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New Opportunities and Funding: Feb. 6, 2015

2015 Creative Teaching Grants Call for Proposals

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, or TennTLC, provides seed funding for faculty who want to creatively design or redesign their course(s), and to engage in action research and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Ten grants of $3,500 each will be awarded through a competitive selection process. Submission deadline is February 16, 2015.


Announcing 2015 Call for Applications for the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop
(A Preconference Event of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference)

This intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Participation in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop (EESW) is limited and interested applicants must be nominated to be considered for this workshop. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact EESW Chair, Lisa Townson[E-mail] (University of New Hampshire).  NOTE: Successful UT applicants will receive both ESC and UT registration discounts. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


Call for Poster Submissions: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education

NCORE invites poster submissions to address important ongoing and emerging racial and ethnic social justice issues pertaining to our institutional communities in the U.S. System of Higher Education. Selected submissions will be displayed at NCORE’s 28th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education. They are looking for presentations that address and emphasize one or more of the following: Race, Ethnicity, Sovereignty, Transnationalism, Immigration, Power or Intersectional Identity. Deadline to submit posters is February 16, 2015. 


Franklin Project Invites Entries for College-Connected Service Programs

This Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge is designed for college or university entrants to compete for a prize to support the creation of new education-affiliated service-year positions. Program plans should have the capacity to become adapted for use at other higher education institutions as a model. Programs must include the creation of service year positions integrated into the learning experience of your institution and offer course credit to undergraduate students. There are three categories of entrants: public, private, and community colleges. Each category winner will receive $30,000. The Audience Choice Award winner will receive an additional $10,000 prize. Co-sponsored by the National Conference on Citizenship, the  Lumina Foundation, and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Entries are due by March 6, 2015.


2015 Social Innovation Fund Grants Now Open 

The Corporation for National and Community Service is awarding $1-10 million annually to selected recipients for community service programs. Programs should align with one of the following focus areas:

  • Youth Development: Preparing youth for success in school, active citizenship, productive work, and healthy and safe lives
  • Economic Opportunity: Increasing economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals
  • Healthy Futures: Promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the risk factors that can lead to illness

Approximately $40 million is available for new grants to eligible grantmaking institutions or partnerships in order to run open competitions to select, fund, support, and evaluate community-based nonprofits seeking to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide. Notice of Intents are strongly encouraged and due by Feb. 20, 2015, though this does not bar an application. Deadline to officially apply is March 17, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST. 


Community Tool Box “Out of the Box” Prize for Innovative Approaches

The Community Tool Box is celebrating their 20th anniversary by hosting an Out of the Box Prize to honor innovative and promising approaches to promoting community health and development happening in communities worldwide. Groups engaged in building healthier and more just communities during the last three years can apply. This may include efforts to improve community health, education, urban or rural development; or to address poverty, the environment, or promote social justice. The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 and the runner up will be awarded $3,000. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.


South Arts to Support Public Literary Arts in the Southern U.S.

The Literary Arts Touring grant program offers organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) who reside outside of the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop that provide opportunities for people to participate in the arts.. The project can include a single engagement by a writer or multiple writers involved in an event. The maximum request is 50 percent of the writers’ fees, up to a total grant of $2,500. Each writer is required to fully-participate in the reading and educational/outreach component. South Arts will support projects from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee. Projects must take place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016Applications are due online by May 1, 2015.


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