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January 13, 2010

Elementary education faculty announce fall 2010 fellowship applications for graduate students

Kathleen CramerKathleen Cramer, associate professor of mathematics education and elementary education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, announced the availability of three elementary education fellowships for graduate students with elementary education experience or interest. Applications are due by March 12, 2010 for fall awards.

Interested students will find award details of eligibility criteria, deadlines, and application procedures in the following documents.

Joanne Buggey Endowed Fellowship in Elementary Education ($3,000 award)
Mithun Graduate Fellowship ($5,000 award)
Priscilla Hawn Endowed Fellowship Fund ($3000 award)

July 17, 2008

Deadline extended for Walter Urban Teacher Preparation Scholarship

Students entering an M.Ed./initial licensure program in CEHD are encouraged to apply for the Judy D. Walter scholarship. This $15,000 scholarship is intended for initial licensure students planning a teaching career in urban settings, with a preference for applicants who graduate from Minneapolis public schools.

The new application deadline is July 28. If you have questions, contact Mary Ellen Shaw, coordinator of student progress and scholarships, at 612-625-4576 or shawx001@umn.edu.

June 26, 2008

International visitors grant opportunity

CEHD is currently working with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) on a funded proposal to host 16 international scholars during the spring semester of 2009. These scholars will take several custom seminars developed by CEHD faculty and staff and audit existing courses.

An opportunity exists for CEHD faculty and staff interested in making international connections for advising scholars (i.e., meeting once a week with the scholars to ensure their experience is positive). The program is mostly pre-planned, so advisement sessions will likely consist of helping scholars to pick audit courses and weekly check-ins. The total time requirement would be 19 hours (one hour per week for 19 weeks).

Advisers would receive a stipend of $600 to $750 (depending on availability of funds) for their efforts. If you have advisory experience and are interested in advising (no more than two scholars will be assigned to any adviser), please send a brief (two pages maximum) CV to Chris Johnstone (john4810@umn.edu) before July 1.

May 12, 2008

International research small grants program

David Johnson, Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Development, and Christopher Johnstone, Director of International Initiatives and Relations for the College of Education and Human Development, are pleased to announce a series of small grants to promote international initiatives in the College. Three grants totaling $1,250 each will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for international research activities. Grant money may be, but does not need to be used for international travel relevant to priorities. Faculty and staff interested in travel grants outside of these priorities (such as for international conferences) should consult the Office of International Programs Web site for other opportunities. Details on application procedures and priorities for CEHD grants are found below.

All application materials should be submitted in hard copy to the reception desk in 104 Burton Hall no later than Friday, May 30.

Priority 1: International Research
Grant Priority 1 will provide $1,250 to faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with University aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections� luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 1 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

  • Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information

  • Research questions and methodology

  • Plans for dissemination of new knowledge

  • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated

  • Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative

  • A summary budget

Priority 2: New Researchers
Grant Priority 2 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from junior faculty and staff. Assistant professors, lecturers, and research associates with five or less years of university experience are encouraged to apply for this grant. Priority 2 grants will provide $1,250 to junior faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with University aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections� luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 2 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

  • Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information

  • Research questions and methodology

  • Plans for dissemination of new knowledge

  • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated

  • Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative

  • ,li>A summary budget

    Priority 3: Student Initiated International Research
    Grant Priority 3 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from graduate and undergraduate students. Priority 3 grants will provide $1,250 each to one graduate or one undergraduate student to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with University aims to become a world-class research university. Recipients of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections� luncheon.

    Proposals for Priority 3 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

    • Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information

    • Research questions and methodology

    • Plans for dissemination of new knowledge

    • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated

    • Evidence of support from faculty adviser(s)

    • A summary budget

March 19, 2008

Call for applications: Elderhostel research grant

Elderhostel, a not-for-profit organization providing educational opportunities through travel for older adults again offers the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant, a scholarship founded to support future leaders in the field of lifelong learning. The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant is a $5,000 award presented annually to a student researching later-life learning in any of various disciplines, including but not limited to, psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging, and social work. The grant can be used in any way that furthers the student’s doctoral research, including presentation and publication costs of your completed dissertation. The application deadline is March 31. The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant recipient will be determined by a selection committee consisting of professors, practitioners, and other leaders in the field of lifelong learning. The winning recipient will be announced in June 2008. For further information, including requirements and the online application, please visit: www.elderhostel.org/grants.

