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New Opportunities and Funding: June 16, 2016

Deadline Extended for SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant program gives UT faculty the opportunity to travel to another SEC institution to exchange ideas, conduct research, develop grant proposals, and otherwise initiate and enhance faculty collaborations. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016.

ORE Accepting Nominations for 2017 NEH Summer Stipends Program

UT, Knoxville’s Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) seeks internal nominations for the NEH Summer Stipend program for projects beginning in May 2017.  This program provides $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.  The deadline to submit an application package is 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016.

Fellowships: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship that addresses critical questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and the natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries. NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines in their research, and to ask how their findings can advance civilization.

Fellowships range from 3 weeks to a full academic year, for up to $60,000 per academic year and include up to $1000 for research expenses, a private office with computer and printer, access to subsidized housing  adjacent to the university, and more. Deadline: October 15, 2016

Singing for Change Accepting LOIs for Social and Environmental Problems

Singing for Change  (SFC) was created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995 with contributions from his summer concert tour.  SFC partners with progressive, community-based organizations addressing the root causes of social or environmental problems. Grants range in size from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00. Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations or to organizations that have a sponsoring agency with 501(c)(3) status. The foundation recently narrowed its focus to projects designed to promote self-sufficiency. Specifically, SFC looks for groups that are:

    • Working to engage individuals in their communities
    • Helping people realize their full potential


  • Creating lasting change in the communities they serve

Deadline: Ongoing

Russell Sage Foundation Issues RFP for Educational Success Studies

Grants of up to $20,000 plus up to $14,00 for associated graduate student projects will be awarded for studies that use data on academic achievement from the Stanford Education Data Archive to deepen our understanding of educational opportunity and success in the United States.

Researchers who receive awards are expected to present their results at a one-day academic conference in fall 2017. The aims of the conference will be to improve the quality of the research and foster collaboration among early career researchers interested in educational inequality. Grantees will be free to publish their work in their preferred outlet. The Foundation will cover the costs of the conference and reimburse participants for reasonable travel expenses.

Deadline: August 11, 2016

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Science Education Grant Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces the second round in the Inclusive Excellence competition for science education grants to colleges and universities. These grants aim to help institutions build their capacity to effectively engage all students in science throughout their undergraduate years, especially those who come to college via nontraditional pathways. Through two rounds of competition, HHMI expects to award a total of approximately 60 grants of $1 million each over five years.

Deadline: July 12, 2016.

Casey Foundation: 2016 Equal Voice Journalism Awards

Applications are now being accepted for Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship/Scholarship on Poverty, which aims to increase the public’s understanding of poverty. Recipients of the 2016 Equal Voice awards will write at least one in-depth story or short series that illustrates how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.

Selected journalists will receive a stipend of $2,250, plus up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement. College-enrolled student journalists may also apply for the Equal Voice Scholarship, which offers $500 and up to $800 for travel.

Deadline: June 20, 2016