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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.
USM's subscription to the SPIN database is available. As long as you are using a computer with a USM IP address, you should be able to access this link without a problem. If your computer is outside the system, you would need to register with SPIN while on a USM computer and then you can login from anywhere.
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.
SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors.
We have had many USM faculty members submit and receive Whiting awards. If you are interested, please email lrollins@usm.maine.edu for the full set of guidelines.
The Maine Technology Institute has funded USM's (PI Glenn Wilson) proposal that aims to grow and sustain the Maine Cyber Security Cluster by creating a shared and secured R&D/commercialization "scratch lab" and testbed for new products and services, addressing the skills shortage in Cyber Security, and "branding" the Cluster as the national hub for cyber security solutions and workforce development.

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