Category Archives: Education

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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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.

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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)

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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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