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New Opportunities and Funding: Aug. 27, 2015

Call for Proposals: 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference 

The National Youth Leadership Council would like to invite proposal submissions to their workshop and showcase for the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference – Educate. Ignite. Transform. The conference will take place March 30 – April 2, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn. Connect with hundreds of educators and youth from across the world who will share ideas, network, and affect change. The conference offers over 100 interactive classroom sessions, engaging pre-conference sessions, an opportunity and resource fair, a day of service, a national awards presentation, and many chances to meet and connect with inspirational leaders. Proposals are due October 2, 2015. 

NSF to Support Advanced Technological Education for Career Pathways 

The Advanced Technological Education program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Grants range from $25,000 to $300,000, depending on the program. Deadline to apply is October 8, 2015. 

Call for Proposals: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is convening its 14th International Conference, May 11-14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme is “Journey to Justice: Creating Change through Partnerships.” Session and poster proposals are due October 15, 2015.

NEA Offering Grants for Student Achievement in Public Institutions 

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Grants of $2,000 and $5,000 may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence.

Applications may be submitted any time, and are reviewed three times a year, every year. Apply by Feb. 1 for April 15 notification. Apply by June 1 for Sept. 15 notification. Apply by Oct. 15 for Jan. 15 notification.

NSF Awards for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Projects may request up to $300,000 over a period of up to 3 years. Upcoming proposal deadline is November 3, 2015. Other deadlines include Jan. 13 and Nov. 2, 2016 and Jan. 11, 2017. 

Boren Scholarships for International Study

Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Some languages of interest include: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, French, Swahili, Akan/Twi, Hausa, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduates to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and under-represented in study abroad programs. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to graduates to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Deadline varies: Undergrad deadline is February 9, 2016. Graduate deadline is January 28, 2016.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers Open Calls to Proposals for Culture of Health

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of RWJF that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the U.S. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. Approximately $2.2 million will be awarded annually to 5-12 grants each year for periods of up to 30 months. Deadline is rolling.

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