Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

2015 Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service Grants from CNCS

mlk logoThe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The funding will mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Notice prioritizes grant-making in programs addressing one or more of the six CNCS Focus Areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families.  CNCS will give priority consideration to organizations that have disability inclusion plans to ensure people with disabilities are among those serving at their Martin Luther King Day of Service event.

  • Applications for funding are due on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2015.

Visit NationalService.gov/MLKNOFA to access technical assistance including upcoming assistance calls, and contact information for questions specific to these funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunity: BtoP Seminar and Research Grants

BtoP logo

New Funding Available from Bringing Theory to Practice

First Deadline: August 1, 2015

Founded in 2003, Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) encourages and supports colleges and universities in developing sustainable campus cultures that reaffirm higher education’s core purposes:

  • Advancing higher learning and discovery
  • Fostering the well-being of the whole student
  • Serving as a public good to deepen and sustain a civic society

To date, over 460 grants at varying levels have been awarded to diverse colleges and universities. For the 2015-2017 funding cycle, proposals are requested in the following categories:

Category I: Well-Being Seminar Grants
Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) provide support for campus-wide planning discussions (seminars) that give focused attention to a particular dimension of the well-being of those involved (students, faculty, or other leaders) in creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning. Seminars should deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to whole-person development and the learning-related policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support such endeavors.

The first deadline for Seminar Grant proposals is September 15, 2015.

Category II: Well-Being Research Project Grants
Research Project Grants (up to $10,000, plus institutional matching) should implement and assess a campus-based, two-year research project that focuses on the well-being of students, particularly those traditionally underserved by higher education. Projects should, through the gathering of evidence, provide justification for best practices that deepen and sustain the institution’s commitment to whole-person development.

The deadline for Research Project Grant proposals is August 1, 2015.

BTtoP’s full 2015-2017 RFP and supporting materials are available here.

For more information, e-mail info@bttop.org.

About Bringing Theory to Practice
Bringing Theory to Practice is an independent project sponsored by the Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York City and the S. Engelhard Center and developed in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Information about Bringing Theory to Practice can be found at www.BTtoP.org.

REMINDER: Nominations Due 4/13/15 for ADP Civic Engagement Awards

Nominations for ADP’s three national civic engagement awards are due Monday, April 13, 2015. 

Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement
William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement is given each year to an AASCU chief academic officer in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus. Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination. Nominations materials for the 2015 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015.

Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement
The John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner organization. Emerging Leaders may be nominated by anyone. Nomination materials for the 2015 Saltmarsh Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015. 

Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement
The Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement is presented annually to a senior faculty member in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution. Senior ADP Faculty members may be nominated by anyone. The provost or chief academic officer must endorse the nomination. Nomination materials for the 2015 Burch Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015.

NERCHE’s 2015 Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty: Call for Nominations

NERCHE

Call for Nominations:
2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

2015 Lynton Award Application Instructions

Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts*, and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.   —Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement (also known as outreach scholarship, public scholarship, scholarship for the common good, community-based scholarship, and community-engaged scholarship) represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. In addition, NERCHE and CED conceptualize scholarly engagement in terms of social justice in a diverse democracy. 

This year’s award will be presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), “A Love of Place: The Metropolitan Advantage,” which will be held from October 11-13, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska.  CUMU is a co-sponsor of the Award.

The 2015 award recipient will also be honored at the annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement, which will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  For information and updates about this event, please visit NERCHE’s website: http://www.nerche.org.

Award Eligibility:

  • Only full-time faculty from U.S. public and private not-for-profit colleges and universities are eligible for the Award.
  • A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible to apply for the Award.

Lynton Award Nominations:

  • Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students, and community partners.  Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s community-engaged teaching, research, and service. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliations of additional nominators (see Section Three of this document). Further, endorsements from individuals familiar with one or more aspects of the nominee’s work can be included in the supporting documentation (see Section I.D.).
  • In cases in which multiple individuals submit a single application for the nomination of a faculty member, one person should be designated as the primary nominator responsible for completing and submitting the application. Additional nominators can be noted in the appropriate section of the application.
  • More than one faculty member from a single college or university may be nominated. Please complete separate applications for each nominee.

Nominators will submit nominations via an online application.  To submit an application, please see the Application Instructions.

Application deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015, at 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Frequently asked questions about the Lynton Award are answered here. If you have other questions, please contact the Lynton Award Coordinator, Elaine Ward, at Merrimack College’s School of Education and Social Policy by email at lyntonaward@merrimack.edu (subject line: “Lynton Award Help”) or by phone at (978) 837-4676.

To learn more about the Lynton Award, click here.

* Award sponsors understand that there may be slight variations in contract systems specific to certain institutions; therefore, we encourage applicants who have questions about eligibility to contact us at warde@merrimack.edu.

Nominations for Three ADP National Awards Due April 13, 2015

Nominations for ADP’s three national civic engagement awards are due Monday, April 13, 2015.

Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

Willam M. Plater

Willam M. Plater

AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement.  The Award is given each year to an AASCU chief academic officer in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus. Funded through the generosity of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, the award acknowledges the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in helping make an institution intentional about its public mission to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens.

The Plater Award, presented annually, includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000.  The Award recipient will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans, La..  The Award can also be presented on the recipient’s campus.

Nomination and Selection Process: Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015.


Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement

John Saltmarsh

John Saltmarsh

AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement.  The Saltmarsh Award is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner organization. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans, La.

Support for the award comes from Bill Plater and the royalties from the 2011 book To Serve a larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (Temple University Press) edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley.

Nomination and Selection Process: Emerging Leaders may be nominated by anyone.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Saltmarsh Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015. 


Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement

Barbara Burch

Barbara Burch

AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement.  The Burch Award is presented annually to a senior faculty member in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015 in New Orleans, La.

Nomination and Selection Process: Senior Faculty members may be nominated by anyone. The provost or chief academic officer must endorse the nomination.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Burch Award must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015. 


Enter your email address to subscribe to the ADP blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 241 other followers

Twitter

Archives


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 241 other followers