John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.

The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

More: www.gf.org…

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program

Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration

Funding Opportunity Number: SGA-DFA-PY-13-10
Funding Opportunity Title: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 50
CFDA Number(s): 17.282 — Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date: Apr 16, 2014
Creation Date: Apr 16, 2014
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jul 7, 2014 The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is July 7, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 7, 2014 The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is July 7, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Archive Date: Aug 6, 2014

Estimated Total Program Funding: $450,000,000
Award Ceiling: $20,000,000
Award Floor: $2,260,000
Additional Information on Eligibility: See Section III of the SGA.

Description: In an increasingly competitive global economy, America’s economic strength depends on the education and skills of its workers. The nation needs workers with the education and skills to succeed in fast- growing, high-wage occupations. The TAACCCT program provides capacity-building grants to spur innovation and the development of model training programs at America’s community colleges and universities. TAACCCT-funded programs will prepare participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations by using innovative and sophisticated strategies that address the unique needs of unemployed or under-employed adults. Throughout the first three rounds of TAACCCT, grantees have transformed the ways they design and deliver courses to adults through accelerated learning strategies, redesigned curricula, and technology-enhanced learning activities. These have included the incorporation of prior learning and knowledge, integrated occupational and academic learning, new educational technology, work-based learning opportunities, and online and distance learning opportunities. The TAACCCT program seeks to increase the number of workers who attain certificates, degrees, and other industry-recognized credentials, helping to meet President Obama’s college graduation goal of increasing the percentage of adults with a post-secondary credential by 2020. The overarching goals of the program are to: (1) increase attainment of degrees, certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials that match the skills needed by employers to better prepare workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (“TAA-eligible workers”) of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, and other adults for high-wage, high-skill employment or re-employment in growth industry sectors; (2) introduce or replicate innovative and effective methods for designing and delivering instruction that address specific industry needs and lead to improved learning, completion, and other outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults; and (3) demonstrate improved employment outcomes.

More: www.grants.gov…

NIH Science Education Partnership Award

ΩFunding Opportunity Number: PAR-14-228
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2016-06-22
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), teachers and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development or Informal science Education (ISE) exhibits, and Outreach activities.
Link: www.grants.gov…

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-567
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2014-10-03
Expected Number of Awards: 16

Description: The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995.  The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers.  Historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields include African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans.  These are groups who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM education or careers.  Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for “Individual” and “Organizational” PAESMEM awards.  Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations.  Nominations are encouraged from all geographical regions in the U.  S.  including, its territories and particularly jurisdictions designated by Congress under NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).  NSF EPSCoR-designated jurisdictions are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Each “Individual” or “Organizational” PAESMEM awardee will receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate.  Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, DC which includes meetings with STEM educators, researchers and policy leaders.  Up to 16 awards may be made from the nominations received on or before October 3, 2014.
PAESMEM awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation’s human resources in STEM.
Link: www.grants.gov…

Administrative Support for the Science Envoys Program

Funding Opportunity Number: OES-OPP-14-003
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Energy | Environment | Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOS-OES
Closing Date: 2014-06-30
Award Ceiling: $235,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The purpose of this award is to manage the travel itineraries and logistical arrangements associated with the U.  S.  Science Envoys Program.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $10USD.

Application Deadline: May 23, 2014

Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at www.slideroom.com…

More: aaronsiskind.org…

Sloan Research Fellowships

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Program Director: Daniel Goroff

Direct inquiries to:
Gayle K. Myerson
myerson@sloan.org…
212-649-1632

More: www.sloan.org…

SOURCE Initiative Links Entrepreneurs and Investors to Bolster Businesses that Benefit Low-Wealth Americans – The Hitachi Foundation

A new initiative that discovers business solutions to social issues by linking entrepreneurs with investment capital and mentoring was announced today by The Hitachi Foundation, Village Capital, and Investors’ Circle.

The initiative, SOURCE: Solutions from Our Country’s Entrepreneurs, is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the three organizations that addresses the existing disconnect between investors and entrepreneurs by engaging investors, mentors, and communities early in the business building process.

More: www.hitachifoundation.org…

National Arts Strategies: Creative Community Fellows

Apply by May 7, 2014

National Arts Strategies believes that arts and culture are vital to community life. We also believe that community is vital to arts and culture. We’ve seen that the leaders who thrive are the ones who understand and connect with their communities. They partner with other local organizations and take part in civic initiatives. Most importantly, they listen to community members. This kind of connectivity and relevance is the key to sustainability.

With the support of The Kresge Foundation, the Creative Community Fellows program is built for leaders working at the intersection of culture and community. These individuals are using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods.

The Creative Community Fellows program brings together a unique community of innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems. Led by experts and world-renowned thought leaders in social innovation, design thinking and creative placemaking, Fellows gain the tools, skills and networks to activate the ideas that will transform their communities.

More: artstrategies.org…