“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.
The NADTC will host a webinar to present information on three technology programs that will be offered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Mobility Service for All Americans (MSAA), Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI), and Mobility on Demand (MOD). The webinar will describe these programs and the projects that are being supported under each, and will provide additional information on why transit agencies, health and human agencies, and other entities should be aware of the work being done by projects funded by these programs. The webinar will be held on December 13, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Interested parties must register online to attend.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is hosting a webinar during which agency staff will provide information on the funding agency’s programs, including the Clinical Scholars, Culture of Health Leaders, Health Policy Research Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs. Participants will learn how they can become successful applicants, as well as what they’ll need to hit the ground running when requests for applications are received on January 4, 2017. The webinar will be held on December 8, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Interested parties must register online to attend. Additional information regarding the funding agency and its programs can be found here.
The Lead2Feed Challenge is a contest that allows student teams to compete against each other once they have finished the program’s ten-lesson or six-lesson tracks. After the lessons, students may partner with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to compete for over $275,000 in charity grants and $170,000 in technology products for schools and youth clubs. Each team may win up to $20,000 for its charity and $10,000 in technology products. Challenge submissions are accepted at any time. An early entry drawing will take place on December 9, 2016, and the current competition will close on April 9, 2017.
ALA is accepting nominations for the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award program, which is given to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting-edge technology within the field of library and information technology. The award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend. The award may be provided to recognize a single seminal work or a body of work created during or continuing into the five years immediately preceding the award year. Nominations must be submitted online by January 5, 2017.
AWS currently has two programs that may enable customers to move their research or teaching endeavors to the cloud and innovate quickly at a lower cost. Awards are currently available in two programs. The AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program supports researchers who seek to build cloud-hosted, publically available science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their future research; perform proof-of-concept or benchmarks tests evaluating the efficacy of the research; and train a broader community on the usage of the cloud for research workloads via workshops or tutorials. The AWS Educate Program is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and help power entrepreneurs, the workforce, and the researchers of tomorrow. Applications for both programs must be submitted online.
DonorsChoose.org gives teachers the opportunity to post a project on their website, get funded, and then receive the goods required for the project, which are shipped straight to the school. The funding agency allows teachers to connect to a community of donors that are eager to fund classroom projects. The site is completely free to use for teachers.
The Ironman Foundation seeks to enhance the well-being of people in communities where Ironman Triathlons are held. The funding agency provides opportunities for Ironman athletes to showcase charitable support to a variety of local nonprofit organizations that recognize citizens in need and provide support to local communities. Interested nonprofit organizations are asked to contact the appropriate volunteer director within their region.
The DOT, in its attempts to foster the safe deployment of advanced automated vehicle technologies, is requesting proposals to form an initial network of multiple proving grounds focused on the advancement of automated vehicle technologies. These entities will be designated as a Community of Practice that will develop and share best practices around the safe testing, demonstration, and deployment of automated vehicle technology. Eligible entities include test tracks or testing facilities, race tracks, cities/urban cores, highway corridors, and corporate or academic campuses. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 19, 2016.
The APPA’s DEED program offers four types of programs for students: educational scholarships, student internships, student research grants, and technical design projects. Eligibility for all programs is limited to full-time students attending accredited colleges, universities, or vocational institutions within the United States who will not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline. Awards for the available programs range from $2,000 scholarships to $5,000 grants. Applications for all programs must be submitted online by February 15, 2017, or October 15, 2017. For technical design projects, applications will only be accepted for the October 15, 2017, deadline.
The New Jersey State Library is offering public libraries in the state the opportunity to transform an area within the interior space of their buildings. Award recipients will receive access to previously funded projects, as well as consultants that will provide advice and expertise as libraries transform their internal space. Applications must be submitted electronically or by mail by February 1, 2017, and award recipients will be announced on February 15, 2017.
The Washington State Library is accepting entries for its Teen Video Challenge program, which will reward teens who create videos based on the 2017 slogan, “Build a Better World.” Winning teens will receive awards of $100 for themselves and $50 for their libraries. One winning video will be entered into the national Teen Video Challenge. The program is open to all teens or groups of teens ages 13-18 in the state of Washington. Videos must be uploaded online, and entry forms must be emailed or mailed to the funding agency. Entries must be submitted by February 15, 2017.
This program is open to New Jersey academic, public, school, and special libraries, and will reward public relations and marketing efforts in the areas of information literature, public relations campaigns, and creative uses of publicity. All material must have been produced in 2016. Entries must be submitted online by February 6, 2017.
The Indiana After-School Network’s 2017 Summit on Out-Of-School Learning will be held on April 10-11, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The summit will feature keynote speakers, networking events, exhibitors, and more than 50 innovative, engaging workshops on after-school and summer learning. The participation fee is $75 for early bid registrations and $95 for registrations after January 15, 2017. After-school programs may also be nominated for the 2017 Champions Showcase and receive up to $2,500 in awards. Registration and nomination forms must be completed online.