Cultural Exchange Fund for Performing Artists

APAP’s Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist United States-based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with their international peers and help audiences experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

APAP awards travel subsidies to individual presenting professionals (including agents, managers, and producers), presenting organizations, and groups of presenting professionals traveling to see the work of artists and companies, or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators.

All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The maximum amount awarded per individual organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000. Group travel subsidies will be awarded only to groups of three or more individuals from different member presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization in the group.

Date due: August 15, 2013

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Partners for Sight Foundation seeks proposals

The Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and dignity of blind and visually impaired persons. The foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for initiatives that align with its mission to assist the visually impaired and blind in leading independent and productive lives.

Through the RFP, the foundation seeks to fund sustainable projects with broad, practical applications and measurable outcomes. Priority will be given to new initiatives, but projects currently in development and requiring additional funding in order to be implemented will be considered as well.

In the first year of funding, grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to qualified projects. Based on proven results, additional grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded for up to two additional years.

Amount: $300,000

Date due: September 30, 2013 (Pre-proposals)

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Ronald McDonald House Charities RFP

Ronald McDonald House Charities has revised its grant strategy to focus on sustainable, replicable projects that include a train-the-trainer component to advance its mission to address the most pressing issues related to children’s health and well being.

RMHC takes a holistic, family-centered approach to increasing access to care and is interested in funding and partnering with organizations that have a similar philosophy. Grants will be awarded to stable, efficient United States-based organizations operating internationally or domestically with proven outcomes and strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

Priority will be given to organizations whose project methodology involves a comprehensive, ethnographic approach to their research, program development, program implementation, and evaluation. In addition, RMHC will consider funding for pilot projects, provided that the organization operating them has demonstrated success in the relevant outcome areas.

Grant amounts are considered on an individual basis based on project budget.

Due date: August 30, 2013

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Responsible Fatherhood Research Network grant

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families (OPRE) is soliciting applications for the establishment of a Responsible Fatherhood Research Network that will disseminate information about fatherhood practices through building research and practice knowledge and capacity; leading and supporting further development and evaluation of evidence- or theory-based interventions to increase positive father involvement; and increasing collaboration, knowledge sharing, and capacity building among investigators and practitioners.

Amount: $800,000/year for 5 years

Date due: August 2, 2013

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Head Start Research Grants

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families (OPRE) invites applications for grants to support research examining the role that Head Start can play in promoting family well-being, including health, safety, financial security, and school readiness. Projects must be led by researchers working in partnership with one or more Head Start programs. Together, they will identify and evaluate promising dual-generation approaches, which combine intensive, high-quality, child-focused programs with intensive, high-quality, adult-focused services to support both parent well-being and children’s school readiness, within the context of Head Start.

Amount: $500,000/year for 5 years

Date due: 07/24/13

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NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.  Proposals should be for the planning stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.  Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates “high risk/high reward” paradigm.  NEH is requesting proposals that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.  Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.

Award: $60,000

Date due: September 12, 2013

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Bringing Theory to Practice (Higher Education)

Bringing Theory to Practice Project, an independent project established by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, is accepting proposals from universities and colleges in the United States for projects aimed promoting the nexus of engaged learning, civic engagement, and psychosocial well-being among college and university students.

Seminar grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for projects that bring together diverse members of the campus community to discuss the civic mission of the institution and how the full expression of that mission can be achieved. Proposals will be accepted on a quarterly-deadline system (June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15), with awards announced two weeks after each deadline.

Program Development grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to enhance or extend a program that is consistent with BTtoP’s objective of promoting engaged learning, civic engagement, and the psychosocial well-being of students. Institutional matching support is required for all grants. Proposals will bee accepted on a quarterly-deadline system (June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15), with awards announced six to eight weeks after each deadline.

Amount: $1,000 – $10,000

Due dates: June 15, September 15, December 15, March 15

For more information, click here.

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