Monthly Archives: April 2014

SOURCE Initiative Links Entrepreneurs and Investors to Bolster Businesses that Benefit Low-Wealth Americans – The Hitachi Foundation

A new initiative that discovers business solutions to social issues by linking entrepreneurs with investment capital and mentoring was announced today by The Hitachi Foundation, Village Capital, and Investors' Circle.

The initiative, SOURCE: Solutions from Our Country’s Entrepreneurs, is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the three organizations that addresses the existing disconnect between investors and entrepreneurs by engaging investors, mentors, and communities early in the business building process.


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National Arts Strategies: Creative Community Fellows

Apply by May 7, 2014

National Arts Strategies believes that arts and culture are vital to community life. We also believe that community is vital to arts and culture. We’ve seen that the leaders who thrive are the ones who understand and connect with their communities. They partner with other local organizations and take part in civic initiatives. Most importantly, they listen to community members. This kind of connectivity and relevance is the key to sustainability.

With the support of The Kresge Foundation, the Creative Community Fellows program is built for leaders working at the intersection of culture and community. These individuals are using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods.

The Creative Community Fellows program brings together a unique community of innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems. Led by experts and world-renowned thought leaders in social innovation, design thinking and creative placemaking, Fellows gain the tools, skills and networks to activate the ideas that will transform their communities.


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Archive: US Dept. of ED FY 2013 Discretionary Grant Competitions

US Dept. of ED FY 2013 Discretionary Grant Competitions
Program Title Closing Date Federal Register Notice
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Minority-Serving Institution Field-Initiated Projects Program [OSERS] 01/21/2014 11/19/2013
Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Related Projects [OSERS] 01/28/2014 11/29/2013
Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program-Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling [OSERS] 02/03/2014 11/05/2013
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) [OSERS] 02/14/2014 12/16/2013
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Program [OSERS] 02/14/2014 12/16/2013
High School Equivalency Program [OESE] 02/19/2014 12/16/2013
College Assistance Migrant Program [OESE] 02/19/2014 12/16/2013
Special Education–Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities [OSERS] 02/24/2014 1/10/2014
Field-Initiated Projects [OSERS] 02/28/2014 12/30/2013
Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program [OII] 03/3/2014 1/9/2014
Special Education — National Activities — Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program [OSERS] 03/10/2014 1/15/2014
Special Education–Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities [OSERS] 04/08/2014 2/07/2014
Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) [OII] 04/14/2014 3/14/2014
Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Project [OSERS] 04/14/2014 2/13/2014
Mary Switzer Research Fellowships [OSERS] 04/14/2014 2/13/2014
Alaska Native Education Equity [OESE] 04/21/2014 2/18/2014
Native Hawaiian Education [OESE] 04/21/2014 2/18/2014
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs [OESE] 04/28/2014 3/12/2014
Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program-Arts in Education [OII] 04/28/2014 2/25/2014
Training for Realtime Writers Program [OPE] 04/29/2014 3/17/2014
Advanced Placement Test Fee Program [OESE] 05/8/2014 3/24/2014
Professional Development for Music Educators-Arts in Education [OII] 05/19/2014 3/18/2014
Turnaround School Leaderhsip Program [OESE] 05/23/2014 3/28/2014
Special Education–National Activities–Parent Information Centers [OSERS] 05/23/2014 3/24/2014
Indian Education Formula Grants [OESE] 05/30/2014 1/21/2014
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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (June 17, 2014)

Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2014-06-17
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are effacacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: 'What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e. g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a 'culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?
Successful proposals will include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.
CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.
Proposals for awards from minority-serving institutions (e. g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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