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Special Opps: Funding and More for December 22 2016

by eCivis Research Team on December 22, 2016
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Periscope in Article About Grant Opportunities“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.



Fleets for the Future (F4F): Clean Sustainable Fleets

F4F is a national partnership of regional councils, clean cities coalitions, and industry experts that intend to advance fuel-efficient vehicle technologies to decrease petroleum consumption through targeted outreach, education, and best practices deployment. Public and private fleets participating in F4F will have the opportunity to reduce their petroleum consumption, have a positive impact on the environment, and save money.


Vans: Custom Culture

Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets. The program is a national high school customization competition, in which schools create designs for blank Vans shoes and compete. A grand prize winner will receive $50,000 for his or her high school art program. Additionally, a parallel competition will award $5,000 to the student/school with the best design or print that exemplifies technology in design on a supplied 11x14 sheet of paper. Prospective applicants should register online by February 10, 2017 (registration opens on January 3, 2017), and submit their designs by April 10, 2017.


The Mary Byron Project: Roth Award for Underserved Populations

This program focuses on the provision of intimate partner violence-related programs that address the needs of underserved populations. Programs that are part of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies may be submitted for consideration, as long as they serve people who traditionally do not know how to avail themselves of services or who are too ashamed to find them. Nominated programs may receive up to $10,000 in award funds. The nomination form must be mailed to the funding agency by February 28, 2017.


Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF): School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP)

This program will quantify both food waste and related wastes generated in cafeterias at K-12 schools nationally. The aim is to gather information regarding the quantity of waste generated in school cafeterias and obtain an understanding of how this waste is managed both at the school and after it is hauled away. Schools may register online to participate, choose their level of participation, and complete a questionnaire to participate in the program. Participating schools will be selected to receive monetary prizes at the $750 or the $1,500 level.


Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the National Transit Institute: Advanced-Level Environmental Justice Workshop

This two-day direct delivery workshop incorporates case study-based discussions and activities, offering participants new approaches to apply environmental justice (EJ) best practices in their communities. Discussions will focus on examples of best practices from the field. This workshop is geared for practitioners who have five or more years of experience in transportation planning, and who have worked on NEPA documents. Staff from metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, and transit agencies will benefit from the event, which will take place over two days and require up to 20 hours of advance preparation. Prospective participants should use the contact information on the program website to obtain additional information or to register.


St. Baldrick’s Foundation: Information on Grants

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has several grant programs that allow researchers to combat and conquer childhood cancers. Grants may be used to fund independent research, fellowships, specific hypothesis-driven research projects, consortium research projects, and other programs. Programs have different funding parameters and other stipulations. For the upcoming spring 2017 cycle, letters of intent must be submitted by January 31, 2017, and applications by March 31, 2017. All material must be submitted using the funding agency’s online submission portal.


Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS): Seeds of Language Mini-Grants

Seeds of Language Mini-Grants, ranging from $100 to $500, will be provided to assist California Native Americans who are working to revitalize their languages. Funds may be used to purchase recording material, attend language conferences or workshops, conduct research, or conduct other language-related projects. Applications must be mailed or emailed to the funding agency. Applicants must contact the program staff to obtain the application deadline.


New York State Archives: Student Research Awards

The New York State Archives’ Student Research Awards program aims to encourage students to explore the wealth of historical records held in historical record depositories in New York State. Students, working individually or in groups, will develop projects such as research papers, papers reconstructing the past, exhibits, documentaries, performances, presentations, websites, or proposals for the designation of a historical marker, property, or district. Awards will be provided in grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12, and will include a certificate and a cash prize. Applications must be mailed to the funding agency by July 1, 2017.


TechBridge: Technology Innovation Award

The Technology Innovation Award program rewards a deserving Georgia nonprofit organization with an innovative vision for using technology to increase the efficiency of day-to-day operations, improve effectiveness in serving clients and key stakeholders, or grow fundraising, advocacy, or volunteer efforts. The winning organization will receive an award including a $5,000 cash prize and up to $25,000 in TechBridge services. Two finalists will receive $1,000 cash prizes and TechBridge technology assessments. Applications from 501(c)(3) organizations must be submitted online by February 1, 2017.


Nike School Innovation Fund (NSIF)

The Nike School Innovation Fund’s mission is to fuel excellence in education through the power of innovation. School leaders in Oregon will partner with Nike to engage students and support teachers to help all students realize their potential. Ultimately, the aim of the fund is to increase the number of students who graduate on time and prepare all students to succeed in high school and beyond. Schools may apply online to become partners with Nike.


New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Awards

The NJLA provides several grant awards programs to support librarians, libraries, young readers, exceptional journalism, research into library science, and library champions. Awards include the Library of the Year Award, the Public Relations and Marketing Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and many others. Programs have different due dates and application requirements.


North Carolina Biotechnology Center: Collaborative Funding Grant (CFG)

This program supports university-company partnerships that will advance a company’s technology toward the marketplace. Funds will be provided for a postdoctoral fellow or technician in a university lab to conduct research on a project of commercial interest. Applicant teams must apply through universities. Awards of $50,000 per year, for two years, will be provided to winning applicants. Applications must be submitted online by noon on February 8, 2017.


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