Monthly Archives: April 2013

Partnership to Strengthen Innovation & Practice in Secondary Education

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education, an initiative of ELMA Philanthropies Services, the Human Dignity Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation, and Wellspring Advisors, is accepting Letters of Inquiry for projects that address challenges in secondary education in East Africa, Nigeria, and India.

The partnership will consider proposals for projects that aim to increase the demand for secondary learning, improve teacher effectiveness, and/or promote employment-relevant skills. In addition, projects to create alternative educational models that address access barriers to quality secondary education will be considered. Grants will be awarded in three categories: Pilot, Research, and Scale-Up.

Amount: $500,000

Date due: May 15, 2013 (Letters of Inquiry); August 2, 2013 (Full proposals)

For more information, click here.


Kaiser Permanente Community Fund invites Letters of Inquiry

Since 2005, the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at Northwest Health Foundation has invested more than $22 million in the “upstream” factors that support community health, also known as the social determinants of health. In 2013, the KPCF will focus on three areas that build upon community momentum, are supported by a strong evidence base, and that present critical opportunities for long-term impact: Healthy Beginnings and Early Childhood Development, Educational Attainment and Economic Opportunity.

An information session will be held

April 24, 1:302:30 p.m.
Salem–YWCA, The Green Room
Register Here

Amount: $50,000 – $200,000 (depending upon track)

For more information, click here.

Spencer Foundation invites K-8 Research proposals

The Spencer Foundation is accepting applications for research projects that explore how student performance data informs classroom instruction.

Through its Evidence in the Classroom initiative, the foundation will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 for research projects that investigate how K-8 teachers use student performance data for instructional decisions and how organizational and individual factors affect that use. Past projects have covered a range of topics, from data use patterns through an online data management system to the effectiveness of capacity-building interventions.

Preliminary proposals must be received by June 11, 2013. Upon review, selected principal investigators will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due on September 4, 2013. Decisions on full proposals will occur within four months of their submission.

The foundation will hold informational conference calls on April 22 and May 9 at 11:00 a.m., Central Time. Participation in a call is not required in order to submit a proposal.

For more information, click here.

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