Friday, September 28, 2007

Grant of the Week: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for their annual award. Given to approximately 50 students each year attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the US and planning to transfer to four-year institutions.

"The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student is $30,000 per year. This is the largest scholarship offered in the US to community college transfer students."

"Students interested in this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their institutions. Please see the list of designated faculty representatives. Students may not apply directly to the Foundation for this program. "

Deadline is February 1, 2008.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Grant of the Week: Nonprofit Sector Collaborative Research Minigrants

The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management is now accepting applications for its Nonprofit Sector Collaborative Research Minigrant Program.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for successful proposals. Application deadline is November 16, 2007.

"Who can apply? A research team that includes (a) a university faculty or staff member and/or staff at a research-focused organization, and (b) staff at one or more nonprofit organizations that will participate in and contribute to the research endeavor."

"Applications are encouraged that propose research that advances understanding of nonprofit organizations or the nonprofit sector, makes a contribution to the growing literature on nonprofits, and produces knowledge of the sectors with implications beyond specific organizations studied."

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Grant of the Week: Alzheimer's Disease Research

The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) Alzheimer's Disease Research program supports promising research in fields ranging from molecular biology to epidemiology.

"Grants are awarded on the basis of the scientific merit of the proposed research and the relevance of the research to understanding aspects of the disease that lead to improved treatments, prevention strategies, and diagnoses."

Awards are as follows: Standard Awards, which are up to $133,333 a year for up to three years of funding; Pilot Project Awards, which are up to $75,000 a year for up to two years of funding; and Research Fellowships of up to $50,000 a year for up to two years of funding.

The deadline to receive grant applications for the 2008 awards is on October 11, 2007.

"Grants are available to U.S. and international researchers working at nonprofit organizations, including universities, medical centers, and independent research institutions. AHAF grants are made to the organization, not to individual researchers."

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Grant of the Week: Airborne Teacher Trust Fund

Throughout the next year, the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund will be awarding funds to elementary and middle school teachers and their schools to help innovative arts and music programs get off the ground.

The program "invites elementary and middle school teachers from public and private schools throughout the country to submit proposals for art and music programs that their schools are unable to fund."

Grants are from $200 to $10,000 and are to be used to implement the programs.

Application is available online. Submission dates are "rolling throughout the country".

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