Monthly Archives: January 2014

Amphion Foundation Accepting Applications From Performing Music Ensembles

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Deadline: APRIL 1, 2014

Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating support or support for special projects. The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation's mission is carried out through its grant program.
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National Book Foundation Seeks Nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize

Posted: JANUARY 23, 2014
Deadline: FEBRUARY 19, 2014
The Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize recognizes exceptional initiatives and programs that have created and sustained a lifelong love of reading: thoughtful, groundbreaking projects that generate excitement and passion for literature and books.

The Foundation is particularly interested in applications from those that have developed interdisciplinary approaches and incorporate innovative thinking in design, technology, social change, social entrepreneurship, or other fields.
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2015-01-31: Science, Technology, Engineering

Funding Opportunity Number: W912HZ-14-BAA-1000
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement | Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Small businesses
Agency Name: DOD-COE-ERDC
Closing Date: 2015-01-31
Award Ceiling: $30,000

Description: The U.  S.  Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) seeks proposals under authority of the National Defense Education Act (1959) and under the Pre-Engineering Program (PEP) to stimulate young pupils in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250248

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American Psychological Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pre-College Psychology Grant Program

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and for generations to come.

The APF Pre-College Psychology Grant Program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students. Proposals must focus on supplying education for gifted and talented high school students.

Deadline: May 1, 2014
More: www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/american-psychological-foundation-seeks-proposals-for-pre-college-psychology-grant-program3

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Data-Intensive Research Projects

Posted: JANUARY 15, 2014
Deadline: FEBRUARY 24, 2014
(Pre-applications) Our Data-Driven Discovery Initiative seeks to advance the people and practices of data-intensive science, to take advantage of the increasing volume, velocity, and variety of scientific data to make new discoveries. Within this initiative, we’re supporting data-driven discovery investigators – individuals who exemplify multidisciplinary, data-driven science, coalescing natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science.
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2014-07-23: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-532
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2014-07-23
Expected Number of Awards: 600

Description: CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.  Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.  NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.  PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees.  Selection for this award is based on two important criteria:?? 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of the sponsoring organization or agency, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach.  These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation??s future.  Individuals cannot apply for PECASE.  These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies.  At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees who are most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century.  The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249981

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Spencer Foundation The New Civics Request for Proposals

Posted: JANUARY 9, 2014
Deadline: APRIL 29, 2014 February 6, 2014 and April 29, 2014
New Civics initiative invites research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people. As a start, we ask what experiences, environments, and contexts help young people, from all walks of life, develop the habits, skills, understandings, and dispositions that encourage informed participation in civic affairs.
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Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships

Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for Native American Artists Fellowships
Posted: JANUARY 2, 2014
Deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2014 One-month fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, will be awarded to Native American artists who demonstrate strong artistic ability and a practice that engages dialogue between the indigenous world and the surrounding culture….
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