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Special Opps: Funding and More for September 22, 2016

by eCivis Research Team on September 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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Policy Fellows Program

The purpose of the Health Policy Fellows program is to provide the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. Exceptional mid-career professionals from academic faculties, government, and nonprofit health care organizations may apply to participate. Individuals participating must have earned an advanced degree in health sciences and associated fields. Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made, and may be used for residential stays and stipends. Applications must be submitted online by November 15, 2016.


DirecTV: Teacher Grants

DirecTV will provide three teachers across the country with a $1,000 grant to spend on classroom technology. Applicants must write an essay detailing how technology will be implemented to enhance teaching methods and address learning challenges. Essays and applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 24, 2017. Winners will be notified on March 10, 2017.


National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Office of Justice Programs: Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances the funding agency’s mission. The GRF-STEM program is open to doctoral students in STEM fields. Applications must be submitted by the academic institution sponsoring the students. A total of $1 million is expected to be available to support 20 fellows per year through this program. Applications must be submitted online through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 21, 2016.


American Library Association (ALA): Public Library Association (PLA) Awards and Grants

The PLA is now accepting applications for its award and grant programs. All applications and nominations must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CT on December 5, 2016. Awards include the Allie Beth Martin Award, which honors a public librarian who has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other material; the Charlie Robinson Award, which honors a public library director who has been an innovator and an agent of change; the Gordon M. Conable Award, which honors a public library staff member, trustee, or library that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom; and others.


Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) Grants

The mission of the LJAF is to address the nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches. The funding agency seeks to support solutions that are scalable nationally and sustainable without permanent philanthropy. Currently, the funding agency is seeking letters of interest, to be submitted by December 15, 2016, for programs including the Open Science Program, the Science and Technology Research and Development Program, the Prescription Drugs Program, the Diversion and Alternative to Arrest Program, etc. Letters of interest must be emailed to the funding agency. In addition, the funding agency is currently seeking proposals for its Improving the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder program. Proposals must be emailed by December 15, 2016.


Safer Brand: Safer School Garden Grant Program

Safer Brand is supporting school gardens that bring classmates closer together and unite everyone in a common goal of better health. Awards of $500 will be provided to schools for their gardens. Applications must be emailed to the funding agency by December 1, 2016. Award notifications will be provided no later than February 1, 2017.


Food and Drug Administration (FD): 2016 Naloxone App Competition

The FDA’s Naloxone App Competition challenges computer programmers, public health advocates, clinical researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from all disciplines to create teams focused on the development of innovative technology strategies to combat the rising epidemic of opioid overdoses. Specifically, teams will submit an app that increases the likelihood of timely naloxone administration by connecting opioid users experiencing an overdose with nearby naloxone carriers. The highest-scoring entrant will receive an award of $40,000.  Applicants may submit projects online at www.challenge.gov/list.


The Meadows Foundation: Charitable Schools Program

The Charitable Schools Program was designed to encourage and support youth volunteerism. Through participation in this program, students develop leadership skills and a sense of personal responsibility for the welfare of others. Middle and high schools throughout Texas may apply for this program. Applications must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the funding agency by October 14, 2016.


Washington State Department of Health: Fall Infrastructure Funding Program Webinar

The Washington State Department of Health will hold a no-cost webinar on September 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. to share information regarding budgetary resources to possible applicants, including resources that support economic development, water quality projects, Complete Streets, brownfield improvements, and many others. Interested parties must register online to participate in the webinar.


Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General: 2016 Partnership Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking

The Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General will hold its 2016 conference on domestic/sexual violence and stalking on September 28-19 at the Marriot Conference Center and Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma. This annual two-day conference will focus on emerging issues and provide training opportunities for law enforcement, court personnel, health practitioners, victim advocates, faith-based workers, students, and other professionals, and will provide continuing education credits. Interested parties must register online to attend.


Michigan Main Street (MMS) Program

The MMS Program allows Michigan communities to participate in a comprehensive revitalization effort, allowing their traditional neighborhood commercial districts to return to economic vitality. To become Main Streets, communities must first apply for the Associate Level program. Once a year is complete at the Associate Level, communities will then have the opportunity to apply for the Select Level. After five years, communities will automatically receive Master Level designation. Applications for Associate Level must be received by November 4, 2016.


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