Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum – Demonstration Sites
This announcement solicits applications for the Special Projects of National Significance Program (SPNS) initiative, Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum ¿ Demonstration Sites. The purpose of this grant program is to support organizations that will implement, evaluate and disseminate findings from innovative methods for identifying, linking, retaining and improving health outcomes for HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults in HIV primary care and supportive services through the use of social media. These methods are expected to include innovative system approaches using a variety of social media technologies or any other internet or mobile based applications, in the engagement and retention in care and viral load suppression of youth and young adults living with HIV. The innovative system approaches proposed by the applicant organizations must be novel and will be tested and evaluated during the SPNS initiative, though certain components or tools of that system may have already been assessed through other studies. Programs will be expected to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of their models¿ design including service utilization, treatment adherence, cost and impact on health-related outcomes, and to disseminate findings, best practices and lessons learned. Successful applicants will be required to work collaboratively with a HRSA/HAB supported Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) throughout the four year project period. This will include, but is not limited to, the collecting and reporting of data to the ETAC for a comprehensive multi-site evaluation, and the dissemination of successful models to the larger public health community.
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States (CABHI-States)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States (CABHI-States) grants. The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other recovery support services to: • Individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders, serious mental illnesses (SMI), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; and/or • Veterans who experience homelessness/chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders, SMI, or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. As a result of this program, SAMHSA seeks to: 1) improve statewide strategies to address planning, coordination, and integration of behavioral health and primary care services, and permanent housing to reduce homelessness; 2) increase the number of individuals, residing in permanent housing, who receive behavioral health treatment and recovery support services; and 3) increase the number of individuals placed in permanent housing and enrolled in Medicaid and other mainstream benefits (e.g., Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance [SSI/SSDI], Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]).
FY 2015 Alaska Pinniped Research Program
The National Marine Fisheries Service (hereinafter, “NMFS”) is responsible for the stewardship, conservation, and management of pinniped species in Alaska, including the Steller sea lion, Northern fur seal, ringed seal, bearded seal, spotted seal, ribbon seal, and harbor seal. Two of these pinnipeds are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act: the endangered western Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Steller sea lions and the threatened Arctic subspecies of ringed seals (a third species, the Beringia DPS of bearded seals, was also listed as threatened but the listing was vacated by the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska). NMFS has the responsibility to foster the recovery of these ESA-listed species and research is necessary to support our recovery programs for these species. Non-ESA-listed pinniped species or populations in Alaska are listed as strategic stocks under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and/or are important as a subsistence resource to Alaska Natives and co-managed by NMFS and Alaska Native co-management partners. Research is also an important component to co-management of these animals. Beginning in fiscal year (hereinafter, “FY”) 2015, certain priority pinniped research in Alaska will be administered through a competitively-funded, merit-based grants program. This program concerns only Alaskan pinnipeds for which NMFS bears responsibility; proposals focusing on marine mammals under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not be considered for funding under this grant program. This document describes how to prepare and submit proposals for funding in FY 2015 and how NMFS will determine which proposals will be funded.
Developing Technologies and Tools to Monitor HIV Brain Reservoirs and How They May be Altered by Exposure to Substances of Abuse (R21/R33)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support projects developing technologies and tools to detect and quantify HIV brain reservoirs and how they may be altered by exposure to substances of abuse.
Promoting the Use of Alternatives to Incarceration
Improve the performance of the justice system, reduce prison overcrowding, and ensure respect for rule of law.
Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Implementation (State Youth Treatment-Planning)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Planning [State Youth Treatment – Planning (SYT-P)]. The purpose of SYT-P is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes (hereafter known as “states”) to develop a comprehensive strategic plan in order to improve treatment for adolescents (ages 12-18) and/or transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (hereafter known as “the population of focus”). The plan will help to assure that youth have access to evidence-based assessments and treatment models and recovery services by strengthening the existing infrastructure system. SYT-P is designed to bring together stakeholders across the systems serving adolescents and transitional aged youth to plan for a coordinated state-wide network to develop policies, expand workforce capacity, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms. The aim is to improve the integration and efficiency of the treatment and recovery support system serving the population of focus. SYT-P seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served.
Community Health Peer Learning Program
The purpose of this FOA is to address health challenges at the population level through a community-based collaborative approach. The Community Health Peer Learning Program supports HHS efforts to promote the development of a nationwide health information infrastructure built on the sustainable efforts of local providers and communities.
FY 2015 Habitat Blueprint – Coastal and Marine Habitat Focus Area Grants for Biscayne Bay, FL, Puerto Rico?s Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island, and Kachemak Bay, AK.
