New RFPs

Arts and Culture

Grammy Foundation Announces New Letter of Inquiry Process for Grant Cycle
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations and individuals working to advance archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas….

Posted: September 16, 2009
Deadline: October 1, 2009 (Letter of Inquiry)

National Museum of the American Indian Seeks Submissions of Films on Native American Veterans
On Veterans Day 2009, the museum will show four-minute films that illustrate the impact and meaning of participation in the military for Native people; films may be documentary, experimental, animation, or other genres….

Posted: September 16, 2009
Deadline: October 18, 2009

New York Foundation for the Arts Announces New Award for Excellence in Painting
Awards of $20,000 will be given to two New York State painters who have already applied to NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program; after 2010, these awards will be presented on a biennial basis….

Posted: September 16, 2009
Deadline: November 3, 2009

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Children and Youth

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards to Honor Outstanding Young Volunteers at Local, State, and National Levels
Ten honorees in grades 5-12 will be given a cash award of $5,000 plus a grant in the same amount to the nonprofit charitable organization of their choice for outstanding work in their communities….

Posted: September 17, 2009
Deadline: November 2, 2009

Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants Available to Young Volunteers Who Encourage Reading
Grants of $500 each plus books worth $500 will be awarded to children and youth between the ages of 5 and 25 working to increase literacy and reading among their peers….

Posted: September 16, 2009
Deadline: October 30, 2009

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Education

Nominations Invited for 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Awards
Grants of $40,000 will be awarded to three colleges in recognition of their efforts to help less-advantaged local youth and adults meet educational and career goals; the program offers a new, streamlined online application process….

Posted: September 18, 2009
Deadline: October 2, 2009

Do Something and VH1 Save the Music Announce Awards Program for School Music Projects
Prizes of up to $2,500 plus Rock Band Video game packages will be awarded to school music programs that have successfully conducted student-led music education advocacy….

Posted: September 12, 2009
Deadline: October 16, 2009

Nominations Invited for 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Awards
Grants of $40,000 will be awarded to three colleges working to improve their surrounding communities, with an emphasis on helping less-advantaged youth and adults meet educational and career goals….

Posted: September 12, 2009
Deadline: October 2, 2009

Fund for Teachers Offers Grants for Summer Programs to Minneapolis Teachers
Individual grants of $5,000 and team grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to K-12 teachers in Minneapolis Public Schools or at the Blake School pursuing self-designed professional development experiences….

Posted: September 12, 2009
Deadline: November 2, 2009

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Environment

Oregon Governor’s Fund for the Environment Accepting Grant Applications for River and Coastal Projects
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofits, watershed councils, soil and water conservation districts, tribes, schools and government agencies working to restore the quality of Oregon’s rivers and associated fish, wildlife, and plants….

Posted: September 17, 2009
Deadline: October 9, 2009

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Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Applications for Scholars in Health Policy Research
Two-year fellowships worth $178,000 will be awarded to nine individuals working in the area of health policy research….

Posted: September 17, 2009
Deadline: October 21, 2009

National AIDS Fund and Johnson & Johnson Invite Applications for Generations: Strengthening Women and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS
Grants will be awarded to community-based organizations working to create or adapt evidence-based interventions that reduce the spread of HIV among at-risk women and girls….

Posted: September 14, 2009
Deadline: November 2, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Proposals for Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education Program
Grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to nursing schools and nonprofit healthcare organizations working with evaluators to develop strategies that address the nursing faculty shortage….

Posted: September 13, 2009
Deadline: November 24, 2009

Healthspottr Launches New Fellows Program for Health Innovators
Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded to individuals working in the for-profit, nonprofit, or government sectors to develop innovations that could help transform health care in the United States….

Posted: September 13, 2009
Deadline: October 1, 2009

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Human Services

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Invites Applications for Neighbors in Need Fund Systems Reform Grants
Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to nonprofits in the greater Washington, D.C., region working to help their communities navigate the adverse effects of the current economic downturn….

Posted: September 17, 2009
Deadline: October 5, 2009

Honda Helpful Awards Program to Honor Individuals for Community Work in Southern California
New Hondas will be given to individuals in Southern California in honor of and to assist their efforts to improve the lives of others….

