“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.
Keep America Beautiful will hold its yearly national conference in Washington, D.C., on January 24-26, 2017. The conference is the agency’s premier annual educational and training forum presented for the benefit of the agency’s affiliate network, volunteers, and partner organizations. Sessions during the conference will focus on behavior changes, conversational intelligence, how to ignite and catalyze action in communities, and effective networking and best practices. Interested parties may register to attend online.
This program aims to support Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers across the country, which will be forward-thinking and influential institutions that are capable of finding solutions to challenges in transportation through research, curriculum, outreach, and other activities. Centers will address issues such as how transportation systems can accommodate a growing population and how barriers to new technologies could be overcome. Proposals may be submitted by nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. Proposals must be emailed to the funding agency by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 21, 2016.
AEOP’s RESET program provides educators with summer research experience at participating Army laboratories. The goal of the enrichment program is to reinforce teachers’ content knowledge through research experience and interactions with Army and Department of Defense scientists and engineers. Selected teachers will participate in online learning, and a subset will be selected to conduct research onsite. Applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of decisions by February 15, 2017.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste-reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges will report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and will be ranked in various categories. Winning schools will receive national recognition and an award made out of recyclable materials. Colleges and universities may register online to participate in the 2017 competition, which begins on January 22, 2017, and ends on April 1, 2017.
ASA will be hosting a webinar on January 9, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT, which will highlight two successful Massachusetts community-based organizations (CBOs) that have deftly navigated the shift in thinking necessary to success in the world of integrated social and medical care. The purpose of the webinar is to allow other CBOs to make sure they can adapt their organizational culture to an often unfamiliar world of contracting, quality measurement, data analysis, and other issues that are standard operating procedures for health care providers. Prospective participants may register for the webinar online.
The Day School Educators’ Challenge is intended to encourage disruptive innovation in the educational process. Applicants should design a unique program that can be implemented in existing schools. This program should be able to fundamentally change some aspect of Jewish education, inspiring students to learn, grow, and connect. All applicants must be affiliated with middle or high school. Letters of intent for the program must be submitted online by January 12, 2017.
FIRST Washington has recently received more than 150 laptops from Microsoft, which it intends to award to FIRST teams. FIRST teams are mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, and inspire innovation. Applications for the laptops must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. on December 31, 2016. Recipients will need to pick up their computers and or pay a $30 fee for shipping.
This program is open to all full-time educators in elementary, middle, or high schools in Florida. One winner from each level will be selected to receive an award. Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian, or student. Nominations may be submitted online or mailed to the funding agency, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 20, 2017. Awards will be announced after February 2, 2017.
Georgia Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) is accepting abstracts from volunteers and high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for its Water Science Poster Session. The session will provide a platform for students and volunteers to share water science research projects, receive recognition through the water quality monitoring community, and interact with peers and professionals in the field. Applicants with selected entries will present their poster at the AAS’s meeting on March 24-25, 2017, in Buford, Georgia. All abstracts must be submitted online by January 15, 2017. Presenters will receive free registration for the conference, and a limited number of stipends to support travel and lodging for students and volunteers are available.
The Pennsylvania Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence program provides recognition to environmental stewards who improve Pennsylvania and contribute benefits to the entire Commonwealth. The award is open to individuals, nonprofit organizations, businesses, farms, government agencies, and educational institutions. Applications must be emailed to the program staff by 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2017. Awards will be provided for projects completed between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016.
The VMSC’s Programs that Work program will reward exemplary mathematics, science, and integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning. Eligible applicants are public and private elementary and secondary schools, public school divisions, institutions of higher education, state agencies, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by January 18, 2017.