UT’s Division of Student Life seeks nominations for the Courage to Climb Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of research, community service, promotion of civility and inclusion, leadership development, and/or campus involvement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations by Monday, August 24, 2015.
The Future of Work program examines the causes and consequences of the deteriorating quality of low-wage jobs in the U.S. Projects sponsored by the program have examined a wide range of causal factors, from foreign outsourcing and immigration to the decline of unions and technological change, that may have depressed wages of low-education workers. Deadline for Letters of Inquiry is September 14, 2015.
The Office of Research and Engagement is pleased to announce that proposals for the FY16 SARIF Equipment & Infrastructure Fund are now being accepted. Please see the attached document for additional information. Proposals are to be turned in to Jane Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than September 18, 2015 at noon.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to the AAAS Annual Meeting, and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting to receive the prize are given to the recipient. Deadline is October 15, 2015.
The Open Society Foundations is sponsoring fellowships for up to $110,250, to be awarded in two categories: Advocacy Fellowships and Media Fellowships. These programs are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations’ Justice Fund to reduce the impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the U.S. by challenging reliance on incarceration and punishment, to ensure a fair and accountable system of justice. Deadline to apply is October 21, 2015.
The UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists is accepting applications for its Giving Circle grants program. The Alliance is particularly interested in projects that are innovative and show a compelling need. It also hopes projects may be able to generate additional support for the university, and to make the greatest impact possible, whether that means touching a large number of students, collaborating with local organizations, or making an impact in the community. Application deadline is November 6, 2015.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for its Culture of Health prize, which recognizes U.S. communities that make great strides towards improving community health. Building a Culture of Health means making thoughtful, data-informed, and deliberate policy, programmatic, environmental, and systems changes focused on identified community priorities with a goal of sustaining the impact of these changes over time. Because the Prize recognizes whole communities, applicants must think beyond their own individual organizations and initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize. Deadline to apply is November 12, 2015.