International Foundation for Ethical Research Invites Applications for Graduate Fellowships

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The International Foundation for Ethical Research supports the development, validation, and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing, and education. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for the IFER Graduate Fellowship Program from graduate students whose program of study shows the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science.

Grants of up $15,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs in the sciences or human/veterinary medicine to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing, and education. Fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and the availability of funds.

Fellowships will be considered for graduate students in fields such as education, psychology, humanities, journalism, and the law for projects that show promise to increase public awareness or promote changes in the legal system or public policy regarding the use of animals in research, testing, and education.

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Grants to Enhance Food Safety

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FDA announces the availability of funding and requests applications for Grants to Enhance Food Safety: National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to address the needs of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, especially as they relate to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Projects will help increase their understanding and adoption of established food safety standards, guidance, and protocols. Projects will also facilitate the integration of food safety standards and guidance with a variety of agricultural production systems, encompassing conventional, sustainable, organic, and conservation and environmental practices.

Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 02/16/2015
Application Due Date(s) 03/16/2015 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

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Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Flubright and MtvU are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 the Fulbright-mtvU awards. Four awards are expected to be distributed for the upcoming year.

Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change.

Applicants are encouraged to consider all aspects of the power of music in developing their proposals. Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields, including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance.

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AND/OR contact Gita DasBender

Deadline for application is February 27th at 5:00 PM

Individuals Addressing Open Society Challenges Invited to Apply for Open Society Foundations Fellowship

The fellowship program seeks to fund work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching conversations within the Open Society Foundations and around the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has previously not been recognized, advance a new policy idea to address a familiar problem, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations, including human rights, government transparency, access to information and justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

Fellows may produce a variety of products, including publications (books, reports, or blogs), innovative public-education projects, or even a new campaign or organization. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues. Fellowship projects can include photography, outreach, and advocacy around documentary film and other forms of cultural production.

The program accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment. Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Proficiency in spoken English is required.

Full-time fellows based in the United States will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on their work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be pro-rated for part-time fellows. For fellows based elsewhere, appropriate adjustments will be made to reflect the cost of living in those countries. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget.

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Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)

NSF invites proposals for a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) National Communications Office. This office will coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across the current 25 LTER projects, communicate these activities to diverse audiences, and provide centralized representation of the LTER network to the broad scientific community and the public. The lead PI of the successful proposal will serve as the Office Director and will work with the LTER Science Council and research community to develop and implement strategic goals and future initiatives. The Office will serve as the primary point of contact for information about the LTER program.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $800,000

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Provident Bank Foundation Issues RFP for Community Signature and Impact Grants

Through its Signature Grant program, the foundation supports projects in three priority areas: community enrichment, education, and health, youth, and families.  Priority will be given to initiatives that help drive ongoing community enhancement and lead to long-term change. One Signature grant of up to $100,000 will be awarded in each of the foundation’s three priority areas.

Community Enrichment: This program supports projects that drive economic development, contribute to a more well-rounded community experience, and provide increased access to information and specialized learning opportunities. LOIs should be returned no later than February 16, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by April 1, 2015.

Education: This program supports innovative programming that expands access to and improves the quality of well-rounded educational experiences for people of all ages. LOIs should be returned no later than May 18, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application  by July 1, 2015.

Health, and Youth, and Families: This program supports projects designed to ensure that people of all ages and means have the ability to improve the quality of their lives, including having a safe place to live and access to quality health care. LOIs should be returned no later than August 17, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by October 1, 2015.

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Funding Opportunity from NEA/AC – Tunisia: Encouraging Positive Post-Election Progress

The Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a program within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new projects designed to strengthen Tunisia’s continued democratic consolidation.  Projects proposed should focus on addressing needs and opportunities to strengthen democratic institutions and political participation over the next two years.  This opportunity is currently open and will close at 17:00:00 Eastern Time onFebruary 04, 2015.

NEA/AC seeks innovative proposals for projects in Tunisia that contribute to MEPI’s overarching goal of building participatory, pluralistic, and prosperous societies in which citizens:

(a) Have the regular opportunity to play an active role in making decisions that affect their lives and in holding their governments accountable, and

(b) Have equal standing, protected by guaranteed rights and by independent and effective courts of law.

Proposals should address only one of the following three priority areas considered critical for the success of Tunisia’s transition.

Priority Area A: Fostering Effective and Accountable Government Institutions
Priority Area B: Encouraging Legislative Transparency and Accountability
Priority Area C: Preparing for Local Elections and Decentralization

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AACR Invites Applications for Mentored Cancer Research Fellowships

The American Association for Cancer Research, in partnership with the Debbie’s Dream Foundation, is inviting applications for the Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship program.

The annual program supports postdoctoral and clinical research fellows interested in conducting gastric cancer research and  establishing a successful career path in the field. Fellowships provide a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while he or she is working on mentored gastric cancer research. Projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer. AACR expects to award two fellowships in 2015.

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Research to Evaluate the CDC Heads Up Concussion Initiative in Youth Sports


Echoing Green Fellowships

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $4.6 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. From thousands of applicants, only about 1 percent are ultimately awarded a Fellowship.

During their first two years, Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and will access the powerful network of Echoing Green Fellows, partners, and friends. Echoing Green’s 2014 Barclays Brain Trust Series, sponsored in part by Barclays, is a program of roundtable and mentorship opportunities for Fellows with leading professionals working in marketing, fundraising, business development, and technology. We continue to support our Fellow community long after their initial funding period with ongoing programs and opportunities at critical inflection points in their organizations or careers

Echoing Green manages three distinct Fellowship Programs

The Global Fellowship  for smart leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities.

The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship invests in emerging leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States.

The Climate Fellowship, launched in 2013, is specifically targeted for the best next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Application Deadline: January 5th 2014

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