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New Opportunities and Funding, January 19

Health Disparities Research Summer Immersion Program
Future researchers are needed from diverse specialties and backgrounds to design and conduct relevant studies to address health disparities and to translate findings into individual, community, and policy interventions. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or professional health professions degree program such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, biomedical engineering, public health or kinesiology. Designed to introduce students to research and provides hands-on research experience in health disparities research, the 10 week program helps students learn the fundamentals of research through individual and team-based learning experiences. The application deadline is February 5, 2018. 

Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning Registration Open
The Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning will be held March 11-13, 2018 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The conference aims to increase service and volunteerism across Tennessee.  Its goals are to encourage service leaders and participants to collaborate to address needs in Tennessee while utilizing service as a vehicle for education and change.  Early bird registration ends February 8, 2018.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants
NEA funds projects only. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new or be big.  Projects that can make a difference in the community or field are what is important. Follow guidelines and application instructions for these grants. The deadline is February 15, 2018.    

William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation is supporting work focused on inequality in outcomes for youth ages 5–25. Research should increase understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes as well as strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. There are three cycles for letters of inquiry. The next deadline is January 10, 2018, May 2, 2018, and August.


2018 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference Call for Proposals

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is accepting conference proposals. The conference will be held July 18-20, 2018 in New Orleans. This year’s theme is “Just Research: Inclusivity and Intersectionality.” Proposals are due January 19, 2018. For more information about the conference visit Read the call for proposals.

Hillman Prize Nominations
The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting submissions for the 2018 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. Winners exemplify resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, and social impact. The deadline is January 30, 2018. 

International Communication Association Applied Research Award
The Applied Research Award honors a scholar or group of scholars who has produced a systematic and outstanding body of research that addresses a significant communication problem of relevance to a public representing one or more groups of stakeholders relevant to a division(s) or interest group(s) of ICA. Individual or collaborative applied research programs which include community engagement, group and organizational interventions, or advocacy and/or political policy work at the local, national, international and/or global levels are all appropriate candidates. Nominations are due January 31, 2018.