UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme 2015

Originalmente publicado en Opportunities In Engineering and Technology:

Credits: Unesco and Government of Japan

Credits: Unesco and Government of Japan

Deadline: December 26, 2014

Location: Japan.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Japan.

Applications are invited for up to 20 available UNESCO Fellowships to undertake postgraduate research in one of the four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. Research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age and must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return. Priority attention will be given to women candidatures, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers. Selected beneficiaries will be required to submit an interim and a final report describing the results of the research undertaken.


Applicants, a maximum of two from each applying National Commission, must meet the following

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2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

Originalmente publicado en [ArLiSNAP]:

Fixed Duration Position:  12 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected StartDate:        July 6, 2015

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the…

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Summer NSF Fellowships: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Originalmente publicado en Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University:

SUST majors who have had some biology/environmental science classes are in a good position to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer fellowships, offered through generous funding by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to work directly with scientific researchers on lab- and field-based topics, gain hands-on research experience, and network with fellow undergrads from other schools. Plus they’re well compensated with a fellowship stipend of several thousand dollars. (Yes — you read that correctly.)

Here in the Chicago region there are several notable REU programs that offer multiple paid fellowships, including those at the Field Museum of Natural History, the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of WI Milwaukee, and the Center for Ecology at Southern IL University in downstate Carbondale.

Further afield, check out these opportunities at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab summer research fellowship…

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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Originalmente publicado en Teaching Blog of Ioannis Souldatos:


The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. Track 1: The RobertNoyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track provides funds to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate STEM professionals to become highly effective STEM teachers; these individuals commit to teaching for 2 years in high-need local educational agencies for every year of scholarship/stipend support. Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support fellowships, academic programs, professional development, and salary supplements for STEM professionals, including retirees from STEM professions, who enroll in a master’s degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing; these individuals, referred to as NSF Teaching Fellows, commit to teaching for four years in high-need local educational agencies. Track 3: The NSFMaster Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support professional development and…

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The National Science Foundation Funds Projects that Research Flipped Classrooms at Four Universities

Originalmente publicado en The Maryland Flipped Classroom Study:

The University of South Florida is the lead institution (along with Arizona State University, University of
Pittsburgh and Alabama A & M University) on a three-year (2013-2016) National Science Foundation
funded award for conducting research on the effectiveness of flipped classrooms for higher education
STEM courses such as Numerical Methods. In addition, the group will develop best practices for
teaching in a flipped as well as in a hybrid fully guided instruction classroom.  You can find more information here and here.


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Community Foundation 2015 Grants—Now Online!

Originalmente publicado en Philanthropy 518:

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites nonprofit organizations to visit its website to apply for a wide range of grant funds. Application materials and guidelines for more than a dozen grantmaking funds are now available at www.cfgcr.org/upcominggrantdeadlines.php.Grants

In 2013, the Community Foundation awarded more than $4.87 million in grants to more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations.

The Community Foundation manages approximately $63 million in assets through 400 separate charitable funds for donors and fundholders. Foundation staff works with fundholders and donors on a one-on-one basis to determine how funds should be allocated, which includes an almost-limitless range of organizations and focus areas, and grantmaking processes.

The Community Foundation also works closely with its affiliates, the Niskayuna Community Foundation and the Bethlehem Central Community Foundation, to provide grant and scholarship opportunities for organizations and students in those communities. Grant materials for the Niskayuna Community Foundation and the…

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New Report Released: State of Grant Seeking 2014

Originalmente publicado en Ashtabula County Development Forum:

This is a worthwhile read if your organization is seeking grants to support programming. Download the report here: The_Fall_2014_State_of_Grantseeking_Report

While the greatest challenge to successful grantseeking continues to be a lack of time and staff, competition for awards and adherence to funder practices and requirements are more challenging than in the past. However, grantseekers are resilient; over 80% of respondents expected to receive the same number of awards or more awards in the following six months.

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