March 12, 2008

CEHD instructors: Submit ATS proposals by April 11

The College's Academic Technology Services (ATS) department invites instructors in CEHD to submit proposals for teaching/learning multimedia and Web development projects. Successful project proposals will receive technical and instructional design and project management services from the ATS staff for project development during 2008-09.

Although ATS can only develop a limited number of academic technology projects, they would like to develop as many as possible during the 2008-2009 academic year. To plan adequately for resources and staffing, they are collecting project requests now. Only projects proposed before the April 11 deadline will be considered for development during the 2008-2009 academic year.

View proposal details, project ideas, and the online proposal form.

View a list of academic technologies already available to CEHD instructors.

Contact your department's Instructional Technology Fellow.

February 29, 2008

Call for nominations: CEHD Distinguished International Alumni Award

The CEHD Distinguished International Alumni Award recognizes outstanding achievements by College alumni, related to educational progress in their countries or regions. Nominees must have earned an M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., or Ph.D. degree from a current CEHD unit.

The College is seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves in any field of education or human development to which they have made significant contributions recognized by others.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients receive a stipend to come to Minnesota in November, 2008. At this time, a commemorative plaque will be presented to them at a public ceremony held during International Education Week. Nominations are due April 15, 2008 and can be delivered to Terry Anderson at the Dean's Office reception desk in 104 Burton Hall.

Download the nomination form.

February 22, 2008

Call for applicaitons: JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Scholarship

This Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) short-term student exchange scholarship is offered annually to a student in the College t under the formal exchange agreement that exists between the Faculty of Education at Hiroshima University, Japan, and CEHD. One student applicant will be selected from those applying to receive a scholarship to study and/or do research at the Faculty of Education for up to 12 months.

Japanese language proficiency is not required to receive this scholarship, although it would obviously be a major asset. Most past scholarship recipients have used this period to collect data for their M.A. or Ph.D. research paper and/or as an opportunity to learn basic Japanese and develop an understanding of contemporary Japan. To a person, every recipient has termed this a “transformative life changing experience�.

The conditions of the scholarship are listed below. We encourage applicants from across the College community. The deadline is Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The successful applicant will be notified by Friday, March 7. All application materials, including a certificate of health must be received by Hiroshima University in Japan by 24 March 2008.

Conditions:

The conditions of this scholarship include:

1. Applicants must be a registered student in a graduate degree program (masters or doctoral) to be eligible for this scholarship.

2. Provision of Japanese Yen 150,000 for your roundtrip economy airfare between MSP and Hiroshima, Japan (assuming you stay for the entire period; early returns will be pro-rated). (see Business Section of any newspaper for current conversion rates into US $)

3. Japanese Yen 80,000 living stipend per month.

4. Preferred (but not guaranteed) status for gaining a room in the International Student Residence at Hiroshima University. (this cuts living costs greatly)

5. Possibility of participation in Japanese language courses for international students coming to study for degree programs in Japan.

6. Assignment to a faculty mentor (professor) in your area of research interest.

We can furnish you with the name of the last UM/CEHD JASSO Scholarship awardee if you would like to get more direct information about how the program operates on the ground.

To obtain a copy of the description of the program and the application materials, please contact Ms. Yuki Watabe, 430 Wulling Hall or e-mail her at wata0028@umn.edu.

For more detailed information or to answer specific questions, contact Professor Gerald W. Fry at gwf@umn.edu or (612) 624-3377.

Again, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience another culture and nation in an educational setting where you will live with and meet fellow students from all over the world. We welcome your questions and your application.

NOTE: Japanese nationals are specifically NOT ELIGIBLE for this scholarship. It is intended for non-Japanese only (including international students studying in the CEHD/UMN.

February 6, 2008

Student groups: Apply for Tony Diggs Excellence Awards

Gold-Maroon-Outline-M.jpgThe University's Office of Student Unions and Activities is accepting applications for the Tony Diggs Excellence Awards. This award is in honor of Tony Diggs, former Director of the Student Activities Office. The awards are intended to recognize student group achievements during the calendar year 2007.

Award details are as follows:

  • The awards are open to all Campus Life Programs and Registered Student Organizations, which includes organizations who serve undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

  • Nominations will be accepted from members and non-members of groups.

  • Groups may be nominated for more than one award.

  • Nominations are due Wednesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Unless otherwise noted, only those activities and events during calendar year 2007 will be considered.

  • For each award nomination, please keep responses to 250 words per question.

