A collection of news items about grants, scholarships, proposal writing, and other topics compiled by Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, MSU Libraries. For more information, visit the Grants and Related Resources web page or contact Jon Harrison at email@example.com
The Office of Study Abroad, the Graduate School and Faculty & Organizational Development announce the 2015 Doctoral Student Study Abroad Fellowship Program. The fellowship is intended to provide professional development to doctoral students seeking a qualification to lead and develop education abroad programs in their future careers.
Applications are due on October 27th and will be informed of acceptance decisions by November 24, 2014.
Whether you're new to fundraising or an old hand, you will find useful tips and insights in Inside Philanthropy's funding guides. The guides are written by our staff, with input from the IP community, and updated constantly to reflect changes in funding trends.
We work to get inside foundations -- and into the heads of top individual donors -- to explain who is funding what and why, what's new, and how to make the right pitch for support.
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Tech Philanthropists : Meet the leading donors from the tech community. Find out how the stars of Google, Facebook, and other companies are giving. Plus: profiles of top corporate tech foundations.
Wall Street Donors : Learn about the giving of finance leaders. Profiles of hedge fund managers, investment bankers, private equity executives, and bankers. Also: a look inside the foundations of top finance firms.
Campus Cash : Explore the donors giving to colleges and universities, looking at who's giving to what on campuses, what motivates these individual givers, and how major gifts are cultivated.
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Explore what funders are doing in over 30 different issue areas. Find the foundations that are a right match for your organization or program. Each funding guide below includes a detailed look at the priorities and strategies of every top funder working an issue, as well practical tips on how to make contact and submit a proposal.
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Affinity Groups often join together to pool resources to address important issues of common interest. Here's a list of funders working together to address the world's growing water crisis:
Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Howard G. Buffett Foundation funds the Global Water Initiative, a program that works to improve water management policies, research, investment and knowledge resources for sustainable agricultural production and improved food security. The foundation's programs focus on areas in East Africa, West Africa, and Central America.
The Case Foundation.
The Case Foundation has been instrumental in the development and implementation of FLOW—Field Level Operations Watch—an open source Android app that replaces the clipboard and paper as a primary tool for monitoring & evaluation.
The Coca-Cola Foundation.
Coca-Cola's water programs support healthy watersheds and sustainable programs to balance the water used throughout their production process. Coca-Cola's WASH initiatives include watershed protection; expanding community drinking water and sanitation access; water for productive use, such as agricultural water efficiency; and education and awareness programs.
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation is one of the founding members of the Global Water Challenge, an organization dedicated to building awareness and promoting scalable actions in expanding coverage for clean water and sanitation worldwide. Specifically, Dow has created lower-cost desalination technologies, more effective ultra filtration systems, and materials to improve the sustainability of water infrastructure.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on developing innovative approaches and technology in urban sanitation in the developing world—including developing non-sewered sanitation approaches, identifying new delivery models, and advocating for public policy. Other components of grantmaking include building demand for sanitation and monitoring and evaluating various sanitation approaches.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation focuses its support on the safe water access component of WASH programs for the ultra poor in regions of Africa, Mexico and India with low water access and high incidence of water-related diseases. The foundation's website also includes lessons learned in WASH funding as well as additional resources and research.
The PepsiCo Foundation.
The PepsiCo Foundation funds demand-driven solutions that protect water sources and improve usage of existing water to help minimize the growing water crisis faced by millions of people in underserved regions. Components of PepsiCo's grantmaking strategy include efficient irrigation, sustainable farming practices, and overall improved water usage practices.
Procter & Gamble.
Procter & Gamble's Children’s Safe Drinking Water program provides P&G packets, a water purifying technology, in response to emergencies including cholera outbreaks, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters. Efforts focus on providing clean drinking water in schools, outreach to mothers in health clinics, and clean drinking water for malnourished children.
The Rockefeller Foundation.
In 2012, the Rockefeller Foundation started supporting the MUS Group, an integrated approach to water service delivery and accounts for water’s many purposes—drinking, domestic tasks, agriculture, and small-scale production. Prior WASH funding has focused on flood management systems in the context of building climate change resilience, exploring ground water resources in sub-Saharan Africa, small-scale agricultural water management options, and urban sanitation finance.