The principal objective of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Habitat Blueprint – Coastal and Marine Habitat Focus Area Grants solicitation is to identify and support comprehensive and cooperative habitat conservation project(s) in NOAA Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs) that sustain resilient and thriving marine and coastal resources, communities, and economies. Proposals submitted under this solicitation will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate success in achieving the NOAA Habitat Blueprint’s primary objectives within three newly-selected HFAs – Biscayne Bay, FL; Puerto Rico’s Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island, and Kachemak Bay, AK. These objectives vary from region to region, but they all effectively protect and/or restore high-priority habitat for managed fisheries, protected species, and other coastal and marine life; foster resilient coastal communities; advance habitat science; and lead to increased socio-economic benefits. HFA – specific objectives are identified in this federal funding opportunity, and successful proposals will achieve one or several objectives by: 1) addressing a habitat-based issue/concern contributing to the loss or deterioration of coastal resiliency or marine habitats for target managed or protected species (e.g. fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, corals); 2) identifying the project’s outcomes and goal(s) and describing in detail the actions and project(s) to be undertaken to achieve those goals; and 3) describing the measurable impact on the issue/concern, target species, or resource, including proposed evaluation techniques. Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will primarily be funded through cooperative agreements. Two-year cooperative agreement awards will be considered, and additional releases of funds may be used to fund selected proposals through FY16 without further competition. Awards are dependent upon FY15-FY16 congressional appropriations. NOAA anticipates approximately $1.2 million may be available over the next two years to maintain selected awards, dependent upon the level of funding made available by Congress. NOAA will not accept proposals with a Federal request of less than $50,000 or more than $500,000 for a two year period. NOAA anticipates typical awards will range from $100,000 to $400,000 over two years. One or two year proposals will be accepted. Funds will be administered by the NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation.
BJA FY 15 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders
The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.2 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through tribal and local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all people incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The coordination of reentry of members of Native American tribes is even more complex given that they can return from federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), state, local, and tribal facilities. The Second Chance Act helps to ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. The Second Chance Act Programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. “Reentry” is not a specific program, but rather a process that starts when an individual is initially incarcerated and ends when he or she has been successfully reintegrated in the community as a law-abiding citizen. The reentry process includes screening and assessment in a pre-release setting, the delivery of evidence-based programming in a pre-release setting, and the delivery of a variety of evidence-based programming for every program participant in a post-release setting designed to ensure that the transition from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful. The Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders through the screening and assessment of incarcerated individuals, availability of some pre-release programming, leading to the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment after incarceration.
Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Water Settlement Act of 1994; P.L. 103-434, Section XII¿Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project
Social and Behavior Change Communication for Health (SBCC- Health Project) Ethiopia
Issuance Date: 3 February, 2015RFA Clarification Questions Due: 19 February, 2015; 1600 Closing Date and Time for Application Submission: 12 March, 2015; 1600 Addis Ababa Local Time Subject: Request for Applications (RFA) Number: USAID-Ethiopia- RFA-663-15-000006 RFA Title: Social and Behavior Change Communication for Health (SBCC- Health Project) EthiopiaLadies and Gentlemen: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for Assistance Agreements from all U.S. and non-U.S. qualified organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) for funding to support a program entitled Social and Behavior Change Communication for Health (SBCC- Health Project) Ethiopia. The overall goal of the program is to build the capacity of Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) with regards to SBCC interventions while also developing effective messages and coordinating SBCC messaging across stakeholders. The authority for the RFA is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Grants and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977. While for-profit firms may participate, pursuant to 22 CFR 226.81, it is USAID policy not to award profit under assistance instruments such as cooperative agreements. However, all reasonable, allocable, and allowable expenses, both direct and indirect, which are related to the grant program and are in accordance with applicable cost standards (22 CFR 226, OMB Circular A-122 for non-profit organization, OMB Circular A-21 for universities, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 for-profit organizations), may be paid under the Cooperative Agreement.USAID expects to award one Cooperative Agreement based on this RFA. Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to allocate approximately $22.2 million funding to be allocated over a Five (5) year period. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.The Government of Ethiopia laws require prior registration for a foreign and local organization in order to implement programs or conduct any business in Ethiopia. Any apparently successful applicant must provide a copy of the certification of registration and license from the appropriate Ministry/Agency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia prior to the start of implementation of the program. All local institutions or affiliates of international organizations must be registered as a legal entity in Ethiopia. Local registration is not a requirement at application time, but it is required prior to the implementation of the program.Applicants under consideration for an award that have never received funding from USAID will be subject to a pre-award audit to determine fiscal responsibility, adequacy of financial controls and established an indirect cost rate. Award will be made to the responsible applicant whose application offers the greatest value to the U.S. Government. Issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government, nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. All guidance included in this RFA takes precedence over any reference documents referred to in the RFA. If there are problems in downloading the RFA from the Internet, please contact the Grants.gov help desk at 1.800.518.4726 or email@example.com for technical assistance. Applications shall be submitted in electronic copy to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Tsegereda Gebremedhin at email@example.com . Applications submitted in hard copy format are accepted if submission in electronic format is not practicable as described in Section IV. Applications must be received by the closing date and time indicated at the top of this cover letter. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for award. To make sure that your application package is delivered to us, please ensure that your email attachments are not more than 2 MB in size. If they are more than 1 MB in size you may submit your technical/cost applications and any attachments in separate emails. Telegraphic or fax applications (entire proposal) are not authorized for this RFA and will not be accepted. Any questions concerning this RFA must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org , with a ‘cc’ to Tsegereda Gebremedhin at email@example.com not later than 1600, Local Time, Monday, February 17, 2015. Sincerely,Anthony E. AmersonDirectorOffice of Acquisition & Assistance
NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grant Program
NIST is soliciting applications to support research involving neutron scattering and spectroscopy specifically aimed at developing new instrumentation for neutron research, conducting collaborative research with NIST and visiting scientists, and to conduct other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. academia and industrial scientists. This will entail awardee(s) stationing scientific staff at the NCNR to collaborate with NIST and other visiting scientists to advance these objectives.