  • The judging committee reserves the right to grant more than one award in each category.

  • The judging committee will consist of University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students. Please note, Student Activities full-time staff will not serve on the judging committee. As such, applications should be written as to be understood by individuals with no prior knowledge of your organization.

  • Awards are determined solely on the information provided in the application.

  • Applications should be concise, but should thoroughly address the questions asked, as judges may not be familiar with your student group's activities.

  • Award winners will be revealed at the ceremony taking place in the Great Hall on Tuesday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Award winners will not be notified ahead of time if they have won.

For more information on the award visit the Office of Student Unions and Activities Web site.

January 30, 2008

Call for applications: Intercultural Leadership Retreat

Gold-Maroon-Outline-M.jpgStudents are wanted for the Intercultural Leadership Retreat, sponsored by the University's International Student and Scholar Services office. This event is open to international and U.S. students who want to learn how to become more effective in international environments. Retreat dates are February 22, 5 to 9 p.m., and February 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited; apply online before February 5 at ISSS. If you have questions, e-mail Thorunn Bjarnadottir at thorunnb@umn.edu.

January 25, 2008

Call for proposals: CEHD international grants

Heidi Barajas, associate dean for outreach and community development, and Christopher Johnstone, director of international initiatives and relations for the College, are pleased to announce a series of small grants to promote international initiatives in the College. Four grants totaling $1,250 each will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for international initiatives. Grant money may be, but does not need to be, used for international travel relevant to priorities. Faculty and staff interested in travel grants outside of these priorities (such as for international conferences) should consult the Office of International Programs Web site (www.international.umn.edu/funding) for other opportunities.

UPDATE: Download details about the grant program here: International Initiatives Small Grant Program [DOC]; Small Grants Cover Sheet [DOC]

Grant Priority 1: Visiting Scholars
Grant Priority 1 will provide $1,250 to faculty, staff, or students to develop or sustain a program that will promote a Collegewide vision on visiting scholars. The College benefits greatly from its international visitors, both through their work on campus and by promoting our reputation as a world class university abroad. The Priority 1 grantee will work closely with the Director of International Initiatives on developing sustainable programming that will enrich our College’s relations with visiting scholars.

Proposals for Priority 1 grants are a 1,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

  • A thoughtful approach to improving relations with visiting scholars

  • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after the grant period is completed

  • Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative

  • A summary budget

Grant priority 2: Cross-Institutional Collaboration

Grant Priority 2 will provide $1,250 to faculty, staff, or students to develop or sustain a program that will promote collaboration with an institution (or institutions) of learning abroad. The College of Education and Human Development is both a resource for and recipient of knowledge with its international partners. The Priority 2 grantee will work closely with the Director of International Initiatives in developing sustainable programming that will enrich our College’s relations with institutions abroad.

Proposals for Priority 2 grants should be a 1,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

  • A thoughtful approach to improving relations with international institutions of learning

  • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after the grant period is completed

  • Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative

  • A summary budget

Grant priority 3: International Experiences for U.S. Students

Grant Priority 3 will provide $1,250 to faculty, staff, or students to develop or sustain a program that will promote international study for College of Education and Human Development students. College students benefit greatly from international experiences and can use these experiences to broaden their worldview, increase their knowledge in their majors, and become better communicators.

Proposals for Priority 3 grants should be a 1,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

  • A thoughtful approach to promoting international experiences for undergraduate and graduate students

  • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after the grant period is completed

  • Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative

  • A summary budget

Grant priority 4: Distance Education

Grant Priority 4 will provide $1,250 to faculty, staff, or students to develop or sustain a program that will promote a Collegewide approach to providing distance education to international students. International demand for University of Minnesota coursework is high, but travel costs are prohibitive for many international students. Grantees will develop a model for providing distance education (such as online courses, short courses at international institutions, video conference courses, etc.) that can be replicated across College units.

Proposals for Priority 4 grants should be a 1,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

  • A thoughtful approach to promoting distance education for undergraduate or graduate students

  • Evidence that the program can sustain itself after the grant period is completed

  • Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative

  • A summary budget

All applications are due Friday, February 8 and should be delivered in hard copy to Beth Gusenius in 104 Burton Hall.

Call for nominations/applications: 2008 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards

University President Robert Bruinicks recently announced a call for nominations and applications for the 2008 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards. Each year, these awards honor the accomplishments of outstanding students and their invaluable contributions of leadership and service to the University's Twin Cities campus and the community. All staff, faculty, administrators, and students are encouraged to nominate current University students for this prestigious award, given out annually to one-half of one percent of all University students.

