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New Opportunities and Funding: July 17, 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Fund Data and Information Sharing Initiatives

Through grants of up to $200,000, DASH, or Data Across Sectors for Health, hopes to strengthen and extend data and information sharing initiatives for assessment, planning, program development, advocacy, monitoring, and setting and acting on community priorities. The DASH coordinating office will also initiate a learning collaboration through which they will create and share models, and document barriers, solutions, lessons learned, best practices, promising innovations, sustainable examples, and opportunities for replication. Within this learning collaboration, grantees will begin to define the body of knowledge to move this emerging field toward common action, by engaging with each other, the DASH advisory group, thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders. Deadline to apply is July 29, 2015.  

Scholarship for Students Seeking Law Degree for Child Advocacy

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is providing a $1,000 scholarship to law students. The law firm is accepting applications from a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree. All applicants must either be currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited law school, or a current undergraduate student with the intention to go to law school. Fall semester deadline is July 31, 2015. Spring semester deadline is November 30, 2015. 

Request for Proposals: Funding for Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas

The Greenwall Foundation funds a bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas to support research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, or public policy. The foundation will fund four types of bioethics research grants: (1) Senior collaborations, (2) Analyzing the normative implications of empirical research being conducted with other funding, (3) Empirical projects, and (4) Mentored research projects. Deadline to apply is August 3, 2015.

Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship to Encourage STEM Educators

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. 50 to 60 applicants will be awarded. Anticipated total funding amount is $52.8 million.  The National Science Foundation awards funding through four tracks: (1) Scholarships and Stipends, (2) Fellowships, (3) Master Teaching Fellowships, and (4) Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers. Applications are due August 4, 2015. 

Request for Proposals: Research Focusing on Gender and Entrepreneurial Growth

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is seeking research proposals that generate knowledge and expertise that can feed joint learning, innovative practices, and evidence-based policymaking for successful entrepreneurship and the financing of entrepreneurial ventures by women, as well as men. Topics of interest include: entrepreneurship as a gendered phenomenon; how women’s entrepreneurship fuels social and economic development, job creation and gender equality; the impact and effects of women entrepreneurship promotion policies and support programs, especially around high-growth entrepreneurship; and how the private sector and public policy contribute to successful women’s entrepreneurship. Partnerships between researchers and entrepreneurship programs also are encouraged Deadline to apply is August 15, 2015. 

National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Program  for Community Revitalization

The NEA’s Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. The National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. Depending on the project, matching grants ranging from $25,000-$200,000 will be awarded. Closing date for applicants is September 21, 2015.  

National Endowment for the Arts to Provide Urban Grants

NEA’s Urban Grants support development of large local NEA affiliates representing pre-K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and education support professionals. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. This grant funding is intended for projects that increase membership recruitment and involvement, build Association capacity, issue organizing and organizing and engage communities. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2015. 

Residency Partnership Program to Support Music for the Community

Chamber Music America’s Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects. Funding is intended for activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Short-term projects may receive funding of up to $6,000, while extended projects are eligible for up to $12,000. Activities may include, but are not limited to, interactive or audience engagement programs in classrooms (preschool through high school), libraries, hospitals, senior centers, or other community venues. Deadline for this program is October 30, 2015.

Council on Foreign Relations Offers International Fellowship in Japan

The annual program provides fellows with the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research, with a placement at either the Council on Foreign Relations or another institution in New York City or Washington, D.C. Each fellowship is generally 12 months and the program awards a varying stipend, depending on the fellowship. The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 27 and 35 who are eligible to work in the U.S. CFR awards approximately 10 fellowships annually to highly accomplished individuals who have a capacity for independent work and who are eager to undertake serious foreign policy analysis. Application deadline is October 31, 2015.

Request for Proposals: Best Buy National Partnership Search for Nonprofits

Best Buy seeks nonprofit partners that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage them in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. The overall goal is to provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills to help better prepare them for future education and career success. Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded. Closing date for this application is November 1, 2015. 

Conservation Alliance Project Funding

The Conservation Alliance seeks to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values. As a group of outdoor industry companies, the Alliance recognizes its responsibility to help protect the wild lands and waterways on which their public customers recreate and wildlife thrives. Funded projects will meet the following criteria: (1) The project should seek to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway. Priority is given to landscape-scale projects that have a clear benefit for habitat, (2) The campaign should engage grassroots citizen action in support of the conservation effort. Conservation Alliance does not fund general education, stewardship, or scientific research projects, (3) All projects must have a clear recreational benefit, and (4) The project should have a good chance of final success within four years. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2015. 

Grant Applications for Pre-K -6 Classroom Research in Mathematics Now Open

The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. For 2016-17, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers* currently teaching mathematics at the grades Pre-K-6 level. The research must be a collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades Pre-K-6 classroom teachers. Applicants must be a NCTM member on or before October 15, 2015. Applications are due by November 7, 2015.

Fellowship Applications Open to Engage and Study in Russia

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, Fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. Fellows tend to be between the ages of 25 and 35 and have a graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S., UK, or Germany. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance international relations. Applications are due by December 1, 2015. 


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