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Imagine Learning Foundation (ILF), the philanthropic initiative founded by Imagine Learning, a provider of digital curriculum solutions in the United States, invites applications for its 2023 funding cycle.
According to the foundation, schools are better able to develop healthy and supportive learning environments when activities centered on the well-being of learners are extended from classrooms into homes and communities. The Imagine Learning Foundation aims to bridge connections between classroom learning and positive learning environments outside the classroom by promoting and expanding access to these programs at home and in the community.
Deadline: April 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm PT
The American Psychological Association and the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) invite applications for the Global Mental Health Fellowship with the World Health Organization. The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a psychologist to contribute to the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD) for one year. The fellow will focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan. The fellowship carries a stipend of $22,000 over a 12-month fellowship period, and additional funds of up to $8,000 will be provided for travel related to the work plan. It is anticipated that the work to be done under the auspices of the fellowship will be conducted primarily at the fellow's home institution, following a brief orientation period at WHO in Geneva. There will likely also be one or two additional brief periods in Geneva or elsewhere if needed. Upon selection, the fellow will be engaged under a contract that specifies the work plan, timeline, stipend, and expense allowances.
Deadline: April 14, 2023
The mission of the WITH Foundation is to promote the establishment of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. To that end, the foundation awards grants (usually between $30,000 and $50,000) in support of programs that improve the delivery of health care to adults with developmental disabilities and include at least one of the following: improving health practitioner competency through education and/or training programs; addressing the current inadequate reimbursement systems; advancing innovations in formal care coordination; enhancing advocacy regarding the inadequacies of developmentally disabled care to advance systemic change; increasing understanding of supported decision making in healthcare settings; promoting national efforts in digital health that support designers and developers to include the perspectives/experiences of the IDD community within the design process, to create better technology for all; social policy research; and identifying and overcoming barriers to high-quality healthcare access.
Deadline: April 14, 2023, at 5:00 pm PT (Letters of Intent)
Black Ambition is a nonprofit initiative founded by Pharrell Williams that aims to close the opportunity and wealth gap by empowering Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs. Its annual Black Ambition Prize Competition provides capital, mentorship, resources, and connections to founders innovating in consumer products and services, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology, and Web 3.0 industries. Awardees will also receive bi-weekly office hours with leaders in marketing, PR, and brand building with global brands such as Heineken, Snapchat, Netflix, and other participating companies. Eligible ventures will compete for awards between $15,000 to $1 million, and up to 250 semi-finalists will be selected, with one grand prize winner receiving $1 million. Applicants must have demonstrated progress against a business concept illustrated by a minimum viable product and/or existing consumer base. There are two tracks through which applicants can apply: HBCU Prize and Early Stage Startups.
Deadline: May 8, 2023
WorkRise aims to rebuild a more equitable and resilient labor market that expands worker opportunities and economic mobility. To that end, WorkRise has issued an RFP for research projects and pilots that build actionable insights for improving United States labor market practices and policies. It is anticipated that up to $3 million in awards will be made under this RFP.
Projects that build meaningful engagements and partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups—workers, employers, organizers, community organizations and institutions, and public agencies at a local, state, and national level—to inform research designs, test approaches, disseminate findings, and build trust and consensus around findings are strongly encouraged. Collaborations that build the capacities of diverse scholars from less-resourced and traditionally underrepresented institutions will be received with particular interest. WorkRise funds scholars and practitioners on the frontiers of understanding and improving economic mobility in the U.S. labor force, particularly for Black workers and other historically disadvantaged segments.
Deadline: April 7, 20233 at 6:00 PM EST (Letters of Inquiry)
The Lilly Endowment invites applications for the Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana (SYPI), a competitive initiative to help advance Indiana youth's academic, physical, and social development.
Through the initiative, grants between $60,000 and $1 million will be awarded to support and strengthen eligible youth-serving organizations that provide programs and services to youth (ages 5 through 18) in communities throughout Indiana.
Deadline: May 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET
The Brady Education Foundation aims to close the opportunity gaps between children living in under-resourced and/or underrepresented communities and other children. The foundation invites proposals focused on evaluating programs with the potential to help close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income.
The primary goal of the proposal must concern the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children between birth and 18 from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (e.g., minoritized ethnic groups and low-income families). Secondary goals may also focus on one or more of the following: variations in program effects (i.e., test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for specific groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions), mechanisms through which effects occur (i.e., test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective), and cost-benefit analyses of the costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net worth or use associated with the program.
Deadline: April 1 (Stage-One Proposals)
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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is a funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program has two different tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Members of the Residential track also study the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE during their active fellowship year. Members of both tracks participate in rigorous academic coursework, as well as sessions on leadership and skills development, and practical approaches to fostering social change.
Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship
CES is accepting applications from Ph.D. students in social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirement not completed must be the writing and where required, the defense, of the dissertation. The Center for Engaged Scholarship fellowships are open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications, as long as they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program
The FINRA Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship program seeks to expand the pipeline of researchers from racial and ethnic backgrounds whose underrepresentation in the U.S. professoriate has been severe and longstanding. To achieve that goal, the FINRA Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship provides an award of up to $40,000 to advanced doctoral candidates within their last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing to support completion of their dissertation research and writing.
ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship
The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Fellowship
The CHCI Graduate Fellowship seeks to enhance participants’ leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals. The nine month paid fellowship program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master’s degree within three years of the program start date with unparalleled hands-on experience in a Congressional office or committee. Topic areas include Higher Education, Secondary Education, Health, Housing, Law and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Fellows receive a salary, benefits and roundtrip airfare to Washington, DC.
Zuckerman Fellows Program (Harvard University)
The Zuckerman Fellows Program equips people from the fields of medicine, law, and business to provide leadership for the common good by making it possible for them to pursue public service degrees at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health, or Harvard Kennedy School. The Zuckerman Fellowship provides recipients with full tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of $17,000 for one year. In addition to their formal coursework, Zuckerman Fellows participate in a yearlong co-curricular program that includes small-group discussions, professional skill-building workshops, and a field trip. Deadlines vary depending on the school to which you are applying.
Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)
Racial inequities often create barriers to STEM knowledge generation, as well as access to and participation in all aspects of STEM education, research, and the workforce. In ongoing efforts to address these disparities, NSF EHR seeks to support bold, groundbreaking, and potentially transformative projects that contribute to advancing racial equity in STEM education and workforce development through practice and/or fundamental or applied research. EHR’s mission builds from the NSF Strategic Plan, seeking “to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and in all settings (both formal and informal) in order to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of scientists, technicians, engineers, mathematicians and educators and a well-informed citizenry that have access to the ideas and tools of science and engineering. The purpose of these activities is to enhance the quality of life of all citizens and the health, prosperity, welfare and security of the nation.”
GEM Engineering Fellowships
GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure to a number of opportunities in academia.
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The Emergency Medical Fund (EMF) Health Disparities Grant is being provided to promote research that improves health care access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities, including racial and ethnic minority populations; non-English speaking populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations; persons with limited health literacy; socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; and other groups impacted by health disparities.
Proposals are encouraged that propose or lay the groundwork for emergency department-based interventions that produce actionable evidence or generalizable and reproducible findings to improve health outcomes for disparities groups.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Access to Care • Coordination of Care
• Chronic Disease Management
• Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
• Access to Community Resources
• EMS Services
• Differences in Pain Care
• Violence Prevention Strategies
• Social Determinates of Health
• Health Policy
• Impact of COVID-19
Deadline is February 4, 2022
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE) is awarding fellowships to USA local leaders to create new economic empowerment programs in cooperation with local government agencies. Successful applicants will receive programmatic funding, technical assistance, and training. The purpose of the program is to train individuals to serve as the local government's financial empowerment consultant.
Through the FE Cities initiative, the CFE Fund will support cohorts of local leaders, trained in a new two-year FE Fellowship training program. Each FE Fellow will work with the CFE Fund to launch and lead a newly established local Office of Financial Empowerment, managing existing and launching new financial empowerment programs and initiatives. FE Fellows will also serve as the local government’s internal financial empowerment consultant; bring a financial stability lens to a range of related issues; and leverage their leadership role to ensure financial empowerment is central to local anti-poverty efforts. FE Fellows also will be well-positioned to bring financial empowerment services and expertise into local racial equity efforts.
Up to five local governments (city or county) will receive $170,000 in grant funding, plus extensive training and technical assistance over two years, to create an Office of Financial Empowerment that institutionalizes local financial empowerment efforts.
Deadline is February 11, 2022
You do not need a GrantHub account to apply.
Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW) is awarding grants of $10,000 to USA graduate students for research projects addressing disabilities, rehabilitation, and employment. Individuals from minority and historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
The objective of the ARDRAW Small Grant Program is to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability by providing research stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students. ARDRAW focuses on research relevant to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) work incentives and employment support - specifically rehabilitation, work and the disability program. This program is administered by Policy Research, Inc., (PRI) in Albany, New York.