Posted: September 14, 2009
Deadline: November 1, 2009

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Journalism/Media

Getty Images Accepting Applications for Editorial Photography Awards From Professional and Student Photojournalists
Grants of up to $20,000 as well as editorial, logistical, and promotional support will be awarded to established and emerging photojournalists; four grants of $5,000 will be awarded to photojournalism students….

Posted: September 18, 2009
Deadline: November 15, 2009

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Medical Research

American Brain Tumor Association Launches Discovery Research Grant Program
Grants of $50,000 will be awarded to researchers conducting high-risk, high-impact projects with the potential to change current diagnosis or treatment of adult and/or pediatric brain tumors….

Posted: September 18, 2009
Deadline: October 15, 2009 (Letters of Intent)

Hope for Vision Seeks Proposals for Annual Awards Program
Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to new and established researchers working to develop treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases….

Posted: September 15, 2009
Deadline: October 15, 2009

Funding Available for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Grants totaling $2 million will be awarded to pancreatic cancer investigators through four programs, some of which are new, and feature a streamlined application process….

Posted: September 15, 2009
Deadline: Various

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Call for Papers: Art and Social Justice Conference

Organisation

Art for Humanity

Deadline

October 31, 2009

Region / Country

South Africa, Southern Africa

Summary of RFP

Art for Humanity will be holding its 1st international conference in March 2010. The conference will be hosted by the Durban University of Technology in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

The 2010 Art and Social Justice Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in promoting human rights and social justice in society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as health, justice, education etc. Paper, workshop and colloquium presenters will be drawn from researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement. The objective of the conference is to serve as a platform for art practitioners and organizations to share experiences drawn from a variety of international contexts to discuss mutual concerns and find solutions to commonly experienced challenges.

Call for Papers

The conference aims to explore the role and relevance of the arts in addressing issues of social justice. In line with the objectives and principles of the conference organizers, Arts for Humanity, the concerns of this conference are primarily directed towards advocacy taking into account the Millennium Development Goals: The goals are: bringing an end to poverty and hunger, access to universal education, establishing gender equity, providing child health to all, providing maternal health to all, combating HIV/AIDS, establishing environmental sustainability and global partnerships.

The conference will serve as a platform for art practitioners and organizations to share experiences drawn from a variety of international contexts discuss mutual concerns and find solutions to commonly experienced challenges. The primary aim is to arrive at a concrete set of resolutions which can be developed into a policy document about the role of the arts in affecting social change, cultural development and equity.

Practitioners and academic researchers with an interest in art and social justice, who critically examine relevant works in the fields of literature, visual arts, music and performing arts, are invited to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 20-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium; or a virtual session. We encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. In line with the Durban University of Technology’s commitment to applied research, preference will be given to papers that explore theoretical avenues to the credible evaluation of public art and art projects directed at advocacy. This dual approach, which will be evident throughout the conference, is intended to bridge a crucial gap, which frequently divides scholars and practitioners in the arts.

Submission Instructions

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300-400 words via email to asjconference@dut.ac.za

2010 Grant Competition: Latin America & Caribbean Development Marketplace

Filed Under:

Call for proposals July 31st to September 30th. Focus on “Youth Developing Opportunity: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Sustainability”.

Development Marketplace (DM) is a competitive grant program administered by the World Bank and supported by various partners that identifies and funds innovative, early-stage projects with high potential for development impact. Since its inception in 1998, DM has awarded roughly US$40 million to more than 1,000 projects through global, regional and country-level Marketplaces. Using DM funding as a launching pad, many projects go on to scale up or replicate elsewhere, winning prestigious awards for social entrepreneurship.

This year the 2010 Latin America & Caribbean Development Marketplace is focused on Youth Developing Opportunity: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Sustainability.

July 31st to September 30th: Call for Proposals

The call for proposals provided on this website is open to participants from the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. The open, transparent and competitive selection process aims to attract ideas from a range of innovators: civil society groups, private firms, foundations, academia, and government.

