Wednesday, December 19, 2012

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board grants funds for student-led service-learning projects in the United States and in the Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario provinces of Canada. These grants address, in a structural way, the issues of:

  • environmental responsibility
  • natural and societal disaster preparedness
  • driver safety
  • financial education
  • accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap

Deadline: May 4, 2013
Award range: $25,000 - $100,000

Read entire solicitation

Friday, December 14, 2012

NEA "Our Town" Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts works to improve the lives of America's citizens in many ways. Communities across our nation are leveraging the arts and engaging design to make their communities more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. 

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of fundingthe National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to:
  • Improve their quality of life.
  • Encourage greater creative activity.
  • Foster stronger community identity and a sense of place.
  • Revitalize economic development.
Deadline: January 14, 2013

Friday, December 7, 2012

Texas Sea Grant

The Texas Sea Grant College Program is inviting pre-proposals for the next two-year grant cycle (February 1, 2014-January 31, 2016). We are seeking to fund original and innovative research that has public relevance and is aligned with one or more of our four focus areas:
1.         Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
2.         Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
3.         Resilient Communities and Economies
4.         Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

To learn more about these four focus areas, we encourage you to read the 2014-2017 National Sea Grant Strategic Plan:
Proposed research projects must integrate outreach or education activities, relevant to the research proposed. Identification of outreach or education components is not required at the pre-proposal stage.
ANY field of study is eligible. This includes, but is not limited to, the following fields: physical sciences, natural sciences, geosciences, engineering, math, health sciences, veterinary sciences, social, behavioral and economic sciences, agricultural sciences, archeology, planning, law, policy, communications, education and business.  

We are especially interested in receiving pre-proposals to support multi-disciplinary research, beginning investigators, underrepresented investigators, proposals that involve undergraduate and graduate students in research and collaborations between institutions of higher education and industry.  

Pre-proposal deadline: 5 PM CST Friday, February 15, 2013 (required)
Full proposal deadline: 5 PM CST Monday, June 3, 2013