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems — just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New smart CPS will drive innovation and competition in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare, and manufacturing. The December 2010 report of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) titled Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technologycalls for continued investment in CPS research because of its scientific and technological importance as well as its potential impact on grand challenges in a number of sectors critical to U.S. security and competitiveness such as the ones noted above. These challenges and technology gaps are further described in aCPS Vision Statementpublished in 2012 by the federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) CPS Senior Steering Group. Tremendous progress has been made in advancing CPS technology over the last five-plus years. We have explored foundational technologies that have spanned an ever-growing set of application domains, enabling breakthrough achievements in many of these fields. At the same time, the demand for innovation in these domains continues to grow, and is driving the need to accelerate fundamental research to keep pace. Despite significant inroads into CPS technology in recent years, we do not yet have a mature science to support systems engineering of high-confidence CPS, and the consequences are profound. Traditional analysis tools are unable to cope with the full complexity of CPS or adequately predict system behavior. For example, minor events that trip the current electric power grid — an ad hoc system — can escalate with surprising speed into widespread power failures. This scenario exemplifies the lack of appropriate science and technology to conceptualize and design for the deep interdependencies among engineered systems and the natural world. The challenges and opportunities for CPS are thus significant and far-reaching. New relationships between the cyber and physical components require new architectural models that redefine form and function. They integrate the continuous and discrete, compounded by the uncertainty of open environments. Traditional real-time performance guarantees are insufficient for CPS when systems are large and spatially, temporally, or hierarchically distributed in configurations that may rapidly change. With the greater autonomy and cooperation possible with CPS, greater assurances of safety, security, scalability, and reliability are demanded, placing a high premium on open interfaces, modularity, interoperability, and verification. The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems which people can use or interact with and depend upon. Some of these may require high-confidence or provable behaviors. The program aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education in CPS and to transitioning CPS science and technology into engineering practice. By abstracting from the particulars of specific systems and application domains, the CPS program seeks to reveal cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underpin the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application sectors. To expedite and accelerate the realization of cyber-physical systems in a wide range of applications, the CPS program also supports the development of methods, tools, and hardware and software components based upon these cross-cutting principles, along with validation of the principles via prototypes and testbeds. We have also seen a convergence of CPS technologies and research thrusts that underpin “Smart Cities” and the Internet of Things (IoT). These domains offer new and exciting challenges for foundational research and provide opportunities for maturation at multiple time horizons. In 2015, NSF is working closely with multiple agencies of the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), and several National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutes and centers [including the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)], to identify basic research needs in CPS common across multiple application domains, along with opportunities for accelerated transition to practice. Three classes of research and education projects — differing in scope and goals — will be considered through this solicitation:
- Breakthrough projects must offer a significant advance in fundamental CPS science, engineering and/or technology that has the potential to change the field. This category focuses on new approaches to bridge computing, communication, and control. Funding for Breakthrough projects may be requested for a total of up to $500,000 for a period of up to 3 years.
- Synergy projects must demonstrate innovation at the intersection of multiple disciplines, to accomplish a clear goal that requires an integrated perspective spanning the disciplines. Funding for Synergy projects may be requested for a total of $500,001 to $1,000,000 for a period of 3 to 4 years.
- Frontierprojects must address clearly identified critical CPS challenges that cannot be achieved by a set of smaller projects. Funding may be requested for a total of $1,000,001 to $7,000,000 for a period of 4 to 5 years.
