Friday, September 25, 2009

Call for Presenters at the 2010 Community-Campus Partnerships Conference (Portland)

Excerpted from Northwest Health Foundation E-News (September 2009).

"Northwest Health Foundation is a major partner for the eleventh annual conference for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health taking place from May 12-15, 2010 in Portland and we invite you to share your knowledge, wisdom and experience! You are encouraged to submit a proposal for a session or poster presentation at the conference.

The conference is titled "Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnerships." Proposals are due Friday, October 16, 2009.

If you're interested, download the call for proposals at:

The CCPH conference draws diverse participants who share a commitment to social justice and a passion for the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe. All CCPH conference participants, whether they are community activists, students, faculty, CEOs, foundation program officers, etc., are embraced for the knowledge, wisdom and experience they bring to the table."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Grant opportunities posted

New grant opportunities have been posted on the Business & Economics funding blog, Social Sciences funding blog, and the Student Services blog.

EPA Greater Research Opportunities for undergraduates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,250 per year of academic support and up to $8,000 of internship support for a three-month summer period.

Amount: $46,500

Date due: December 10, 2009

Students majoring in any of the following may apply: natural and life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and computer science.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rehab Counselor Long-term Training grant funded!

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Smith (Associate Professor in Special Education) for the successful funding of the Rehab Counselor Long Term Training grant. The funding will help support graduate students in the Rehab Counselor Education program across the next five years.

K-12 School Funding (to share with K-12 colleagues)

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has released the Request for Applications (RFA) for Oregon’s 21st Century Technology-Rich Learning and Teaching ARRA Title IID Subgrants. Click here for the application.

The Accelerate Oregon Foundation (AO) is offering districts and schools across Oregon the opportunity to submit an application to receive a grant for Classroom Presentation Systems to be placed in 8th grade classrooms. Click here for the application.

The Oregon Department of Education and the Accelerate Oregon Foundation are coordinating these two grant opportunities in partnership to maximize school district planning for, and integration of, education technology and 21st century education. Both ODE and AO place a high priority on public private partnerships to increase school access to 21st century education resources.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Institute of Education Sciences Director shares priorities

John Easton, newly confirmed director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently provided his top five priorities for IES funding. For a brief summary of his points, visit the Empirical Education blog.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Research Methodology Videos available

The Institute of Education Sciences has announced the availability of a series of research methodology videos from the 2009 IES Research Conference on the following topics:

"The Problem of False Discoveries: How to Balance Objectives"

"Problems with the Design and Implementation of Randomized Experiments"

"Reversion to the Mean, or Does Dosage Matter?"

"Assessing Intervention Fidelity: Models, Methods, and Modes of Analysis"

"Why the Research Community Should Take Notice of State Longitudinal Data Systems".

These videos are available for viewing at and

FEMA Fire Services Training Funded!

Congratulations to LaRon Tolley (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) for receiving funding for the FEMA DDP (Fire Services) Distance Education Program!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects grant announcement has been posted on the International blog (, the Social Sciences blog (, and the teacher education blog (