Thursday, January 28, 2010

National Research Center for Ed Tech

Congress recently approved a $500,000 appropriation, provided through the U.S. Department of Education, to launch the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies, which was established in 2008 under amendments added to the Higher Education Act of 1965.

The center aims to provide grants and contracts for research and development projects that explore the way advanced technologies can support learning in K-12 and higher education, as well as government and corporate training. The center hopes to do for education what the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health do for their respective fields, says Lawrence K. Grossman, the former president of NBC News and PBS, and a principal leader of the Digital Promise project, which is working with the Department of Education to launch the new national center.

For more information about the Center, click here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Princess Grace Foundation Fellowships

Applications for the Princess Grace Foundation Fellowships in Theater and Dance are now available on the Creative Arts Funding Opportunities webpage.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

NEA Fellowship in Poetry

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) seeks fellowship applications for published writers of poetry. For more information visit the Humanities Funding Opportunities webpage.

Homeland Security Grants for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced grants for undergraduate and graduate programs with a specific curricular focus on homeland security. Grants are due on February 22, 2010. Visit Social Sciences Funding Opportunities webpage for more details.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Promoting Partnerships to Strengthen Health Care Reform informational meeting

On January 21, Northwest Health Foundation will release a request for proposals (RFP) entitled Promoting Partnerships to Strengthen Health Care Reform Advocacy. We hope the projects funded through this grant cycle will increase the presence of diverse voices in health care reform policy discussions. The Foundation is particularly interested in applications that incorporate innovative partnerships between organizations.

In order to give applicants the opportunity learn more about the RFP and cultivate potential partners, we will be hosting the following informational meeting:

Wednesday, January 27 from 2:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m (reception to follow) Northwest Health Foundation

221 NW Second Ave., Suite 300, Portland

It is not a requirement to attend this meeting prior to submission of a grant proposal.

Because space is limited, only one person per organization may participate and an RSVP is required to attend. If you'd like to attend, please send your name, your organization and your organization's mission statement to Chris DeMars ( no later than Wednesday, January 20.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Access to Artistic Excellence posted

NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence is posted in both Creative Arts Funding Opportunities and Library & Museum Funding Opportunities. Grants are available for a maximum of $150,000 and are due March 11 or August 12 (depending upon topic).

Grant Writing Class in Sliverton

The City of Silverton, in conjunction with Grant Writing USA, is hosting a grant writing class on March 22 - 23 at the Oregon Garden Resort. The class is designed to provide information on how to write grant proposals start to finish and how to locate and track relevant grant opportunities. Federal, state, local and non-governmental, private sector grants are covered. The cost for the class is $425 and includes: two days of instruction, work book and accompanying 400+MB CD. The CD contains reference books, tools, links to funders and 220+ sample grant applications. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

IES Update (January 2010)

From Institute of Education Sciences (IES):

The Institute of Education Sciences January issue of Education Research News features an overview of IES American Recovery & Reinvestment Act evaluation activities, research highlights, an update on outreach to Regional Educational Laboratory customers, new teacher and early childhood surveys, and a link to the WWC Randomized Controlled Trials Registry. Other items include Director John Easton's goals for IES and an interview with the Director or the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Initiative.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Library & Museum Funding Opportunity webpage created

The Library Funding Opportunity webpage has been changed to the Library & Museum Funding Opportunity webpage. This change more accurately reflects the focus of both library and museum grants.

Native American Research grant posted

Grants focusing on research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada have been posted to the Library & Museum Funding Opportunity webpage. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials.

Friday, January 8, 2010

FIPSE grant for EU -- US collaboration posted

This priority supports the formation of educational consortia between EU and US institutions. To meet this priority the applicant must propose a project that encourages cooperation in the coordination of curricula; the exchange of students, if pertinent to grant activities; and the opening of educational opportunities between the U.S. and EU member sites. Further information on International Opportunities Across Disciplines webpage.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oregon Math & Science Partnership Program RFP released

The Oregon Math & Science Partnership program has released a request for proposals for collaboration between high-need school districts, institutions of higher education, and high-need schools. The proposal is due April 26, 2010 and is for up to $300,000/year for three years. For more information visit either the Natural Sciences & Mathematics Funding Opportunity webpage or the Teacher Education Funding Opportunity webpage.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

IES What Works Clearinghouse Update

Update from the Institute of Education Sciences' What Works Clearinghouse:

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) released a variety of publications throughout 2009. As a new year begins, the WWC invites you to take a look at our 2009 releases. We've also added a guided tour to our site so users can learn more about the WWC and how to use our search features, interpret intervention reports, and get a detailed look at quick reviews and practice guides. The WWC works to connect educators with evidence to make informed decisions. Visit our website often at and check your inbox for updates and releases throughout the new year.

International Sports Programming Initiative posted

The International Sports Programming Initiative has been posted on the Health & PE Funding Opportunities webpage. Proposal themes are (1) Training Sport Coaches; (2) Youth Sports Management; (3) Sport and Disability; and, (4) Sport and Health. Projects may be for one to three years and total $225,000.