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New Opportunities and Funding: May 22, 2015

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity Advancing Health Disparities Interventions through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for health disparities research exploring the potential for precision medicine – an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle – to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. NIMHD intends to commit $10,000,000 in FY 2016 to fund 20 awards. The NIH only allows The University of Tennessee – Knoxville to submit one application in response to this opportunity. Interested individuals should submit a simple notification of interest to by 12 PM 5/26/2015. Notifications of interest received past this deadline will not be considered.

Nominate a Team or Individual for Citizen Science Award
The William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science was established by NCSCE and named in honor of its first recipient for his lifetime contributions to citizen
science. The award is given annually to an individual and a team whose SENCER and other related activities have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions to citizen science.
Nomination Deadline: June 2, 2015.

$250K Children’s Prize Seeks Life-Saving Solutions
The Children’s Prize is an open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival from preventable and treatable causes. with eligibility extending to everyone, individuals and organizations, across the world. The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives. One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, within two years. 1st round deadline is Friday, June 12, 2015.

Call for Journal Proposals: Faculty Recognition of Engaged Scholarship
(Metropolitan Universities Journal) A special issue will examine institutional approaches to the recognition of engaged scholarship in faculty promotion and tenure processes. We are interested in evidence-based approaches to defining and evaluating the quality of engaged scholarship, as well as analyses of the processes and outcomes associated with adoption and implementation of engaged scholarship in faculty retention, promotion and tenure (RPT) policies. Abstracts are due June 15, 2015.

Call for Papers: Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education
The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) seeks manuscripts for the inugural issue of its new publication. The Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to advancing the study of university-led economic development, by examining the ways in which higher education institutions 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.

Call for Journal Proposals: Development and Use of “Shared Spaces” that Promote Greater Collaboration between Campus and Community
(Metropolitan Universities Journal) These physical spaces may be located on campus or in community settings but must be dedicated and operated with an intent of enhancing levels of communications activity, interaction and impact. Abstracts should emphasize motivation/purposes and goals for the shared space, as well foreshadow what the full paper will say about operations, funding, results, impacts, challenges, lessons learned, and successes. Publication is tentatively scheduled for November 2015. Abstracts are due June 30, 2015.

Drucker logo$100K Drucker Institute Nonprofit Innovation Award
The $100,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation is given each fall to a nonprofit organization that best demonstrates Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.” It was launched in 1991 by Peter Drucker himself, and is supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Symposium Proposals: The National Center for Science & Civic Engagement (NCSCE)
NCSCE’s 2015 Symposium theme, From Nice to Necessary: Science in the Service of Democracy, will feature papers, presentations, and/or poster sessions that intersect science and public policy. The meeting will be held on September 27-29, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This year’s Symposium will also be held in conjunction with the SENCER-Informal Science Education national meeting, an opportunity for participants to present and learn more about SENCER’s informal science efforts.  Deadline for submission of proposals is July 6, 2015.

Carey Institute for Global Good: Apply Now for No-Cost Fall Nonfiction Residency
Documentarians, journalists and nonfiction writers working at the professional level in their fields are eligible to apply for residencies from2 week to 3 months in duration.  Areas of emphasis relate to the most pressing issues of our day, including, but not limited to: war and conflict; social justice and human rights; science, health, agriculture, environment and technology; biographies, histories and government; education; journalism and the media; and, economics and business.  Applications are judged on the quality of the applicant’s work and professional promise. The Carey Institute encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply for admission. Deadline: July 15, 2015 (Pre-applications)

Call for Journal Submissions: Themed Issue on Broadening Participation in the Life Sciences
Life Sciences Education (LSE) will publish a special issue in 2016 on broadening participation in the life sciences. This includes aspects of difference such as race/ethnicity, gender, ability status, nationality, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic background (including first-generation college students), and their intersections. Studies can make use of qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, and theoretical approaches. Manuscripts that describe efforts to broaden participation in both formal and informal contexts and across the educational continuum (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and career) are welcomed.  Abstracts should be submitted by September 1, 2015.

Call for Book Proposals: Humanities and Public Life Series
Published by the University of Iowa Press, this series aims to create a collection of excellent books that document the exciting publicly engaged projects in which artists and humanities scholars, especially in college and university settings, are working with community partners and cultural institutions to produce new knowledge while also contributing to the public good. Series books describe various forms of the humanities in practice and help illuminate how a project or projects challenge and potentially expand both public and academic audiences’ assumptions about the humanities. Books in the series address this issue very directly—reflecting on what “the humanities” does and could mean for the twenty-first century and returning to this question at appropriate moments throughout the text. The tension between academic and public humanities offers one powerful lens through which to examine publicly engaged projects.

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