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U.S. Ambassador's Special Self Help Fund for the Republic of Congo - 0 views

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    The Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund (SSH) assists Congolese community groups to develop lasting, self-sustaining projects that benefit entire communities. SSH grants in the Republic of Congo have contributed to agricultural modernization, economic development, combatting gender-based violence, improving sanitation, empowering women, improving learning conditions, and expanding access to clean water, health services, and education. Each year, the Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund supports approximately five to ten projects with grants typically between $5-7,000.
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BJA FY 18 Economic, High-Technology, White Collar, and Internet Crime Prevention Nation... - 0 views

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    The focus of this program is to enhance the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial criminal justice systems to prevent, investigate, respond, and prosecute economic, high-technology, and white collar crimes through specialized training and technical assistance. The program also supports the crime prevention of these types of crimes through education and training of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, prosecutors, first responders, and members of the community. The training classes are provided both in a classroom setting and online allowing state, local, tribal, and territorial officers, investigators, and prosecutors to attend the classes at no charge to their agency. The program also provides technical assistance to agencies, upon request, to assist with specific needs or investigative support.
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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications focu... - 0 views

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    The purpose of this Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) is to perform techno-economic studies, power market analyses, financial analyses, and a valuation analysis to evaluate the long-term benefits and costs of two selected PSH projects. These studies will provide PSH developers with a number of analyses to estimate the value of a proposed PSH project, including: value of bulk power/storage capacity; energy arbitrage; value of ancillary services; power system stability; and transmission benefits. The studies will also investigate and compare PSH financial revenue streams under current market structures relative to the economic value of PSH to the grid. Total Technical Assistance is valued at $3,000,000. DOE will provide the funding to the team that will provide the Technical Assistance for the selected projects. There is no direct financial assistance available under this NOTA.
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Improving the Accessibility of the Bangladesh Budget and Encouraging Greater Budget Awa... - 0 views

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    The U.S. Embassy Dhaka of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or program) to increase accessibility and readability of national budget information, improve local input into the parliamentary budget process, and increase the public's awareness of local government budget expenditures.
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Rwanda: Ambassador's Small Grants Program (ASG) former Ambassador's Special Self-Help (... - 0 views

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    The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Political and Economic section is seeking proposals for community projects designed to support high-impact, quick-implementation activities which benefit a large number of people within one year without requiring further assistance. Projects that support and promote livelihoods, food security, employment (particularly youth employment and employment of members of the community with disabilities), women's empowerment, and tradeable skills are preferred.
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Broader Impacts 101 workshop | Miami University - 0 views

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    Presenter Liz Nysson will provide a general overview of broader impacts, including:

    The history of the National Science Foundation's broader impacts (BI) criterion
    Strategies for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating BI activities
    Tips for leveraging existing resources to build a "BI identity"
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Promoting U.S. Private Sector Engagement in Emerging MENA Markets - 0 views

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    Aligned with U.S. government's Economic Reform objective, this funding opportunity seeks to advance U.S. economic interests in the MENA region while improving MENA media and entertainment industry capacity to conclude business deals with the U.S. and other regions, produce innovative and creative content, build the capacity of MENA-based practitioners, and advance positive messaging of the U.S. It will also advance core NEA/AC focus areas by addressing some issues including but not limited to economic growth, participatory governance, entrepreneurship, women's empowerment and gender issues, open governance, anti-corruption, urban/rural divide, youth apathy, and civic engagement.- Countering Violent Extremism as a theme/focus is explicitly excluded from the objectives of this project.- Recognizing different levels of opportunity for advancement across the region, this project will prioritize enhancing the capacity of youth, women, and underserved communities as well as advancing the aspiring next generation of MENA media and entertainment practitioners.
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Women Shaping the Narrative in Media and Entertainment - 0 views

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    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (PAS Chennai) seeks proposals for a project entitled "Women Shaping the Narrative in Media and Entertainment." Under this project, a grantee will conduct series of workshops and training programs on "Women First, Prosperity for All: Opportunities for Women in the Media and Entertainment Industry in South India." The workshop will highlight issues that preclude and challenge women from reaching their full potential in this industry and find practical solutions to address them. It will also highlight the economic and creative benefits of having more women in the workforce in this sector. (Please refer to the full announcement available under 'related documents' tab.)
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Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research - 0 views

