Friday, September 26, 2008

Grant of the Week: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

This fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need allows students to intern at the Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. It is open to both graduate and undergraduate students of color.


"Activities: In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes general research and program support for the Fund’s grantmaking and outreach efforts.

"Requirements:The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community.

"She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:
1. Outstanding research skills;
2. Demonstrated interest or experience in the nonprofit sector;
3. Excellent writing and communication skills;
4. Demonstrated financial need; and5. American citizenship.

"The student must be able to intern for 10-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. We generally expect that Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (10-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

"Fellowship Stipend: A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment" (

Deadline for spring 2009 internships is December 15, 2008.

For complete information on this opportunity, visit

Grant Links: September 26, 2008

UW-Madison: Classified staff child care grant available

Fon du Lac, WI: Oakfield Community Foundation accepts grant applications

Menasha and Eau Claire, WI: Grant-Writing for Farmers Workshops Being Planned

WI: FEMA aid requests approved

WI: Sylvan Dell Publishing: Awards educational resource grants to schools in Wisconsin

WI: WAA, Competitive Wisconsin gain grant to launch employee recruitment partnership

WI: WPPI seeking grant proposals under GreenMax Home program

US: Grant applications available to benefit people with high blood pressure and angina

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Grant of the Week: Queer Youth Fund

The Liberty Hill Foundation is accepting letters of intent now through October 7, 2008, for their annual Queer Youth Fund grants.

"Up to four $100,000 grants will be made to different 501(c)3 organizations (or groups with fiscal sponsors) with specific work that matches the guidelines. The $100,000 grants are payable over three to five years."

These grants are made "to grassroots, local, state or national nonprofit organizations located anywhere in the United States working to improve the quality of life among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth."

"The Queer Youth Fund awards grants to innovative and effective leadership development programs or organizing projects that empower GLBTQQ youth to improve societal conditions affecting GLBTQQ youth and that make a long-term difference to their movement."

For complete information regarding this funding opportunities, please see


Grant Links: September 18, 2008

Green Bay, WI: MoneySmart Kids applicants sought

WI: ASA/BASF Offers College Scholarship

WI: EAA offers scholarship for online aviation courses

US: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Grant of the Week: Humanities Exposed

The Center for Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will once again be accepting applications from UW Graduate Students for their Humanities Exposed (HEX) Grants.

According to their web site, "Drawing its inspiration from the Wisconsin Idea, HEX aims to change the culture of graduate education by providing support to humanists and humanities departments in their efforts to become citizens of the wider community."

Recipients represent "a cross-section of disciplines and frames of reference, use their research to engage diverse members of the public in related kinds of exploration, writing and discussion of ideas. HEX projects identify community needs and form sustainable, ongoing relationships to address those needs" (

For complete guidelines and application information, visit:

Friday, September 5, 2008

Grant of the Week: UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

These "grants provide financial relief for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items your child needs and what your commercial health benefit plan will pay for" (


  • Grant applications requesting assistance for dental or orthodontic treatment unrelated to a serious medical condition are excluded from grant consideration.
  • The applicant must be 16 years old or younger and live in the United States and receive and pay for care/items in the United States.
  • The applicant must be covered by a commercial health benefit plan and limits for the requested service are either exceeded, or no coverage is available and/or the copayments are a serious financial burden on the family. The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation requires a commercial health benefit plan.


For complete guidelines and application information, visit

Grant Links: September 5, 2008

UW-Madison: Faculty Development Opportunities in Vietnam, India and China (scroll down to headline)

UW-Madison: Graduate Student International Field Research Awards

UW-Madison: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center Graduate Fellowships

UW-Madison: Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

UW-Madison: Upcoming deadlines for CIBER grant opportunities (scroll down to headline)

Green Bay/De Pere, WI: Business women offer 2 scholarships

WI: Enrollment Deadline for UW-Madison Farm & Industry Short Course is October 1

US: USBC Star of Tomorrow application deadline approaching