Grants, Awards, and Careers

GRANTS

Funding Links:

Current Grants:

Bank of America Hunger/Basic Human Services Program

The Bank of America will fund hunger/basic human services programs that help families at their point of need, from food and shelter to addressing financial stability issues facing low-income communities and providing access to benefits and resources. The application period for these programs is July 21-August 8, 2014.

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NSF Faculty Early Career Development Grants
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, education, and integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Junior faculty members at CAREER-eligible organizations—especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities—are encouraged to apply. The NSF expects to give out 600 grants, with estimated program funding totaling $220 million. The application deadline is July 21, 2014. Learn more>.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning
The National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of  STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.

The AISL program supports five types of projects: (1) Pathways, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, and (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops. The full proposal deadline is November 14, 2014. Learn more>

Ongoing Grants:

Department of Health and Human Services
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Division of Special Populations, invites applications from eligible institutions to conduct health disparities-related workshops, meetings, and symposia with community organizations. The purpose of this project is for NICHD to assess the benefit of bringing community organizations and academic institutions/organizations together to identify opportunities for Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The terms community organizations is defined, for the purposes of this award, as organizations that 1) have a documented (e.g. mission statement) interest in improving the health of the relevant community and 2) have a history (3 years or more) of serving the health needs and interests of the relevant community. Learn more >

Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation supports educational programs that enable youth to understand and appreciate our world through hands-on projects to improve the environment. The Foundation is interested in funding innovative programs that inspire youth to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. An additional priority is to fund programs that encourage environment-based education in schools. All funded projects must involve young people ages 6-18 (elementary through high school). Nonprofit organizations and public schools are eligible to apply for grants of up to $2,500. Proposal deadlines: September 30 for spring and summer projects, January 31 for fall and winter projects. Learn more>

FedEx Global Citizenship Program
The mission of the FedEx Global Citizenship Program is to support the communities the company serves through charitable contributions, in-kind shipping services, and volunteer services of employees. The company’s core giving areas include: Emergency and Disaster Relief, Child Pedestrian Safety, and Environmental Sustainability. In addition to its commitment to these core areas, FedEx supports select educational as well as local community projects identified by company team members. FedEx is especially interested in supporting organizations that request 5% or less of the total project budget, contingency grants, or seed monies with the expectation that other sources will contribute matching amounts. Priority is also given to communities where FedEx employees live, work, and volunteer. Learn more>

Santander Bank Foundation
Santander Bank Foundation offers grants in four areas:

  1. Community Investment and Economic Development: Supports the creation of affordable housing, small business growth and job skills or workforce development for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Financial literacy programs and environmental projects and organizations are also included in this category.
  2. Youth and Education: Supports organizations that enrich the educational opportunities of low- and moderate-income children, including after school programs, early childhood development and special education programs, and college preparatory and college readiness programs.
  3. Health and Human Services: Supports organizations that help provide basic human needs and social services for low- and moderate-income people.
  4. Arts and Culture: Supports organizations that provide access for low- and moderate-income individuals and children to the arts and culture.

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Toyota USA Foundation

The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. A high priority is placed on:

  1. Systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, “real world” classroom applications, and high student expectations.
  2. Creative and innovative programs that develop the potential of students and/or teachers.
  3. Cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort.

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AWARDS

Annual National Awards from Campus Compact
Each year Campus Compact presents awards for exceptional work in the field of civic engagement in higher education. For more information about these awards please visit the national Campus Compact website.

Student awards: Newman Civic Fellows
Faculty award: Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Other Awards
Information on other awards can be found here.

CAREERS

For a current listing of jobs in the field nationally, visit the Campus Compact website.

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