SSA has provided guidance on issues that might be fruitful areas for research. Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:
- Working conditions and characteristics of SSA beneficiaries who return to work
- SSA’s work incentive programs
- Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries and other individuals with impairments
- Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
- Other factors affecting return to work efforts for SSA beneficiaries and individuals with impairments
Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022
Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America is offering fellowships of $10,000 to USA writers, artists, and media makers for projects on issues related to ethnicity and race. In addition to the fellowship stipend, fellows may request up to $1,500 to fund research or projects. Funding is intended for projects that focus on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States and the Americas or in related transnational contexts and are open to innovative and experiential mediums and ways of engaging with those topics. This program is a virtual spring semester fellowship. The terms of the program may be subject to change.
Fellows will have access to Brown University resources and are invited to contribute to the academic community. There will be opportunities to present work-in-progress in a campus-wide public lecture or performance.
Deadline is Monday, February 28, 2022
The Doris Day Animal Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit animals and their caregivers. Applicants must submit a letter of introduction prior to applying. Funding is intended to support senior animals, pet food pantries, veterinary costs, adoption services, medical expenses, and rescue services for senior animals, special needs programs, senior care programs, and spay/neuter programs.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation funds nonprofit organizations that need assistance in their work of caring for and protecting animals. Through their grants, scores of animal rescue and welfare organizations have received sustaining resources to continue their work, to offer additional services or to expand their reach to the animals who most critically need their help.
Deadline is March 31, 2022
Health and Aging Policy Fellows (HAPF) program is offering 10-15 fellowships to USA and territories professionals in a range of disciplines to participate in a year-long professional development and enrichment program in the fields of aging and healthcare policy. The fellowship program offers training in communications, professional networking, and current policy issues, providing fellows with the necessary skills and experience to change health and aging policy. The aim of the program is to ultimately improve the health care of older adults.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program offers two different tracks for individual placement:
-A residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency (as a legislative assistant in Congress, a professional staff member in an executive branch agency or in a policy organization);
-A non-residential track that includes a health/key policy project (with fellows remaining, for the most part, at their home institution) and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant policy settings. The project may be focused at a global, federal, state or community level.
In addition, through a partnership with the veterans’ health administration, VA employees can participate in the VA track as a non-residential fellow.
Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in all tracks. Mentoring constitutes an important component of the program and will be provided through a range of sources.
Areas of focus include but are not limited to:
-Societal Aging and Age-Friendly Public Health
-Global Health and Aging
-Aging at the Federal, State, and/or Community Level
Deadline is April 15, 2022
The Civic Digital Fellowship is a paid internship for mission-driven student software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers to innovate at the intersection of technology and public service. As a Civic Digital Fellow, you’ll spend 10 weeks—from the first week of June until mid-August—gaining a deeper understanding of the technology behind government services and applying your skills to develop solutions that will serve everyday Americans.
Deadline is January 31, 2022 (estimated)
The Greenlining Institute is looking for the next generation of emerging leaders who are passionate about advancing racial equity through public policy. Leadership Academy participants gain hands-on legislative advocacy experience working on one of The Greenlining Institute’s three policy areas: economic, climate and transformative capacity building in our communities. We’re seeking learners, dreamers, and doers inspired to grow as proactive, strategic change-makers in our fight against structural inequities harming communities of color.
Apply for only one; either the Summer Program or the Fellow Program.
The SUMMER Program runs for 10 weeks and starts on 6/6/22 - Applications due by 1/28/2022
The FELLOW Program runs for 11 months and starts on 9/6/22 - Applications due by 2/11/2022
The Yellow Accelerator invests in companies that can contribute to human progress by empowering people to ,express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Accelerator is offering investments up to $150,000, mentorship from industry veterans and experts across creative and technical industries and roles, weekly programming on topics ranging from business strategy and management to growth to fundraising, remote networking events and opportunities to learn from a curated cohort of entrepreneurs, and potential for commercial support and partnerships.
Deadline for the Spring 2022 cohort is January 21..
Verizon Forward for Good Challenge provides opportunities for USA undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals affiliated with the funding source to advance equity within the country. Funding is intended for projects utilizing technology to address equity in one of the focus areas, including education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Finalists will receive access to intensive summer entrepreneurship training with accelerator partner VentureWell, seed funding, and living stipends to advance their solutions. This Challenge is for teams of current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. institutions, and Clinton Global Initiative University alumni. Finalists will receive access to intensive summer entrepreneurship training with accelerator partner VentureWell, seed funding, and living stipends to advance their solutions.
Deadline to apply is January 21, 2022.
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA and territories musicians to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for musicians who have faced financial losses due to the health crisis. Priority will be given to composers and creators in need, especially underrepresented and BIPOC artists.
