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Research Fellowships Program
The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is to build research capacity by providing support to enable highly qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to conduct research about the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Only individuals who have training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to the solution of rehabilitation problems of individuals with disabilities are eligible. Application deadline: November 27, 2006.

Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities--Research on Technology Effectiveness and Implementation for Children with Disabilities: Web-Supported Instructional Approaches
The purpose of this program is to: (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom setting. State educational agencies; local educational agencies (LEAs); public charter schools that are LEAs under state law; institutions of higher education; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; outlying areas; freely associated states; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations are invited to apply. Application deadline: November 13, 2006.

Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities Program
The purpose of this program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children. Parent organizations are invited to apply. Application deadline: November 13, 2006.

FY 2007 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program from the U.S. Office of Justice Programs
The U.S. Office of Justice Programsí Community Capacity Development Office has released its FY 2007 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program Guide and Application Kit. The guidelines are designed to help applicants define community problems and their program responses more effectively and to foster a manageable scope of work. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. The Notice of Intent must be postmarked by June 29, 2006.

U.S. Department of Labor Selected Demonstration Project for High-Risk Youth and Adults
This project provides for high quality learning, developing leadership skills among youth, and preparing both youth and adults for entry into employment, re-employment, further education or training, and long-term follow-up services to promote employment retention and career advancement. Maximum Award: $1,000,000. State or local public agencies and public and private non-profit organizations demonstrating an ability to work with "high-risk" youth and adults are invited to apply. Application deadline: February 4, 2006.

Grants for Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development from the National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports projects that improve specific areas of humanities education and serve as national models of excellence. Projects must draw upon scholarship in the humanities and utilize scholars and teachers as advisers. Applications from projects that offer solutions to problems frequently encountered by teachers are especially sought. Grants range from $1,000-$100,000. Application deadline: October 14, 2005.

Presidentís Environmental Youth Awards
The Presidentís Environmental Youth Awards program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recognizes young people across the country that complete projects which demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Application deadline: October 31, 2005.

Striving Readers Program
The U.S. Department of Education is accepting grant applications for the Striving Readers program, created to improve the literacy skills of teenage students who read below grade level. The department expects to make approximately eight 5-year grant awards ranging from $1 million to $5 million. The Striving Readers program seeks to raise the overall level of reading achievement in middle and high schools by improving the quality of literacy instruction across all subject areas. Program projects will assess the effectiveness of a variety of interventions through rigorous studies. Notice of intent to apply due September 14, 2005; full applications due November 14, 2005.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeks to stimulate innovative community-based programs that employ prevention strategies to promote access to health care for children and their families nationwide. To that end, its HTPC program supports direct service projects, not research projects, with grants of up to $50,000. Application deadline: September 12, 2005.

Institute of Education Sciences Accepting Applications for Research on High School Reform
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, is now accepting applications for its research program on high school reform. Through its High School Reform initiative, IES will support research that will identify ways to improve high school education as measured by objective indicators as higher test scores, higher graduation rates, and more successful transitions from high school into the world of work and postsecondary education. Letter of Intent submission deadline: September 12, 2005.

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