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    The Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program (henceforth, Aquaculture Research program) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to fund applied aquaculture research projects in the areas of: 1) genetics; 2) disease; 3) production systems; and 4) economics.
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Small Grant Program in the People's Republic of China - 0 views

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    Supporting civil society and creating a space for a diversity of people and ideas is a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy abroad. To that end, the U.S. Mission to China (Embassy Beijing and Consulates General Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Wuhan) seeks to support activities that promote civic engagement, human rights, good governance, rule of law, environmental protection, education, and multilateral and economic engagement. Such programming will enhance and broaden the outreach of the U.S. Mission in China.
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Rwanda: Fiscal Transparency - 0 views

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    The U.S. Embassy in Kigali and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and Rwandan citizens to actively engage in the government budget process and advocate for improved fiscal transparency. Successful proposals will develop projects aimed at: 1) build the capacity of CSOs (including youth and women-focused CSOs) to understand and engage in the government budget process, in particular regarding the reliability, completeness, public availability, and transparent timelines of the Executive Budget proposal; 2) engage citizens to participate in the government budget process; and 3) raise public awareness. Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and evaluation process.
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The New Era of University Innovation & Commercialization - 0 views

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    The New Era of University Innovation & Commercialization

    This panel discussion examines the future of university and business collaboration, with a focus on inclusive innovation.

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM (EDT)
    Oxford, OH
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American National Election Studies (ANES) Competition | NSF - National Science Foundation - 0 views

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    The American National Election Studies (ANES) produce high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation. The mission of the ANES is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure many variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts, and time. The ANES serves this mission by providing researchers with a view of the political world through the eyes of ordinary citizens.

    The Political Science Program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences expects to make two awards for the 2020 Presidential election cycle with the award to run from fiscal years 2018 to 2021. We anticipate that NSF will make two awards totaling no more than $11.5 million over four years. One will be for the traditional face-to-face survey. The second will be for a web-based survey. While these will be independent awards, the two awardees will be expected to work closely together. The expected start date is July 2018.
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Access to Integrated Employment: National Data Collection on Day and Employment Service... - 0 views

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    The “Access to Integrated Employment: National Data Collection on Day and Employment Services for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities” project is a longitudinal study describing day and employment services nationwide for individuals with developmental disabilities. The project will: Study the effectiveness of state developmental disabilities agencies and vocational rehabilitation agencies in promoting full inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through employment and other community activities Describe national trends in the employment and economic status of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a state and national basis Highlight practices and outcomes in the transition from school to employment and promote policy enhancing integrated employment at both the systems and customer levels Develop guidelines for community-based non-work activities Implement www.statedata.info External Web Site Policy, a website illustrating service system investment in day and employment services, and www.realworkstories.org External Web Site Policy, a website featuring successes of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in paid jobs in their communities Provide an online catalog of innovative state-level strategies that influence policy and facilitate access to integrated employment Collaborate with other AoD data collect projects to show targeted current year and longitudinal data on the project website.
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Grants - FFP - 0 views

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    The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide to support the delivery of pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 support programs helping many diverse groups, including active military members and wounded veterans, people with cancer, seniors and family caregivers, domestic violence survivors, general low-income families, etc. Grants are provided to organizations that engage Certified Financial Planner professionals as volunteers, include one-on-one engagements between financial planner volunteers and pro bono clients, and help people in need of financial guidance or in a financial crisis who are underserved by the market and couldn't ordinarily access quality, ethical advice. Online applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018. Grant guidelines and application information are available on the Foundation's website.
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Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (R01) - 0 views

