The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for its Community Action Grants Program, providing one year grants ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 for community-based projects and two year grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to be used as start-up funds for projects to address particular community needs and to develop a senses of efficacy in girls through opportunities to lead or advocate. There is no limitation on project topic areas, but projects should include a clear activity promoting equity and education for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects that focus on the achievements of K-12 female students and women in community college in the STEM disciplines. Applicants must be women who are United States citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States, and their projects must take place inside the country and its territories, be nonpartisan, and have a direct public impact. For more information, please see the Community Action Grants Program page above. Applications are due January 15, 2014.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) invites full individual members, e-members, and teachers at NCTM member preK-8 schools to submit proposals for collaborative research to improve the teaching of mathematics to preK-8 students. The 2014-2015 Preservice Teacher Action Research grants program will support teams of researchers(including preservice teachers at the undergraduate level, elementary/middle school teachers and university teachers) in “action research” – defined as a type of investigation designed to be used by teachers for problem solving and to improve professional practice in their own classrooms. Grants of up to $3,000 will be bestowed on projects to be implemented between June 1, 2014 and August 21, 2015. Eligible preservice teachers at the undergraduate level must be involved in an initial certification/licensure program, and must be engaged in some sort of student teaching or other practicum experience at some point during the course of the grant. The deadline for proposals is May 2, 2014. For more information, please the PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants Web page.
The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry regarding its Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice RFP. Selected applicants will be invited to compete for $100,000 to $600,000 awards which will cover direct and indirect costs over for two to three years. The foundation is currently interested in policy and practice efforts (including the gathering, interpretation and use of research) directly relevant to American youth, including the realms of mental and physical health, family support, education, child welfare, employment, and juvenile justice. Inquiries regarding new studies as well as additions to existing programs will be considered, and interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. Eligible applicants must be employees of a nonprofit organization, either within the United States or abroad. Letters of inquiry must be submitted by January 8, 2014. For complete application information, please see the Use of Research Evidence application Web page.