UT-CASNR Workshop: It’s Personal! The Power of Experiential Learning for Student Engagement
This November 11 workshop will be led by Dr. Jen Jones, UT adjunct and President and CEO of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and John DiDiego, Director of Education at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. View flyer here. Register by email to Angie Fox, email@example.com, by Nov. 5.
This is a great opportunity to partner with UT’s HABIT program. The vision of the HABRI Foundation is to demonstrate that our relationship with pets and animals makes the world a better place by significantly improving human health and quality of life. HABRI is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. Approximately $200,000 will be available for multiple grants. It is expected that between five and ten grants will be awarded. Proposals should focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of animals on humans within the following broad categories:
- Child Health and Development
- Healthy Aging
- Mental Health and Wellness
Deadline for applications is January 27, 2016.
The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in all major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Preference is given to projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance. Awards are open only to PhD candidates whose project has received approval from their appropriate department head/university. The following categories of proposals are given priority in determining recipients:
- Proposals that address large-scale geographical situations, and those with policy applications beyond the research design itself.
- Proposals that rely on empirically informed, large sample sizes, often in historically rich time series, that make few presumptions of application.
- Proposals that are theoretically rich and emphasize policy issues of broad meaning to the larger public sphere.
- Proposals in areas where few previous research applications are currently available.
The grant amount is $7,500 with fifteen to twenty grants awarded. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.
Generous U is a national contest to increase awareness and involvement of students on college campuses about the importance and impact of philanthropy and philanthropic values. The competition is judged based on the proposals and videos submitted by undergraduate and graduate students eligible to receive the prize through their college or university. The Sillerman Center views philanthropy as granting money that makes a sustainable impact in an area of social concern or clear community need that extends beyond the needs of one individual. The prize will be in the amount of $10,000. Deadline for applications is March 11, 2016.
The purpose of the Health Resources and Services Administration Grants for Graduate Psychology Education Program is to prepare doctoral-level psychologists to provide behavioral health care in a setting that provides integrated primary and behavioral health services to underserved and/or rural populations. Applicants must establish or leverage existing partnerships between academic institutions and primary care practice sites that serve underserved and/or rural populations The estimated total program funding is $7,500,000 with approximately twenty-one grants awarded. Deadline for applications is December 16, 2015.
NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. NEA Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs that encourage reading and the participation of diverse audiences. Specifically, each application will be evaluated based on the following review criteria:
- Quality of diverse and creative literary programming
- Relevance and depth of involvement with community partner organizations
- Active promotion of the NEA Big Read
- Capacity to manage and implement the proposed NEA Big Read programming
Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2016.
The IMPACT Conference brings together college students, nonprofit professionals, campus administrators, and team of service members to share experiences, stories, and resources in their work for social change. This year’s workshop categories are the following:
- Service-Learning & Community Based Research
- Community Service Programs
- Issues & Advocacy
- Leadership & Professional Development
- Alternative Break Programs
- Volunteer Management
- Administrators Area
The 2016 IMPACT Conference will take place February 18 – 21, 2016, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Final submissions are due November 15, 2015.
The American Democracy Project, the Democracy Commitment, and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Affairs Professionals will partner to increase the breadth and depth of the civic learning and engagement work that they are committed to across their institutions—both public and private. All three organizations are dedicated to ensuring that students graduate from our colleges and universities prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Fostering academic and student affairs partnerships and collaborations on our individual campuses and across our initiatives and associations is imperative to this mutual goal. This meeting continues the tradition of facilitating true exchanges of knowledge and developing a sense of community around shared civic learning and democratic engagement work. The meeting will be held June 2 – 4, 2016, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN. The link for program submissions may be found here. Deadline for program submissions is February 1, 2016.