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New Opportunities and Funding: Oct. 14, 2015


Community Campus Partnerships For Health Seeks Editor for Online Repository

CCPH is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Editor of CES4Health is a peer-reviewed online repository of products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles. Please review the Request for Applications for more information. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2015.

Registration Open for 2015 Regional Forums on Community-Engaged Research  

The National Institutes of Health and other research funding agencies have identified community engagement in research as central to understanding and addressing racial, ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic health disparities. Substantial investments are being made to support faculty members and academic institutions to engage communities and to conduct health research in and with communities. The goal of these regional forums is to support the ability of community-based organizations and community leaders to play significant roles as partners in research, ultimately ensuring that the results of research are used to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity in their communities. Click on the specific regions for more details.

Rocky Mountain Regional Forum – November 13, 2015, Denver, CO

Upper Midwest Regional Forum – November 20, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

Northeast Regional Forum December 3, 2015, Boston, MA

APF 2016 Visionary Grants to Solve Social Problems

The APF Visionary Grants are intended to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
  • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
  • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
  • Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

One-year grants are available in amounts of up to $20,000. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

Call for Student Nominations: Diller Tikkun Olam Award – Repairing the World

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognizes self-identifying Jewish students, up to age 19, who have shown significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new project that embodies the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world. A good candidate is one who serves in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world and volunteers without compensation. Awards are in the amount of $36,000. Deadline to nominate is December 13, 2015. Deadline for application and references is January 6, 2016.

Bringing Theory to Practice: Well-Being Seminar Grants for Planning Student Engagement

Grants up to $1,000 will provide support for campus-wide planning discussions (seminars) that give focused attention to a particular dimension of the well-being of those involved (students, faculty, or other leaders) in creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning. Seminars should deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to whole-person development and the learning-related policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support such endeavors. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2016.

MLK Day of Service Grants

Mini-grants will support service activities to connect campuses with community partners in order to address community-identified needs. The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off” but a “day on”. The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers to organizations that work to mitigate food insecurity, such as collecting donations for food banks, helping establish community gardens, or packaging meals for donation, among others. The Project will also support veterans by allocating mini grants to colleges around the nation for MLK Day of Service projects that connect veterans with community or campus services, or support community organizations that serve veterans. Mini-grant amounts will range from $500 to $2,000. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2015.

Call for Contributions: Research for All – Universities and Society Journal

This is a new journal for anyone, working inside or outside universities, who is committed to seeing research make a difference in society. Its focus is on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together. The journal is currently looking for articles that describe, explain and analyze engaged research. Articles may include words, images, audio and video. Submissions should fall into the following broad categories: articles that investigate the relationship between theory and practice; in-depth feature articles that analyze the thinking around an aspect of engaged research; commentaries offering views about thinking, practices, and debate; reflections on personal influences on the writer’s thought and practice; and reviews of publications, events, and resources. To be considered for the first edition, send expressions of interest, outlines, abstracts or draft contributions to the journal’s managing editor, Pat Gordon-Smith ( Deadline for consideration is December 10, 2015.