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New Opportunities and Funding: Sept. 2, 2015

NSF IUSE: EHR – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education/ Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation

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. Toward these ends the program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (i) Exploration and Design and (ii) Development and Implementation. Projects may request up to $300,000 over a period of up to 3 years.


  • November 03, 2015: Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation.
  • January 13, 2016: Development and Implementation Tiers for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation
  • November 02, 2016: Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation
  • January 11, 2017: Development and Implementation Tiers for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation

American Psychological Foundation Grants to Decrease Discrimination in Education

The American Psychological Foundation, in partnership with the F.I.S.H. Foundation, is accepting applications for the 2015 Visionary Grant to Decrease Ethnic and Racial Discrimination in Education.

A single grant of $20,000 will be awarded in support of research, education, or an intervention with the potential to reduce disparities in education and achievement as a result of discrimination and help minority students achieve their maximum potential.

Preference will be given to early career psychologists (ten years or fewer postdoctoral) and pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies and “demonstration projects” with potential for replication in  other geographical areas and/or settings. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2015.

Pearson Early Career Clinical Psychology Grant

The Pearson Early Career Grant encourages early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. Pearson partnered with APF to ensure psychology addresses critical needs in society. One $12,000 grant is available. The program’s goals are to support psychology’s efforts to improve areas of critical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically based clinical work with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance and adults with serious mental illness; and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to under-served populations. Deadline is December 31, 2015.

NEA Foundation: Learning and Leadership Grants

The Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: 1)Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research or 2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. The grant amount is $2000 for individuals and $5000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015.

Walmart Community Grant Program

Through the Community Grant Program, Walmart associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Funds must benefit the facility’s service area: potential grantees should be nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit communities within the service area of the Walmart store, Sam’s Club or Logistics facility from which they are requesting funds.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have identified four core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity.Grant amounts range from $250 to $2500. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2015.

Daughters of the American Revolution Community Projects Grants

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Special Projects Grants Program provides local community grant funding to support projects exemplifying the organization’s mission areas of Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. Grants of $1,000 – $2,000 are encouraged, with a maximum amount of $10,000. Applicants are required to match the grant award 1:1. Matching funds are not required to originate with the organization applying for the grant, but may originate with multiple donors or completed fundraising.  Projects must be completed within one year of initial grant funding (official grant year is July 1 – June 30). Deadline to apply is December 31, 2015.