The 2016 Social Innovation Fund Classic grant competition will provide up to $39 million to eligible grantmaking institutions seeking to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide in our focus areas of healthy futures, youth development and economic opportunity. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply. The deadline for the Notice of Intent to Apply is April 15, 2016. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2016.
Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal invites submissions for its Summer 2016 issue. The journal seeks research articles, reports, reviews, and “points of view” that address the intersection of both formal and informal science education efforts and the civic questions and challenges facing our communities. Submissions that address global contexts and disciplinary perspectives beyond STEM are particularly encouraged. The deadline for paper submissions is April 30, 2016.
The William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program creates bridges between the research, practice, and policy communities. The program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research to improve the lives of youth. During the Fellowship, researchers are immersed in a practice or policy setting, and policymakers and practitioners in a research organization. Proposed Fellowships must fit the Foundation’s focus areas: youth ages 5 to 25 in the U.S. The Foundation funds research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The foundation generally selects between one and four Fellows annually who will receive up to $175,000. The deadline for applications is May 5, 2016.
The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. The Foundation seeks investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. The maximum award amount is $150,000. The deadline for letters of inquiry is June 15, 2016.
The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. For 2017-18 grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades 7-12 level. The research must be a collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades 7-12 classroom teachers (individuals who spend half or more of their work time teaching in the classroom). The deadline for applications is November 4, 2016.
The STTI grant encourages nurses to focus on responding to health disparities globally. The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses with current license and have at least a master’s in nursing. There is one grant available for up to $12,000. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016.
The ProInspire Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year fellowship that:
- Places business professionals in targeted positions at leading nonprofit, public, and social enterprise organizations;
- Provides monthly trainings with a cohort of peers;
- Matches Fellows with a coach and;
- Provides a network to support career growth during the Fellowship and beyond
ProInspire Fellows are top professionals with 2-5 years of business experience who are passionate about social impact. Fellows bring strong skills and experience to their hiring organization, and a desire to learn through on-the-job experience and professional development. ProInspire Fellows are addressing critical social issues all over the world. ProInspire Fellows make a real difference by using their passion, skills, and experience for social impact. Compensation ranges between $46,000 and $49,000. The next deadlines for applications is June 4, 2016.
This year, the Aspen Institute is accepting nominations of business school faculty who are teaching (at the graduate level) about business practices that help corporations confront society’s “grand challenges.” Every grand challenge is deeply affected by the rules of private enterprise, the everyday choices of investors and managers, and the business-fueled demands of consumers in developed markets. What kinds of teaching prompt students to think differently about their role—and the role of the corporation—in the issues of our day? What frameworks and metrics give future leaders “room” to make business decisions that will lead to progress? How can business school disciplines—especially in the core curriculum—best contribute? These are the questions that will guide the Institute’s selection process for this year’s Awards. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2016.