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development
The Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program was established in 2009 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) program supported in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The goal of BREAD is to support innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. Proposals submitted to BREAD must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. In FY 2015, activities in two focus areas will be supported: (1) Developing High Throughput, Low Cost Phenotyping Tools and Devices to facilitate assessment of field-based phenotypes, especially for root and tuber crops (PHENO), and (2) Advancing Basic Research in Crop Plants Relevant to Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries (ABRDC) to develop critically needed sequence and functional genomics resources to enable basic and applied research in crop plants important for smallholder agriculture. As in past competitions, proposals are expected to address project outcomes in the context of broader societal impacts, and as appropriate to the research proposed, engage international partners in scientific collaborations.
Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE: RIEF)
The NSF Engineering (ENG) Directorate has launched a multi-year
initiative, the Professional Formation of Engineers, to create and
support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the
21^st Century. Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) refers to
the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people
become engineers. It also includes the ethical responsibility of
practicing engineers to sustain and grow the profession. The
engineering profession must be responsive to national priorities,
grand challenges, and dynamic workforce needs; it must be equally
open and accessible to all.
Engineering faculty possess both deep technical expertise in their
engineering discipline and the primary responsibility for the
process of professional formation of future engineers. As such,
engineering faculty are in a unique position to help address
critical challenges in engineering formation. The Professional
Formation of Engineers: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation
(PFE: RIEF) program enables engineering faculty who are renowned for
teaching, mentoring, or leading educational reform efforts on their
campus to initiate collaborations with colleagues in the social
and/or learning sciences to address difficult, boundary-spanning
problems in the professional formation of engineers.
Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) (nsf15540)
The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: (1) exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; (2) building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and (3) growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Three types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies; more extensive Full-Scale Projects; and conferences.
2015 Call for Proposals for Korean Studies Promotion Program
We, Korean Studies Promotion Service in the Academy of Korean Studies, hereby announce the 2015 new project application support plan for four Korean Studies Promotion Program, 1) Laboratory Program for Korean Studies, 2) Core University Program for Korean Studies, 3) Seed Program for Korean Studies, and 4) English Translation of 100 Korean Classics.
State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant program for the 2015/2016 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing work appropriate for publication in The Annals of Iowa. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s scholarly journal.
B&O Railroad Fellowship
The B&O Railroad Museum (Museum) in Baltimore, Maryland invites applications for its 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The SURF will commence on or about June 15, 2015 and culminate with the submission of a paper no later than December 15, 2015. The Hays T. Watkins Research Library and Archive at the Museum will be made available for your use but Fellows will be expected to use other local, regional and national repositories as well. One Fellowship will be awarded in the six categories listed below. The stipend for each Fellowship is $2,000.00. One quarter of the stipend will be paid upon selection; the second quarter payment will be made on or around September 1, 2015 with the remainder of the stipend awarded upon submission of the research paper. The research paper should reflect the result of successful original primary and secondary source research conducted by the Fellow and be no less than 5,000 words. The Fellow will grant non-exclusive unlimited use of the research and research paper to the B&O Railroad Museum, Inc. including permission to publish the paper on the Museum’s blog.
Scholar-in-Residence, Summer 2015, Portage Route Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
The Portage Route Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation invites applications from student scholars to its Scholar-In-Residence fellowship program designed to encourage use of the William P. Sherman Library and Archives in Great Falls, Montana.
A $3000 stipend will be granted to a student researcher who articulates a research topic suitable for extensive use of this special collection. The stipend is meant to defray expenses incurred in traveling to, and residing in, Great Falls, MT for three to four weeks. The Portage Route Chapter will assist the Scholar in finding cost-effective lodging. Desk space and internet connection will be provided by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
Research is expected to focus upon at least one of the following (or similar) areas: Jefferson’s Corps of Discovery; the native peoples the Expedition met along their journey; efforts to establish and protect the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; work of Lewis and Clark entities connecting the general public to the National Historic Trail through interpretation; commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, 2003 – 2006; and the organizational history of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation – about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. An applicant’s proposal should specifically address its relevance to the unique resources found in the Sherman Library’s collections.
Active Learning Center Grant
Calling all innovative educators and educational institutions: Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways.
We have a passion for understanding how learning takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. That’s why we’re launching a new grant program that will fund and research up to 15 Active Learning Centers each year.
Each Active Learning Center grant will cover the furniture, integrated technology, design, installation and post-occupancy evaluation for one of three classroom types designed for 28 – 32 students. Eligible classrooms must be in the United States and Canada, serving grades 6 – 12 or within a college or university. Grants are valued between $35,000 and $50,000, plus all of the innovation and inspiration born of active learning.
Interested in sparking new learning in your classroom by leveraging the power of place? Apply for an Active Learning Center grant using our grant proposal template and guide starting December 8, 2014. Submissions must be received by February 27, 2015 and grant recipients will be contacted by April 15, 2015.
Full details on the grant and submission process are available in the grant proposal guidelines. If you have questions related to our grant guidelines or submitting a grant proposal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.