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New Engagement Funding: Oct. 30, 2014

National Grants Program ArtPlace accepting Letters of Inquiry

Applicants interested in applying for ArtPlace must register online by October 31, 2014 at 3:59 p.m. EST. Letters of Inquiry are due by November 3, 2014 at 3:59 p.m. EST. The National Grants Program is one of several ArtsPlace programs designed to invest in creative placemaking projects that involve cross-sector partners committed to strengthening the social, physical and economic fabric of their communities.


Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America Safety Grants

The ASHCA Safety grants provides financial support for the implementation of evidence-based safety and health interventions that protect agricultural workers. The theme of the research is “strengthening partnerships through safety” and works towards engaging managers and agricultural workers with safety awareness. Deadline for this grant is January 7, 2015.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Special Projects Grants

The DAR Program provides local community grant funding to support projects exemplifying the organization’s mission areas of Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. Grants of $1,000-2,000 are encouraged, with a maximum amount of $10,000. Applicants are required to match the grant award 1:1 in order to allow for broader distribution of funds. Matching funds are not required to originate with the organization applying for the grant, but may originate with multiple donors or completed fundraising. Projects must be completed within one year of initial grant funding (official grant year is July 1-June 30). The Office of Research & Engagement has a DAR officer on staff who may be able to write the required letter of sponsorship: to inquire, please send email to: engagement@utk.edu. Deadline by which grant proposals must be postmarked and mailed to the national chairman is December 31, 2014.


Request for Proposals: Research on Critical Issues in Advancing Community-Engaged Scholarship

The 2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement  launched a new research initiative aimed at studying key community engagement issues identified by a crowd-sourcing methodology and input from Colloquium participants. The research initiative is framed with the goal of identifying the current critical challenges of advancing community engaged scholarship and the collaborative identification of research priority areas: Structures of Inclusion, Leadership, and Student Outcomes. The initiative will support research in these areas through grants of up to $5,000 per research project. Deadline for this opportunity is November 20, 2014.


 

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