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, containing scholarly articles and essays, recurring features, and a Community Voices section in which people engaged in partnering in various settings are particularly invited to submit articles. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome and are subject to initial review before acceptance for consideration. Final acceptance for publication is dependent on authors’ responses to the results of peer review. Deadline for submissions (vol. 2, no. 2): August 1, 2015. 

State Justice Institute Project Grant Applications Open

SJI is interested in funding both innovative programs and programs of proven merit that can be replicated in other jurisdictions. SJI is especially interested in funding projects that:

  • Formulate new procedures and techniques, or creatively enhance existing procedures and techniques,
  • Address aspects of the state judicial systems that are in special need of serious attention;
  • Have national significance by developing products, services, and techniques that may be used in other states and,
  • Create and disseminate products that effectively transfer the information and ideas developed to relevant audiences in state and local judicial systems, or provide technical assistance to facilitate the adaptation of effective programs and procedures in other state and local jurisdictions.

Project Grants may not exceed $300,000; however, grants in excess of $200,000 may be awarded only to support highly promising projects likely to have a significant national impact. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2015. 

Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program

Community Impact Grants supports a range of activities, including repairs, refurbishment, and modification of low-income and/or transitional veterans housing or community facilities; weatherizing and other projects designed to increase the energy efficiency of such facilities; and tree planting or community gardening activities involving veterans. Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S. and must specifically benefit veterans. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Open deadline.


Free online summer course in Community-Engaged Research Offered by Virginia Commonwealth

“Collaborative Curiosity: Designing Community-Engaged Research,” an online, connected learning course, will run from May 18 to July 8, 2015 (7 1/2 weeks).  It is open and free to anyone, especially if:

  • You are someone who seeks answers to important questions.
  • You look to collaborate with others to find answers and develop solutions.
  • You know that expertise is found everywhere in our communities.
  • You see partnerships as a powerful strategy to accomplish good work, and
  • You want to understand how research can have a real world impact.

The course will take place from May 18-July 8, 2015.

Call for Fellows: Imagining America Invites Digital and Media Arts Students 

Imagining America is a national network of publicly engaged scholars, artists, designers, students, and community members working toward the democratic transformation of higher education and civic life. The goal of the Fellows Program is to elevate photography and digital media as a pathway for students to pursue their careers and make a difference in their communities. Students must demonstrate financial need, artistic merit and quality of community-engaged practice, along with an application essay. The 2015-16 IA/JGS Fellows will receive tuition scholarships of $2,000 each and will commit to engaging in a yearlong learning exchange that will result in a collaborative media project. Fellows will be invited to participate in the Imagining America National Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2015, in Baltimore, MD, and will be eligible for a limited number of travel stipends to attend the conference. Submission deadline is June 1, 2015. 

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