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New Funding and Scholarly Opportunities: Sept. 10, 2015

Bronislaw Malinowski Award for Applied Anthropology

The Bronislaw Malinowski Award is presented to an outstanding social scientist in recognition of efforts to understand and serve the needs of the world’s societies and who has actively pursued the goal of solving human problems using the concepts and tools of social science during one’s entire career. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2015.


$7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy App Development XPRIZE

The XPRIZE competition challenges teams of developers (software, game and app), educators, engineers and innovators to create mobile literacy learning applications for the adult learner. The finalist teams’ solutions must demonstrate that they can substantially improve the literacy proficiency of adults reading at or below a third grade level within a 12-month period.  Deadline to apply is December 1, 2015.


AmeriCorps State and National Grants

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Grant award amounts vary – both in the level of operating funds and in the type and amount of AmeriCorps member positions. Unless otherwise specified, the grant generally covers a three-year project period. Deadline for notification of intent to apply is December 9, 2015. Deadline for applications is January 20, 2016.


National Institute for Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social And Behavioral Sciences

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding of innovative doctoral dissertation research in the social and behavioral sciences that is relevant to providing solutions to better ensure public safety, prevent and control crime, and ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. Multiple awards up $32,000 are available. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2015.


National Institute for Justice Graduate Research Fellowship in STEM

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding innovative doctoral dissertation research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics that is relevant to providing solutions to better ensure public safety, prevent and control crime, and ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. NIJ expects up to $1,000,000 will be available for a maximum of 20 awards. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2015.


The Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants in the Areas of Inquiry

The Spencer Foundation Areas of Inquiry Program funds research projects that show promise of contributing new knowledge or understanding in education and social opportunity; organizational learning; purposes and values of education; teaching, learning, and instructional resources; and field-initiated proposals that focus on educational improvement. Research projects may span the life course from early childhood to adult learning, as well as contexts outside of school. Grants up to $50,000 are awarded. Deadline to apply is November 3, 2015.