There are an estimated 1.5 billion youth worldwide – 50% of them live in developing countries and 60% of them living below the poverty line. An estimated 140 million young people live in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Young people can be a source of growth and development, yet a subset of young people – often referred to as “youth at risk” – are prone to becoming victims or perpetrators of conflict, violence, poverty, and/or exclusion, which in turn threatens the economic, social and political wellbeing of their countries.

Youth entrepreneurship, the theme of this year’s LAC DM, exists in many forms, ranging from productive enterprises, operating in the private sector and focused on profit generation to social entrepreneurs, associated with the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations (NGO/CSOs). Both have a key role to play in the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

This competition recognizes innovation across this spectrum, and will reward projects that focus on reducing poverty, enriching lives and generating productive, healthy citizens. A central focus of this competition will therefore be on ideas that have the potential to create employment for young people and bring associated benefits to communities and society at large.

The LAC DM sponsors have identified three themes for this year’s competition. We seek ideas that are youth-led and/or youth-focused in the following areas:

  • The commercialization of locally produced biodiversity and agricultural products without degrading source habitats.
  • Innovative approaches to income generating opportunities for young people living in poor urban areas that are “hot spots” of crime and violence
  • Social and economic initiatives that contribute to the well-being of vulnerable groups

The LAC Development Marketplace 2010 is using a two-step process. Step 1 is to register your organization. The Submission form will then be automatically sent to registered participants who will be required to submit their proposals electronically (by email).

  • STEP 2- SUBMISSION FORM
    The Submission Form will be sent to organizations who register under STEP 1. Registered participants can fill out the submission form using the guidelines and the step-by-step guide:

Contact us at DEVELOPMENTMARKETPLACE@WORLDBANK.ORG

New RFPs

Aging

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Accepting Applications for Geriatrics Development Initiative Junior Faculty Award
Grants totaling $112,500 over two years will be awarded to junior academic faculty researching a geriatric aspect of allergy or immunology….


Posted on September 3, 2009
Deadline: October 15, 2009

Applications Invited for 2010 Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
Fifteen grants of up to $59,402 will be awarded to postdoctoral fellows working in the biological and biomedical sciences and researching the aging process as well as age-related diseases and disabilities….


Posted on September 3, 2009
Deadline: December 15, 2009

American Federation for Aging Research Accepting Applications for 2010 Research Grants
Grants of up to $75,000 over a one- to two-year period will be awarded to junior investigators working to pursue careers in the field of aging research….


Posted on September 2, 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 will be made in 2010 at the level of $125,000 per year to mid-career scientists who propose new directions in biological gerontology; up to $50,000 will be awarded for administrative/indirect costs….


Posted on September 2, 2009
Deadline: December 15, 2009

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Arts and Culture

Film Independent Accepting Applications for 2010 Directors Lab
The eight-week program in Los Angeles will provide first-time directors or filmmakers prepping feature-length narrative films with professional development activities and consultation with established film professionals….


Posted on September 3, 2009
Deadline: October 5, 2009

New York Foundation for the Arts Announces Informational Seminars for New York State Artists’ Fellowships
Free informational seminars across New York State have been planned to explain the fellowship application and review process; this year, four enhanced applications seminars will also be held in select locations….


Posted on September 2, 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 across the United States working to improve the size and diversity of their audiences through imaginative programs or exhibits….


Posted on September 2, 2009
Deadline: October 9, 2009

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Children and Youth

Young People Invited to Submit After-School Projects for Do Something Grants
Ten grants of $500 each and five grand-prize grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to young people who have started afterschool activities in their communities….


Posted on September 3, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009

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Community Improvement/Development

Nominations Sought for 2010 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards
Awards of $125,000 will be given to individuals working to provide solutions to challenges confronting California; the award will be divided between project support and professional development….


Posted on September 4, 2009
Deadline: October 13, 2009

San Francisco Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals for Census Outreach Efforts
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to strengthen community outreach for the census in various California counties; an additional $2,500 will be awarded to an artist who creates a public awareness campaign for the project….


