Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a major player in advancing engaged scholarship for all disciplines. This year’s conference will focus on the Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships and will be held from May 11-14, 2016 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA. The deadline for early bird registration has been extended through February 19, 2016.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to award the RWJF-CCPH Award. The RWJF-CCPH Award will highlight the power and potential of community-campus partnerships successfully using systems and policy change needed to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and economic inequalities. The award recognizes two “Key Leaders” or key individuals (one community member and one academic partner) who spearheaded the success to the field in the area of exemplary partnerships between communities and academic institutions that are striving to achieve health equity and social justice. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.
UT Innovation and Impact Grants: Call for Proposals
The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center has announced two teaching and learning grant opportunities for the 2016/2017 academic year, funded by the Provost’s office and the individual Colleges and University Libraries. Successful proposals in both categories will explicitly incorporate active and engaged learning strategies, model design for accessibility, and embed formative assessments to promote student retention and enhance progression towards a degree, as consistent with Vol Vision Strategic Priorities. All teaching faculty are invited to submit proposals in either of two grant categories.
- Teaching Innovation Grants of $3500 each will assist faculty with course design/redesign integrating active learning and engagement pedagogies. Faculty teaching in core courses necessary for student progression are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2016.
- Teaching for Impact Grants of $500 each will assist faculty with incorporating one or more active learning strategies and support for learning strategies into their courses. Faculty teaching in undergraduate general education courses are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2016.
Through the Community Grant Program, the Walmart Foundation supports the needs of communities by providing grants to local organizations. Grants range from $250 to $2,500 and must benefit communities within the service area of a Walmart store, Sam’s Club or Logistics facility. Proposals should align with one of the Walmart Foundation’s core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Career Opportunity. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2016.
The goal of the Hillman Innovations in Care Program is to advance leading edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing health-care services. The program seeks bold, evidence-based, patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and enhance patient and family caregiver experience. At least two grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded. The deadline for applications is March 21, 2016.
Community Action Grants provide funds for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s’ advancements in science, technology, engineering, or math. Grants may be for either one or two years. One-year grants provide funding for community-based projects. Two-year grants provide startup funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Topic areas are unrestricted for either type of grant, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.
The Esther Katz Rosen Pre-college Psychology Grant Program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in the secondary schools for high ability students. Proposals must focus on supplying education for gifted and talented high school students. The goals of the program are to improve the quality of high school education in psychology and encourage high ability high school students to pursue careers in psychology. The maximum award amount is $25,000. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.