Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
RFP for Youth-Led Research
The Center on Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is pleased to announce a new grant competition for research on civic engagement that is conducted by youth. Research teams that include youth and adults working together, or research teams of youth and adult mentors are welcome to apply. Mandatory letters of inquiry are due no later than February 18, 2004.
AXA Foundation Scholarship Program
AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News and World Report will select high school seniors from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for its Achievement Scholarship Program. The 52 achievers will receive $10,000 scholarships for undergraduate education. From the state recipients, 10 students will receive additional awards of $15,000. Application deadline: December 15, 2003.
The Milagro Foundation focuses on serving at-risk, underrepresented, and disadvantaged youth through educational programs and health services. The Foundation also supports artistic and culturally enriching programs that strengthen youth and communities. Creative programs from grassroots organizations working with and for underrepresented and underprivileged children and youth take precedence. Application deadline: on-going.
Kroger Co. Foundation
The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to enhance the quality of life in communities where Kroger customers and employees live and work. Since its inception, it has been an important resource for the retail operating divisions to make meaningful contributions to the communities they serve. Grants are made to support education and youth, feed the hungry, and assist local arts and civic organizations. Application deadline: ongoing.
Math and Science Partnership Program
The National Science Foundation has issued a program solicitation for the 2004 Math and Science Partnership (MSP). The MSP program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to both raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. Successful projects serve as models that can be widely replicated in educational practice to improve the mathematics and science achievement of all the Nation's students. Due date: December 16, 2003.
Quality of Life Grants for Spinal Cord Injuries
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announces funds through its Quality of Life Grants Program. The program offers two types of grants: 1) support for organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and caregivers; and 2) health promotion awards to organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases, and birth defects. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2003.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Non-profit organizations or projects with 501(c)3 status that address a significant need of young people with disabilities, have national scope and impact, demonstrate potential for replication at other sites, and represent an innovative approach involving technology, are invited to submit preliminary concept papers for consideration. If the concept paper is approved, the organization will be invited to submit a full proposal. Application deadline: June 1 (annually).
Communicating Research to Public Audiences
A component of the Informal Science Education program (ISE) in the Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education. ISE projects provide rich and stimulating contexts and experiences for individuals of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to increase their appreciation for, and understanding of, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in out-of-school settings. Requests for up to $75,000 will be considered to support projects that communicate to public audiences the process and results of current research that is being supported by any NSF directorate through informal science education activities, such as media presentations, exhibits, or youth-based activities. The purpose of these efforts is to disseminate research results, research in progress, or research methods. No specific deadline.
Rockefeller Foundation Invites Applications for Multi-Arts Production Fund
The Rockefeller Foundation is a global foundation that works to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded peoples throughout the world, organizes its grant making around four themes: Creativity and Culture, Food Security, Health Equity, and Working Communities. In the category of Creativity and Culture, the foundation's Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund provides grants to foster the creation and production of quality new work in the performing arts that explores the dynamics of contemporary culture, and to support a diversity of artists and arts organizations. Applications are invited from professional artists and arts organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the creation of new work. Deadline: February 15, 2003.
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Booz Allen Hamilton invites students with disabilities to apply for their Emerging Leaders Class of 2003 internships. This program combines paid summer internships with leadership development activities. Applications are due by February 1, 2003.
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