Posted on September 4, 2009
Deadline: September 25, 2009

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Education

Applications Invited for 2010 Cohort of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows
A $30,000 stipend plus admission to a master’s degree program at an Indiana university will be given to individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics experience who train to become teachers at high-need Indiana secondary schools….


Posted on September 4, 2009
Deadline: October 12, 2009 (Early Decision); January 12, 2010 (Final Deadline)

Lilly Endowment Announces 2010 Indiana Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program
One hundred and twenty grants of $8,000 each will be awarded to K-12 public and private school teachers, guidance counselors, library/media specialists, and administrators in Indiana to pursue six-week, full-time personal renewal projects….


Posted on September 4, 2009
Deadline: November 6, 2009

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Environment

Honor the Earth Seeks Funding Proposals for Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities Initiative
Proposals will be accepted from organizations working to increase indigenous communities’ capacity to prevent and adapt to climate change in ways that preserve and restore their culture….


Posted on September 4, 2009
Deadline: September 30, 2009

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Health

Healthcare Georgia Foundation Invites Nominations for Community Service Awards
The Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award honors individuals and nonprofits for their work to improve health and healthcare in Georgia communities; a donation of $1,000 will be given to health organizations chosen by the five recipients….


Posted on September 3, 2009
Deadline: October 28, 2009

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Human Services

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Accepting Nominations for 2010 Award
An award of $1.5 million will be given to a charitable organization anywhere in the world working to end human suffering….


Posted on August 29, 2009
Deadline: November 2, 2009

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International Affairs/Development

Mansfield Foundation and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Announce Network for the Future Program
Grants will be awarded to American citizens or permanent residents who have a working knowledge of the Japanese language and are working to promote understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the United States….


Posted on August 30, 2009
Deadline: October 1, 2009

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Medical Research

American Gastroenterological Association Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition Offers Research Scholar Awards
Three-year grants of $75,000 will be awarded to researchers working toward independent and productive research careers in gastroenterology, hepatology, or related areas….


Posted on September 1, 2009
Deadline: January 29, 2010

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Women

Call for Applications for the Schlumberger Foundation 2010 Faculty for the Future Fellowships
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced graduate study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines at universities abroad….


Posted on August 31, 2009
Deadline: November 30, 2009

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Funding Strategies for International Organizations
Thursday, September 10, 1:00-2:30 pm

Nonprofits with an international focus require their own strategies for financing and operating. Learn how you can attract financial and volunteer support for your global efforts. Key ideas will include online giving and corporate partnerships. In this presentation, Pamela Hawley, founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, will share strategies on how to leverage the power of the Internet for online giving, and best practices for finding and retaining corporate partnerships. Register»

Make a day of it and join us for our free classes, Grantseeking Basics for International Organizations (9:30-11:00 am) and Introduction to Foundation Directory Online
(11:00 am-12:00 pm).

A World of Solutions: IADB Innovation Lab Competition

Financing of up to US$ 20,000 will be provided for an innovation to improve the quality of life and the economic and social inclusion of People with Disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline: October 15, 2009.

In the Science and Technology Division of the Inter-American Development Bank we are looking to support the implementation of pilot projects that use innovation to improve the quality of life and the economic and social inclusion of People with Disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The initiative is made up of two competitions:

We wanted to know more about what problems people with disabilities (PWD) face in the region.

Our blogis an interactive tool where PWD, Disabled People’s Organizations, and anyone interested in the topic shared, voted, and prioritized the most important barriers to social and economic inclusion. The voting process was active open until July 10, 2009, and the most voted problems were:

Problem: Vote
Software for employment of people with visual disabilities 61,160
Toys for All 43,480
Access to Transport 42181
Education support for Deaf children 2587
How can people with physical disabilities work from home? 1068

And now, we are opening the Competition of Solutions!

The competition is open until October 15, 2009, and we are looking for solutions to these most voted problems. Scientists, innovators and creative people from all areas are invited to participate and the IDB will finance the piloting of the five most appropriate and innovative ideas. Financing of up to US$ 20,000 will be provided.

On the interactive webpage you can learn more about the dialogue and discussing related to the problems.