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Cloud Computing Tools (Amazon) - Amazon is opening its cloud-computing network to higher education applicants to help teach advanced courses, tackle research endeavors, and explore new projects. The goal of the project is to help reduce expensive up-front and ongoing investments in infrastructure. Grants are available for teachers, researchers, students, and university information technology services. Awards will be in the form of credits that can be used in exchange for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Deadline: May 15, August 14, and November 13, 2009. Contact OSPR for more details.
Cottrell College Science/Cottrell Scholar (Research Corporation for Science Advancement)
- The Cottrell Scholar Awards are designed for institutions and faculty
members who are committed to excel at both teaching and research. These
awards enable recipients to implement their plans to become outstanding
scientists and educators as well as tomorrow's academic and scientific
leaders. The awards also seek to reinforce faculty mentoring,
communication, and a heightened appreciation for instruction in
university science departments.
Learning & Leadership Grants (National Education Association Foundation) - This
program provides opportunities for teachers, education support
professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in
high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in
professional growth. Grants to individuals fund participation in
professional development experiences such as summer institutes and
action research. Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study
groups, action research, lesson study, and mentoring experiences for
faculty or staff new to an assignment. The grant amount is $2,000 for
individuals and $5,000 for groups. Deadlines: Jun. 1, Oct. 15. Announcement.
Creative Connections - Meet the Composer (MetLife Foundation) - It provides support for U.S. composers working in any style or genre of music or sound art to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. Creative Connections applications are submitted by a U.S.-based sponsoring organization (a presenter, ensemble, dance company, etc.) requesting support for one or more composers participating in public activities organized, sponsored, and/or presented by the organization. Creative Connections supports composer activities including but not limited to pre- and post-performance discussions (in more formal concert venues); interaction with audience during and after the performance (in less formal concert venues); open workshops; radio, television, and Webcast or podcast interviews; community outreach events; and open rehearsals. Deadlines: Meet The Composer accepts applications according to the following quarterly schedule: April 1 for activities beginning July to August; June 1 for activities beginning September to December; October 1 for activities beginning January to March; and January 7 for activities beginning April to June. Applications will be accepted no earlier than one month prior to the appropriate deadline, and grants will be awarded in amounts of up to $5,000 each. Announcement.
Great American Bake Sale (Share Our Strength Foundation)
- The program seeks to help ensure that low-income children receive
nutritious food during critical times when they are out of school and
particularly vulnerable to hunger. The Great American Bake Sale is a
national campaign in which volunteers hold bake sales to help end
Deadline: June 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009. Announcement.
Nature of Learning - Outdoor Classroom Program - the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications from organizations interested in initiating a Nature of Learning program in their communities. The Nature of Learning is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System's community-based environmental education initiative. The program uses National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues, encourage an interdisciplinary approach to learning, and utilize field experiences and student-led stewardship projects to connect classroom lessons to real world issues. The program also involves a partnership among local schools, community groups, natural resource professionals, and local businesses. Deadline: Jun. 15. Announcement.
Bring Contemporary French Cinema to U.S. College Campuses - FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary creative work in the context of French-American cultural and educational exchange, has announced a new season of the Tournées Festival, a program designed to bring contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses in the United States. Qualifying candidates must plan to show the films for which they are seeking the support of the Tournées Festival as part of a festival, and screenings of all films must take place within a one-month period. The festival should consist of a minimum of five films. The films may be presented as part of a larger festival of French or international films. The Tournées Festival distributes a total of over $200,000 in grants annually. Schools that show films in 35mm will receive a grant of $2,300 to show their five films ($460 per film). Schools that show films on DVD will receive a grant of $1,800 to show their five films ($360 per film). Schools that show a combination of DVD and 35mm prints will receive a grant corresponding to each film's format. Deadlines: June 30 for film festivals in the fall semester, and October 1 for film festivals in the spring semester. Announcement.
New Technology for Jazz -
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for
Jazz.NEXT, a program developed in partnership with the Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation to support planning and the implementation of
fully developed projects that make innovative use of new technologies
in audience development, communications, distribution, marketing, and
network building for jazz performance.
Low-Income Initiatives & Solutions (Entergy Charitable Foundation)
- The Foundation seeks programs that provide for innovative and
measurable ways to positively impact families and their ability to
support those most vulnerable, the children and the elderly. Such
programs may include, but are not limited to:
* Sustaining families and self-sufficiency
Deadlines: Aug. 1. Applications should NOT be submitted more than one month prior to the deadline (i.e., for the August 1st deadline, July 1st is the earliest date applications are accepted). Announcement.Youth Grants Program (American Honda Foundation) - Supports projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. Projects have included job training & math, science, technology, & environmental education improvement, including curriculum development. Emphasis is on broad, innovative, & forward-thinking projects with national scope. Deadline: Aug. 1, Oct. 1. Announcement.
