Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Out of the box request for proposals

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Arts and Culture

Tribeca Film Institute Announces Guidelines for Documentary Fund

Grants of at least $10,000 are available to fund exceptional filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside the social issue landscape....

Posted on September 9, 2012
Deadline: November 5, 2012


Responsible Sports Program Opens Fall 2012 Community Grants Program

Fifteen grants of $2,500 will be awarded to youth sports organizations whose coaches, parents, administrators, and supporters participate in the Responsible Sports program....

Posted on September 6, 2012
Deadline: November 30, 2012


NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants Available to K-8 Public School Educators

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to educators at K-8 public schools for the development and implementation of projects related to environmentalism, health and wellness, students' rights to a quality education, and community involvement....

Posted on September 10, 2012
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Florida Power & Light Offers Teacher Grants for Energy-Related Classroom Projects

A total of $50,000 in grants of $500 to $2,500 is available to public, private, and charter school teachers in FPL's service territory for classroom projects focused on any form of energy education....

Posted on September 4, 2012
Deadline: November 15, 2012

Medical Research

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grants for Preterm Birth Research by Interdisciplinary Teams

Grants of up to $600,000 over a four-year period will be awarded to diverse interdisciplinary groups of investigators researching the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth.....

Posted on September 7, 2012
Deadline: December 3, 2012

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Invites Applications for Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Research Awards

The five-year awards provide $500,000 to support accomplished investigators in the United States and Canada at the assistant professor level studying infectious disease pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and pathogen biology....

Posted on September 5, 2012
Deadline: November 1, 2012


Louisville Institute Invites Academic and Pastoral Researchers to Apply for Sabbatical Grants Program

Grants of up to $40,000 are available to academics and pastors for year-long research projects designed to advance religious and theological scholarship and address practical issues concerning Christian faith and life.....

Posted on September 8, 2012
Deadline: November 1, 2012

Expiring This Month

America’s Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth to the Outdoors

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is launching a grant program to increase the number of youth who build a connection with public lands as places for recreating, learning and volunteering. Proposals for America’s Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth to the Outdoors 2012 grants should maximize hands-on outdoor engagement opportunities on public lands, focusing on education, recreation and environmental stewardship. Prospective applicants must be a Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management unit or a nonprofit organization, academic institution, tribal group, or local or state government entity that partners with the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management. Grants will range from $2,500 to $20,000.

The deadline to apply is September 19, 2012.

Drive to End Hunger: Sustainable Solutions Challenge; and Drive to End Hunger: Elimination of Food Deserts Challenge

AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, is working with InnoCentive to bring to life the AARP Foundation-InnoCentive Challenge Series. The purpose of this Challenge Series is to help advance AARP Foundation’s cause for improving the lives of millions of older Americans who struggle to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income, and much-needed personal connections. Through these Challenges, AARP Foundation and InnoCentive are inviting InnoCentive’s global network of over 260,000 Solvers and the rest of the world to help millions of struggling adults 50 and older to win back opportunity, move from a state of vulnerability to stability, recover confidence and get back on track. The Sustainable Solutions Challenge seeks ideas to prevent food insecurity from happening in the first place or to reduce its occurrence. The Elimination of Food Deserts Challenge seeks ideas for reducing or eliminating "food deserts." A food desert is defined as a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. A minimum of two $10,000 grants will be awarded.

September 20, 2012 is the deadline.

Healthy Tomorrow’s Partnership for Children Program (HTCP)

The purpose of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPC) is to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies. This program most closely supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and to improve health equity. HTPC funding supports direct service projects, not research projects. Projects should: be family-centered, community-based initiatives that use innovation to come up with cost-effective approaches to providing preventive child health and developmental objectives for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services; foster/promote collaboration among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses, and families; involve pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals in community-based service programs; and build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs. When possible, projects should use health information technology to help promote collaboration among health care and other social services providers. A total of $377,000 is available to fund 8 projects.

September 21, 2012 is the application deadline.

Go Orange for No Kid Hungry

Go Orange for No Kid Hungry is a national effort to raise awareness about the 1 in 5 kids who face hunger every day. Share Our Strength is asking their young supporters to get involved by asking their friends, family and classmates to rock the color orange and to help spread the word by posting photos of their group on Facebook. In addition kids under the age of 21 are invited to participate in the Go Orange for No Kid Hungry essay contest. Participants can win $500 just by answering one simple question: Why is ending childhood hunger in America important to you? Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays in two age categories: under the age of 15 and ages of 15-21. First place will win a $500 cash prize; second place is a $250 cash prize; and third place wins $125 cash prize.

