It’s not too late to submit your application for a
NIFI Taylor L. Willingham Grant
Could you use some funding to plan or kickstart a public engagement project in your community?
Applications for small grants will be accepted until December 31, 2015, and recipient(s) will be announced by January 15, 2016.
Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance National Issues Forums Institute’s(NIFI) overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues.
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- 60 grant opportunities
- Details on the grant amount, area funded, deadlines, and geographic location
- Funding for a wide variety of issue areas including youth empowerment, education, strengthening democracy, sustainability, immigration, art and media projects, poverty, and more.
- Direct links to more information about the requirements
If you’re looking for external funding to boost your community change efforts, this list is the perfect place to start. This list has compiles all the important details in one place, making it easy to decide whether to pursue the opportunity further.
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By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Stockton University (N.J.) student
For more information on the joint ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative, go here.
New Economic Inequality Grants
We are excited to announce that thanks to Weber State University’s (Utah) overwhelming generosity under Provost Emeritus Michael Vaughan’s leadership, we are able to offer campus mini-grants of up to $1,000 to ADP/TDC Economic Inequality (EI) participating campuses for the purpose of advancing the work of this initiative.
Applications are due by Monday, October 19, 2015 for best consideration. To apply, EI campuses must complete the following two Google forms:
- The ADP/TDC EI Campus Grant Application Form can be found here.
- The ADP/TDC EI Campus Reporting Form can be found here.
Keene State (NH) Professor Receives Award for Work on Economic Inequality Initiative
Patrick Dolenc, professor of economics, received the 2015 Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement from the American Democracy Project, in part for his leadership of the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative and its Scholars group. Dolenc’s goal for his students is not for them to just graduate and get good jobs, but to care about and know how to make a difference in their communities through civic engagement, one of the many reasons he was chosen for this award. To read more about Dolenc and the impact of this award click here.
Weber State (Utah) Provost Emeritus Michael Vaughan to Study Economic Inequality’s Effect on Democracy
Under Vaughan’s leadership, Weber State University will offer a new course this fall focused on helping students understand economic inequality. A team at Weber University is working on producing educational videos that will be used to promote and circulate information on the topic. Weber State is participating in the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative and Michael Vaughan is a member of the initiative’s advisory council. Learn more here.
EI Initiative at SUNY Cortland to pose EI Questions on Democracy Wall
SUNY Cortland, an EI campus, is facilitating a community dialogue about democracy and economic inequality via a “democracy wall” — a blackboard that invites community participation by posing questions. Learn more about their efforts here.
Please see also our earlier post on the Economic Inequality and Civic Engagement Conference being held by EI and TDC campus Lone Star College – Kingwood (Texas).
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Mini-Grant Request Deadline: September 30, 2015
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A collaboration between the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Campus Compact, Education Commission of the States, and Generation Citizen as they launch the Urban and Regional Partnerships for Civic Learning and Student Success Partnership Initiative.
More About the Initiative
The initiative is grounded in the understanding that civic learning is both intrinsically important and is a powerful way to deepen students’ engagement in their own education, thereby promoting their overall success. The initiative is a team-based approach designed to support local education partnerships through an Action Summit, taking place on November 18th in Baltimore, and complementary learning communities.
Apply for Mini-Grants
To enable participation in the Summit by broad-based urban and regional teams, the consortium is making available small grants to cover participants’ travel and lodging expenses. While the applicants for these grants will be institutions of higher education, funds will be used to cover the expenses of all participants, particularly those who cannot access institutional or organizational funds for this purpose.
Mini-grant applications are due by September 30, 2015 and must contain the following information:
- Project Lead at applicant institution
- Team members and rationales for participation
- Motivation for participation
- Letters of commitment from CEOs
Learn more about submitting a mini-grant here.
The next Knight News Challenge will focus on answering this question: How might we make data work for individuals and communities? Winners will receive a share of $3 million in funding to develop their projects.
Open to anyone: journalists, startups, civic hackers, and academics, media organizations, businesses, nonprofits, government and individuals. Anyone can also offer feedback on submitted ideas.
Learn more at NewsChallenge.org
Applications open Sept. 8, 9am ET and close Sept. 30
Live events and virtual office hours will be held throughout September to answer questions about this Challenge. (Event list)
On Twitter, follow #NewsChallenge and @KnightFdn. Sign up for News Challenge e-mail updates.