Monthly Archives: March 2014

May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The Trust supports organizations that offer opportunities to children and youth; adults and families; elders; and people with disabilities that enrich the quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential.

Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a continuous basis. Applications are accepted from organizations meeting the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust’s Program Area priorities and serving individuals living in the Western United States, including New Mexico.


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ESA Foundation Grant Application Information

"The Entertainment Software Association Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions."

Deadline for 2014 Application Submissions: May 28, 2014
Amounts: Up to $50,000

Note: Grants to non-profit organizations, although you may be able have the UNM Foundation serve as the sponsor. See Joseph for details if you're interested.


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Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program

Grant#: 84.031S
Funder: US Department of Education
Funding Estimate: $600k/year
Number of Awards: 32
Closing Date: May 14, 2014

Program Office: Institutional Service
Also Known As: DHSI Program; Title Five; Title V, Part A
Program Contact: Carnisia Proctor, Senior Program Officer
Telephone: 202-502-7606

The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Due May 23, 2014)

National Science Foundation
Award Ceiling: $400,000

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements…


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National Art Education Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014 Art Educator Grants

These grants are small and restricted to NAEF members.
March 25, 2014
Deadline: October 1, 2014

The National Art Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Art Education Association, is accepting applications from NAEF members  for programs that support classroom-based art education.

1) Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants: Annual scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to qualified art educators whose proposals focus on understanding, implementation, and issues specifically relating to the National Visual Arts Standards and that support the improvement of the teaching of art.

2) Mary McMullan Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum and establish and/or improve the instruction of art in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as schools of higher education in the United States.

3) NAEF Research Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research in art education that advances knowledge in the field of art education and that advance the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century.

4) SHIP Grants: Grants of up to $500 are awarded to art educators seeking art equipment and/or instructional curriculum resources used to focus on student learning specifically related to the National Visual Arts Standards.

5) Teacher Incentive Grants: Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to individual art educators to attend training and education programs that promote the improvement of the teaching of art, including instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom management, or other practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning.

Grants are made only to NAEA members, including student and retired members, state/province associations, and recognized NAEA affiliates. Qualified applicants must have been active members for at least  a year prior to the date of application.

Visit the National Art Education Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions.

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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (April 22, 2014)

"The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines."

This announcement contains three programs, including Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education, with Various Submission dates.


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Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Secondary Programs (Due Apr 1/Nov 1, each year)

Secondary Education Grants

"A key philanthropic goal of the secondary education program is to fund initiatives with the capacity for expansion or replication to the state, regional or national levels. Requests should target professional development of high school teachers and offer best-in-class training to address a significant issue(s) facing teachers. Efforts to assist either in-service teachers or new teacher preparation are welcome. Encouraging the use of technology to promote improved teaching and outreach efforts to connect colleges and universities with school districts are invited. Curricular improvement should be aligned with relevant standards and include both content and pedagogy. Requests to support well-established programs should have the potential to improve quality significantly."

Grant Amount

Secondary Education requests may range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Eligibility. Institutions eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, public and private colleges and universities, graduate schools of education and freestanding educational organizations.


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Spencer Foundation: The New Civics (Due April 29, 2014)

Budgets Over $50,000
"The New Civics initiative is embedded within the broader Foundation belief that cultivating knowledge and new ideas about education will ultimately improve students’ lives and enrich society. The designation “new” refers to an expanded understanding of civic education and its relationship to civic action. Ultimately, we see civic education not simply as a grounding in historical and procedural knowledge of systems of government, but, more broadly, as education, whether in schools or elsewhere, that develops skills, knowledge, and dispositions that lead to informed and reasoned civic action."

Investigators of projects with budgets over $50,000 are asked to submit a preliminary proposal as the first step in the review process. If the Foundation is interested in the project, the Principal Investigator will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Eligibility and Restrictions:

Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Research Grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.

The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. Research Grant proposals from individuals are not eligible.

Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the Spencer Foundation at a time. Simultaneous submissions to Spencer from PIs and Co-PIs are discouraged due to this policy.

Deadlines and Review Process

The next deadline for preliminary proposals is 4:00pm CST, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. This deadline was originally set for January 14, but for a variety of reasons has been delayed until April.

Proposal Specs:

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