Foundations Becoming Limited Partners for Regional Innovation
Does your regional innovation seed, equity or loan fund include foundations as limited partners? For most TBED initiatives and for the vast majority of investment managers within foundations, this possibility has not even been explored, let alone attempted. While foundations remain a largely untapped resource nationwide for the investment side of a regional innovation strategy, two Oregon organizations are sustaining a fruitful partnership that could provide a replicable model for other regions. In the final spring webinar of RIAN Foundation series, Eric Rosenfeld of the Oregon Angel Fund and Melissa Durham of the Oregon Community Foundation spoke about the collaborative relationship between the two organizations and how it positively has impacted the missions of the organizations, mobilized the investment and donor community, and spurred economic development in the region. Read more…
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
SYNOPSIS: TheWestern SARE Administrative Council funds projects that conduct research and extension projects to obtain data, develop
conclusions, demonstrate technologies and lead educational program that promote the Western SARE goals. Submitted project ideas should
include activities that represent the full diversity of agricultural production systems (including family operations), mixed crop-livestock
and dairy operations. Projects should involve on-farm research and demonstration activities. Studies related to regional economic, social
and environmental implications of the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and systems are also encouraged.
Established Date: 09/18/2009
Follow-Up Date: 04/01/2014
Review Date: 05/16/2013
Web Site: http://www.westernsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants
Program URL: https://wsaregrants.usu.edu/grants/docs/CFP_PRE.pdf
White House Backs Open Government Data, Seeks Open Science Champions
This week, the Obama administration announced a series of measures intended to make government and scientific data more available to the public. Key among these efforts is a new executive order requiring that future data generated by the federal government be made available in open, readable formats to the public. An accompanying memorandum instructs federal agency heads to build open data practices into their data collection activities and to develop secure data-release policies. In addition, the administration announced it was seeking nominations for notable open data and open science champions that are having an impact in their community. Read more…
Greater Funding for High-Need LEAs!
School Leadership Program
FUNDING SOURCE: Dept. of Education
ELIGIBILITY: "High-need" LEAs
$ AVAILABLE: $14,800,000
GRANTS AVAILABLE: 17
MAX GRANT SIZE: $1,000,000
DEADLINE: 6/7/2013 (LOI); 7/8/2013 (final)
CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-08/html/2013-10980.htm
DESCRIPTION: Grants to provide financial incentives to administrators, stipends for principal mentoring, professional development, and other incentives in high-need LEAs.
Private Sector Partnerships Emphasized in North Dakota’s Centers of Excellence Successor Program
A new program that builds upon the successes of North Dakota’s Centers of Excellence and Research Excellence programs will fund up to half of the cost of R&D and commercialization projects conducted by the state’s research universities. Under Research North Dakota (RND), the development and commercialization of new products will be achieved on a project-by-project basis and state funds will be matched with private-sector cash investment. Lawmakers included $12 million for the effort in the recently enacted 2013-15 budget. The budget also provides $2 million for Innovate North Dakota and $1.5 million to expand the Operation Intern program. Read more…
Obama Administration Launches Competition for Three Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
The Obama administration will commit $200 million from five federal agencies to create three new manufacturing innovation institutions in 2013. Building on the Additive Manufacturing pilot initiative launched in Youngstown, OH, last year, the Department of Defense will lead two new institutes focused on
Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation and
Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing. A third institute, led by the Department of Energy, will focus on
Next Generation Power Electronic Manufacturing. Competition for these new institutes is open immediately. Winners will be announced later this year. Read the announcement…
Prevent Suicides on Campus!
Campus Suicide Prevention Grants
FUNDING SOURCE: SAMHSA
$ AVAILABLE: $2,952,969
GRANTS AVAILABLE: 21
MAX GRANT SIZE: $102,000
CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2013/sm-13-009.pdf
DESCRIPTION: Funding to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts, which can lead to school failure and suicide ideation.