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Special Opps: Funding and More for February 25, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on February 25, 2016
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“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research. Note that all headings below are links to the opportunities.

The American Library Association (ALA) National Bookmobile Day 2016

The ALA is making free materials for the National Bookmobile Day 2016 available for download online at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. The resources that are available are geared toward helping library supporters across the country prepare for local National Bookmobile Day celebrations. These materials include publicity templates, logos and sticker templates, and flyers and bookmarks. The 2016 National Bookmobile Day is on April 13, 2016.

Campus Kitchens Projects

The Campus Kitchens Project is making launch grants of $5,000 available to high schools, colleges, or universities interested in serving food to the older adult population in their communities. These grants are supported by the AARP Foundation, the Sodexo Foundation, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Program.

Association for Butterflies Mini-Grants

The Association for Butterflies (AFB) is making funding available to support projects that are conservation-minded and benefit butterflies and/or habitats. Projects may be part of a community, school, park, or nonprofit conservation group, or any group interested in Lepidoptera. Projects may include planting Monarch waystations, creating pollinator-friendly gardens, or supporting butterfly education areas or native plant areas.

DARPA Young Faculty Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting groundbreaking single-investigator proposals from junior faculty at U.S. educational institutions for research and development in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, materials, mathematics, biology, computing, informatics, and manufacturing. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. ET on April 5, 2016.

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards for Faculty

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting applications from Hispanic-serving institutions, historically Black colleges and universities, and tribal colleges and universities that pursue research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Eligible projects include pursuing research in primary and secondary materials and producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Applications must be received by April 14, 2016.

Future Engineers Star Trek Replicator Challenge

Future Engineers is accepting proposals for a non-edible, food-related object for astronauts created via 3-D printing. Students will create designs for 3-D printing that can help astronauts eat nutritious meals so they can “live long and prosper” in locations beyond the International Space Station. The challenge is open to all K-12 students in the United States. Ultimately, the program intends to create the items by the year 2050.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Mini-Grants

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program intends to award mini-grants, in the form of $200 VISA gift cards, and potential awards of up to $400 to support community campaigns that focus on children’s involvement in environmental projects. Applications must be submitted by February 26, 2016; April 15, 2016; or May 13, 2016.

Love Utah Give Utah Prizes

Love Utah Give Utah is seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, as well as universities and independent schools, that would receive donations provided by individuals. All applicants must primarily serve the residents of Utah.

California Air Resources Board Workshops

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold three workshops, during which the agency will consider changes to its Carl Moyer Program. The workshops will be held on March 3, 2016, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Diamond Bar; on March 8, 2016, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Fresno; and on March 10, 2016, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Sacramento.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Arts Program

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation believes that a vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan’s excellent quality of life and, ultimately, Michigan’s economy. This program will strengthen arts and culture in the state by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative, and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. Grant workshops for this program are scheduled between April 11 and April 29, 2016.

The New Jersey State Library 2016 Multicultural Program

The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications for its Multicultural Program, which honors outstanding library programs that increase understanding and promote multiculturalism through creative and sustainable cultural programs. Awards will include a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and statewide promotion of the winning library as a model. Three libraries will be honored during the funding agency’s conference, which will take place from May 16 to May 18, 2016. Applications must be received by March 15, 2016.

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