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New Opportunities and Funding: May 18, 2016


Aroha Foundation: Seeding Artful Aging

As a subset of the broader field of creative aging, artful aging programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging. Successful artful aging programs are led by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings. Grant awards will range between $15,000 and $50,000 for programming that begins on or after January 1, 2017, and is completed by November 30, 2017.  Grants may be renewed for a second year, dependent on first year program evaluation outcomes. Potential total grants to each organization thus may range from $30,000 to $100,000 over the period of the initiative. Eligible organizations should submit a preliminary application online by June 1, 2016.


Mazda Foundation: Education, Literacy, Social Welfare, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Environmental Conservation

The Mazda Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific research, cross-cultural understanding, and environmental conservation. Potential applicants should review the Foundation’s guidelines to determine if their project is in tune with the Foundation’s mission before submitting an application. Funding levels depend on the nature and need of the program: the operating budget of the Mazda Foundation is approximately $400,000 each fiscal year. Organizations without 501(c)(3) designations. Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2016.


United States-Japan Foundation: Pre-College Education Programs

The United States – Japan Foundation has provided over $90 million in grants to deepen US-Japan understanding and friendship since its inception in 1980. The Foundation offers grants in the areas of pre-college education, communication / public opinion, and US-Japan policy studies in an effort to enhance understanding between Americans and Japanese. The Pre-College Education program supports projects that involve pre-college teachers in the U.S. and Japan in mutual study and learning on topics related to the U.S.-Japan relationship. Deadline for Letters of Intent:  July 15, 2016


American Psychological Foundation: Pearson Early Career Grant for Critical Societal Need

The American Psychological Foundation’s Pearson Early Career Grant program is designed to encourage early-career clinicians working in an area of critical societal need. Pearson Early Career Grant encourages early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. One $12,000 grant is available. Applicants should be a psychologist with an Ed.D.,Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and no more than seven years postdoctoral. The recipient may use this grant for direct administrative costs of the proposed project. APF does not allow indirect institutional or overhead costs. Deadline: December 31, 2016


Community Access to Child Health Seeks Applications for Community Health Programs

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support the planning or implementation of innovative community-based child health initiatives designed to ensure all children have access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only. Deadline: July 29, 2016


AAAS: Early Career Award for Public Engagement With Science

A $5,000 prize will be awarded to an early-career scientist or engineer who demonstrates excellence in contributing to public engagement with science activities. The recipient will also receive complimentary registration to the AAAS Annual Meeting and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend in order to attend and receive the award funds and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: October 15, 2016.


Grants for Innovative Information Science Research Projects

OCLC Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), in partnership with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), will award grants of up to $25,000 for research related but not limited to the impact of digital technology on libraries and museums, social media and information-seeking behavior, and new developments in knowledge organization (metadata, social tagging, linked data, etc.)

To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time academic faculty member in a school of library and information science or a related field. Priority will be given to proposals from junior faculty members. Deadline: September 15, 2016


Foundation CHANEL: Women and Girl Empowerment Projects

Grants of up to $34,000 will be awarded to projects that empower women and girls in Latin America, Europe, Japan, southern Africa, and the United States through one or more of the following intervention areas: Access to economic resources and entrepreneurship, education and training, leadership and decision-making, women and girls’ health and social protection, or culture and sports for social inclusion. Deadline: June 10, 2016


Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development

Applicants must be non-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education located in the U.S. or its territories. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates funding five to eight awards in the range of $150,000 to $200,000 each for fifteen month projects.The applicant will be the lead organization for the project. Applicants must demonstrate through commitment letters that at least one of each of the following types of organizations is committed to being part of the proposed multistakeholder workforce partnership:

  • a K-12 school or Local Education Agency (LEA),
  • an institution of higher education or college/university system, and
  • a local employer.

Deadline:  July 12, 2016. 


White papers Due for DoD/Airforce STEM Outreach Funding

Up to Up to $9.99M.

The objective of this FOA is to invite white papers and, after receipt of an RFP, proposals that can assist the Air Force in supporting the DoD STEM education and outreach goals and strategies. The OSD STEM Office seeks to execute a program that effectively implements critical elements of DoD’s Science and Technology strategy. Education and outreach activities will support and help sustain the nation’s future STEM capabilities and readiness. Such education and outreach could potentially also aid the ongoing mission of the DoD through sustainable partnerships, student engagement opportunities (including authentic STEM experiences), and mentorship. White papers are due June 16, 2016.

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