Education & Literacy (Entergy Charitable Foundation) - When people are geared with knowledge, they become more effective within their communities. Educated, critically thinking citizens make the community as a whole more powerful. One of the key issues in combating poverty is eliminating illiteracy. Thriving communities depend on self-sufficient, productive citizens. At Entergy, we believe that an essential element to healthy, thriving communities is creating an environment where every individual has basic reading and writing skills. Deadlines: Aug. 1. Applications should NOT be submitted more than one month prior to the deadline (i.e., for the August 1st deadline, July 1st is the earliest date applications are accepted). Announcement.
Arts and Culture Open Grants Program (Entergy)
- The arts are expressions of ourselves – our heritage, feelings and
ideas. To cultivate that, we support a diverse range of locally based
visual arts, theater, dance and music institutions. Our long-term goal
is to increase the access to contemporary art for a wider public,
including children and the financially disadvantaged. Deadline: open. Announcement.
Investor Education Grants (FINRA [Financial Industry Regulatory Authority] Investor Education Foundation)
- The foundation invites nonprofit groups and researchers to apply for
funding for projects that support its mission of providing Americans
with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success.
The foundation is interested in funding projects that will reach and
actively engage at-risk audiences such as seniors and first-time
investors by offering them access to unbiased information about the
markets and fundamental financial issues. Of particular interest to the
foundation in 2009 are projects that focus on using behavioral finance
to improve saving and investing, meeting the financial and investor
education needs of underserved audiences, new marketing and
distribution channels for financial and investor education, and helping
Americans manage their finances in retirement. The foundation has set
no minimum or maximum for the number of grants to be funded or for the
amounts of the grant awards.
Development and Improvement of the Measurement
of Classroom Quality (William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations)
- This RFP is part of the foundations' broader effort to build
evidence about how classrooms affect youth and how to improve those
effects. The foundations will support a small group of research
projects, one to
three years in duration, with award amounts ranging from $50,000 to
each, including all direct and indirect costs. The foundations will
consider several types of
proposals: a) new, stand-alone measurement development studies; b)
in which new measurement development work supplements an existing field
and c) further analysis of existing data to improve measurement. Due Date: open; Announcement.
Grant Making Program in Health (Kresge Foundation) - The quality of an individual’s health is determined, in large part, by where he or she lives. Healthy communities foster the physical and emotional well being of their residents. The Kresge Foundation’s Health Program works in partnership to influence and assist in the creation of safe, healthy communities for under served populations. Due Date: open; Announcement.
Grant Making Program in Environment (Kresge Foundation) - Environmental conservation is one of The Kresge Foundation’s nine overarching values. We believe the effects of climate change on the natural world is among the paramount concerns of our time, one that presents formidable challenges and risks as well as opportunities for innovation. Our Environment Program works in partnership with like-minded organizations to protect the planet and promote its long-term sustainability for future generations. Due Date: open; Announcement.
Development and Improvement of the Measurement of Classroom Quality (William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations) - This RFP is part of the foundations' broader effort to build theory and evidence about how classrooms affect youth and how to improve those effects. The foundations will support a small group of research projects, one to three years in duration, with award amounts ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 each, including all direct and indirect costs. The foundations will consider several types of proposals: a) new, stand-alone measurement development studies; b) add-on studies in which new measurement development work supplements an existing field study; and c) further analysis of existing data to improve measurement. Due Date: open; Announcement.
Active Living Research/Healthy Eating Research Rapid-Response Grants (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) - These programs support research to identify promising policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity, promoting healthy eating and preventing obesity. This call for proposals (CFP) supports time-sensitive, opportunistic studies to evaluate changes in policies or environments with the potential to reach children who are at highest risk for obesity, including African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian American and Pacific Islander children (ages 3 to 18) who live in low-income communities or communities with limited access to affordable healthy foods and/or safe opportunities for physical activity. Research studies may focus on one or both sides of the energy balance equation—on physical activity (including sedentary behavior), healthy eating or both. Studies funded under this CFP are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. Grant periods are expected to begin twelve to fourteen weeks after receipt of the full proposal. Up to $800,000 total will be awarded for rapid-response research grants in 2008. The maximum amount for a single grant is $150,000, with a maximum funding period of up to twelve months. Deadlines: rolling - Letters of Intent. Announcement.
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