Knoxville SOUP community dinners provide an opportunity for the community to gather, share and connect. SOUP also funds projects that, in some manner, benefit the community as a whole: “It’s where Democracy meets Charity.” SOUP seeks grant proposals for projects, as well as proposals from guest artists, to select and feature at each dinner. The next Knoxville SOUP will be Thursday, April 7, 2016. The deadline for proposal submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2016.
The SENCER Leadership Fellows program recognizes members of the SENCER community interested in taking on more advanced involvement through formal roles in the project. Leadership Fellows are appointed for 18-month, renewable terms, and work on projects of their own design. Fellows’ projects have included course design, faculty development, research into student learning, and initiatives to assist other members of the SENCER community in their professional development. The goals for the Leadership Fellows program are five-fold: (1) recognize the leadership of those who have made reforms into campus realities, (2) broaden the impact of individual SENCER activities on campus, (3) apply what has been learned to new challenges, (4) create regional and, where desired, issue-specific organizations to nurture the expanding community of practice that SENCER has helped to foster, and (5) plan for sustaining and continually refreshing the SENCER Ideals and national program over the long term. The deadline for summer applications is July 1, 2016. The deadline for fall applications is October 15, 2016.
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement welcomes the opportunity to recognize the work of the many people who encourage greater civic engagement and the improvement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for all students. In support of this effort, the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science is given annually to an individual and a team whose SENCER and other related activities have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions to citizen science. Recipients of the Bennett Award will be recognized at NCSCCE national symposia for their achievements. The next deadline for nominations is June 2, 2016.
The Center’s Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program annually awards grants to programs that conduct effective interventions and approaches to enhance access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Center also encourages applications from programs that display a collaborative approach and strong partnerships with other organizations to achieve the goal of enhancing access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds. The deadline for letters of inquiry is March 31, 2016.
CPM Educational Program announces a new funding opportunity for educational research that will contribute to the understanding of how to improve mathematics teaching and learning broadly. CPM Educational Program is a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving mathematics curriculum and instruction in grades 6-12 in the United States. This request for funding proposals invites mathematics education doctoral students and faculty to propose projects that advance the field of mathematics education through research that includes CPM classrooms, professional development, or curriculum materials. This grant program supports 1-year CPM Dissertation Fellowship Awards and 1-year Exploratory Grants. The Dissertation Fellowship Award will be up to $30,000, and the Exploratory Grant will be up to $50,000. The deadline for proposals is May 6, 2016.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation supports innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. MEAF will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities. The average grant ranges from $10,000 to $75,000 a year for one to three years. The deadline for concept papers is June 15, 2016.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination between Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners. NRCS provides assistance to producers through partnership agreements and through program contracts or easement agreements. RCPP encourages partners to join in efforts with producers to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales. The maximum award amount for any project selected under this announcement cannot exceed $10 million per project over five years. Funding is allocated to projects in three different categories: 1) Critical Conservation Areas, 2) Nationwide and Multistate Projects, and 3) Single State Projects. The deadline for pre-proposals is May 10, 2016.
The Women Of Worth Community is a group of women who are true to their passion of making their local communities better via volunteerism. Nominations will be organized into five groups by decades: 18-29 year olds, 30-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds. A representative from each age group will be chosen based on the following criteria, as judged by representatives of the Sponsor:
- Impact – Is there demonstrated impact (new program or activity begun, number of people served, etc.) resulting from the nominee’s activities?
- Community Needs and Solutions – Do the nominee’s activities meet a real community need or concern? Community needs are broadly defined as providing food, shelter, and access to healthcare, providing arts programming or activities, strengthening educational programs, or providing enrichment activities that benefit children.
- Passion – Does her work epitomize the statement, “Because You’re Worth it,” and the spirit of the Women of Worth program (recognizing the instrinsic worth and beauty in all people)?
- Innovation – Do the nominee’s activities reflect an innovative or unique approach to meeting community needs?
L’Oréal Paris will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of each Honoree to a charitable organization of her choice, and an all-expense paid trip to New York City to be recognized at an Awards event. Additionally, one National Honoree with the most online shares will receive an additional $25,000 donation to her cause. All Honorees will receive national recognition for her cause and volunteer efforts. The deadline for nominations is April 29, 2016.