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New Opportunities and Funding: Mar. 8, 2016


Call for Submissions: Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research

The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research, which is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe, seeks submissions for its 5th volume. The journal will publish undergraduate research that advances knowledge in service learning, community-based research, and all related curriculum- and/or research-based public community engagement activities. Submissions may be in the form of one of six categories:

  • Reflective Essays
  • Analytical Essays
  • Research done in partnership with a community organization in the form given to that organization, accompanied by a short, reflective essay
  • Research Articles
  • Open Category
  • Response to previously published articles

 Note: Community service and volunteer activities that are not directly linked with a course, independent study, senior or honors thesis, and/or research project mentored by an instructor do not fall within the scope of this journal.

Submissions for Volume 5 will be accepted April 1, 2016 through June 1, 2016.

Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology

The Kimball Award offers an opportunity to honor exemplary anthropologists for outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science and have had important impacts on public policy. The Kimball Award can be given to individuals or to a team (including collaborators outside of anthropology) and is not restricted by nationality, anthropological specialization, or type of employment. The anthropological contribution may be theoretical or methodological. The impact on public policy may be in any area, domestic or international, for example biodiversity, climate change, energy, international relations, medicine, public health, language conservation, education, criminal justice, development, or cultural heritage.  Nominations recognizing disciplinary path-breakers who are shaping and strengthening the discipline of anthropology, and which honor those who might otherwise be overlooked, are especially encouraged. The Solon T. Kimball Award now provides a $1,000 prize. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2016.

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

The NEA Foundation provides National Education Association members with grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. The grant amounts available are $2,000 and $4,000. The deadlines for applications are June 1, 2016, October 15, 2016, and February 1, 2017.

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

This free webinar intends to 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 of going global, as well as present practical strategies for achieving success and winning buy-in from internal and external parties. The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 1 – 2 PM.

Knight Foundation Grants for Knight News Challenge: The Evolving Role of Libraries

The Knight News Challenge offers a share of $3 million for ideas that address the evolving role of libraries in the digital age. The challenge seeks to uncover new ways to extend and strengthen the role of libraries as essential spaces for people to learn, acquire information, and exchange ideas and perspectives. People anywhere in the United States can participate by providing a brief answer to the question: How might libraries serve 21st century information needs? The deadline for applications is March 21, 2016.

Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program (WAMS)

Through this program, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities. Total program funding is $400,000. The deadline for applications is April 7, 2016.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Projects for the Public

Digital Projects for the Public grants of up to $400,000 support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project. All projects should

  • deepen public understanding of significant humanities stories and ideas;
  • incorporate sound humanities scholarship;
  • involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production;
  • include appropriate digital media professionals;
  • reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution;
  • create appealing digital formats for the general public; and
  • demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves.

All projects should also demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries or other cultural institutions. The deadline for applications is June 8, 2016.

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Request for Proposals

The Foundation seeks proposals for projects which meet one of its two basic purposes:

  • To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and
  • To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.

Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2016 through July 15, 2016.