Minority Scholarship National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation

black-landd.jpg 15-Oct-2018 1,500.00 USD
Contact Telephone 800-815-6826
Contact Email nsca@nsca.com
Sponsor Website https://www.nsca.com
Program URL https://www.nsca.com/foundation/nsca-scholarships/#scholarship_4
Deadline Dates (ALL) 15-Oct-2018
Synopsis This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Minority is defined as “ethnic minority,” as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The applicant must be one of four ethnic qualifications: Black, Hispanic, Asian American, or Native American. Applicant must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. $1,500 awards are available.
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Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities–Center on Technology Systems in Local Educational Agencies Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services/Department of Education

black-landd.jpg 09-Aug-2018 700,000.00 USD
Sponsor Website https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14692.pdf
Deadline Dates (ALL) 09-Aug-2018
Synopsis The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the

development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.

The mission of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the Nation.

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Responsive Grants Program Colorado Health Foundation

black-landd.jpg 15-Oct-2018 0.00 USD
Contact Email esnow@coloradohealth.org
Sponsor Website https://www.coloradohealth.org/funding
Program URL https://www.coloradohealth.org/open-funding
Deadline Dates (ALL) 15-Oct-2018
Synopsis The sponsor provides support to organizations and projects focused on improving access to affordable, quality health care in Colorado.  This program is tailored towards an applicant’s best ideas that could help the Foundation achieve impact within its focus areas, but don’t fit with one of the Foundation’s funding opportunities.
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From NIH – If You Run Into SAM Registration Processing Delays, We’ve Got Your Back

GSA now requires entities who are updating or renewing their SAM registration  to provide an original, signed and notarized letter stating that the organizational official registering the organization is the authorized administrator. The new process is slowing processing time for registrations and GSA is unable to provide estimated  processing time frames. NIH encourages applicants and recipients with existing SAM accounts to review their account information and begin the renewal process well in advance of the expiration date, to ensure all renewals are competed on time. But if you started early and the registration process isn’t complete by the application deadline, don’t fret, we recognize this could be due to reasons beyond your control.

Under normal circumstances the NIH late application policy does not allow late submissions due to failure to complete or renew required registrations. But because this is a system issue impacting all applicants and recipients across the Federal government NIH has issued a notice that makes an exception to our late application policy until the issue is resolved. If an entity has submitted all SAM renewal documentation before the application due date, but the renewal is not completed prior to the application due date, NIH will accept late applications within the two-week late window, so long as all other aspects of the application are compliant and consistent with the funding opportunity announcement requirements. Requests for accommodations beyond the two-week late window will be considered on a case-by-case basis. NOT-OD-18-188 provides further details.

UPDATE: Effective June 29, 2018, entities who create or update their registration no longer need to have an approved Entity Administration notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. More details on these changes can be found on the GSA website.

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From NIH – When to Share or When Not to Share, that is the Privacy Question

Looking for a grant award you heard about? Go here! Perhaps how many trainees NIH supported? You got it! Research spending on a certain disease? Done! Comparing NIH to another federal funder? Look no further! As you can see, NIH shares a quite diverse array of data associated with our funded grants in a transparent way. But, that does not mean we share everything.

We take the privacy and protection of your sensitive and personally identifiable information very seriously.  And with the just-released “Final Rule,” as explained below, we are now able to better safeguard the privacy of the extramural application process, including work products resulting from peer review.

NIH grants information is stored in the online official records system known as electronic Research Administration (eRA). People identified on applications and grants, like principal investigators, project staff, and NRSA trainees, must create a profile in the eRA Commons. The profiles can include a user’s name, date of birth, employment history, race, ethnicity, and sex. Employing appropriate security practices, eRA stores this information together with records generated from submitted applications and funded awards, to provide authorized Federal staff and contractors whose official duties require the use of this information a complete and accurate view of NIH’s supported research.

Like other Federal agencies, NIH has developed practices based on Federal privacy laws that inform whether information on individuals collected by Federal systems can be released. For information on NIH applications and grant awards, this is spelled out in the System of Records Notice #09-25-0225, NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Records (NIH eRA Records), that was published in the Federal Register. This notice covers records generated during the application process, peer review, award processing, post-award monitoring, and closeout—in other words, the entire NIH research, training, and development award lifecycle. The notice describes the circumstances under which the records may be disclosed outside of NIH. It also explains relevant legal authorities, record types and sources, as well as how the records are safeguarded, stored, retrieved, accessed, exempted, amended, retained, and disposed.

The “Final Rule,” posted a few months ago, covers records used in managing NIH research and development applications and awards throughout the award lifecycle. It exempts NIH from having to release information that is necessary to maintain the integrity of the NIH extramural peer review and award processes. And, it allows NIH to protect confidential source-identifying material in the records too.

The Final Rule ensures that certain products developed during peer review remain confidential and exempted from release under the Privacy Act. Such information includes names and affiliated institutions that could identify those who write references or letters of recommendation for training or fellowship applications as well as individual peer reviewers assigned to an application. By maintaining their confidentiality and trust, we can help these experts to feel comfortable sharing their candid and objective assessments of proposed research ideas—critical for maintaining integrity in the overall peer review process.

It should also be noted that pre-decisional information, such as detailed information on unfunded applications and review findings for all applications, can be protected from release too. While we make abstracts, administrative, and certain identifiable information available on our funded grants, information on unfunded ideas, applicants, and investigators generally remains protected.

NIH will continue to take the appropriate steps to protect and secure any sensitive and personally identifiable information held within eRA and our other systems. We recognize the importance of being proper stewards of this information.  As a public agency, we balance this stewardship role with ensuring the transparency of certain grants data, so the public can better understand the extramural research decisions we make in support of our mission.

Want to learn more? You may be interested in reviewing the eRA systems notice and listening to our recently released All About Grants podcast on the topic of privacy (MP3 / Transcript).

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National Coastal Resilience Fund Request for Proposals National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

black-landd.jpg 07-Aug-2018 0.00 USD
Contact Name Michelle Pico
Contact Telephone 262-567-0601
Contact Email pico@nfwf.org
Sponsor Website http://www.nfwf.org/coastalresilience/Pages/home.aspx
Program URL http://www.nfwf.org/coastalresilience/Pages/2018rfp.aspx
Deadline Dates (ALL) 07-Aug-2018
Synopsis The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to announce the National Coastal Resilience Fund. Projects funded under this national program will provide benefits to communities, as well as for fish and wildlife. In partnership with NOAA, NFWF will make investments to advance identified priorities for restoring and strengthening natural systems so they can protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms and floods and enable them to recover more quickly, while also enhancing habitats for important fish and wildlife populations. The Fund will award up to $30,000,000 in grants in 2018to create, expand and restore natural systems in areas that will both increase protection for communities from coastal storms, sea and lake level changes, flooding, and coastal erosion

and improve valuable habitats for fish and wildlife species. Project awards are expected to range between $100,000 and $3,000,000.

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Russell Sage Foundation Invites LOIs for Immigration Research

One of the oldest American foundations, the Russell Sage Foundation was established by Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.” In its early years, the foundation undertook major projects in low-income housing, urban planning, social work, and labor reform. The foundation now dedicates itself exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies.black-landd.jpg

To help advance this mission, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration. Grants of up to $175,000 over a year or two will be awarded for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture, and public policy related to outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. The initiative falls under RSF’s Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader set of issues.

Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than November 30. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 4, 2019.

See the Russell Sage Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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