Monthly Archives: February 2014

2014-05-27: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-541
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: 2014-05-27
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10

Description: This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation's health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace; both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. The goals of these investments include: increasing student retention in STEM, to prepare students well to participate in science for tomorrow, and to improve students' STEM learning outcomes.Recognizing disciplinary differences and priorities, NSF's investment in research and development in undergraduate STEM education encompasses a range of approaches. These approaches include: experiential learning, assessment/metrics of learning and practice, scholarships, foundational education research, professional development/institutional change, formal and informal learning environments, and undergraduate disciplinary research. Both individually and integrated in a range of combinations, these approaches can lead to outcomes including: developing the STEM and STEM-related workforce, advancing science, broadening participation in STEM, educating a STEM-literate populace, improving K-12 STEM education, encouraging life-long learning, and building capacity in higher education.Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nsf.gov/nano In addition, research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251925

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Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2014 Young Ambassadors Program

POSTED: MARCH 7, 2014
DEADLINE: APRIL 7, 2014
Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2014 Young Ambassadors Program

Summer Leadership Opportunity in D.C. for High School Seniors
February 27, 2014

The Smithsonian Latino Center is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Ambassadors Program June 22 through Aug. 1. The application deadline is April 7, before 5 p.m. EDT. The Young Ambassadors Program is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities via the Smithsonian and its resources.

Students with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. MORE »

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2014-04-28: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program

CFDA Number 84.351D
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-022514-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2014-04-28
Expected Number of Awards: 17

Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively–(1) integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. Projects funded through the AEMDD program are intended to increase the amount of nationally available information on effective models for arts education that integrate the arts with standards-based education programs.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.351D.
Applications for Grants under the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination program,
You may access the electronic grant application for the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251773

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2014-04-30: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants FY 2014

2014-04-30: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants FY 2014
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANT-02212014
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Disaster Prevention and Relief | Education | Environment | Food and Nutrition | Health | Housing | Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Agency Name: CNCS
Closing Date: 2014-04-30
Expected Number of Awards: 15
• Improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults – reflecting the extensive experience and past success of national service programs in education;
• Serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military families in service;
• Increase community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation; and
• Increase economic opportunities for communities and AmeriCorps members.
Contact: AmeriCorpsGrants@cns. gov or call 202. 6067508 to leave a voicemail
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251649

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2014-05-01: NEH Preservation and Assistance Research and Development

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140501-PR
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-05-01
Award Ceiling: $400,000

Description: Preservation and Access Research and Development grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.  These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation¿s cultural heritage¿from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence¿and to develop advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials.
Applicants should define a specific problem, devise procedures and potential solutions, and explain how they would evaluate their projects and disseminate their findings.  Project results must serve the needs of a significant number of humanists.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251815

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2014-05-01: NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140501-PE
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-05-01
Award Ceiling: $350,000

Description: The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH¿s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections.  Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects.  The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing.
Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs.  Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.  Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251813

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2014-05-01: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140501-PG
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-05-01
Award Ceiling: $6,000

Description: Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions¿such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities¿improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.  These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251601

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RGK Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2014 Grants Cycle

Posted: FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Deadline: Rolling (Letters of Inquiry)
The RGK Foundation is soliciting grant proposals in the areas of education, community, and health and medicine. The foundation's primary education interests include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly math, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within its community area, the foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement activities, abuse prevention, and youth development programs.
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2014-04-15: Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NE-0779
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-ANA
Closing Date: 2014-04-15
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15

Description: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) supports economic development in Native American communities through the provision of discretionary grants to tribal governments and native-serving non-profit organizations.  The current economic climate has increased ANA's focus on developing employment opportunities and business creation in native communities, resulting in this special funding initiative to promote Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS).  In an effort to reduce unemployment and stimulate local economies, ANA, within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for community-based projects that will foster economic development through the creation of small businesses and sustainable job growth.  One of ANA's primary goals is to promote economic self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives.  In pursuit of this goal, four priorities that ANA will promote through the SEEDS initiative are: 1) creation of sustainable employment opportunities; 2) professional training and skill development that increases participants' employability and earning potential; 3) creation and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial activities, and; 4) a demonstrated strategy and commitment to keeping the jobs and revenues generated by project activities within the native communities being served.  Improving access to employment opportunities and supporting small businesses will enhance local economies, enable more tribal members to acquire and maintain gainful employment, and improve the long-term financial health of tribal members and their families.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251404

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