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New Opportunities and Funding: Mar. 3, 2016


University Libraries Call for Papers: Publish your response to “A Lesson Before Dying”

University of Tennessee students, faculty, and staff and the community are invited to submit essays, artworks or poetry created in response to “A Lesson Before Dying” for a book to be published by Newfound Press, an online imprint of the University of Tennessee Libraries. Essays from all disciplinary perspectives are welcome. Submitted artworks should be in digital form (physical objects such as paintings or sculpture would need to be photographed). The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2016.

Call for Proposals: 2016 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is accepting proposals for its 2016 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of this year’s conference is Reaffirming Our Purpose, Bridging Our Understandings and Broadening Our Collective Impact. All proposals must focus on research and scholarship as well as describing how the topic will advance service-learning and community engagement, research, policy, and practice. The deadline for proposals is March 22, 2016.

2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting

The ADP, TDC and NASPA communities continue the tradition of meetings that facilitate true exchanges of knowledge and develop a sense of community around shared civic learning and democratic engagement work. This meeting will consist of outstanding plenary sessions, informative concurrent and featured sessions, engaging teaching demonstrations, as well as interactive workshops and I3 (Information, Ideas, and Innovation) conversations. The conference will be held from June 2 – June 4 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana. The deadline for earlybird registration is April 25, 2016. The deadline for regular registration is May 30, 2016.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows Program in Washington, DC

Offered in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Faculty Fellows program provides a unique faculty development experience, offering faculty from all disciplines the opportunity to pursue their professional, disciplinary, and personal interests in a challenging and dynamic professional environment—and to reinvigorate their work as scholars, teachers, advisers, and educational leaders. Sponsored by their home institutions, Faculty Fellows spend one full semester in the Washington, DC area, working at government agencies, non-profit organizations, national associations, museums, foundations, and other sites related to their individual expertise and professional interests.

Below are the deadlines for applications:

  • 2016 Fall Semester: April 1, 2016
  • 2017 Spring Semester: August 1, 2016
  • 2017 Summer Term: January 15, 2017

Community-Based Research Webinar Series: Mobilizing the Power of Community-Campus Engagement and Research Partnerships

CBRC’s mission is to be a national champion and facilitator for community-based research and campus-community engagement in Canada. This free webinar series, Mobilizing the Power of Community-Campus Engagement and Research Partnerships, taking place January 21 – March 31, 2016, still has availability for its final two webinars.

Registration Open: Participatory Action Research – Researchers and Community Partners Working Together for Real-World Success

Registration is now open for this conference, which will be held on March 30, 2016 in the University of Connecticut’s Student Union Ballroom in Storrs, Connecticut. The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Suzanne Cashman on “The Dance of Participatory Action Research: What are the steps? Do I lead, follow, or just try to stay in time?” The deadline to register is March 15, 2016.

Entertainment Software Association Foundation Grants for Youth Programs

The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth.  The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities.  We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions. Proposed programs must serve American youth ages 7-18 in two or more states and utilize technology and/or computer and video games to educate youth and young adults. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2016.

RWJF Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks teams of researchers and community members who are committed to working together to produce community-relevant, action-oriented research to improve health and well-being. Total awards will be up to $350,000 per team for the duration of the three-year fellowship program during which time fellows will receive leadership training, the opportunity for cutting-edge research method exploration, mentoring, networking opportunities, and fellowship and research funds, so that they may better effect change and become the next generation of leaders in population health and health equity research. The deadline for applications is April 19, 2016.

National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

The grant supports a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. It is our hope that projects receiving this award will have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. Proposed projects should be service-oriented, innovative, replicable, informed by relevant work, assessable, and well-documented. The award will be in the amount of $5,000. The deadline for applications is April 28, 2016.

STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMeX)

Note: The following is a limited submission opportunity. The listed Notification of Interest deadline will be strictly enforced.

This joint NLG-Libraries and NLG-Museums special initiative invites proposals for research on informal educational approaches that leverage community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professionals in the broadest sense. Funded research projects will create a foundation for reaching children and families from diverse economic, geographic, social, and cultural backgrounds, with different levels of knowledge about STEM. Estimated program funding is $2.5M total with an anticipated total of three awards.

For more information regarding this or other limited submission opportunities or to subscribe to the limited submission listserv, please [click here.]

Deadline to submit REQUIRED letter of interest: March 10, 2016 at 12 PM (noon).