Undergraduate recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship given to two recipients) and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (a $500 scholarship given to eight recipients). Graduate and professional student recipients of the President's Student Leadership and Service Award may also be considered for the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership (a $1,000 scholarship given to one graduate student and one professional student).

These awards will be given out at the annual President's Awards banquet, scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2008. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 8.

For more information and online nomination forms, please visit the Student Activities Office Web site or call the Student Activities Office at 612-626-6919.

January 18, 2008

Call for nominations: CEHD alumni awards

Each year the CEHD Alumni Society honors alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers. Nominations are now being accepted for the Mork Outstanding Educator, Gardner Outstanding PreK-12 Educator, Wilson (non-school based), and the newly-established Emerging Leader awards. Nominations are due January 31. A special recognition celebration will be held on April 18 at the McNamara Alumni Center, where alumni award winners will be honored.

See award descriptions and nomination instructions.

December 7, 2007

International research/partnership grants available

The University of Minnesota's Office of International Programs just released a series of grants for faculty, staff, departments, and students. Grant categories include:

  • Interdisciplinary International Institutional Partnership Grants (up to $25,000)
  • Interdisciplinary International Research Circle Grants (from $20,000 to $25,000)
  • OIP Graduate Fellowships for International Research ($15,000)
  • OIP International Pre-Dissertation and Small Grants Competition (up to $5,000)

For more information visit http://www.international.umn.edu/funding/strategic/.

November 8, 2007

Apply for a Public Engagement Seed Grant

The Public Engagement Seed Grants recognize and aid in funding projects established by members of the University community that will engage and serve the greater community. These projects contribute to the community in numerous ways: research that responds to public needs and concerns, developing motivation and capacity for citizenship and leadership in students, and partnerships with community groups or organizations. The efforts and contributions of these innovative projects will impact the community and provide sustainable and long-lasting change.

Eligibility: All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students, except those who have received grants in the past two years, are eligible to apply for a grant. Students must have a faculty/staff sponsor.

Due date: Applications are due Friday, December 7, 2007. Send an electronic copy to Michelle Kuhl, witt0160@umn.edu.

Award amount: Grants will range up to $5,000. Size of awards may be lower than the amounts requested.

Timeline: Grants will be awarded in December 2007. Projects may be proposed for spring semester 2008, summer 2008, or fall semester 2008.

Download the application (PDF)

August 3, 2007

Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation grants

The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation supports programs/partnerships that promote educational opportunities for diverse populations in the U.S. Proposals must target K-12 and college students; expose students to career opportunities; help students develop skills in new technologies; leverage teacher/administrator, parental, and community involvement; include hands-on program activities; lead to comprehensive, systemic change on a regional and/or national basis; involve collaborative partnerships; demonstrate capacity to gain continuing support; result in dissemination and replication of lessons learned; have broad and positive impact on diverse populations including women, minorities, and at-risk students; and have an evaluation component with measurable results. Application deadline: October 1, 2007.

Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News.

Grants for Global Youth Service Day lead agencies

Youth Service America is looking for lead agencies for National and Global Youth Service Day, April 25-27, 2008. Lead Agencies are organizations across the U.S. that increase the scope, visibility, and sustainability of National and Global Youth Service Day by leading city, regional, or statewide service projects. Past Lead Agencies have garnered national media attention, developed new partnerships, and engaged elected and public officials in their service and service-learning projects. Lead Agencies receive $2,000 planning grants sponsored by State Farm Companies Foundation, as well as direct assistance and support from Youth Service America. Application deadline: September 17, 2007.

Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News.

ELA Foundation grants for disability arts and advocacy

The ELA Foundation provides grants of $1,000-$5,000 to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations led by or that support adults with disabilities age 22 or older. Specifically, it supports established programs in the arts (programs that support professional artists with disabilities or encourage a professional environment while enhancing creativity among people with disabilities who are not professional artists) and in advocacy (programs that promote legislative change or provide education to enhance knowledge and action to create laws and policies that promote better lives for people with disabilities). Grantees must demonstrate support from other foundations, corporations, and individuals. Application deadline: September 15, 2007.

Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News.

July 10, 2007

Funds for women/girls pursuing justice

The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization which funds projects that are led by and benefit women and girls.

It offers grants up to $2,000 to projects that are: designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; and encourage racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.

