Monthly Archives: March 2013

American Educational Research Association seeks grant proposals

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Educational Research Association has announced the continuation of the AERA Grants program, which provides small grants and training for researchers conducting studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods, including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and NSF.

Support is available in two categories.

Research grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens and must be working at a U.S. institution. Approximately fifteen grants of up to $20,000 for one-year projects, or up to $35,000 for two-year projects, will be awarded.

Dissertation grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student in the writing of his/her dissertation. AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens, and must be working at a U.S. institution. Approximately fifteen grants of up to $20,000 each for one-year projects will be awarded.

Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply for these programs.

Amount: Varies

Date due: September 1, 2013

For more information, click here.

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National Storytelling Network Seeks Proposals

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2013 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling for projects that promote understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or local organization, and replicable in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.

Amount: $5,000

Date due: April 30, 2013

For more information, click here.

Bridging Cultures through Film

The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities.  These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the U.S.  Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.  The Division of Public Programs encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative films.

Amount: $800,000

Date due: June 12, 2013

For more information, click here.

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) invites eligible applicants to develop and expand content for OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide (MPG). MPG provides an online resource for practitioners and policymakers of evidence-based juvenile justice programs and practices. The successful applicant will expand the number of programs reviewed and the types of evidence-based information available in MPG in adherence to the standards, criteria, and processes that have been established for the CrimeSolutions.gov Web site.

Amount: $400,000

Date due: May 20, 2013

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Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals on the Environment, Education, Human Services

The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes.  The foundation awards both program and operating grants with no geographic restrictions.

Amount: Varies

Date due: (rolling) April 30, 2013; November 1, 2013

For more information, click here.

NIJ Funding for Research Pertaining to Violence Against Women

The National Institute of Justice seeks applications for research and evaluation related to violence against women in the areas of teen dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Research proposed may be focused at the Federal, State, local, tribal, juvenile justice policy and/or practice level.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 22, 2013

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American Psychological Foundation seeks proposals for advancing psychology in high schools

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. APF’s Pre-College Psychology Grant program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for talented students.

The program awards grants of up to $20,000 to projects that improve the quality of high school education in psychology and/or encourage talented high school students to pursue careers in psychology. Priority is given to projects that reinforce the discipline of psychology as a science in secondary school curricula; expand the profile of psychology as a science among talented high school students; convey to high school students that psychological science is a tool to improve society; and teach students about career options that apply psychology outside of an academic setting. Proposals must focus on supporting the education of talented high school students.

Amount: $20,000

Date due: May 1, 2013

For more information, click here.

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