Monthly Archives: May 2013

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.

RGK Foundation seeks proposals for Education, Community, & Health

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of EducationCommunity, and Health/Medicine.

The Foundation’s primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.

Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The Foundation supports a variety of Community Improvement programs including those that enhance non-profit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism. Youth development programs supported by the Foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology.

The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.

Amount: $100,000+

Date due: Rolling dates for Letters of Inquiry

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Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. This program is designed to assist colleges and universities build a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts.

The Campus Suicide Prevention grants support an array of campus activities to help grantees build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Successful applicants will provide “roadmap” of the process by which they have assessed or intend to assess suicide prevention needs and plan/implement infrastructure development strategies that meet those needs. The plan put forward in the grant application must show the linkages among needs, the proposed infrastructure development strategy, and increased system capacity that will enhance and sustain effective prevention programs and services which support SAMHSA’s Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Strategic Initiative.

The plan must also address the needs of youth at high-risk identified by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; including, but not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), American Indian/Alaska Natives (AVAN), military family members, and veterans. In addition, applicants should incorporate goals and objectives from the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP), that includes a comprehensive and data driven approach to suicide prevention, with the vision that one death is too many.

As a result of the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grants, colleges, and universities will: • increase the amount of training to students, faculty, and staff on suicide prevention and mental health promotion; • increase collaboration among campus and community partners to deliver the message that suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility; • increase the number of educational seminars and informational materials for students, faculty, staff, and family members on suicide prevention, identification and reduction of risk factors, such as depression and substance use/abuse; • increase help-seeking among students and reduce negative attitudes for seeking care for mental and substance use disorders among students; and • increase the promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.             

Amount: $100,000

Date due: June 10, 2013

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Disability & Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPS): Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

The purpose of DRRPs, which are under NIDRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. 

Amount: $475,000

Date due: July 8, 2013

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Focus on Secondary Education in East Africa, Nigeria & India

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.

Pilot: Grants of up to $500,000 over two to three years will be awarded for projects that test new models or approaches to identified problems, integrate proven strategies/approaches into a more holistic model, and/or build collaboration among partners with proven models and approaches.

Research: Grants of up to $500,000 over one to three years will be awarded for projects that address critical questions with the capacity to advance innovation and practice in secondary education or examine solutions to commonly identified barriers to secondary education.

Scale-Up: Grants of up to $5 million for up to five years will be awarded for projects that expand, adapt, and sustain successful programs and reach large numbers of children and youth. Winning projects will already have been piloted and proven effective and be ready to be taken to the next level, either nationally or regionally.

For more information, click here.

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