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New Opportunities and Funding: Sept. 16, 2015

A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art 

The organization provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change.  It evaluates the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue. A Blade of Grass provides $20,000 in project support. Deadline to submit letters of inquiry is November 20, 2015.

RWJF Invites Applications for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Implementation Projects

Up to seven teams engaged in public health cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) implementation efforts will be funded to participate in a CJS Implementation and Impact Measurement Program. Successfully funded teams implementing CJS arrangements will each receive up to $75,000 to measure (with baseline and follow-up data collection points) the impact of their arrangements. Funded teams will also receive technical assistance related to both project implementation and impact measurement. Eligible CJS arrangements must include a minimum of three contiguous jurisdictions of any size, or two contiguous jurisdictions if the combined population is 50,000 or greater. Deadline to apply is October 20, 2015.

Carnegie Corporation of New York Issues RFP for Innovative Approaches to Peacekeeping

This joint Public-Private Partnership on Peacebuilding will provide funding for one to three consortia that will present projects involving a U.S., a Norwegian, and at least one Southern/emerging power partner. Grants can be up to $1 million.  There should be substantial involvement by all three consortia partners, with special emphasis on the Southern/emerging power partner. The projects should involve translation of research from both Northern and Southern/emerging powers into practical policy recommendations.  Specifically, proposals should demonstrate how to bring those voices into decision-making centers (i.e., EU, NATO, emerging powers governments, and regional organizations such as the OAS and AU). Deadline for applications is November 2, 2015.

The Charles Bronfman Prize: $100K for High-Impact Community Work

The Charles Bronfman Prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team under the age of fifty whose humanitarian work, combined with their Jewish values, has significantly improved the world. The goal of the Prize is to recognize dynamic leaders whose innovation and impact serve as inspiration for the next generations. Candidates are presented for consideration by a nominator with three supporting references. The Charles Bronfman Prize accepts nominations in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines. An internationally recognized panel of judges selects the Prize recipient(s) and bestows an award of $100,000. Nominations begin October 1, 2015 and close December 15, 2015. 

Robert Browne Foundation: National Afterschool Matters Initiative

The 2015 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grant has the following goals:

  • Generate and disseminate research about organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours;
  • Build a network of scholars studying organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours; and
  • Contribute to basic knowledge and the improvement of practice and policy in the area of youth programs during the out-of-school hours.

The Foundation is giving priority to those proposals in which the research team is composed of a partnership — one university-based researcher and one youth worker/practitioner-researcher.  Two grants in the amount of $25,000 each will be awarded. Requests for proposals began in January 2015 and continue through December 2015. 

The Lawrence Foundation: Grants for Environment, Education, and Human Services Projects

The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although its interests are fairly diverse and may include other areas on an occasional basis. The foundation makes both program and operating grants and does not have any geographic restrictions. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2015. 

Russell Sage Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Affordable Care Act Research

This Russell Sage Foundation initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. The foundation is also interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care. Maximum awards of either $150,000 or $35,000 are available per project. Deadline to submit a letter of inquiry is March 30, 2016.

Call for Proposals: TnCIS 9th Annual Conference on International Education

Tennessee Consortium for International Studies invites the submission of proposals for consideration. The conference theme is High Impact Practices: Study Abroad & Service Learning and will be held on November 5-6, 2015 in Memphis, TN. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015.