“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.
Generations United and Metlife are accepting applications for the Best Intergenerational Communities program, which will recognize up to five communities for their specific intergenerational living successes. Intergenerational living means that individuals of all ages are an integral and valued part of communities. All communities may apply, and applications must be received online by January 15, 2016.
The Justice Center of the Council of State Governments is accepting applications for its Behavioral Health and Justice Leadership Academy initiative, which aims to promote the development of local leaders to address behavioral health and criminal justice issues in their communities. Twenty-five individuals will be selected to participate in the initiative, which will feature a two-day meeting in May 2016. Applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2016.
The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) is accepting applications for its National Humane Teacher of the Year award, which recognizes a preK-12 teacher who has consistently incorporated humane education into his or her curriculum and/or motivated students to get involved in community service for animals. Nominations for teachers must be submitted online by February 15, 2016.
The Costume Society of America (CSA) will provide grants of $1,500 to assist the costume and textile collections of colleges and universities that receive little to no financial support from their institutions. Awards may also be provided to small museums that have a very limited budget and staff. Funding may be used to support the care, conservation, and/or instructional mission of a collection of historic, period, or otherwise informative costumes and textiles that are intended for preservation and are used for study. Applications must be emailed or mailed to the funding agency, and must be received by February 1, 2016.
The American Library Association’s American Association of School Librarians (AASL) division is accepting applications for awards of $2,500 for planning and implementation of unique or innovative programs for children that motivate and encourage reading, especially with struggling readers. Applicants must be personal members of the AASL, and must apply online by February 1, 2016.
Volvo will award one prize of $215,000, a hand-crafted diploma, and a glass sculpture to support outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries that, in broad terms, fall within the environmental field. Awards will be provided at an award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, in November 2016. Additional information can be found on the program website.
Karma for Cara (K4C) is accepting applications on an ongoing basis for awards from $250 to $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Service projects may include turning vacant lots into community gardens, rebuilding school playgrounds, or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter. To date, 40 grants totaling $27,286 have been awarded. Applications must be submitted online.
The SCMTA intends to assist music teachers in South Carolina whose professional lives have been severely disrupted by natural disaster, such as the October 2015 floods in South Carolina. Awards are intended to assist with repair or replacement of damaged instruments, and to replace destroyed teaching materials or literature. There are no specified due dates for applications, which must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency.
The Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the excellence of outstanding post-doctoral scientists from institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut working in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. Three winners will receive $30,000 each, and six finalists will receive $10,000 each. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have been born in or prior to 1974. Nominations must be submitted online by February 2, 2016.