Aging

American Federation for Aging Research Accepting Applications for 2010 Research Grants
Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to junior faculty researching age-related diseases or the basic biology of aging….


Posted on August 26, 2009
Deadline: December 15, 2009

Mid-Career Investigators Invited to Apply for 2010 Julie Martin Award in Aging Research
Two four-year awards of $500,000 each will be given to mid-career scientists whose research follows new pathways of high importance to biological gerontology….


Posted on August 26, 2009
Deadline: December 15, 2009

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Arts and Culture

Applications Invited for Visual Arts Fellowships in Utah
Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to individuals in Utah producing works in the visual and fine arts, including new and traditional genres….


Posted on August 27, 2009
Deadline: September 11, 2009

New York Foundation for the Arts Announces Informational Seminars for New York State Artists’ Fellowships
Eight grants of $7,000 will be awarded to individuals in New York State who are working on projects in the fields of architecture, choreography, the literary and fine arts, and video….


Posted on August 26, 2009
Deadline: Various

MetLife Foundation Invites Art Museums to Apply for Museum and Community Connections Program
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to art museums in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming working to engage diverse audiences….


Posted on August 26, 2009
Deadline: October 9, 2009

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Community Improvement/Development

Bush Leadership Fellows Program Announces New Online Information Sessions
The program has been established to provide opportunities for applicants in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to have real-time interaction with a representative of the fellowship program….


Posted on August 27, 2009
Deadline: October 12, 2009

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Education

San Francisco Bay Area Schools Invited to Apply for Garden Grant Program
Three schools in the San Francisco Bay area will receive a Hansen’s Natural and Native Planting Kit valued at $1,500 that includes plants and gardening supplies for programs promoting the benefits of using native plants….


Posted on August 28, 2009
Deadline: September 25, 2009

Toyota TAPESTRY Program Accepting Entries for the 20th Annual Science Grant Competition
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to K-12 teachers working on projects that enhance science education in their school and/or district over a one-year period….


Posted on August 27, 2009
Deadline: January 18, 2010

Elementary Schools Invited to Apply for Love Your Veggies Nutrition Grant Program
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to ten elementary schools working on programs that involve parents and educators helping children to eat and enjoy more vegetables….


Posted on August 27, 2009
Deadline: November 7, 2009

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Environment

New England Grassroots Environment Fund Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program
Grants will be awarded to grassroots groups working to create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and environmentally sustainable communities in New England….


Posted on August 22, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009

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Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Health Leaders Program
Awards of $125,000 will be given to ten community health leaders in recognition and support of their work to improve health and health care in the United States….


Posted on August 28, 2009
Deadline: October 15, 2009 (Nominations)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Applications for Health & Society Scholars Program
Two-year grants will be awarded to postdoctoral scholars conducting training and research related to improving health conditions and reducing disparities….


Posted on August 23, 2009
Deadline: October 2, 2009

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Religion

Louisville Institute Offers Study Project Grant Opportunity for Pastoral Leaders
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to support the intellectual work of pastoral leaders, including study and inquiry on issues related to Christian life, religious institutions, and ministry….


Posted on August 24, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009

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Women

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Invites Concept Letters for Projects Benefiting Girls in New York and Israel
Grants will be awarded for two-year projects that encourage social change for girls between the ages of 10 and 18….


Posted on August 25, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009 (Concept Letters)

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Request For Proposal

Posted on August 17, 2009 s
Deadline: November 1, 2009 and May 15, annually

Anna Lalor Burdick Program Offers Support for Human Reproduction Education

An initiative of the Lalor Foundation, the Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to educate young women about human reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life.

The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding reproductive health, including the subjects of contraception and pregnancy termination, and as such may be particularly lacking options in their lives.

The funding program emphasizes support for projects that demonstrate realistic plans to achieve greater financial self-sufficiency; support for new or smaller organizations, including grassroots efforts; support for collaborative efforts among nonprofit organizations; and support for new ideas, initiatives, and demonstration projects that may be successfully replicated or provide multiple benefits. The program has no geographic limits.

