Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Grant Links: December 29, 2008

Appleton, WI: Rotary looking for scholarship applications

Sheboygan, WI: Local Optimist club sponsoring essay contest

Superior, WI: Native American high school and professional artists sought for UWS art exhibit

WI: Topics Selected for FFA's GROWMARK Essay Contest

Foundations in Wisconsin Database at Wisconsin SCLS Libraries

Foundations in Wisconsin: A Directory, which is annually published by Marquette University's Raynor Library, is now available online for patron (i.e. public use) on-site only at all South Central Library System libraries in Wisconsin!

"It is the only directory of its kind which covers every active grant making foundation in the state of Wisconsin. The foundation profiles include contact information, total assets, grants paid, and areas of interest" (http://www.marquette.edu/library/fic/fiwhelp/about.html).

There is a limit of two simultaneous users throughout the SCLS system. Users must physically be at one of the SCLS libraries to access this resource. Please speak with a library staff person who will help you log in.

List of SCLS Library Locations: http://www.scls.info/about/directory.html

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Grant of the Week: FINRA Investor Education Foundation

This program "funds research and/or educational projects that support its mission of providing underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life" (http://www.finrafoundation.org/grants.asp).

In 2009, the Foundation is especially interested in applications that focus on the following areas:

  • using behavioral finance to improve saving and investing
  • meeting the financial and investor education needs of underserved audiences
  • creating new marketing and distribution channels for financial and investor education
  • helping Americans manage their finances and investments in retirement
The next deadline for the submission of completed "Project Concept Forms" is February 4, 2009.

For complete grant guidelines and application information, visit: http://www.finrafoundation.org/grants.asp

Friday, December 12, 2008

Grant of the Week: Short-Term Fellowships in African-American Studies

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium is currently accepting applications for a national program of short-term fellowships in African American Studies.

The purpose of these fellowships is to support scholars, artists, and other researchers who wish to conduct research in member institutions' collections relating to African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics. This fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Eligibility and application information can be found at: http://www.blackmetropolisresearch.org/shortTerm.html

Source: http://www.blackmetropolisresearch.org/

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grant of the Week: Foreign Language and Area Studies Graduate Fellowships

Funding is available from UW-Madison Area and International Studies Programs for
Summer Intensive Language Study (2009)andAcademic Year Language/Area Studies (2009-10).

Fellowship Details:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • FLAS awards may be used for either a domestic or overseas academic program of study.
  • Language training taken outside of the U.S. must be at an advanced level and requires special approval.
  • FLAS recipients must be full-time graduate students.
  • Academic Year FLAS recipients who are not dissertators must take at least one area studies course and one language course each semester.
  • Summer awards can be used for intensive language study in programs that last for at least
  • 6 weeks and provide the equivalent of a full academic year of language study.
  • Applications from students in professional fields are encouraged.
  • Fellowships cover the cost of tuition and provide a stipend.

Eligible Languages (note that some may only be offered in summer):

Akan/Twi, Arabic, Bashkir, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Chuvash, Czech, Danish, Dutch,Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Icelandic,Indonesian/Malaysian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazak, Khmer, Lao, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malayalam, Marathi, Modern Greek, Modern Irish, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quichua, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish (Azeri), Turkmen, Tuvan, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Yakut, Yoruba, and Yucatec Maya.

Fellowships are offered by the following Programs and Centers:
The African Studies Program, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, Center for South Asia, Center for South East Asian Studies, and Global Studies.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2009

**Specific requirements may vary depending on the language. Please consult the relevant area studies program or the following website for further details and application forms:

Source: http://www.intl-institute.wisc.edu/fellow/FLAS.htm