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New Opportunities and Funding: Nov. 25, 2015

White House Fellows Program

White HouseThe White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis. The purpose of the White House Fellows program is to provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2016.


Chancellor’s Grants for Faculty Research for 2016-17 academic year

Chancellor’s Grants for Faculty Research support a course release for faculty except those in engineering and natural sciences. The intention of the awards is to enable faculty members to accomplish specific additional work that will significantly strengthen grant or fellowship proposals for external funding – Community-engaged research, anyone? Additional information about the award and instructions for applying can be found here. Applicants should be aware that endorsement letters from both their department head and dean are required as part of the application package. Please contact Alan Rutenberg at arutenberg@utk.edu with any questions. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2016.


Request for Criminal Justice Research Proposals

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is requesting proposals for criminal justice research as part of its effort to build an evidence base about the approaches, innovations, and strategies that work best to improve public safety as well as fairness and efficiency in the criminal justice system. The Foundation is particularly interested in research projects that are focused on the front end of the criminal justice system—that is, the period of time between arrest and case resolution—and on mental health and substance use disorders. This includes topics such as policing, prosecution, alternatives to arrest, diversion, juvenile justice, and medication-assisted treatment. However, proposals in all areas of criminal justice are welcome. The deadline for letters of interest is January 15, 2016.


Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The program focuses on the stewardship and restoration of coastal, wetland and riparian ecosystems across the country. Its goal is to meet the conservation needs of important species and habitats, providing measurable and meaningful conservation and educational outcomes. The program requires the establishment and/or enhancement of diverse partnerships and an education/outreach component that will help shape and sustain behavior to achieve conservation goals. Funding priorities for this program include:

  • On-the-ground wetland, riparian, in-stream and/or coastal habitat restoration
  • Meaningful education and training activities, either through community outreach, participation and/or integration with K-12 environmental curriculum
  • Measurable ecological, educational and community benefits
  • Partnerships: Five Star projects should engage a diverse group of community partners to achieve ecological and educational outcomes.

The deadline for full proposals is February 3, 2016.


White House Fellows Program

The White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis. The purpose of the White House Fellows program is to provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2016.


IMPACT 2016 Call for Award Nominations

At the 2016 National IMPACT Conference, individuals and programs whose efforts and contributions have fulfilled the mission and vision of the organization and the communities in which they serve through their outstanding work will be honored. Award winners will be notified so they can make plans to attend the conference. The following categories will be awarded:

  • John Sarvey Administrator of the Year Award. This award recipient demonstrates significant, continued, and unselfish service and leadership. An ideal candidate’s efforts would benefit college students, professionals in the field and community members.
  • Student of the Year. Award  for a current undergraduate student who demonstrates significant, continued, and unselfish service and leadership.
  • Service Program of the Year. Award recognizes a student-led service program that has contributed to making their campus and communities a better place for everyone.
  • Action Program of the Year. Award recognizes a student-led direct action work which has contributed to making their campus and communities a better place for everyone.
  • Advocacy Program of the Year. Award recognizes a student-led advocacy work which has contributed to making their campus and communities a better place for everyone.

The deadline for all nominations is January 20, 2016.


New Call for Proposals: Design Interface—Creating Spaces to Experience Learning

UT’s Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce its first teaching and learning conference: Design Interface–Creating Spaces to Experience Learning. The conference will take place March 31 through April 1, 2016 and will begin at the Frieson Black Cultural Center at UT. Attendance is free for UT faculty, graduate students, and staff. Please consider submitting a paper, poster, or panel for this conference. Proposals should focus on learning spaces in higher education. Innovations developed in the context of one discipline should be presented in a manner showing adaptation to other disciplines.Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.


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