“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 ASM Materials Education Foundation will award 20 grants of $500 each to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into the classroom. The program, under the theme, “Living in a Material World,” will recognize teacher creativity. Ultimately, the purpose of these awards is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role that material scientists play in society. Applications must be submitted online by May 25, 2017.
The Campus Consortium offers several higher education grant programs that will allow institutions with smaller IT budgets to have a chance to implement new technology services and reap the benefits. Educational institutions may apply for Enterprise Portal awards, Mobile Apps awards, Web Content Management Systems (WCMS) awards, Single Sign-On awards, IT Audit awards, and IT Help Desk awards. Some of the grant programs are also divided into smaller, more specific programs. All applications must be submitted online by June 28, 2017.
Mylan Specialty is committed to supporting educational initiatives that facilitate health care provider education, advance the quality of patient care, and align with the funding agency’s therapeutic and clinical interests. Organizations may apply for Continuing Medical Education (CME) or non-CME awards, Epipen auto-injector production donations awards, and monetary donations. The online application portal will open on July 2, 2017, and applications must be submitted by September 29, 2017.
The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents Program allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities. Becoming a KidCents charity is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to increase funding, and, ultimately, expand support for kids. Applications are accepted year-round and must be submitted online.
The AAPT currently has several grant and scholarship opportunities available for physics educators and aspiring physics teachers. Programs include the Venture Fund Program, open to members of the funding agency; the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers, which will provide stipends to future physics teachers; the Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teachers; and other programs. Applications have various due dates as well as different eligibility requirements and award levels.
The CWSRF is holding several workshops to allow participants an opportunity to brainstorm and discuss with the funding agency’s staff the future direction of the CWSRF to help foster the success of the funding agency’s many programs. Topics of discussion will include application prioritization criteria for CWSRF grant programs, process changes to increase the predictability of financing, the program’s financial capacity, and the resource needs associated with potential policy choices. Workshops will be held in Irvine on June 28, 2017; Oakland on July 13, 2017; and Tulare on July 20, 2017. Applicants are asked to register online for the workshop they intend to attend.
The Meemic Foundation is making $200,000 available to fund back-to-school needs for more than 1,000 classrooms and schools. Classrooms from across the United States may apply, but only schools located in Michigan, Wisconsin, or Illinois may apply. Classrooms may receive $100 to use exclusively to purchase Home Depot supplies, and schools may receive up to $1,000 that must also be used exclusively to purchase Home Depot supplies. Applications must be submitted online by May 31, 2017, and winners will be announced by July 7, 2017. All award funding must be used by October 31, 2017.
This program is open to New Jersey high schools, colleges, and universities. The program will allow students to be placed as interns with employers, with internships available in the state’s key industries of advanced manufacturing; construction and utilities; financial services; health care; life sciences; retail, hospitality, and tourism; technology; or transportation, logistics, and distribution. This program will reimburse employers 50 percent of wages paid to new interns, up to $1,500 per student. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency after May 1, 2017. Employers seeking to hire interns should contact the funding agency, and students should contact their school’s guidance office or career placement center if interested in the program.
The Energenius OST Program is an environmental stewardship curriculum designed to engage youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured and paid for, how to save energy, and how to practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions. This program will engage youth in cultivating an environmentalist identity and will explore new strategies to engage families in youths’ learning. Agencies may request on-site training from the funding agency to their staff. The funding agency will provide funding at the $500, $1,000, and $1,500 levels in order to host family engagement events, share resources with other families, share flyers, and commit to other activities that will support family and out-of-school time engagement.
The Davis Fund will provide awards to support educational activities and other projects of an educational or outreach nature that will further the knowledge and use of herbs. Eligible applicants are North Carolina universities, colleges, community colleges, or secondary/elementary schools. Applicants must have a promising project or activity related to herbs, and priority will be given to projects and applicants located within the state of North Carolina. Prospective applicants should contact the funding agency for additional information.