Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Brookdale Foundation Grants for Relatives as Parents Local and State Programs
The Brookdale Foundationís Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) encourages and promotes the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so. The Foundation provides Local and State Seed Grants for RAPP. Deadline for submission of local proposals: January 10, 2008. Deadline for submission of state proposals: February 8, 2008.
William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Program to Support Research on Youth Outcomes
The William T. Grant Foundation is seeking applicants for its Distinguished Fellows Program for mid-career researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. The Program aims to help researchers strengthen the ways in which their work reflects an understanding of policy and practice, and to help policymakers and practitioners enhance their capacities to recognize and use high-quality research. The program allows practitioners/policymakers to spend extended time working in a research setting or researchers to spend extended time working in a practitioner/policymaking setting. Each fellow receives up to $175,000 for the duration of the fellowship, which may range from six months to two years. Letters of Inquiry Submission Deadline: January 10, 2008.
Service Replication Grants from Youth Service America and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Youth Service America and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice are offering $2,000 grants to help organizations that have had a successful youth engagement experience replicate their practices in organizations in a broader network or coalition without a youth strategy. Eligible applicants are local, state, or national organizations that are part of a national network, organization, or broader coalition of organizations and want to replicate their successful youth engagement experience (for youth ages 5-25) throughout that network though participation in Global Youth Service Day. Application deadline: November 30, 2007.
Society for Research in Child Development Public Policy Fellowships
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applications for its Policy Fellowships for the 2008-09 legislative term. SRCD Fellows come to Washington, DC and use developmental science to inform public policy. Doctoral-level scientists from disciplines relevant to child development are eligible to apply, including both early and mid-career professionals. The fellowship program aims to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy, to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy, and to make more effective connections between developmental scientists and federal policy-making. Application deadline: December 15, 2007.
"Arts Connect All" Grants
VSA arts and MetLife Foundation designed the Arts Connect All grants to encourage arts organizations to create or enhance multi-session inclusive education programs by strengthening partnerships with local public schools. The grants aim to enable more students with disabilities to experience social, cognitive, and cultural development through arts learning alongside their peers without disabilities; create educational access and inclusion in the arts for students with disabilities; and document the contributions that arts organizations make to inclusive education in public schools. Grant amount: $15,000. Application deadline: December 7, 2007.
Air Force Association Educator Grants
The Educator Grant program from the Air Force Association is designed to promote aerospace education programs, opportunities, and activities in K-12 classrooms. The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. The program also encourages establishing an active relationship between the school and the local branch of the Air Force Association. Educator Grants provide up to $250 per academic year to support aerospace education programs, opportunities, and activities when no other support is available. Application deadline: November 15, 2007.
PTA Research Grants
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invites proposals for original research and writing on the organizationís policies concerning education and/or child welfare, including student achievement and assessment, student and parental attitudes, parent involvement, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence, at-risk students, early childhood education, school finance, support for public education, child health, the role of mass media, and child advocacy. Fellows will produce original scholarly research which may appear in their dissertation or a journal article, book, or book chapter. Two $5,000 fellowships will be awarded. Application deadline: November 16, 2007. RFP available in PDF (3 pages, 152 KB).
CVS Caremark Community Grants
Programs targeting children under age 18 with disabilities that address health and rehabilitation services (including physical and occupational therapies, speech and hearing therapies, assistive technology, and recreational therapies), and public schools promoting a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs or creating opportunities or facilities which give greater access to physical movement and play are eligible to apply for CVS Caremark Community Grants. A CVS/pharmacy store must be located within the state where the applicantís community organization resides. Application deadline: October 31, 2007.
Family Service Community Grants from Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks offers Family Service Community Grants in order to promote services to enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks seeks proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community. They seek proposals for project grants in the following four areas of need: education, recreation/community activities, equipment/supportive technology, and young adult/adult services. The average grant awarded will be in the $10,000-$20,000 range. Application deadline: October 12, 2007.
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The NEA Foundationís Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of two purposes: 1) participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or 2) collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Application deadline: October 15, 2007.
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