Groups that have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding are also eligible. Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals not previously funded have priority.

Deadline: August 15

Grants for at-risk youth assistance

The Janus Foundation funds programs focusing on helping at-risk youth through education aiding underserved communities to reach greater levels of self-sufficiency.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations. Any funding requests above $10,000 may be subject to a site visit. Grants will be made to organizations and programs considered innovative and visionary, and that have a long lasting impact, ultimately leading their constituents to self-sufficiency.

Please note: All applications are first screened for basic eligibility by foundation staff and then reviewed by the foundation's grant-selection committee.

Deadline: August 31

For more information call 303-333-3863 or email janusfoundation@janus.com.

July 6, 2007

New Schools for New Orleans grants

In 2005, New Orleans was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, New Orleans is the epicenter of urban education reform. New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is calling on America’s most talented educational entrepreneurs. They are looking for great teachers and potential school leaders to revitalize this city one school at a time.

Post-Katrina New Orleans has the densest population of education reformers in the nation: no other city is so primed to demonstrate that all children can succeed at high levels. New Schools for New Orleans, Teach For America, New Leaders for New Schools, The New Teacher Project, and KIPP are all already on the ground. But there is still an urgent need for additional schools and teachers. 5200 children are expected to return to New Orleans within the next year, and the city does not yet have the capacity to serve them.

The NSNO Incubation Grant offers $10,000 a month to a founding school leader, as well as significant network and technical assistance, training, and exposure to great school models. Download an information sheet on the NSNO Incubation Grant for more information if you are interested in applying, know someone that would be a great leader, or could help in any way in the search for strong leaders to start quality schools and rebuild New Orleans.

June 25, 2007

Multicultural teaching and learning fellowships

For the 2007-8 academic year, the University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will fund up to seven Multicultural Teaching and Learning fellowships for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities instructors (tenured and tenure-track faculty, professional & administrative educational staff, and full-time lecturers). The proposals should address aspects of multicultural teaching and learning in University courses, programs, or departments. All teachers associated with selected proposals will be recognized as CTL Multicultural Teaching and Learning Fellows. Application deadline: July 16. Download the application and a list of grants awarded.

June 16, 2007

Tool Factory podcasting grants

K-12 general and special education teachers are encouraged to apply for a Tool Factory podcasting grant. Winners will receive a free site license for Tool Factory podcasting software plus all the digital media accessories they need to start a podcasting program in their school. To apply, simply develop a lesson plan demonstrating how you would use podcasting in your curriculum. Grant applications will be judged on effective integration of podcasting into the curriculum, effective use of all the resources provided by the grant, high degree of student involvement, and creativity and fun. Application deadlines: June 30, 2007; December 30, 2007; and April 30, 2008. (Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News)

Applications for youth centers

The Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting applications for grants to plan and implement youth information, training, and resource centers, as described in P.L. 106-402: “(i) projects that provide technical assistance for the development of information and referral systems; (vi) projects that provide aid to transition youth with developmental disabilities from school to adult life, especially in finding employment and postsecondary education opportunities and in upgrading and changing any assistive technology devices that may be needed as a youth matures.� Letter of intent deadline: June 22, 2007. Application deadline: July 23, 2007. (Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News)

Applications for career and tech ed evaluation, etc.

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education is soliciting applications for a national research center to carry out scientifically-based research and evaluation, and to conduct dissemination and training activities consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. The center will also provide technical assistance to states for the purpose of developing, improving, and identifying the most successful methods and techniques for providing career and technical education programs assisted under the Act. Application deadline: August 10, 2007. (Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News)

FY 2006-2007 discretionary grant application packages

This site, from the Department of Education, provides information on grant competitions that are currently open. (Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News)

Forecast of funding opps under the Dept of Education

This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the U.S. Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards for fiscal year 2006 and provides actual or estimated deadlines for the transmittal of applications under these programs. The lists are in the form of charts organized according to the Department’s principal program offices and include programs and competitions previously announced as well as those to be announced at a later date. (Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News)

Compassion capital fund communities grants

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, is soliciting applications for new grants pursuant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Compassion Capital Fund. ACF will award funds to build the organizational capacity of experienced organizations, their collaborating faith-based and/or community partners, and the resulting community collaborations to better meet the needs of America’s disadvantaged youth. The applicant will assist its collaborating faith-based and/or community partners through training, technical assistance, and financial assistance. Application deadline: July 10, 2007. (Excerpted from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition E-News)