The contest opens September 9th at 12:01a.m. EST and closes September 24th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The program invests in the nation's information infrastructure by funding projects designed to address the education and training needs of the professionals who help build, maintain, and provide public access to information systems and sources. In 2013, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program will support projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians and archivists, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and archivists. The program is especially interested in developing information professionals who can help manage the burgeoning data generated by the nation's researchers, serve as stewards of the nation's cultural legacy, and meet the information needs of the underserved. The program also seeks to help librarians develop the information and digital literacy of their communities, as well as other critical skills users will need to be successful in the twenty-first century. Grants will be awarded in the categories of doctoral programs, master's programs, early career development, programs to build institutional capacity, and continuing education. To be eligible, applicants must be either a unit of state or local government or a private nonprofit organization and be located in one of the fifty states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau. In addition, applicants must be a library or a parent organization, an academic or administrative unit, a digital library, a library agency, a library consortium, or a library association. Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $500,000. In order to receive a grant, applicants must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the grant after subtraction of student support costs.

The application deadline is September 24, 2012.

Emergency Medical Services for Children EMCS State Partnership Grant Program

This announcement solicits applications for the Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Grant Program in one of three categories, Planning, Implementation and Partnership. The overall mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program is to reduce the prevalence of pediatric morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe injury. To accomplish this mission, the EMSC Program works to institutionalize pediatric-centered healthcare programs within States, and promotes the value and importance of Integration. Integrating the pediatric population's emergency healthcare needs and resources will improve the process, access, and delivery of the emergency medical services system to respond, provide intervention, and transport to the most appropriate healthcare facility; and the pediatric-readiness of health institutions to medically manage and adequately treat children in emergency situations all across the country. The purpose of the EMSC State Partnership Program is to assist States in expanding and improving their capacity to reduce and ameliorate pediatric emergencies, taking special care to include children with special health needs, culturally distinct populations and historically underrepresented groups, including the U.S. Territories, the Freely Associated States, and American Indian/Native Americans. This will be accomplished using existing research-based knowledge, state-of-the-art systems development approaches, and the experience and products of previous EMSC grantees. State Partnership grants are intended to solidify the integration of a pediatric focus within state EMS systems. States are guided by Standards of Achievement through Program-defined Performance Measures. The Performance Measures are the primary goals, objectives and priorities of the EMSC State Partnership Program. $7.4 million is available to fund an estimated 59 projects.

Applications must be received by September 26, 2012.

Demonstration Fund for Oral health

The DentaQuest Foundation envisions specific longer-term objectives as a result of its investments within the systems that they work to impact. Through the Demonstration Fund for Oral Health, the Foundation identifies and supports new programs that can impact systems outcomes. Organizations across the United States that have promising, innovative solutions to improve the systems that impact oral health are invited to submit a proposal. Grants made through the Demonstration Fund will be for one year, and recipients will be eligible to submit renewal requests for up to two additional years of funding, contingent on successful implementation of proposed activities. Applicants must be based in the United States or its territories and may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. Demonstration grants support programs that engage key stakeholders, work to remove barriers to care, improve infrastructure, and bridge the divide between medical and dental health. Programs selected for funding through the Demonstration Fund will have a community, regional, or statewide focus, with a goal of establishing a successful model that can be spread to other communities, regions, or states. Grants are typically awarded in a range of $50,000 - $250,000.

September 30, 2012 is the deadline.

Norfolk Southern Foundation

Norfolk Southern Foundation offers grants in four principal areas: educational programs, primarily at the post-secondary level; community enrichment focusing on cultural and artistic organizations; environmental programs; and health and human services (primarily food banks, homeless programs and free clinics). Grants are awarded only to eligible organizations located within Norfolk Southern Corporation territory that are described under either Section 170 (c)(1) or Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants may be awarded for specific projects, including capital projects or for general operating support. There is no formal application.

Under the Foundation's program of discretionary funding, grant requests are accepted only between July 15 and September 30 for funding in the following calendar year.

Project Learning Tree Green Works! grant

Do you have an idea for a school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a streamside restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students? Need funds to implement it? Apply for a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grant! Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce that grants are available in two award levels: 1) the popular and traditional GreenWorks! grants up to a maximum of $1,000 and 2) GreenWorks! grants up to $3,000 for registered PLT GreenSchools!

The deadline is September 30, 2012.

Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects. Typically, 300-600 grants are awarded each year. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible.

September 30, 2012 is the application deadline.

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. Preferential consideration is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. (Projects with matching funds or in-kind support are given priority because external funding is a good indicator of the potential for long-term sustainability of the activities.) Captain Planet Foundation will on occasion consider grants up to $2,500. In the event a request exceeds $500 Captain Planet Foundation may choose to fund a portion of the project budget that best fits within the foundation guidelines or contact an applicant for further discussion.

Applications are accepted several times per year: January 15, May 31, and September 30, annually.

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