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The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals to address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The IUSE program features two tracks: Engaged Student Learning, and Institutional and Community Transformation. Each track has two tiers of projects: Exploration, and Design and Development.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a Request for Proposals entitled Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research. Approximately $1.35 million is available to support multiple awards.
The President has set a clear goal for the Nation’s education system. By 2020 the United States will once again lead the world in the proportion of its citizens holding college degrees or other postsecondary credentials. To support this national effort the Department of Education has outlined a comprehensive education agenda that includes expanding quality and opportunity at all levels of education from early learning programs through higher education. The FITW Program is a key part of this agenda.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the awarding of more than $20.1 million to 39 colleges and universities under the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP). SIP helps postsecondary schools expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability, as well as build a framework to help students complete college.
Franco-American Voices will promote the unique character of Franco-American storytelling, and emphasize its importance in understanding Franco culture more generally.
The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation announces a grant opportunity for programs and projects that advance the health of Maine children. Guidelines are available on the Foundation's website, and Letters of Interest will be due on May 6, 2013. For grant guidelines and application procedures, please go to the Small Grants Program section of the Foundation's website: http://www.sadieandharrydavis.org/application_guidelines.php
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched the BREAD Ideas Challenge, a prize competition for the Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) program. BREAD Ideas Challenge - http://www.nsf.gov/bio/bread/index.jsp BREAD Program - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503285&org=BIO
The Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers for the FY 2013 Arts in Education – Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program (AEMDD) competition.
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Class participants will identify their mission, issue a call for proposals, complete a systematic study of organizational applicants, make a grant and set up a process of assessing it's impact.

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