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    The awards pursuant to this Notice of Funding Opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent overdose from prescription and illicit opioids by developing and piloting, or rigorously evaluating novel primary or secondary prevention interventions. The intent of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to: (1) build the scientific base for the primary or secondary prevention of opioid overdose, and (2) encourage collaboration of scientists from a spectrum of disciplines including public health, epidemiology, law enforcement, social work, economics, and criminal justice to perform research that can identify ways to prevent opioid overdose more effectively. Interventions can be strategies, programs, or policies. Ultimately, this research is intended to improve state and local health departments’ ability to implement and improve interventions focused on preventing opioid-related deaths. Researchers are expected to develop and pilot, or rigorously evaluate novel primary or secondary prevention interventions that address prescription or illicit opioid overdose. Primary prevention approaches are expected to aim to prevent opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose before it occurs. Secondary prevention approaches are expected to focus on the more immediate responses to opioid overdose, such as emergency department services and linkage to treatment immediately following a nonfatal overdose.
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Labor-Management Cooperation Grant Program - 0 views

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    In accordance with the terms of the Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978, FMCS considers applicants from plant, industry, geographic or area-wide committees. During this grant cycle, we especially encourage applications from committees focused on the 21st century economy and the challenges of a rapidly evolving workplace, such as; job security and skills; working conditions for an increasingly mobile workforce; consensus solutions to workplace standards; organizational effectiveness; economic development and competitiveness for entire communities; hiring and retaining the next generation of workers.
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Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Ca - 0 views

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    The landscape of jobs and work is changing at unprecedented speed, driven by the development of new technologies that have moved from the factory floor to an expanding array of knowledge and service occupations. These changes promise benefits to the Nation in the creation of new industries and occupations, increased productivity, opportunity for innovation, and sustained global leadership. But there are risks as well. Technological advances scale back the need for some workers, and in some cases, eliminate job sectors, with consequences to displaced workers who must adapt to emerging new technologies and the changing economy through retraining and reskilling. The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) is one of 10 new and far-sighted Big Ideas for Future Investments announced by NSF in 2016.
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OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program | Ohio Higher Ed - 0 views

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    To promote and encourage Ohio's workforce development and job growth through educational training and the retraining of individuals in programs related to employment opportunities. Institutions must qualify as eligible institutions, and their respective workforce training and education programs must be approved by the Chancellor in order for students enrolled in these programs to be eligible for loans under the Loan Program. The funds awarded to institutions will be disbursed in the form of loans to borrowers (students enrolled in approved workforce training programs at participating institutions). Applications must demonstrate that completion of the workforce training program will directly impact the ability of borrowers to advance their career and education.
    All eligible institutions (as described below) which offer workforce training program(s) (as described below) may be eligible to submit an application to the Ohio Department of Higher Education in compliance with the criteria set forth below. If the respondent's application is acceptable to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, then an approved eligible institution will be approved to solicit students enrolled in approved OhioMeansJobs Workforce training program. Each enrolled student may apply for a loan from the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Revolving Loan Program ("Loan Program"). The participating institution in cooperation with the Treasurer of State will receive the loan proceeds for enrolled students who applied for and are accepted into the Loan Program. The participating institution will not be liable for the repayment of the loan made to the enrolled student. The Treasurer of State, as loan servicer, will determine the rate and terms of each loan.
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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation | Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship f... - 0 views

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    The Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching will support rising stars in the academy who love teaching, demonstrate excellence as educators, and are making their mark as exceptional researchers, poised to shape their fields. Designed for young scholars working towards tenure, the Course Hero-WW Fellowship is a "genius grant" that will emphasize the balance between scholarly excellence and commitment to teaching practice that draws on new approaches to pedagogy, creating a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom. In short, Fellows will be emerging heroes in their fields, on a clear trajectory to become great college educators.

    In its inaugural year, the Course Hero-WW Fellowship will identify five outstanding junior faculty members. Fellows will receive a one-year grant of $40,000-approximately $30,000 to support the engagement of a student assistant and the balance to be used for research and travel support.

    Exceptional candidates teach in ways that

    build student confidence and mastery of a subject;
    encourage critical thinking;
    explore foundational concepts through the lens of broader themes and global events;
    promote the power of learning communities beyond the classroom;
    leverage technology to complement the classroom experience;
    consider and serve different learning styles;
    prepare students for lifelong learning; and
    can serve as replicable teaching models for other educators.
    Selection takes place in June 2018. The five Fellows will be invited to attend the Course Hero Education Summit in July 2018, where their Fellowships will be announced.
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