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New Opportunities and Funding: Feb. 9, 2016


Webinar Registration – Creating a Global Initiative: Strategies, Designs, and Implementation

Guide your thinking for developing global programs, projects, and institutional initiatives. Karen Kashmanian Oates will describe methods for creating a global program that benefits a diverse group of shareholders across an institution. In her webinar, she will address the benefits and strategies for achieving success and winning buy-in from internal and external parties. Registration for the webinar is now open. The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 1-2 pm (Eastern).

City of Knoxville Community Agency Grants

Non-profit organizations may apply for a Community Agency Grant if it operates within the City of Knoxville and has been in operation for at least five years. There are two different application forms. One is for organizations seeking a grant within the “Arts and Culture” category, and the second is for organizations seeking a grant within the “Community and Social Services” category. The deadline for applications is 4 PM February 26, 2016.

Fahs-Beck Fund for Behavioral or Psychological Research

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2016 or November 1, 2016.

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health

This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program seeks to engage long-standing health and health care researchers, as well as experts in fields like housing, education, transportation, and the built environment, to name a few, who have not worked in health before. RWJF will award up to $250,000 for research that generates actionable evidence—the data and information that can guide legislators and other policymakers, public agencies, educators, advocates, community groups, and individuals. The research may examine established laws, regulations, and policies as well as potential new policies and approaches. The research funded should inform the significant gaps in our knowledge regarding what policies can serve as levers to improve population health and well-being, and achieve greater levels of health equity. The deadline for letters of intent is March 15, 2016.

Call for Conference Proposals: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities

This year’s Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Coalition Conference will be held at Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel on October 23 – 25, 2016. This year’s theme, Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities, is designed to generate dialogue that examines the biggest challenges and opportunities facing our institutions and cities. From innovative PreK-16 partnerships and new approaches to addressing the healthcare workforce shortage, presentations should inspire and help attendees to create institutional transformation that benefits their students, employees, communities, and partners.  Proposals should fall within one of the following categories: Thinking Big Dialogues, How-To, and Proven Programs. Presenters are strongly encouraged to integrate and consider the relevance of the presentations to community partners. The deadline for proposals is April 25, 2016. The deadline for proposals has been extended to May 3, 2016.

Call for Proposals: 16th Annual Imagining America Conference

This year’s conference will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will take place October 5 – 8, 2016. The theme is “At the Crossroads,” focusing on the point where crucial decisions must be made that will have far-reaching consequences. Proposals should consider this thematic focus as well as the following areas of primary interest:

  • Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • Mass Incarceration/Criminalization/Policing
  • Public Education, Urban/Rural Development and Revitalization
  • Higher education policy change/culture change
  • Health and Wellness

Proposals will be accepted from March 1, 2016 until April 4, 2016.

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant Program

Wild Ones is accepting applications for projects that aim to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature using native plants. $500 grants are available for such projects. A fundamental focus of the program is to encourage hands-on learning through active engagement of students in all phases of the project. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2016.

2016 Alumni Association Awards: Public Service Award

Each year the University of Tennessee Alumni Association provides funds for an Alumni Public Service Award of $1,000 to the Knoxville campus. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals for outstanding achievement in public service and through this recognition, to stimulate the growth and development of the University’s public role. All full-time faculty and exempt staff of the University are eligible except previous winners and those whose primary job responsibilities are in public service. The Alumni Public Service Award recipient will be selected by a committee and announced at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. The extended deadline for nominations is February 17, 2016.