Friday, November 20, 2009

New opportunities focusing on Theology & Religion

Two new funding opportunities focusing on theology and religion have been posted on the Humanities Funding Opportunities webpage. First due date is in January 2010.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Milken-PennGSE Education Business Plan Competition

The First Annual Milken-PennGSE is a business plan competition sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the Milken Family Foundation. Educational entrepreneurship initiatives can address a wide range of educational issues. This competition encourages applications from early childhood through corporate/adult training, in settings and contexts anywhere in the world. For more information, refer to Business/Economics Funding Opportunities webpage or Teacher Education Funding Opportunities webpage.

Franklin Research Grants for research leading to publication

Franklin Research Grants to support research leading to publication are due December 1, 2009. For more info visit the Social Sciences Funding Opportunities webpage.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Small Grant Program posted

Bureau of Justice Statistics Small Research Grant funding opportunity posted on Social Sciences Funding Opportunities webpage. Due date is January 15, 2010.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Digital Humanities Start-up Grants are due to the National Endowment for Humanities on March 23, 2010. For more information, visit the Humanities Funding Opportunities webpage.

NASA Artifacts for Libraries

Artifacts from the NASA Space Shuttle missions are available for display in public libraries. More information has been posted on the Library Funding Opportunities webpage.

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GANN)

Graduate Assistant Fellowships in Areas of National Need included fellowships for graduate students in computer science and information technology. For more information, go to the Computer Sciences Funding Opportunities webpage.

Undergraduate Foreign Language (Teacher Preparation)

An invitational priority has been issued for collaborative efforts between colleges of education and other colleges within the same institution to propose projects that will strengthen instruction in foreign languages and international studies in teacher education programs that provide pre-service training for K-12 teachers in foreign languages and international studies. Full posting on Teacher Education Funding Opportunities and Humanities Funding Opportunities webpages.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Program posted

The Family Scholarship Program provides funds for two members of one family. For more information, visit the Student Services Funding Opportunities webpage.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship posted

The MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship has been posted on the Student Services Funding Opportunities webpage. The prize recognizes exceptional university-based programs around the world that encourage active citizenship and student leadership. Application is due December 15, 2009.

International Research & Study Programs Posted

The International Research & Study Programs grant competition has been posted on both the International Funding Opportunities webpage and the Humanities webpage. Grant submittal date is January 12, 2010.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Interpreting America's Historic Places: Planning Grants Posted

Interpreting America's Historic Places Planning Grants funding opportunity has been posted on both the Humanities Funding Opportunities webpage and the Social Sciences Funding Opportunities webpage. This grant is designed to support planning activities to highlight historic places (such as WOU).

Mazamas Faculty Research & Graduate Student Research Grants Posted

Proposals are requested by The Mazamas, a Pacific Northwest mountaineering group, to support both faculty and graduate student research in finding and disseminating scientific information about mountains. Refer to Natural Sciences & Mathematics Funding Opportunities webpage for more information.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Portland PKAL hosts workshop in McMinnville

The Portland Regional Network of Project Kaleidoscope (PortPKAL) is hosting a PKAL Facilities Workshop entitled Learning Outcomes & Learning Spaces. The workshop will be at Linfield College in McMinnville, on Saturday, November 21, 2009. According to PortPKAL, "this workshop will be of value to campuses at an early stage in shaping and reshaping learning spaces for undergraduate communities of learners."

The goal of the workshop is to help participating teams develop a roadmap for planning spaces that address goals for student learning including:

· Making quick fixes that improve current spaces for learning.

· Identifying characteristics of physical spaces that accommodate constructive pedagogies, interdisciplinary connections, learning communities.

For more information and registration materials, click here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Information Tech & Teacher Education Conference

The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) will hold the 21st Annual SITE International Conference from March 29 - April 2, 2010 in San Diego, California.

For more information, click here.

Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching

The Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching in Greensboro, NC will be held at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center near the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus on February 5-7, 2010. The 2010 Lilly Conferences will highlight evidence-based learning and teaching. Evidence-based learning is the key to the development of critical thinking. Using evidence in teaching is scholarly teaching and producing evidence in teaching is the basis of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Paper proposals are due by November 9, 2009.

For more information, click here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Higher Education and Disability

A new report from the the Government Accountability Office (GAO), titled "Higher Education and Disability: Education Needs a Coordinated Approach to Improve Its Assistance to Schools in Supporting Students" is available. The GAO was asked to examine: what is known about the population of postsecondary students with disabilities; how postsecondary schools are supporting students with disabilities; what challenges, if any, schools face in supporting students with disabilities; and how the U.S. Department of Education is assisting schools in supporting these students. Highlights from the report can be found at The full report can be found at