The John Cotton Dana Award, provided in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, the American Library Association and EBSCO, honors outstanding library public relations, whether it be a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community. Entries may be submitted by any library, library friends group, consulting agency, or service provider, excluding libraries represented by prize committee members. Eight awards of $10,000 will be presented to selected candidates. Applications are accepted from January 15- February 28, 2015.
The Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University will host the 2nd Annual Appalachian Summit on Service Learning Pedagogy & Practice. Modeled off the High Impact Initiative of the Bonner Foundation in Princeton, NJ, the conference encourages Appalachian colleges and universities to bring faculty, community partners, staff, and student leaders. The summit will be held at Carson-Newman in the Stokely Cafeteria from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 7, 2015.
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation launched Connections for Cardiovascular Health, a program with the mission of improving cardiovascular health in the United States. It provides annual grants of $150,000-$180,000 to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations engaged in charitable work at the community level in the United States in support of the program’s mission. The foundation is looking for measurable outcomes to address specific unmet needs of communities across the country, especially underserved communities. Deadline for proposals is February 26, 2015.
ArtPlace America is accepting applications from place-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a primary mission of community planning and development for its Community Development Investments program. ArtPlace will select one NGO in each of six geographical regions that is interested in sustainably incorporating arts and cultural strategies into the organization’s work. This one-time grant program will provide up to $3 million in funding per organization. ArtPlace is specifically inviting applications from organizations working within metropolitan communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. Applications are due by March 12, 2015.
In partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), L’Oréal annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. The Jury seeks candidates with exceptional academic records and intellectual merit, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific advancement and outstanding letters of recommendation from advisers. New to the program since 2014, applicants are also evaluated on their commitment to supporting other women and girls in science. The 2015 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science application period will open on February 2, 2015 and will close on March 20, 2015.
- Improving Access to Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- 2015 Trinity Health Initiatives Grants