The program annually awards a small number of grants in the range of $10,000 to $50,000 each. Grants are generally awarded for one year only.

Eligible U.S. applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code and defined as “not a private foundation” under section 509(a) of the Code. Applicants not located in the U.S. and not already classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service should contact the foundation office for further information.

Concept papers are accepted twice a year. For the November 1 deadline, concept papers may be submitted between September 1 and November 1. For the May 15 deadline, concept papers may be submitted between March 15 and May 15.

Complete program guidelines are available at the Lalor Foundation Web site.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

Primary Subject: Women
Geographic Funding Area: National

2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

Organisation

The Global Development Network

Deadline

September 30, 2009

Region / Country

Global

Summary of RFP

The Global Development Network invites researchers from developing and transition countries to submit new research proposals, completed research papers and proposals for scaling-up development projects. This year’s competition themes seek to explore pressing global issues – globalization
and regulation, international migration and regional integration.

Application Deadlines:

August 24 2009 – Projects;

September 30 2009 – Research Proposals/Papers.

Click here for more information and to apply online.

Earth Journalism Awards

Region

Global

Deadline Date

September 7, 2009

The Earth Journalism Awards, organised by the media assistance organisation Internews, honour those in the media – professional journalists and citizen journalists/bloggers – who use their communication skills and influence to promote awareness of and provide new insight on climate change issues – whether it be in their region or in relation to certain key themes – through the production of news and current affairs reports. Winners will have the opportunity to cover the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7-18 2009, where they will cover these negotiations and be honoured at an awards ceremony.

Fourteen award categories are open in this competition. Seven regional awards will be presented, along with seven thematic awards. In addition, the winning stories will be posted on the internet so that the public may vote on the best story, which will then be deemed the winner of a special Global Public Award.

  • Seven regional awards on current affairs and news reporting on climate change: Eurasia, South Asia, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Europe and Australia.
  • Six thematic awards: the Negotiations Award, the Human Voices Award, the Energy Award, the Forests Award, the Climate Change and Nature Award, and the Climate Change Adaptation Award. A 7th thematic award, the MTV Positive Change Award, will be open for entry by youth between ages 18 and 28 beginning June 22 2009.
  • The Global Public Award will be chosen by the public, which will be invited to vote online for the best story drawn from the winning regional and thematic awards through a social networking campaign on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

EJN is a project of Internews, established to empower and enable journalists in the Global South to improve their environmental coverage. This award has been established to improve coverage of COP15.

Application Information

Click here for more information and for details on each award category.

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Internews Europe

Earth Journalism Network (EJN)
Tel: +44 7703 180 524

EJN website
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Earth Journalism Awards

Internews Europe
Tel: +331 533 60606

EJN website

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Related Summaries

MTV Positive Change Award

Source

Press release from the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) on June 5 2009; and email from Morgan Williams to The Communication Initiative on August 7 2009.

Request For Proposal

Posted on August 7, 2009
Deadline: October 31, 2009

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Invites Applications for Access to Learning Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation‘s Global Libraries Access to Learning Award annually honors innovative organizations that are opening a world of online information to people in need. The program is open to institutions outside the United States that are working with disadvantaged communities.

Award applications are invited from libraries and similar organizations outside the U.S. that have created new ways to offer free public access to computers and the Internet, public training to assist users in accessing online information that can help improve their lives, technology training for library staff, and outreach to underserved communities. To be eligible, the applying institution must allow all members of the public to use computers and the Internet free of charge in a community space.

The award recipient will receive $1 million.

The online application form is available only in English and must be completed in English for applicants to be eligible for consideration.

For complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit the Gates Foundation Web site.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

Primary Subject: International Affairs/Development
Geographic Funding Area: National

2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition
2009 research themes “truly global”

The 2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

The Global Development Network (GDN) is now accepting submissions for its annual competition for development research proposals/papers and development projects. Researchers and NGOs from developing and transition countries are invited to participate in the competition. The competition is generously funded by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan and other donors.

The competition focuses on key issues such as globalization, regional integration, climate change and international migration against the backdrop of the current global economic and financial crisis, the political and economic repercussions of which can already be felt across countries and regions. The impact of these crises on the architecture of developing countries cannot be understated. They have prompted many to challenge globalization and they are also likely to hasten the structural shift in global economic power from Western countries to emerging markets.

Prizes
The finalists will win cash prizes and a round-trip air fare with all boarding and lodging expenses paid to travel to the GDN Annual Conference where they will present their proposals/papers and showcase an interesting on-project before an eminent jury for the final round. This year the final selection will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Awards are funded by the Government of Japan and the Medals are funded by prestigious donors.

The 2009 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition themes are:

  1. Globalization, Regulation and Development
  2. International Migration: Crossing Borders, Changing Lives?
  3. Regional Integration- Convergence Big Time, or, an Opportunity Wasted?

Note: Those applying to the competition under the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and for the Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project category need to apply on the template provided, while the ‘Medals for Research on Development’ may apply online as per the guidelines provided below.

Deadline:
August 24, 2009 for the Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project
September 30, 2009, for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development and Medals for Research on Development

The competition is open to researchers from developing & transition countries.

Submissions will be accepted under the following three categories:

Category 1: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development

Eligibility:

  • Applicants who have outstanding new research proposals that provides a new dimension to research on any of the three topics listed above
  • Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries or who are temporarily based in a developed country for not more than five years
  • Staff of bilateral/multilateral agencies are not eligible to apply.

Prizes: First Prize: US $30,000; Second Prize: US $5,000. GDN will sponsor finalists to attend the Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference, Prague, Czech Republic from January 16-18, 2010 and present their proposals.

Age Limit: 45 years
Deadline: September 30, 2009

Guidelines: More »
Template: More »

Category 2: Medals for Research on Development

Eligibility:

  • Applicants who have completed research papers on any of the three topics
  • Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries or who are temporarily based in a developed country for not more than five years
  • Staff of bilateral/multilateral agencies are not eligible to apply.

Prizes: First Prize: US $10,000; Second prize: US $5,000 in each of the three topics mentioned above. GDN will sponsor finalists to attend the Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference, Prague, Czech Republic from January 16-18, 2010 and present their papers.

Age Limit: 45 years
Deadline: September 30, 2009

Guidelines: More »
Apply Online:
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Category 3: Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project

Eligibility:

  • Proposals of ongoing development projects that have the potential to create the maximum impact in local communities
  • Development projects managed by an institution with headquarters in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands or transition economies of Europe and Central Asia. Projects should have been implemented before December 31, 2007.
  • Participants from previous years (except finalists) may apply but must submit updated proposals.

Prizes: First Prize: US $30,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000. GDN will sponsor finalists to attend the Eleventh Annual Global Development Conference, Prague, Czech Republic from January 16-18, 2010 and present their projects.
Deadline: August 24, 2009

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards

Deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2009.

Socially concerned photographers are invited to participate in the first annual PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards.

PhotoPhilanthropy is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and activism in social causes through photography. The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards allow student, amateur and professional photographers to capture the work of a local or global not-for-profit organization through the creation of an engaging Photo Essay.

A large percentage of the Photo Essays submitted will appear on our website at http://www.photophilanthropy.org. The top Photo Essays in each category will also receive cash prizes. For professional photographers, there is one $5,000 Grand Prize, for Students and Amateurs, one Grand Prize of $500.

For more information including a contest overview, submission form, submission guidelines, please visit www.photophilanthropy.org/awards.com. Submissions are due by Saturday, October 31, 2009.