The New Music Creator Development Fund offers grants to individual music creators who need support to get to the next stage of their creative practice in the context of the challenging circumstances created by COVID-19. The program will support costs that relate to collaboration with other artists and practitioners following the social isolation everyone has experienced over the past 2 years. Individual performers may also apply as long as their collaborator is a music creator. The aim is to enable music creators to take the lead in the development of new and existing ideas and projects. The Fund is also striving to stimulate creativity and collaboration between music creators and other artists from any discipline or background and to build community in response to the restrictions everyone has been facing.
Application Deadline is 12/21/2021
For commercial property owners in Cincinnati...Grants of up to $5,000 to Ohio nonprofit and for-profit organizations and individual property owners in eligible locations to increase energy efficiency. Funding is intended for capital expenses related to energy efficiency, including lighting, HVAC, hot water, appliances, and envelope upgrades. Buildings must be located in Cincinnati. Priority will be given to properties located in a neighborhood proven to have a higher than average energy burden, including Queensgate, Winton Hills, Villages at Roll Hill, English Woods, Millvale, West End, Lower Price Hill, Mt. Airy, Walnut Hills, Avondale, East Westwood, South Fairmount, Roselawn, North Fairmount, Evanston, and Westwood.
Improvements proposed must directly reduce the cost of electricity bills and result in verifiable energy savings for low-income tenants upon analysis by the Office of Environment and Sustainability.
Deadline is 1/7/2022
Fellowships of up to $5,000 to USA PreK-12th grade educators and up to $10,000 to educator teams for projects that support professional growth and development. Funding is intended to offer educators the tools required to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences.
Teachers are most effective, and improve in their practice, when they are problem solvers and innovators, who take risks, learn, reflect, and collaborate. Teachers who pursue Fund for Teachers’ transformational learning experiences catalyze these problem-solving experiences for themselves and students, ultimately changing schools and communities. Fellowship proposals that prioritize teachers seeking solutions to their own, genuine problems of practice will be best aligned to FFT's grant goals. In addition, proposals that have the potential to center students as changemakers for problems in their communities are highly encouraged to apply.
Pre-Application deadline is January 20, 2022
The University of Florida is awarding awards of $1,500 and one award of $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize exceptional research on social change issues in any related field. Research that has been completed within the past three years and has been published or is intended for publication in a peer-reviewed journal may be submitted for this prize.
The College awards three prizes for research that provides insights that:
Deadline is 12/1/2021
Life Sciences fellowships are available to USA, Canada, and International entrepreneurs to build their startups. Applicants must submit an expression of interest form prior to submitting a full proposal. Eligible businesses are those addressing needs in the fields of life sciences or digital health. Successful startups are eligible for startup funding, professional development, mentorship, and lab space. Fellowship companies do not need to be affiliated with the University of Calgary, but the fellow must reside in Alberta during the fellowship and maintain a company presence at the Life Sciences Innovation Hub.
The program strives to invest in high potential projects and people. The ideal candidate:
Letter of Interest Deadline is 12/3/2021
The Russel Sage Foundation is offering grants to USA scholars for research that addresses multiple factors contributing to inequality. Applicants must submit a letter of interest prior to applying. Priority funding is intended for research on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Research should explore factors that contribute to social, political, and economic inequalities in the USA and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including educational access, job opportunities, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage within and across generations. The Russell Sage Foundation seeks innovative investigator-initiated research that will expand the understanding of social, political, and economic inequalities and the mechanisms by which they influence the lives of individuals and families. The Foundation welcomes projects that explore the relevance of economic, racial, ethnic, age, gender, immigration, residence, or other statuses for the distribution of social, political, and economic outcomes within and across these groups. Letter of Intent is due by 11/10/21.
The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $60,000 to USA writers to write nonfiction books related to the humanities that are geared for the general public. Applicants are advised that required registration may take at least two weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the writing of well-researched books in any area of the humanities and at any stage of development. Independent writers, scholars, journalists, and researchers are encouraged to apply.
The purpose of the Public Scholars program is to support the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books, and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.
The program welcomes projects in all areas of the humanities, regardless of geographic or chronological focus. The resulting books might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic.
Deadline is 12/15/21
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering fellowships to USA professionals working at nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to improve health equity, health policy, and health care. Applicants are required to submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. The fellowship provides exemplary health professionals and social and behavioral scientists the opportunity to learn more about influencing health and health care policy. The fellowship requires a full-time commitment with a minimum 12-month residence in Washington, DC, which prepares individuals to influence the future of health and health care in the nation. Fellowships will provide up to $165,000 each. Letter of Intent is due by 11/12/21
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