- See more at: http://washfunders.org/Knowledge-Center/Web-Sites/foundations#sthash.ZjT4mbQ5.dpuf
Source : Washfunder's Foundations
For a list of additional affinity groups, visit Researching Potential Funders. Look for the section on affinity groups in the middle of this research guide page.
Katie Shives, "Final Thoughts on Getting That Grant!", September 25, 2014. A round-up of GradHackers' advice at the end of Grant-Writing Week.
Justin Dunnavant, "The Unspoken Benefits of Grant Writing", September 24, 2014. Why all graduate students should apply for grants.
Lesley McCollum and Michelle Lavery, "Where Storytelling Meets Science", September 23, 2014. What do a funded fellowship application and a best-selling novel have in common? They tell a good story—one worth putting money down for (whether it’s to fund the research or buy the book). We’ve put together some tips from the NSF and from a past NSF fellowship reviewer, Dr. Ernest Stokely, to help you turn your application for the NSF GRFP into a compelling story. Helpful hints for students applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Hanna Peacock and Michelle Lavery, "NSERC: The Canadian Grad Student’s Holy Grail", September 22, 2014.
How to apply for an NSERC award in the natural, physical, or applied sciences. If you are a Canadian PhD student in the natural, physical, or applied sciences, you will likely be eligible for either a CGS-D or a PGS-D award. It is recommended that you apply for a CGS-D, which is worth more. If you are not considered for that grant, your application will automatically enter the competition for a PGS-D. If you are a Canadian MSc student, you will be eligible for a CGS-M award. (In previous years there were both PGS-M and CGS-M awards; however, beginning this year, the PGS-M will no longer be offered.) These awards are not available to international students studying in Canada, although Canadians studying outside the country may be eligible to hold these awards at international institutions, under certain conditions.
Lesley McCollum, "Get Funded", September 21, 2014. This article provides tips that I learned during my experience of applying for an NIH NRSA Individual Fellowship (F31). Please follow all guidelines in the application guide and check for requirements specific to the NIH institute you are submitting it to.
The Center for Gender In Global Context is offering an additional opportunity to apply for Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Dissertation Research and Completion Fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year. One to two fellowships will be awarded. The fellowship funding amount will be determined by the selection committee, up to a total of $10,000 per award. Please see the fellowship description and application information below.
The deadline for Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Fellowship applications is September 30, 2014.
The Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Program, at the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), is pleased to announce fellowships for MSU graduate students for the 2014-15 academic year. Generous funding provided by MSU’s Graduate School has allowed for the development of four $10,000 fellowship opportunities in the following two categories:
GJEC Dissertation Research Fellowship
Eligibility: Ph.D. students at MSU who have completed all requirements for their degree with the exception of their dissertation research. Applicants must have dissertation projects that focus specifically on the gender dimensions of environmental and/or agricultural change.
Application requirements for GJEC Research Fellowship
Completed Application Form with Research Budget Itemization
Copy of Approved Departmental Dissertation Proposal
Five-page (double-spaced) Summary of the Dissertation Proposal
Letter of Recommendation from Dissertation Committee Chair
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
GJEC Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Eligibility: Ph.D. students at MSU who have completed dissertation research and all other requirements for their degree program, except for completion of the dissertation. Applicants must graduate by Spring 2015, and their dissertations must focus on the gender dimensions of environmental and/or agricultural change.
Funding must be used during the 2014-15 academic year.Applications are due September 30, 2014 and are attached here.
Application requirements for GJEC Dissertation Completion Fellowship*:
Completed Application Form
Five-page (double-spaced) Summary of the Dissertation Research
Letter of Recommendation from Dissertation Committee Chair
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Submit completed application and all supporting documents by September 30, 2014 to:
GenCen Advisor, Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change Program
Room 206 International Center, MSU
427 N. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: 517-353-5040; Fax: 517-432-4845
If submitting your application electronically, submissions must be in Word or PDF format. Inquiries may be directed to GenCen advisor, Dori Pynnonen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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