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New Opportunities and Funding: Aug. 13, 2015

Dollar General to Give Out Afterschool Literacy Award

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, has open call for nominations for their second Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award. The award is for afterschool programs that provide year-round literacy support and guidance to their students. Nominations are due August 27, 2015.

Call for Proposals: The New Civics Initiative

The New Civics initiative starts with the assumption that a central aim of civic education is to prepare young people to act with civic purpose and to do so effectively and with good judgment.  The sponsors invite scholars in education, the social sciences, and the humanities to consider the aims of the Initiative, the questions that animate the research priorities, and the opportunities for making a contribution to this important area. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded. Deadlines to apply are August 20, 2015 and November 3, 2015.

Home Depot to Sponsor Community Impact Grants

The Home Depot Foundation is sponsoring Community Impact Grants to support volunteerism in neighborhoods to create healthier communities. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to qualifying applicants 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. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2015. 

American Council of Learned Societies to Support Collaborative Research Fellowships

ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The program is funded by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2016 and September 1, 2018, and provide up to $60,000 in salary replacement for each collaborator as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds. Applications are due by September 23, 2015. 

Call for Proposals: NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning

The AISL program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.  The AISL program supports seven types of projects: (1) Collaborative Planning, (2) Exploratory Pathways, (3) Research in Service to Practice, (4) Innovations in Development, (5) Broad Implementation, (6) Conferences, and (7) Informal STEM Learning Resource Center (FY 2016 only). Full proposals are due by November 4, 2015.

Call for Proposals: NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM and ICT careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce. ITEST projects may adopt an interdisciplinary focus on multiple STEM domains, focus on a single domain, or focus on one or more sub-disciplines within a domain. ITEST projects must involve students, and may also include teachers. Fall Proposal Deadline is  November 13, 2015. Summer Proposal Deadline is August 10, 2016 (and the second Wednesday in August annually thereafter). 

Career Development Grants for Women Seeking Additional Higher Education

The American Association of University Women is providing funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2015.  

NIH Limited Submission Opportunity: Ebola Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training

The NIH invites applications to participate or cooperative agreements to support the development and implementation of occupational safety and health and infection control training programs for workers who may be at risk during infectious disease outbreaks. This is a limited submission opportunity, with only one application allowed from UT. The listed Notification of Interest deadline of August 21, 2015 will be strictly enforced. For more information or to view other limited submission opportunities, please click here

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